Big Sky Resort Presents 3rd Annual Big Sky Big Grass1/21/09
BIG SKY, Mont. —From the mountains to the Sky, everything in Big Sky, Montana is Big. And Big Sky Resort’s 3rd 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 13 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 14 with festival headliner and 12-time Grammy Award winning artist the Jerry Douglas Band.
Bands such as Brother Mule and Jawbone Railroad, and the Drew Emmit Band will play several times over the three-, day festival on the Whiskey Jack and Carabiner stage along with numerous other famous artists, such as The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, and Stormy Creek.
The Big Sky Big Grass festival’s main event is Saturday night, February 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Missouri Ballroom at Big Sky Resort. The Infamous Stringdusters take the stage first, followed by Crooked Still. The Jerry Douglas Band will hop on stage at 9:15p.m. and keep the bluegrass stomping. The admission into the headliner show will also be valid for entry into Whiskey Jack’s for the late bluegrass shows. Food, libations, and merchandise will be available.
·The Jerry Douglas Band- 12 time Grammy Winner-Think of Jerry Douglas’s artistic development, from his earliest, pure-bluegrass days to this newest CD as a continuing maturation—an ever-increasing instrumental mastery, a broadening of scope, a wider range of emotion, an expanding openness and generosity. He just keeps growing up.
· Jawbone Railroad- Playing all your favorite hits from the 20's and 30's, Jawbone Railroad is a personal attack on the forces that would slick-up and corporate-ize acoustic music. Hailing from Bozeman, MT they are a “string band we can believe in.”
· 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 shows are $15 and $10 for Saturday and Sunday music. The music will begin at 4p.m and play throughout the evening. Tickets for the Missouri Ballroom Festival Stage, February 14 are $25 at the door or can be reserved by calling 406-995-8072. For more information on the times and all the bands check out www.bigskyresort.comBack To Press Release Archive