Sun Valley is all about bein’ smooth this October. The Sun Valley Jazz Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style, busting out a little bit of swagger and a whole lot of soul. The festival promises a large variety of grooves from artists including Titans Hot Seven, Blue Renditions, The Midiri Brothers, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, Louis Ford and his New Orleans Jazz Flairs, Claudette Stone, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, plus a few surprise guests.
This year’s festival kicks off with a free community concert on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and the festivities carry on through the weekend, leaving you plenty of time to soak in some sweet beats. For the rhythmically inept, hit the free dance lessons to ensure you get your swing on the right way. During those rare moments when you’re not snapping your fingers to the music, be sure to check out the door prizes, raffles and silent and live auctions. Tilt your fedora, set your brain on cruise control and help Sun Valley usher in its 20th year of jazz, Daddy-o.
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 14-18, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, Oct 19, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $40-$50 day pass, $115 all events badge, Sun Valley, 1-877-478-5277, firstname.lastname@example.org.