Futurebirds flock to The Mint

Acclaimed indie rock band Futurebirds have set a performance for The Mint in Hailey tonight, June 19, at 8:30 p.m.

The Georgia-based group harmoniously weaves together seemingly disparate elements like dreamy electric rhythm guitar, Southern country twang, the occasional soaring guitar solo and smooth, meditative vocals to carve out a unique motif against the indie music soundscape.

Futurebirds come to Hailey in the midst of a long tour of the West, with stops in Montana, Washington, Utah, Oregon, California and Wyoming. The Hailey concert is one of only two performances in Idaho, the other being all the way north in Sandpoint, so music lovers should make sure not to pass up this opportunity.

Tickets range from $15-$30 and can be purchased online at haileymint.com/event/futurebirds or at the door on the night of the concert. The Mint is at 116 S. Main St. in Hailey.


Company of Fools joins national play network

Earlier this month, Company of Fools announced that it has now become the first theater company in Idaho to join up with the National New Play Network, the country’s leading organization for the promotion and production of new theatrical works.

Hailey-based Company of Fools, owned and operated by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, enlists alongside more than 50 nonprofit theaters from across the United States, including the American Shakespeare Center and Los Angeles’ Skylight Theatre Company.

“NNPN is an amazing organization, supporting hundreds of playwrights every year, and exposing hundreds of thousands of theater patrons to the very best of new playwriting every year,” said Scott Palmer, Company of Fools’ new artistic director.

Moving forward, this membership will grant Company of Fools access to a vast catalogue of new plays, placing them firmly at the cutting edge of contemporary theater.

For more information, visit sunvalleycenter.org or nnpn.org.

Seniors compete in Connection Games

The annual Senior Connection Games will take place this Saturday, June 22, at various locations across Hailey and Ketchum.

Athletes over age 50 will compete in several events. At 9 a.m. will be the simultaneous commencement of both the Dollar Hill Climb in Ketchum and the Pickle Ball Round Robin series, which will be hosted by the Blaine County Recreation District at the Community Campus in Hailey. Successful Pickle Ballers will compete in a final team competition at 11 a.m.

The Valley Club in Hailey will host a Golf Tournament, the exact start time of which has yet to be confirmed. The Casino in Ketchum will hold an 8-ball pool tournament at 11 a.m. Back at the BCRD, swimmers will race for gold in the pool.

Finally, at the Senior Connection in Hailey, competitors will go head-to-head in the Cornhole Bag Toss at 4 p.m. Two hours later, the closing ceremony will commence, including prizes and a luau celebration.

Stop by and cheer on the seniors in this yearly athletic Olympiad.

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