To celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. John’s Medical Center,
St. John’s Hospital Foundation is hosting a birthday party open
to the entire community on Sunday, July 31st at the Snow King Ballfield.
Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The SteelDrivers is headlining this
free, family-friendly event to thank the community for supporting St.
John’s Medical Center.
The St. John’s Hospital Foundation is thrilled to bring the 2016
Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The SteelDrivers to Jackson. After
winning a first-time Grammy award for the acclaimed #1 album
The Muscle Shoals Recordings, The SteelDrivers are taking 2016 by storm. The group has played to numerous
sold-out venues this spring.
“What better way to celebrate one of the community’s most important
assets – St. John’s Medical Center – than with a community
celebration and birthday party,” said John Goettler, Foundation
president. “The Jackson Hole community has been incredibly supportive
of St. John’s Medical Center since it was built 100 years ago. We
are grateful for the commitment and financial support of our community
donors, and this party is a chance for the Foundation to say thank you!
We hope that everyone in the community will come and join the celebration.”
Festivities will begin at 4:00 pm with the Hootenanny Allstars, featuring
several members of the Jackson Hole Hootenanny. Brent Moyer and Friends
take the stage next, with special guest Nashville artist Mike Dowling
on guitar. Rounding out the concert program is the Nashville-based band
The SteelDrivers, which has been playing to sold-out audiences throughout
the country. The music portions of the Centennial Celebration will be
produced by Jackson Hole Live.
The Jackson Hole Hootenanny, itself a historic institution, goes back 50
years when Bill Briggs brought artists and musicians together under a
bridge in Grand Teton National Park. In the 1990s, the Hoot (as most people
call it) moved to Dornan’s Bar in Moose and showcases musicians
every Monday night.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brent Moyer moved from Jackson Hole
to Nashville in 1986, but makes a pilgrimage each year to reconnect with
the Jackson music scene. Known to many as the Global Cowboy, which is
also the name of his 2008 recording, Moyer has released a total of 13 albums.
Mike Dowling spent more than a decade in Nashville playing sessions, fronting
his own band, and writing songs for artists that included Del McCoury,
Kathy Mattea, and Emmylou Harris. His engaging voice, self-deprecating
wit, and arsenal of elegant interpretations of old blues, swing, ragtime,
and original tunes captured the hearts of acoustic music fans.
Complimentary activities at the celebration include birthday treats, face
painting, hula hooping, Jackson Hole Public Art’s mobile studio,
the strider bike park, giveaways, and tips for healthy living. Food trucks
and beverage vendors will be available, as they are for Jackson Hole Live events.
Partners for the event include Jackson Hole Public Art, Friends of Pathways,
and the Jackson Hole Recycling Center.
For more information, contact Rachel Merrell at 307 739 7517 or
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness.