Getting here & parking

Winter concerts are held at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. Summer concerts are at the Sun Valley Pavilion, while some chamber concerts may be held in other nearby locations. In-person concerts are available health conditions permitting. Check the calendar of events for complete 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.

Pavilion Seating
Pavilion Seating

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).

Main entrance
Main Entrance

The East Entrance is where the line forms for Pavilion seats.

East Entrance

On the South Terrace, the Festival hosts cocktails before the performance for donors at the Stradivarius+ levels.

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South Terrace

Valet Parking is complimentary for donors at the Conductor’s Circle+ levels.

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Valet Parking
Valet Parking

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.

Lawn Seating
Lawn Seating

Free Parking is located at the Pavilion lot across Dollar Road.

On-Site Parking
On-Site Parking

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.

Shuttle Pickup for Dollar Mountain Lodge Parking

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).

Festival Store and Lost and Found
Festival Store

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.

Pre-Concert Chats
Pre-Concert Chats

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.

Pavilion Bus Stop Locations
Pavilion Bus Stop Locations

Other venues

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 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.

Argyros Performing Arts Center
Argyros Performing Arts Center

Parking is available on the streets around the Argyros and in the Ketchum Public Parking Lot at 100 Washington Avenue.

Argyros parking
Argyros parking

The Valley Route from Bellevue and Hailey stops in front of the Kentwood Lodge on the same block as the Argyros. Heading south, the stop is in front of the Limelight Hotel across the street.

Bus stops near the Argyros
Bus stops near the Argyros