Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Rally – 2019

Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Rally

October 15 – 20, 2019 Ketchum, Idaho

Online Registration for the Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival

When using the online registration you can pay by check, PayPal or credit card. 

Over 40 of the best musical groups from around the world – 200 performers in all – take the stages daily in the several venues at the Sun Valley Ski Resort, nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains, during the peak of autumn colors. Sun shining through the golden aspen leaves makes for spectacular scenery.

Although the festival officially begins on Wednesday, October 16th, our rally begins one day earlier, on October 15th. We will haveSocial Hour Tuesday the 15th at 4:00 PM and give you time to enjoy the area earlier in the day.

RV Parking (dry camping only) is available beginning on Sunday, October 13th for those who want to enjoy other activities in the area including the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. RVs must be self-contained; however, free use of luxurious bath and shower facilities at the lodge (a 3-minute walk) is included. Generators are permitted 7 AM to 10 PM. Weather is highly variable at this time of year and freezing nights are possible.

From Orlando, New Orleans, St. Louis, Sacramento and places in between, musicians arrive in Sun Valley ready to make musicalmemories. There’s vintage jazz, big band jazz, swing, zydeco, blues, cabaret and more music played and sung by soloists, duets, small combos and big bands. The Midiri Brothers, Yve Evans, Bob Draga, Cornet Chop Suey, Carolyn Martin Swing Band, Bruce Innes Trio, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Gator Nation, and Tom Hook are coming, to name a few of the groups at this year’s festival. Paris Washboard was a big hit last year and we hope they return this year. The festival is organized into 1-hour sets with time between to move to a different venue for the next. You can choose to spend most of your time in one venue and see most of the groups, or follow your favorite from place to place. See the Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival website .

In addition, there are silent movies and dueling pianos. You can take dance lessons and learn the Lindy Hop, the Charleston and the Fox Trot.

There’s free Jazz in the Square, and special ticket events including a Kickoff Party Tuesday night, and an Afterglow Dinner Sunday evening. (Requires additional ticket) Priority Seating continues again this year, with a special pass. For $100 per person, you can be assured of the best seats for each set (open to others after the first 10 minutes).

A Fee of $165 per person plus tax covers your general admission badge, a program, use of River Run facilities, and rally administrative expenses. The Rally Fee of $10.00 per person plus tax includes appetizers at the Tuesday rally social hour. A $40 fee covers the week’sdry camping at River Run Ski Lodge parking lot. Parking will open on October 13 for those wishing to attend the final events of the Trailing of the Sheep.

This year’s rally takes place a few days after the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, so it’s easy to attend both events. For furtherinformation, see

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Sun Valley Jazz and Music festival. Those with a volunteer position confirmed by the Volunteer Coordinator and contributing 12 hours to the festival receive their festival pass and parking free as a “thank you.” Those whowish to volunteer are urged to register early to ensure their volunteer position.

Other Camping Choices

For those who prefer hookups or need them for cold-weather camping, two campgrounds are available in the area. Because of high RV camping demand for the Trailing of the Sheep and the Jazz and Music Festival, those wishing to camp off site are encouraged to make reservations early. The trailing of the Sheep Festival is a highly rated destination event that’s easy tocombine with the Sun Valley Jazz Festival and has events throughout the local area. It runs Wednesday, October 09 through Sunday, October 13 this year. The Sheep Parade is on Sunday, October 13 at Noon.

For further rally information

contact one of your rally co-hosts:

Bob and Darlene Caldwell: (780) 964-5444
Tom and Marilyn Usselman or Bill and Marti Upton

SUN VALLEY JAZZ AND MUSIC FESTIVAL RALLY River Run Ski Lodge Parking Area, Ketchum, Idaho October 15 – 21, 2019

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Rally Fees:
Festival Admission ($165/person) x ___ = Parking Fee $40.00 for the week = Sales Tax (add if not volunteering) 10% of above = Region 10 Rally Fee $10.00 person x ___ = Sub-Total
Credits for Volunteer Service (12 hrs per person) Volunteering – $165/person x___ = Parking $40.00 = Total Credits

Total Rally Fees (Sub-total – Credits)

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Fees include access to bathroom/showers at River Run Chalet and shuttle service to all venues from dry camping lot.
Cancellation Fee Before Oct 5 = $25; after Oct 5 
– at discretion of Host Make checks payable to: Region 10, WBCCI

Mail check and coupon to: Tom Usselman #2270, 4821 N Mountain View Dr. Boise, ID 83704

Further info contact – Bob Caldwell or (780) 964-5444