JACKSON – Jackson residents and visitors flocked by the thousands last weekend to concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Jackson Hole Rendezvous included a free concert on the Town Square March 18 featuring Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. At Teton Village the following night the Zac Brown Band drew thousands to the mountainside show.
The concert at the Town Square recalled an earlier era when Center Street — the square’s western boundary — was the town’s social center. That’s where residents held dances and celebrations in the Clubhouse building, constructed in about 1897.
Last week the 119-year-old building (5 doors down the street from Wyoming Outfitters in the photo) overlooked a contemporary celebration as the eight-member Night Sweats rocked through a set, discarding hats, coats and scarves as they warmed themselves and the audience in the chilly night. The group concluded with its hit S.O.B. and followed that with two encore numbers.