Attending a Concert

Sun Valley Summer Symphony concerts are admission-free. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony is the largest free-admission symphony in the United States funded almost completely by contributions. Thank you!

PARKING. Free parking is in the Pavilion lot across Dollar Road from the Sun Valley Pavilion and at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge lot (with shuttle service provided to the main entrance of the Pavilion).
ADA PARKING. For handicap parking, please consider using the Main Entrance drop-off if your group includes a non-handicapped driver who is able to park and walk from the Pavilion lot. Very limited handicap parking is available in the Ice Rink parking lot off Baldy View Loop and in the first few rows of the Pavilion lot.
KEEP CONCERTS GREEN. Avoid the parking lot and ride your bike to the concerts! Please park your bike in the racks available at the main entrance.
PAVILION. The Sun Valley Pavilion opens for concerts one hour prior to the performance or earlier for inclement weather or high-attendance concerts. Learn more
EAST ENTRANCE. Seating begins at the East Entrance (West Lake Road) for each of the evening orchestra concerts. Ushers will direct you to the line for Pavilion Seating.
MAIN ENTRANCE. The Main Entrance is used primarily for reserved seats.

Take the Bus

  • MOUNTAIN RIDES BLUE ROUTE BUS: Free from Warm Springs, downtown Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs. Stops at Pavilion Lot.
  • VALLEY ROUTE BUS: Nominal charge from Bellevue and Hailey. Stops at Dollar Circle (back of Pavilion lawn)
  • SPECIAL SERVICE: Red route free bus will pick up at Dollar Circle (back of Pavilion lawn) 15 minutes after each Symphony concert and will stop at all bus stop locations in Elkhorn.
    FOR INFORMATION: Call 788-RIDE (7433) or visit

ADA Seating. ADA seating is available in the first three rows of the Pavilion and along the back row (top of the stairs). No reservations are taken for ADA seats. Elevator entrance to the Pavilion is at the Main Entrance.

Reserved Seating. Interested in Reserved Seating? In gratitude for your support, donors at $2,500 and higher are given the opportunity to reserve seats for the orchestra concerts. Learn more by clicking below.


Timing. Evening orchestra festival concerts typically last 60-75 minutes unless noted.
In Focus Series concerts are about 90 minutes long.

Running late? Ushers will allow entry at appropriate breaks in the music.

Please, no outside food or glass allowed in the Pavilion.

There is open seating for everyone for the following concerts:
In Focus Series – July 24, 26 and 28
Late, Great Beethoven — Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, August 7
Family Concert: Sun, Moon and Stars – August 9
BrassTacular: Trumpets of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony – August 14