Big Sky Resort Presents 2nd Annual Big Sky Big Grass2/11/08
BIG SKY, Mont. From the mountains to the Sky, everything in Big Sky, Montana is Big. And Big Sky Resort's 2nd annual Big Sky Big Grass bluegrass festival is no exception. It is a three-day music extravaganza with artists and bands coming in from all over the country. The festival will begin February 15 and play in Whiskey Jack's, the Carabiner and Missouri Ballroom. The bluegrass will grow even bigger and move to the Missouri Ballroom on February 16 with festival headliner and Grammy Award winning artist Tim O'Brien.
Local bands, Stormy Creek and The Bridger Creek Boys will play several times over the three-, day festival on the Whiskey Jack stage along with numerous other famous artists, such as The Infamous StringDusters, Growling Old Men, Head for the Hills and many others.
The Big Sky Big Grass festival's main event is Saturday night, February 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Missouri Ballroom at Big Sky Resort. Kane's River takes the stage first followed by the Infamous Stringdusters. Tim O'Brien will hop on stage at 9:45p.m. and keep the bluegrass stomping until 11:30 p.m. Food, libations, and merchandise will all be available.
Tim O'Brien -One of the most prolific collaborators in American roots music, newgrass and Celtic. "Fiddler's Green" won the Grammy award for Best Traditional Folk Album at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006.
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.
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.
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.
Whiskey Jack's tickets are available at the door. Tickets for the Friday and Sunday shows at $15 and $10 Saturday the music will play from 4p.m.-2a.m. Tickets for the Missouri Ballroom Festival Stage, February 16 are $25 in advance $30 at the door. For more information on the times and all the bands check out http://www.bigskyresort.com/Activities/Events-Calendar/index.aspBack To Press Release Archive