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:

52,632

Total summer concertgoers attended

 

23

Summer concerts took place in just 25 days

 

47

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

 

122

Volunteers kept Festival programs running smoothly

 

100

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

 

700

Students attended Music Institute programs

 

3,800

Music Institute teaching hours took place