14th Annual Big Sky Big Grass
Big Sky Big Grass is back! Join us for a weekend of tunes by Sam Bush Band, The Travelin' McCoury's, Keller Williams and more.
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Thursday, March 31
|Montana Jack||7:30 - 9 PM||Ticket required|
|Drew Emmit Band||Montana Jack||9:30 - 12:30 PM||Ticket required|
Friday, April 1
|Sweet Lillies||Montana Jack||3:30 - 5 PM||Free entry|
|Love Cannon||Montana Jack||11 PM - 12:30 AM||Ticket required|
|Jon Stickley Trio||Missouri Ballroom||6:30 - 7:30 PM||Ticket required|
|Drew Emmitt Band||Missouri Ballroom||7:45 - 9:15 PM||Ticket required|
|The Travelin' McCourys||Missouri Ballroom||9:30 - 11 PM||Ticket required|
Saturday, April 2
|John Stickley Trio||Montana Jack||11 PM - 12:30 AM||Ticket required|
The Travelin' McCourys
|Missouri Ballroom||6 - 7:30 PM||Ticket required|
Keller Williams' Grateful Grass
|Missouri Ballroom||7:45 - 9 PM||Ticket required|
Sam Bush Band
|Missouri Ballroom||9:30 - 11 PM||Ticket required|
Sunday, April 3
|Keller Williams Solo||Montana Jack||4 - 5:30 PM||Free entry|
|The Travelin' McCourys||Montana Jack||6 - 7:30 PM||Free entry|
Big Grass Artists
The Travelin' McCourys
From a source deep, abundant, and pure the river flows. It’s there on the map, marking place and time. Yet, the river changes as it remains a constant, carving away at the edges, making new pathways, gaining strength as it progresses forward. The Travelin’ McCourys are that river. The McCoury brothers- Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) - were born into the bluegrass tradition. Talk about a source abundant and pure: their father, Del, is among the most influential and successful musicians in the history of the genre. Years on the road with Dad in the Del McCoury Band honed their knife-edge chops, and encouraged the duo to imagine how traditional bluegrass could cut innovative pathways into 21st century music.
Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Keller Williams is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae, electronica/dance, jazz, funk, along with other assorted genres. He is often described as a ‘one-man jam-band' due to his frequent use of live phrase looping with multiple instruments. He will be performing a solo set + a Grateful Grass set ft. Love Canon.
Sam Bush Band
There was only one prize-winning teenager carrying stones big enough to say thanks, but no thanks to Roy Acuff. Only one son of Kentucky finding a light of inspiration from Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys and catching a fire from Bob Marley and The Wailers. Only one progressive hippie allying with like-minded conspirators, rolling out the New Grass revolution, and then leaving the genre's torch-bearing band behind as it reached its commercial peak. There is only one consensus pick of peers and predecessors, of the traditionalists, the rebels, and the next gen devotees. Music's ultimate inside outsider. Or is it outside insider? There is only one Sam Bush
Drew Emmitt Band
Revered as one of the most energetic and innovative mandolin players on the jamband/newgrass scene today, Emmitt’s “inestimable talents” (An Honest Tune) don’t end with just the instruments that can be picked. Holding the wheel steady on acoustic and electric slide mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar and mandola, Long Road also showcases Emmitt’s superlative storytelling and versatile vocal abilities.
LOVE CANON brings their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electric-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s to create Cover Story, their 4th album. With Cover Story, LOVE CANON delivers a fresh set of classics, crossing genres to recount music of decades past from the like of Peter Gabriel, Billy Joe, Depeche Mode, and Paul Simon.
Jon Stickley Trio
Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music—although Stickley’s pop showed him his first chords when he was 12 years old. Instead, Stickley’s Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” writes Guitar Player Magazine.
The Sweet Lillies’ music is, first and foremost, heartfelt and collaborative. Those defining traits are given life by the trio of musicians making up the Sweet Lillies – Julie Guassaroff, Becca Bisque, and Dustin Rohleder – who have combined their individual strengths together to deliver powerful narratives of life in song. With their acoustic string-band lineup of guitar, viola, and upright bass given flight by ethereal, vocal harmonies that float like a dream, the Sweet Lillies’ music has an old-time soul with a forward-looking eye.