All summer concerts, including chamber performances, are held at the Sun Valley Pavilion this year. Check svmusicfestival.org/summer-season for complete summer concert details.
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. For those who prefer extra space this year, a portion of the lawn will be marked for suggested distanced seating, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 from 1:00-3:30 PM and 5:00-8:00 PM on performance days (closed during the performance).
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 performances at the Pavilion. There is no Pre-Concert chat before the Celebrating Frontline Heroes (August 2), Gala (August 4), Summer Music Institute (August 6), or Pops (August 14) concerts this year. Operations Director R.L. Rowsey hosts these informative speaking events, joined by Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and special guest speakers, including Festival orchestra members and soloists.
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.
The Argyros Performing Arts Center is located at 120 Main Street South in Ketchum, across from the Limelight Hotel. The phone number is 208.726.7872. However, please note that reservations for Music Festival performances are available through the Festival website and office (208.622.5607), and not through the Argyros Box Office.
Parking is available on the streets around the Argyros and in the Ketchum Public Parking Lot at 100 Washington Avenue.