Impact & financials

Sun Valley Music Festival—a transformative, inspiring force in Sun Valley—and beyond

While it’s easy to measure the Festival’s impact by the delighted faces of audience members, musicians, and the community during the performance, there are other measures to share, too.

The Festival only exists because of donors who value bringing live music into the lives of children and adults in the Wood River Valley—your support makes every note possible.

Here are some statistics from the 2019 Annual Report:


Total summer concertgoers attended



Summer concerts took place in just 25 days



Cities musicians traveled from, to perform in the Festival’s all-star orchestra



Volunteers kept Festival programs running smoothly



Housing hosts opened their homes to Summer Concert Series musicians


$2.9 Million

Donations kept the Music Festival free for everyone


Over $11 Million

Positive economic impact occurred in Blaine County



Students attended Music Institute programs



Music Institute teaching hours took place