Snowbird in the Summer: Mountain Music
This past weekend was the Mountain Music Festival, with bands like the Cowboy Junkies, Son Volt, Seldom Scene, and the Old '97s playing the main stage, and workshops and contests (you name it: mandolin, banjo, flatpick guitar) going on nearby.
On Saturday night, a comfortably big crowd was gathered at the outdoor festival, where it's bring-your-own-food (small coolers allowed), but not booze (you can buy that inside the gates). If you're not into planning a picnic, tasty BBQ fare is sold on-site as well.
The energy was high at the main stage, and if jam sessions (watching or playing) are your thing, make sure to wander in and around the main building as well, where they regularly and spontaneously happen and are reported to go late into the night.
Details: Snowbird Rennaissance Center/Snowbird ski area: Hwy 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Snowbird, UT
Snowbird Ticket Office: 801-933-2215.