31 Jul Inaugural Moonlight MUSICFEST August 17-18
The festival features two days of diverse national and local talent set on the north side of Lone Peak with spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. The Wood Brothers and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will headline on Friday night. The weekend will conclude on Saturday, August 18 with headliner, Grace Potter as the final act. All proceeds from the festival will go to the Arts Council of Big Sky and the Moonlight Community Foundation.
The weekend’s festivities will also include camping (tents, RVs and campers), arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, family events, Montana-made craftbeers and liquer, and more in an unsurpassable setting.
“We are thrilled to be a part of such an incredible music festival this summer,” says Tom Garnsey, owner and president of Vootie Productions. “The line-up is the perfect start for an annual event, with many well-known national artists and some local bands as well. The settting is intimate and welcoming with stunning views in every direction at the base of Lone Peak, amongst Moonlight’s incredible wilderness area.” Garnsey continues, “To have a weekend in Big Sky with this caliber of music and all the outdoor pursuits available will put this event on the list of must-go festivals.”
To kick off the weekend in Big Sky, Lone Mountain Land Company and The Big Sky Real Estate Company will host the weekly Music in the Mountains on Thursday, August 16. The show will feature opener, The Two Bit Franks, followed by the Jeff Austin Band in Big Sky’s Town Center Park.
“The Arts Council is thrilled to partner with Lone Mountain Land Company, The Big Sky Real Estate Company, Moonlight Basin, and Big Sky Resort to kick off the music festival in Big Sky’s Town Center Park,” says Arts Council of Big Sky Executive Director, Brian Hurlbut. “Partnerships like the one we have with Moonlight Basin are critical to the success of the Arts Council, and emphasize our efforts in building the community and its art-centric culture. It’s going to be another fantastic weekend in Big Sky.”
Thursday, August 16 – Music in the Mountains
(Free and Open to the Public in Big Sky’s Town Center Park)
THE TWO BIT FRANKS
JEFF AUSTIN BAND
Friday, August 17
MISSION TEMPLE FIREWORKS REVIVAL featuring PAUL THORN & BAND & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
THE WOOD BROTHERS
BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS
Saturday, August 18
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
SAM BUSH BAND
Regular Festival Pass: $125
Single Day Pass for Friday: $65
Single Day Pass for Saturday: $75
Camping:– $100 for the weekend
Kids 12 & Under – Free
Please note there will be no parking at the Madison Base Area; limited parking will be available at Big Sky Resort with shuttles running between the Resort and the Festival. Attendees from Bozeman and Big Sky Town Center are strongly encouraged to take the Skyline Bus to Big Sky.
Big Sky Resort; The Big Sky Real Estate Company; Teton Heritage Builders; Dick Anderson Construction; Visit Big Sky; Yellowstone Club
Stockman’s Bank; First Security Bank
*Volunteers are still needed for the Festival in exchange for festival tickets. Sign up to volunteer at moonlightmusicfest.com
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