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Sun Valley Acoustic Weekend


Ah, the season of summer music festivals. For those tired of putting up with wookies nagging for schwills off your beer, the folks at Sun Valley Resort are putting on a posh, weekend get-together featuring some rad acts.

Acoustic Weekend at Sun Valley Pavilion runs Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12. On Friday, Peruvian duo Alejandro Rivas and Maria Laura Bustamante will perform, followed by folk/pop siren Molly Venter and American Idol second-placer Justin Guarini. Saturday features short sets from Molly Venter and Justin Guarini, with Juno Award-winners and Grammy-nominated roots-rockers The Duhks headlining. Borneo born singer-songwriter Zee Avi will open for The Duhks.

The event will take place in the sultry Sun Valley Pavilion. The website offers this steamy, romance novel-worthy blurb about the venue: "The sky and mountain are captured by the free flowing sensual roof, comprising of a seasonal luminous tensile membrane covering nearly 1,500 seats ... The surrounding landscape is sculpted into an undulating park gently elevated like a natural amphitheatre." Sounds sexy, doesn't it?

Buy your tickets and watch video of the performers at

Friday, June 11, 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 12, 5 p.m.; $25-$60, The Sun Valley Pavilion, 400 First Ave., Sun Valley, 888-622-2108.