Sun Valley Date Added to the 'Troubadour Reunion' Tour for Sun Valley Center and Alliance for the Wild Rockies Benefit Concert

KETCHUM, ID - A special performance has been added to the Carole King and James Taylor "Troubadour Reunion" Tour at River Run in Sun Valley, Idaho on July 12, 2010 at 7:30pm. This concert benefited The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.

The genesis of this once-in-a-lifetime reunion tour were 6 performances by King and Taylor in 2007 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club some 40 years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these Pop Singer-Songwriter icons.

An ardent advocate for educational and environmental issues and long-time resident of Idaho's Sawtooth Valley, King selected The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies as her beneficiaries. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is a non-profit educational arts organization whose mission is to stimulate and provoke the imagination through excellence in diverse arts programs. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies is a volunteer organization meeting the challenge of saving the Northern Rockies Bioregion from habitat destruction and is the driving force behind NREPA (the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act). King has worked tirelessly for many years in support of NREPA.

King, along with U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced NREPA to the 111th Congress last February. "NREPA protects land and water belonging to all Americans, mitigates the effects of global warming on species, saves taxpayers millions of dollars, and creates jobs," explained King.

"We are thrilled to be a stop on Carole King and James Taylor's Troubadour Reunion tour. To be selected as both a presenter and beneficiary of this concert is a great honor," said Bill Ryberg, Executive Director of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

Members of had the opportunity to purchase pre-sale select tickets.

Tickets for Sun Valley Center for the Arts members and members of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies went on sale on Friday, April 2nd at 10am (Mountain Standard Time).

Sun Valley Center members were encouraged to purchase their tickets online. Members received a letter at the address where they receive their regular Center mail and this letter included their Member ID number. 

Alliance for the Wild Rockies members were encouraged to purchase their tickets via the AWR website. AWR members received a mailed letter detailing a password which was needed in order to purchase tickets online. Tickets went on sale to non-members on April 23rd at 10am (Mountain Standard Time). Purchases will be limited to 6 tickets per person.

You can sign up to become members of both organizations via their websites and become friends on each of their social networking pages.

The Sun Valley Center provides art classes, concerts, lectures, dance events, gallery exhibitions and more - 12 months a year. More than 30,000 people attend these events annually. The Center's programs are supported through the Engl Trust, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Idaho Humanities Council, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, private foundations, proceeds from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction, grants, donations, and membership dues. To be kept up to date on all The Center's programs sign up for their eNewsletter or become a fan of The Center on Facebook.

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to secure the ecological integrity of the Wild Rockies Bioregion through citizen empowerment, and the application of conservation biology, sustainable economic models and environmental law. You can become a member of AWR by visiting their website or become a friend on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.