Million Dollar Music Fest was a SuccessMay 29, 2019
"A bid by a Jackson Hole honkytonk to become a nationally recognized live music venue is off to a promising start."- Jackson Hole Buckrail
On Sunday, May 26th 2019, over 4,000 people from all of the country packed themselves in the Jackson Hole Town Square for the first annual Million Dollar Music Fest. Everyone was eager to see the opening acts and of course, country trio group, Midland. The evening was full of high energy, all the way from the first act to Midland's encore.
Midland treated the crowd to a roaring performance, complete with three unreleased songs off its upcoming album, "Playboys", "Cheating Songs" and "Fast Hearts and Slow Towns."
Before the show, Midland was vocal about their love for Jackson Hole and the valley. For them, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar seems to be a home of sorts. The three musicians originally got together for Duddy’s Teton County wedding in 2013 and started playing music together. Since then, they have quickly rose to stardom with a 2018 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance as well as being named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards.
Justin Smith, Talent Buyer for the Cowboy Bar said, "Seeing the community all gathered together around the town square to enjoy some great country music and kick off the summer was incredibly rewarding and fun. I’m already looking forward to next year!" So that begs the question, will Midland be back for the 2nd annual Million Dollar Music Fest? According to Jackson Hole News&Guide, "Midland promised to come back 'every single year,' if the crowd wanted them to and, based on its response, it did."
We can't thank Adam Warner, Santa Poco, Darci Carlson and Midland enough for an amazing first annual Million Dollar Music Fest. We also want to say a special 'thank you' to all of the sponsors, fans and staff. Without everyone's help this event would not have been possible. Stay on the lookout for details on the 2nd annual Million Dollar Music Fest and we hope to see everyone there.
If you missed the opportunity to purchase Million Dollar Music Fest merchandise for our tent, you can buy them through the Wort Hotel's Gift shop.