Big Sky, Mont. (January 21, 2015) – Bluegrass slides into Big Sky Resort for the 9th annual Big Sky Big Grass Festival, February 5-8, 2015 with Leftover Salmon kicking off the festival Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Whiskey Jacks. This long running festival will be held in multiple locations throughout Big Sky Resort.
Starting Friday, February 6, 2015 through Sunday are free shows beginning at 4pm in Carabiner Lounge, Whiskey Jacks, and Chet’s Lounge featuring Two Bit Franks, Driftwood Grinners, The Good Time Travelers, Kitchen Dwellers, Jawbone Railroad, Dodgy Mountain Men, Billy Strings & Don Julin, and Tyler Grant.
Headlining Friday night, February 6, 2015 in the Missouri Ballroom is J2B2, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, led by music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar and mandolin licks which earned him a reputation as a world-class musician who has collaborated with Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and many others. Opening for J2B2 is Darol Anger, famous bluegrass fiddler. The all-woman bluegrass band, Della Mae will headline at Whiskey Jacks with their powerful vocals, instrumental, and songwriting talent. Opening for Della Mae are Billy Strings and Don Julin.
Continuing on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Missouri Ballroom is The Travelin’ McCourys, the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury with the opening band, Della Mae, for an encore performance. The Grant Farm Band, led by the National Flatpicking Guitar Champion, Tyler Grant, will be playing at Whiskey Jacks with the opening band, The Good Time Travelers.
Darol Anger and the Furies will give an intimate performance in the Talus Room.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 will start at 8:30am with a Big Grass Gospel Jam in the Talus Room. Closing out the festival, in the Missouri Ballroom, will be Leftover Salmon, blending aggressive bluegrass, rock, country and Cajun/Zydeco, or as Leftover Salmon calls it “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” with the opening band, Two Bit Franks. Headlining in the Whiskey Jacks will be Pert Near Sandstone from Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota with the opening band, Kitchen Dwellers. Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and The Good Time Travelers will play an intimate performance in the Talus Room.
Visit www.bigskyresort.com/biggrass for complete information on tickets, times, bundle options, and lodging packages.
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