a free community concert series

Live From The Courtyard

*Weather Update for 8/3 Live from the Courtyard*

We want to make you aware of an important update regarding inclement weather forecasted: the concert has been moved from the outdoor courtyard to indoors, inside the Virginian Event Space (Wister), directly adjacent to the courtyard. 

If you purchased Reserved Seats, they will still be honored in the new location. For those with free General Admission tickets, standing room will be available on the sides and the back of the hall and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wister Hall opens directly into the courtyard and we’re planning to keep the doors open and add additional speakers outside. You can hang by the fireplaces if you prefer to hear the show and be outside.

Outside in the courtyard – weather permitting, the excitement will begin early with The Montvales taking the smaller outdoor stage at 6pm, followed by the acclaimed artist BettySoo at 7pm. Then, make your way inside Wister Hall, where James will start at 8pm, promising a night filled with musical excellence. Don’t miss the afterparty (21+) in the saloon with Natalie Prauser & Marty Bush, kicking off at 10pm with a $10 ticket at the door.

It’s all about the music and your experience, so choose what feels right for you! Bring your friends and get ready for a good time – we’ll have drinks from our sponsors Snake River Brewing, Jackson Hole Still Works and Highpoint Cider as well as food from Billy’s Burgers. We look forward to seeing you tonight at the Virginian, it’s going to be an unforgettable evening!


Thursday, August 3 | James McMurtry
support from BettySoo & The Montvales

Reserved Seating & Upgrades
$35 – $65 | Premium reserved includes cozy lounge chairs & one free drink token

Saloon Afterparty
with Natalie Prauser & Marty Bush
10pm | 21+
$10 presale / $15 day of

Courtyard opens at 5pm

FREE General Admission

All Ages

An outdoor summer concert series in the courtyard at the Virginian Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming. A place for the community & visitors alike to come together in a beautiful outdoor setting. We invite you to join us.

The Virginian Lodge is thrilled to announce it’s family-friendly outdoor free summer concert series for community members and visitors to hear leading-edge live music in a stunning courtyard setting. Reminiscent of the vibrant heyday of southern music, Alabama band Red Clay Strays kicks off the party Sunday, July 9 with their spellbinding, genre-bending brand of tunes. Presented by Highland Music, acclaimed songwriter James McMurtry appears Aug. 3 with his legendary narratives and endless energy.

Come early, bring a blanket and find a spot in the courtyard – Billy’s Burgers will be grilling and libations from local favorites will be set up during the show in the courtyard. The Virginian Saloon & Yard Bar will be selling beverages from show sponsors Snake River Brewery, Highpoint Cider and Jackson Hole Still Works featuring sloshies and batched vodka and gin cocktails.


The Virginian Lodge Courtyard opens at 5pm with food and drink available for purchase, music begins at 6pm with an opening act, short break and headliner to follow. Concerts finish by 9:30pm.

The Aug. 3 show will have reserved seating upgrades available for purchase as well as tickets to an after-party in the Virginian Saloon.

Outside food and beverage is not allowed. Bags and coolers may be inspected. Please respect the rules and honor our mission to keep the music free. Take out food and drink will be available from Billy’s Burgers and the Virginian Saloon with selections from our show sponsors.

All ages are welcome to the courtyard shows. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and kept under supervision. Children cannot be left unattended in the area in front of the stage. Lawn games and additional green space is available on the separate south lawn for kids who want more space to play.

Feel free to bring your own blanket and chairs.

Please leave your dogs at home.

Events are subject to change or cancellation.

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Red Clay Strays

Sunday, July 9 | Red Clay Strays

Hailing from Mobile, AL, The Red Clay Strays are forging a new path with their spellbinding, genre-bending, brand of tunes. Inspired by the vibrant heyday of southern music, while also ushering in a new era of rock-and-roll that is as distinctive as the men who form it. Brandon Coleman (lead vocals/guitar), Drew Nix (vocals/electric guitar/harmonica), Zach Rishel (electric guitar), Andrew Bishop (bass), and John Hall (drums), blend their unique individualities and influences to create a sound with a rare sincerity that isn’t often seen in today’s industry. After spending the past six years cutting their teeth in the Gulf Coast music scene while simultaneously running the roads discovering who they are and where they belong in the world, The Red Clay Strays are taking the world by storm with their music, one performance at a time.

James McMurtry

James McMurtry is a firebrand Americana singer-songwriter who’s renowned for his sharp wit and formidable songwriting talent. Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962, he grew up with music running through his veins. With a knack for storytelling and a love of blues and country rock, he’s released a string of albums that have won him legions of fans and critical acclaim alike. His live shows are not to be missed, with McMurtry channeling all his energy, passion, and talent into every note.

McMurtry tours year-round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances, reflected in the release of two live discs: the universally laudedLive in Aught-Three On Compadre Records, and 2009’s Live in Europe, which captured the McMurtry band’s first European tour and extraordinary live set. Along with seasoned band members Ronnie Johnson, Daren Hess, and Tim Holt, Live in Europe Features special guests Ian McLagan (Faces) and Jon Dee Graham (True Believers, Skunks).