The Festival is monitoring health considerations closely and is committed to bringing music to the community safely. Summer seating and attendance protocols will be determined closer to the start of the performances, based on health guidelines in place at that time. The latest information on attending is available on the Festival website, or sign up for e-news at svmusicfestival.org/subscribe to receive the latest updates by email.
Getting here & parking
The Sun Valley Pavilion opens at 5:30 PM, one hour before each performance. Patrons may line up for seats before that on the East Terrace. Check with ushers for potential late entry during a break in the performance.
The Main Entrance is where you’ll want to enter if you have reserved seats. If you are a donor at the Stradivarius level and up, please join the pre-concert cocktail party on the South Terrace (see #4 below).
The East Entrance is where the line forms for Pavilion seats.
Space on the Pavilion lawn is available without a reservation and accessible all day (except for the Gala). Many patrons lay blankets out early to reserve a spot.
Free Parking is located at the Pavilion lot across Dollar Road.
Free Parking is also available at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge with shuttle service to the East Entrance starting 45 minutes before the concert and ending approximately 45 minutes after the concert.
The Welcome Center and Store is your one-stop resource to best enjoy the concerts. Find answers to questions, helpful advice, useful picnicking items, Festival swag, and lost and found, all in one place! Open during rehearsals and from 5:00-8:00 PM on performance days (closed during the performance.)
Children ages 4-7 can explore music with local music-educator Lisa Pettit through hands-on projects and activities in the canopy at the back of the lawn while you attend the concerts. It’s free—of course—available for most summer performances, but reservations are required. RSVP at [email protected] or 208.622.5607.
Pre-Concert Chats are held 45 minutes before most Pavilion concerts, next to the Paver Bar on the lawn. These 30-minute chats offer insightful, entertaining introductions to the concerts before most summer performances. There is no Pre-Concert chat before the July 31 Gala Concert, August 14 Pops Concert, or August 16 “Hornucopia” Chamber Concert.
The Blue Route (free) from Warm Springs, Ketchum, and Elkhorn Springs stops at the Pavilion Lot. The Red Route (free) from Elkhorn neighborhoods stops at Dollar Circle. The Valley Route (free) from Bellevue and Hailey stops at Dollar Circle.
Parking is available on the streets around the Argyros and in the Ketchum Public Parking Lot at 100 Washington Avenue.