Cross Canadian Ragweed Performing at Big Sky Pavilion8/06/07
The Big Sky Community Corporation is proud to announce a fund-raiser concert on Wednesday, August 8, to raise money for the construction of what is sure to be one of the most stunning parks in the state of Montana. The concert is being presented by the Ladd Family, and co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Big Sky and the Big Sky Softball League.
Performing at the Big Sky Meadow Village Pavilion will be one of the hottest live bands in any genre today-Cross Canadian Ragweed. Opening for CCR will be local country rockers, the Montucky Cropdusters. Tickets are now on sale for $20, and are available at the Wrap Shack, the Hungry Moose and the Big Sky Post Office in Big Sky, and Cactus Records in Bozeman. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this concert will go toward the Big Sky Community Park, with the money being used for future sports fields at the park site. The Big Sky Community Corporation-which is overseeing the park's development-is a Montana 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Cross Canadian Ragweed never lets their fans down at their energy-filled live shows. With their new breed of rock and Texas country, Cross Canadian Ragweed has slowly yet surely established a steadily growing fan base from both genres. One thing that every CCR show boasts is the incredible blend of music that is sure to leave you begging for more. The smooth mixture of guitars, bass, drums, vocals, and harmonica sound just as good live as on any studio album put out by the band. The crowd definitely responds to this sound with enthusiastic support; screaming and cheering for more.
Whenever Cross Canadian Ragweed gets asked if they're a country band or a rock band, they just laugh and offer up a resounding "Yes!" Lead singer Cody Canada, rhythm guitarist Grady Cross, drummer Randy Ragsdale and bassist Jeremy Plato figured out a long time ago that their job was to make great music and let everybody else figure out what to call it. These lifelong friends spent years developing their sound in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and then with a relentless tour schedule they became kings of the Red Dirt and Texas music scenes. They grew their audience the old fashioned way-one fan at a time.
Like many of their fans, the guys in CCR grew up listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC and Merle Haggard. That's how they seamlessly blend the energy, sex appeal and theater of rock n' roll with the emotionally direct honesty and working class themes of country music. This will truly be a show not to be missed, especially in the Big Sky Meadow Village Pavilion, where legendary country rockers like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have graced the stage.
Doors for the show will open at 6 p.m., with the Montucky Cropdusters performing at 7 and Cross Canadian Ragweed taking the stage around 8 p.m. This is sure to be an epic night of good ol' rock and roll, so be sure to come on down and support the great park that is being developed in Big Sky.
For more information please call 995-2742. If you wish to make a tax deductable donation for the park's sports fields please call the Big Sky Community Corporation at 995-4166.Back To Press Release Archive