Big Sky Resort Presents 1st Annual Big Sky Big Grass2/12/07
BIG SKY, Mont. - From the mountains to the Sky, everything in Big Sky, Montana is Big. And Big Sky Resort's 1st annual Big Sky Big Grass bluegrass festival is no exception. It is a 5-day music extravaganza with artists and bands coming in from all over the country. The festival will begin February 17th in Whiskey Jack's. The bluegrass will grow even taller and move to the Missouri Ballroom on February 20th and 21st.
The Drew Emmitt Band will play in Whiskey Jack's February 17, 18 and 19. Drew is "plugging-in" and playing that electric-bluegrass sound pioneered by Leftover Salmon 15 years+ ago. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.
The Big Sky Big Grass festival's main event is Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 & 21. In the Missouri Ballroom at Big Sky Resort, multiple stages will feature local, regional and national artists. Music begins at 5:00 p.m. and will continue to jam on into the night. Food, libations, and merchandise will all be available. Fantastic door prizes will be given out to lucky listeners including a Pabst snowboard, a Fat Tire bicycle and much more.
The sound will vary from bluegrass and jamgrass to newgrass. Local artists Kevin Fabozzi and Tom Murphy will start the event off, followed by Drew Emmitt Band and these featured bands:
- Growling Old Men- Local artist John Lowell (guitar and vocals) teams up with Ben Winship (mandolin & vocals). These two guys make an engaging and spontaneous big sound.
- Crooked Still- The hot young alternative bluegrass group on a mission to bend the boundaries of traditional music. The unlikely combination of banjo, cello, and double bass blend with captivating vocals and high wire solos. Rock energy coexists with old-time mountain soul.
- Infamous Stringdusters- Hailed as the most talented and creative new band on the bluegrass scene, the Nashville based Stringdusters are six unique, professional players who are steeped in the tradition of bluegrass vocal harmony as well as the progressive edge of instrumental music.
Tickets for the February 20 & 21 shows are $15 for a single night, or $25 for both. They can be purchased from Cactus Records or by calling 406-995-8076. For the complete music schedule, visit www.bigskyresort.com.Back To Press Release Archive