Mid-Winter Snowdown featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Presented by JacksonHoleLive at the Teton County Fairground's Heritage Arena
Sunday February 17th 2019 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ticket purchasing notes:
- All tickets are general admission to one viewing area except for VIP tickets, which offer a private entrance, bar and restroom, and a premium stage-front viewing area. Our tiered ticketing offers an incentive to our loyal fans to buy early and save money.
- Early-bird ticket pricing is available until they run out — buy early and save!
- You can place your name on all tickets that you purchase. No need to assign ticket names at purchase time.
Jackson, WY – JacksonHoleLive is hosting a Mid-Winter Snowdown on February 17, 2019 featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with special guest Jalan Crossland! The event will be held at Heritage Arena at the Teton County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 p.m. and you must be 21 years old to attend.
Tiered ticket prices ($28/$36/$44) allow early buyers to get even more affordable tickets. Limited VIP tickets ($125) include a private entrance, bar and restrooms, and a premium stage-front viewing area.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the JacksonHoleLive 2019 summer concert series.
Mountain Modern Motel is offering a 15% discount on Sunday, February 17, for a room rate of $125 + $6 resort fee + 8% tax. To book this discount, follow these instructions:
- Call Mountain Modern directly at (307) 733-4340, ext 1, and mention the Lukas Nelson concert rate to book your reservation (discount only applicable to the night of the 17th).
- Book online and this link (https://bit.ly/2tHrHpc) and enter group code “LN2179” to receive the discounted rate.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has a devoted fan base in Teton County, and JacksonHoleLive is thrilled to bring the cosmic country soul and rock & roll band to Jackson on the heels of their appearance in the film, A Star is Born. Not only did Promise of the Real appear as members of Bradley Cooper’s fictional band, Nelson wrote and produced a bulk of the film’s soundtrack while working closely with Lady Gaga and Cooper (who co-wrote, directed, and stars in the film). It’s the first movie soundtrack to spend its first three weeks at number one on the Billboard Music Chart in more than a decade, and the film’s signature track, “Shallow,” picked up four Grammy nominations including Song of the Year.
Nelson’s slow burn of a career has reached epic proportions this year. The twenty-nine year old is one of few artists to have evolved right before our eyes here in Teton County. He first appeared on a Jackson stage with his father, Willie Nelson, as a seventeen-year old guitar slinger on Labor Day 2006 at Snow King Amphitheatre. Not long after forming Promise of the Real as a teenager, Lukas performed locally several times as a budding artist—and the buzz around those shows spread like wildfire among local music connoisseurs.
Lukas’ profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and heavenly vocals to his dad’s 2012 album, Heroes. Their voices blended with potent DNA. Then two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since, and they’ve backed the legend on tour around the world and on his two most recent albums.
“What’s happened with us feels similar to the career trajectory of The Band,” Lukas said. “They were already a great band when they started working with Dylan, who lifted them up, which is similar to what Neil’s done for us. He’s also given people a chance to hear what we’re doing and what our own songs have to offer. Then we played the Desert Trip with Neil, along with Paul McCartney, the Stones, the Who and Dylan. That was incredible.”
Bradley Cooper saw Lukas play at Desert Trip and the two met backstage. It didn’t take long before the two got together at Cooper’s house and began working on musical ideas for A Star is Born. These creative bonds led to Cooper basing his character (Jackson Maine) off of Nelson’s mannerisms, and Gaga co-writing with Nelson for her 2017 hit, “The Cure.”
“At first I was just helping [Bradley] out, and then I started writing with Stefani [Lady Gaga], who’s in the movie,” Lukas explained. “We connected and she and I became really close.”
In a blue collar, John Hartford, van-down-by-the-river, porch-pickin’ style, Jalan Crossland is an endemic Wyoming treasure. Widely acclaimed by audiences and critics, Crossland is a quadruple threat—premier acoustic guitarist, extremely fluid banjo player, phenomenal singer-songwriter, and an engaging showman. His extraordinary guitar work earned him National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship honors in 1997 and he was bestowed with the Governor’s Arts Award in 2013.
Crossland has released seven albums of primarily his own songs. According to the New York Times, “his song ‘Big Horn Mountain Blues’ is so popular in Wyoming that it is practically the official state song.”
"If you're lucky enough to hear Jalan Crossland play live, observe the audience. It will be made almost entirely of drop-jawed, glassy-eyed, altogether astonished listeners."
— Panache Magazine, Black Hills SD
Proceeds from the Mid-Winter Snowdown will support the annual JacksonHoleLive summer concert series. “By offering an exciting winter concert that is a ticketed affair, we hope to raise funds that will support the summer concerts, potentially on an annual basis,” explained Shannon McCormick.
JacksonHoleLive is an all-ages community concert series that is affordable—$5 for adults and free to kids 17 and under—and builds a pop-up community at the base of Snow King Mountain each summer. It is made possible by community sponsorship, individual admissions, and concessions. JacksonHoleLive is a fundraiser for Center Management, Inc. (CMI), the nonprofit operator of the Snow King Sports and Events Center.
“JacksonHoleLive supports CMI’s mission to maintain affordable ice rates and program fees for youth hockey and figure skating,” explained co-founder Jeff Potter. "We greatly appreciate the community's continued support for JacksonHoleLive and look forward to a show with Lukas and his band that we can be excited about this winter!”
Contact: Jeff Potter at email@example.com
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