Fall music can be heard all around the valley this weekend. On Friday, Sept. 24, Whiskey Jacques' in Ketchum welcomes back Dirty Sweet with special guest Blacksmith. Dirty Sweet opened for the Drive-By Truckers at the 2009 Elkhorn Concert series in Sun Valley.
The San Diego-based band combines its own hard rock sound with classic rock influences that include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, The Black Crows and Gavin Degraw. The band has been touring festivals this summer, including a stop at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The show will start at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. For a complete list of live music shows at Whiskey Jacques' visit whiskeyjacques.com.
More music in Ketchum will take place with the "Harvesting of the Vibes" at the Ketchum Town Square on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 6-11 p.m. With a $10 admission, attendees will listen to the acoustic guitar of Matt Cifrese from Salt Lake City and Ethan Tucker and the Grass Roots All-Stars. Headlining act will be Richie Spice, who hails from St. Andrew, Jamaica, and will play original reggae music until 11 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at all Atkinsons' Markets, PK's Ski and Sports in Ketchum and individuals selling tickets for "Harvesting the Vibes." Pre-sale tickets will enter attendees into a raffle for K2 skis and other items. For details, visit marleyinthemountains.com.
Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner from Seattle return to the valley to play at the Sun Valley Brewery on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. More music in Hailey will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Hailey Hotel with Hoodwink.
Enjoy the finale of the 18th annual Wood River Valley Toy Run at the Silver Dollar in Bellevue with live music by Slow Children Playing and Str8up on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Hailey Words and Music returns with a show on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. at McClain's Pizza in Hailey. The evening will have a performance by valley rockers Cow Says Mooo followed by an open mic. An admission fee of $5 will be charged to attendees over 15.
For a complete listing of music events in the valley, see the Music, Dance and Theater section of the Calendar on Page C5.
—Sabina Dana Plasse