THE ANNUAL CENTER BENEFIT
Featuring: Cory Wong
Special Appearance: Teton Music School Rock Band "Shh, My Mom's Home"
Monday, June 26th, 2023
The Center Park
Mark your calendars! The Center's one-and-only annual fundraising event will return on Monday, June 26th, featuring Cory Wong. The Center Benefit is the perfect chance for our community to gather in celebration of the arts in Jackson Hole. As our primary fundraiser, this event supports all aspects of our mission to connect our creative community by providing a dedicated campus, supporting excellent programming, and nurturing a collaborative spirit.
Cory Wong is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, producer, and composer who tours worldwide to sold-out shows. Cory plays with members of the band of the late great Prince and as a member of Vulfpeck. He hosts the hilarious variety show Cory and the Wongnotes and has done stints as a special guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and as a guest member of the show's house band Stay Human. Cory is a true "guitar hero." In 2021, Fender released a Cory Wong signature model of its Stratocaster guitar.
We’re looking forward to welcoming Cory to The Center as he helps us celebrate and support the arts in Jackson Hole.
Get a feel for the energy and style of Cory's performances below, or visit the event page to purchase tickets.
View a map of The Center Park setup for The Benefit here.
For more information about parking, what to bring, and more visit our FAQ page.
More videos from Cory are listed below. The Center staff and Board of Directors can't wait to share this amazing musician and performer with you this June.
We are pleased to announce an added component of The Center’s 2023 Benefit Concert: Resident Organization Collaboration! The Center is home to 20 different arts and education nonprofits, and the Benefit offers an opportunity to share with the community as a whole how The Center and its Residents collaborate. Don’t miss an unforgettable opportunity to experience for yourself the creative magic that happens on The Center Campus.
Teton Music School (TMS), a Center Resident since 2019, is excited to share with our audience some of the best and brightest young musicians from our vibrant community. "Shh, My Mom’s Home" (SMMH), one of four bands from the TMS rock band program, will perform in The Center Amphitheater starting at 5:30 PM on June 26th before Cory Wong takes the mainstage. Covering everything from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Cake and Nirvana, they’re primed and ready to impress music lovers of all genres. These kids rock!
Teton Music School has brought music education to our community since 2019. Founded and staffed by a group of local, professional musicians and music lovers, TMS is a proud Resident Organization of Center for the Arts. TMS provides music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities. TMS’s growing rock band program is designed to give middle and high school students access to create and play within a musical group using standard instruments played in popular bands: guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals. More information about private lessons, group classes, ensembles, summer camps, scholarships and more can be found at tetonmusicschool.org.
Be a part of The center benefit
The Center Benefit Concert is our only annual fundraiser, this festive outdoor event celebrates our community, the arts, and The Center’s role where it all comes together. We've built a reputation for bringing tremendous talent that draws enthusiastic crowds, and invite you to join us as a Benefit Sponsor! We invite individuals and businesses alike to be a part of creating this exciting community event each year.
The Center Benefit represents approximately 25% of our annual fundraising budget, and we depend on your support to meet the goal of raising over $450,000 this year.
If you're interested in supporting this event please select from the options below:
Donors and sponsors are vital to the success of this event. To learn more about how to support The Center Benefit, please contact Anne Ladd, Director of Development, by phone at 307-734-8956 ext. 131 or email at AnneLadd@jhcenterforthearts.org.
Past performers include Brandi Carlile, Bela Fleck, Lyle Lovett, Sierra Ferrell, The Avett Brothers, and Jalan Crossland.