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 2018:

 

50,621

Total summer concertgoers attended

 

20

Summer concerts took place in just 25 days

 

26

Cities musicians traveled from, to perform in the Festival seasons

 

Over 150

Volunteers kept Festival programs running smoothly

 

Over 100

Housing hosts opened their homes to summer concert musicians

 

$2.6 Million

Donations kept the Music Festival free for everyone

 

$11 Million

Positive economic impact occurred in Blaine County

 

310

Music Institute students attended summer programs

 

250

Music Institute students participated in year-round programs

 

Over 3,200

Music Institute teaching hours took place