Impact & financials

Sun Valley Music Festival—a transformative, inspiring force in Sun Valley—and beyond

While it’s easy to measure the Festival’s impact by the delighted faces of audience members, musicians, and the community during the performance, there are other measures to share, too.

The Festival only exists because of donors who value bringing live music into the lives of children and adults in the Wood River Valley—your support makes every note possible.

Here are some statistics from 2018:



Total summer concertgoers attended



Summer concerts took place in just 25 days



Cities musicians traveled from, to perform in the Festival seasons


Over 150

Volunteers kept Festival programs running smoothly


Over 100

Housing hosts opened their homes to summer concert musicians


$2.6 Million

Donations kept the Music Festival free for everyone


$11 Million

Positive economic impact occurred in Blaine County



Music Institute students attended summer programs



Music Institute students participated in year-round programs


Over 3,200

Music Institute teaching hours took place