Summer's End

HAILEY — The Wood River Valley has a brand-new music festival to provide a high-energy finale to a summer full of music.

The aptly named Summer’s End — The Draper Rendezvous, presented by DrSwanMusic, will take place at Lion’s Park in the Draper Preserve from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 24 and will feature a variety of live performances from national, regional and local acts. Beverage, food, arts, and craft vendors, workshops, and much more will be offered along with the scheduled musical performances, plus late night concerts at the Red Shoe Saloon in Hailey, a box office breakfast with music at the Black Owl Coffee shop in Hailey on the day of the event, and a special Sunday service at Mahoney’s Bar & Grill in Bellevue the next day.

The musical line up for Summer's End — The Draper Rendezvous includes:

  • Shook Twins
  • Hillstomp
  • Pixie and the Partygrass Boys
  • Lounge On Fire
  • The Weary Times
  • Lost Ox
  • The Pan Handles
  • Andrew Sheppard
  • Aaron Golay & The Original Sin
  • High Mtn. Heard

Artists at Large include:

  • Cole Wells (Guitarist of Blakadaar)
  • Alyssa Joy Claffey (CEO of Gypsymusiccollective & Violinist of High Mtn Heard)
  • Matt Sloan (Saxophonist for Cole & The Thornes)

Luke Patrick Henry, CEO of DrSwanMusic, created this new festival to give back to the community.

“Music is so important in our lives and I wanted to make sure that this event in Hailey ended this great summer season of music on a high note,” he said.

As part of giving back, Henry said that DrSwanMusic will donate part of Summer’s End’s ticket sales to Wood River Land Trust for providing a beautiful piece of land for the festival. DSM also donated 150 tickets for ages 16 to 18 at the Fourth of July Parade in Hailey last month.

Cost for tickets day of are $35 (18 and older) and $5 for young adults (16 to 18). Kids 16 and under are free.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and dog passes are required and available for $1 (leashes and poop bags required).

The festival box office on the day of the event will be at Black Owl Coffee, 208 N. River Street in Hailey, open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

A variety of lodging is available for overnight visitors in Hailey, Bellevue, Ketchum and Sun Valley. Parking is available near the festival venue site and throughout nearby downtown Ketchum, but carpooling, walking or biking is highly encouraged. Shuttle services will also be available.

Summer’s End — The Draper Rendezvous is a green event as well. DrSwanMusic will be selling refillable water bottles, and refillable water stations will also be provided.

For complete schedule and more information, visit www.drswanmusicllc.com/summer-s-end.