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!

Pavilion Seating: opens one hour prior to the performance.
Earlier for inclement weather or high-attendance concerts

Running late? Ushers will allow entry at appropriate breaks in music.
Reserved Seating: Interested in reserved seating? In gratitude for Symphony support, donors of $2,500 or more are given the opportunity to reserve seats for the orchestra concerts. Learn More

Seats reserved for major donors will be released as general seating at 6:15 PM for all concerts unless otherwise noted.
East Entrance (West Lake Road): Ushers will direct you to the line for general Pavilion seating if you arrive prior to the Pavilion opening.

Concert Duration: Orchestra Festival – c.a. 60-75 minutes. In Focus Series – c.a. 90 Minutes.
Unless otherwise noted
Lawn: Picnics are welcome on the lawn.
No outside food or glass allowed inside the Pavilion.
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Location: Sun Valley Pavilion – 300 Dollar Road, Sun Valley, Idaho.
Parking: Free – At the Pavilion lot, across Dollar Road from the Pavilion or at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge with shuttle service to the East Entrance of the Pavilion.
ADA Parking: Limited availability at the Ice Rink parking lot off Baldy View Loop and in the first few rows of the Pavilion lot.
Please consider using Main Entrance drop-off if your group includes a non-handicapped driver able to park and walk from the Pavilion lot.
Main Entrance: Primarily for reserved seating.
Rest Rooms: Located on the east and west sides of the Pavilion and at the back of the lawn.
Symphony Store: Sun Valley Summer Symphony information and merchandise.
Big Screen: Shows all Orchestra Festival concerts unless otherwise noted.
The 14 x25 foot LED screen on the Pavilion lawn shows imagery supplied by seven cameras inside the Sun Valley Pavilion. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s 8-member video production team includes camera operators, a technical director, shader, cue caller and a screen engineer.
Lawn Chats: Insightful, introduction to the concert 45 minutes before Orchestra Festival performances.
Kids’ Music Tent: Children ages 4-8 can explore music through hands-on projects by Kindermusik with Lisa Pettit for FREE while you attend the concerts. The Kids’ Music Tent is located in the canopy at the back of the lawn during Orchestra Festival concerts at the Pavilion.
Dates and Times: During Orchestra Festival performances, with admission at 5:45 PM unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited: Make a reservation at: or 208.622.5607
Reservations available for the first 10 children. Children accepted the day of the concert (maximum 20 children).
Take the Bus:
Blue Route: Free – from Warm Springs, downtown Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs. Stops at Pavilion lot.
Valley Route: Nominal charge – from Bellevue and Hailey. Stops at Dollar Circle (back of Pavilion lawn).
Special Service (Red Route): Free – bus pick-up at Dollar Circle (back of Pavilion lawn) 15 minutes after concerts and stops at all bus stop locations in Elkhorn.
Bus Information: Call 788-RIDE (7433) or visit