Jackie Venson & Goodnight, Texas to Headline Pinedale’s Wind River Mountain Fest July 16-17

Be sure to check out all Mountain Fest events at windrivermtfest.com.

Set for July 16-18 in Pinedale, the 5th Annual Wind River Mountain Festival will feature two full nights of music on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17 at American Legion Park in Pinedale.

All music events are FREE and will kick off both nights at 5 p.m. and run until sundown.

Jackie Venson

Friday July 16 Music Lineup

HEADLINER (7:15 pm): Jackie Venson (Austin, TX)
Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her beautifully complex music and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Aloe Blacc, and Citizen Cope, to name a few.

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MIDDLE BILL (6:00 pm): A.J. Fullerton (Montrose, CO)
A.J. Fullerton is a Roots, Rock, & Blues artist originally from Montrose, CO. He grew up listening to by artists like; Mississippi John Hurt, Taj Mahal, T Model Ford, Albert Collins, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, The Black Keys, Patrick Sweany, North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Belfour, and many more. Since picking up the guitar as a teenager, A.J. has become known for his signature style of fingerpicking & bottleneck slide guitar.

OPENER (5:00 pm): The Boom & The Bust (Pinedale, WY)
The Boom and the Bust, an alt-country duo based in Pinedale, are story-tellers who delve deep into the roots of the dirty south and untamed west.

Goodnight, Texas

Saturday July 17 Music Lineup

HEADLINER (7:15 pm): Goodnight, Texas (San Francisco, CA)
Goodnight, Texas is the transcontinental garage Appalachian collaboration of San Francisco’s Avi Vinocur (formerly of The Stone Foxes) and North Carolina’s Patrick Dyer Wolf. The music is the product of their travels, their whispers and roars, their sounds made with steel and wood, and the echo of our country’s past.

MIDDLE BILL (6:00 pm): Pixie & The Partygrass Boys (Salt Lake City, UT)
Partygrass isn’t exactly bluegrass, or newgrass, or pop, or punk, or rock and roll. They fall somewhere in between it all, and that’s exactly how they like it. Drawing influence from the bluegrass roots of Appalachia and transporting it straight to the western edge of the Rockies, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys create a uniquely American sound. Inspired by landscapes from coast to coast, the group combines classical training with jazz, Broadway, pop-punk, and an unabashed love for having a damn good time.

OPENER (5:00 pm): Companion (Pinedale, WY)
Imagine if Simon & Garfunkel were combined with Phoebe Bridgers and turned into identical twin sisters. That’s Companion.


Again boasting over 50 event sponsors including a who’s-who’s of outdoor product companies (Patagonia, North Face, et al.), The Wind River Mountain Festival will feature everything from live music and gear demos to kids events and a craft beer festival. Fun vendor booths, outdoor contests are also part of the festival with many activities taking place at American Legion Park.

The Surly Pika Adventure Race is not a triathlon or relay. It is a team-based adventure race in the front-country of the largest mountain range in the state, the Wind River Range. Team members (Pikas) must navigate with map and compass to track down checkpoints via bike, foot, and boat. There are two race divisions: a six and a twelve-hour option.

The Surly Pika will be held Sunday July 18 and online sign ups are available at www.windrivermtfest.com
Home to over 140 miles of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), the Wind River Range is one of Wyoming’s most sought after destinations. In February of 2016, Pinedale was officially accepted as Wyoming’s first CDT Community – a designation reserved for communities in close proximity to the Trail that apply through the CDT Coalition and promise to promote good stewardship and, among other things, plan a corresponding event, which has blossomed into the 3-day festival.

For a full schedule of WRMF events visit www.windrivermtfest.com

Music for the Wind River Mountain Festival is presented by The Pinedale Fine Arts
Council (PFAC)
as part of the 12th Annual Soundcheck Summer Music Series.