(this piece was published by Planet Jackson Hole)
Dress-up parties are the true hidden agenda for Teton County bargoers. With the density of adventure-seeking personalities, Halloween weekend is an open invitation for the madness to creep in. With a little creativity and a high capacity for shenanigans, your All Hallows’ Eve experience could take you just about anywhere. Here are eight musical parties to get fancied up for.
Always a good place to start is downtown Jackson, where party hopping comes at a low cost. What has become a tradition at the Silver Dollar Showroom in recent years is a reggae Halloween with local eight-piece Chanman Roots Band, decked out by The Celestial Horns and a gang of backup vocalists. A costume contest runs 9 to 10 p.m. for these categories: best female, best male, and best couple. Winners receive dinner for two at the Silver Dollar Grill. Chanman Roots Band, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Dollar Showroom. Free. 732-3939.
Across the street at the Pink Garter Theatre and The Rose, expect an Electro-Funk Zombie Party in the theatre followed by a late night DJ throw down in the bar. While the featured act The Earful was nominated for Best Jazz Artist 2013 in the San Diego Music Awards, it’s a funk equation ala Soulive or Maceo Parker that brings