Category: Arts & Entertainment

July 9 – LIVE MUSIC – Trampled by Turtles & Shane Smith and The Saints

We are excited to announce that Trampled by Turtles, an American bluegrass influenced folk band from Duluth, Minnesota will be making their debut at the Big Sky Events Arena on July 9, 2024.

Also, Shane Smith and The Saints will be joining. Shane Smith and The Saints are an American red dirt country band from Austin, Texas that formed in 2011 and has released four studio albums.

Tickets go on sale, Thursday, February 15 at 10am MST.

Register for tickets HERE

Big Sky Artists’ Collective – Marybeth Morand, Delaney Coveno & Meet the Artists

Join us for the grand opening of our new show, “Rodeo and Range – Oils By Marybeth Morant, and Wild Montana Moments – Original Photographs By Delaney Coveno” starting this Friday, February 2nd, and continuing throughout the month. Be captivated by Marybeth Morant’s stunning oil paintings that showcase the spirit of the rodeo and the vast beauty of the range. Additionally, experience the untamed beauty of Montana and Wyoming’s Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Delaney’s work. Bears, moose, mountain goats, foxes, and pronghorn come to life while the landscapes transport you to unique moments in time in this unbelievable place.

Also, don’t miss our special “Meet the Artists” event on Friday, February 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Big Sky Artists’ Studio & Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend and connect with the talented artists who proudly call Big Sky and the surrounding areas home. Swing into the Gallery and immerse yourself in the creativity of these remarkable individuals.

Address is: 88 Ousel Falls Road, C-1. Big Sky, MT 59716.

See event posters below and head to the Big Sky Artists’ Collective website HERE for further information.

 

 

 

Dierks Bentley + Maren Morris Headlining Wildlands Festival

Just announced! Wildlands Festival is back at the Big Sky Events Arena on August 2&3, with headliners Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris! Outlaw Partners and Lone Mountain Land Company are proud to present two nights of incredible music celebrating wild and scenic spaces.

FRIDAY HEADLINER: Maren Morris, the breakout star behind the Grammy award-winning single “My Church,” brings her roots and soulful sound to the forefront. Hailing from Texas, Morris continuously pushes genre boundaries. Her collaboration with Brandi Carlile in The Highwomen earned Americana accolades, with a special guest appearance by Dolly Parton at the Newport Folk Festival. Notably, her EDM crossover single “The Middle” with DJ Zedd stands as one of the most streamed songs of all time. If you haven’t heard it, ask your kids to serenade you – it’s a banger featured in McDonald’s and Target commercials.

With duets ranging from One Direction’s Niall Horan to her current single with DJ Diplo, Morris’s show promises something for everyone. Local music scene mainstay Annie Clements, Maren’s bassist and backing vocalist for the past 7 years, will also be recognized by many residents.

Opening the Friday show is Lukas Nelson, dedicated to the Wildlands cause and conservation. Following in his father Willie Nelson’s footsteps, Lukas and the Promise of the Real bring their unique American country rock to the mountains.

SATURDAY HEADLINER: Saturday’s headliner, Dierks Bentley, known for nearly 20 number-one Billboard Country songs, brings his high-energy hit parade to Big Sky. As humorous as he is heartfelt, Bentley’s side project, the 90s country parody band the Hot Country Knights, pokes fun at the genre’s most stereotypical leanings. Get ready for a nonstop, rip-roaring, glass-raising musical experience. Collaborating in the past with Friday’s headliner Maren Morris, there’s hope for a duo performance of their release “I’ll Be The Moon.”

Opening the Saturday show is Wyatt Flores, a fast-rising star and newcomer with a raw and powerful voice. The 22-year-old Oklahoma native’s sold-out headlining tour showcases his emotional and musical juxtaposition, drawing on themes of poverty and cultural struggle, complemented by delicate mandolin and fiddle – a perfect fit for the wild and beautiful backdrop of Big Sky.

Tickets on sale January 29 at 10AM MT

More information HERE

 

First Fridays: Big Sky Artists’ Collective

Join us tomorrow, January 5th, at the Big Sky Artists’ Studio Gallery for an exclusive reception marking the start of our 2024 monthly art series. This First Friday event will illuminate the captivating original photography by Susan Elliott and Thom Peterson. From 5:00 to 7:00pm, immerse yourself in their compelling creations – all are welcome.

Discover these exceptional works exhibited throughout January. Be sure to stay tuned for details on our upcoming February First Friday showcase. Don’t miss the extraordinary celebration of artistry and talent.

Address is: 88 Ousel Falls Road, C-1. Big Sky, MT 59716.

See event posters below and head to the Big Sky Artists’ Collective website HERE for further information.

 

Winter Lights & Delights: Town Center Fridays

Experience the enchantment of Big Sky Town Center every Friday between 4–7pm from December 22 to the end of March. Immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere where local retailers, restaurants, bars, and art galleries offer exclusive specials, retail raffles, local musicians, and more. Friday nights in Town Center are the place to be this winter season!

For the inaugural event kick off, enjoy live music at Block 3 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, followed by live music at Tips Up from 8:00pm – 10:00pm, then capping off the evening with a DJ, also at Tips up, from 10:00pm – 1:00am. Enjoy the night, lights, and delights!

December Events: The Wilson Hotel

Head on over to The Wilson Hotel to take part in the following activities through the end of December. Happy Holidays!

December Events

  • Saturdays – Board Game Night at The Bar – 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Starting December 16th)
  • Fridays – Kid’s Happy Hour with Crafts – 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Starting December 22nd, $5.00 for craft)
  • December 20th – The Giving Tree Wrapping Party – 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Wrap and Deliver Gifts. Pizza provided with a cash bar.
  • December 20th – Old fashioned Christmas with Carolers, Whiskey Tasting and Popcorn Garland Making – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • December 25th – Gingerbread House Decorating – 5:00pm – 7:00pm ($30.00 for kit)
  • December 27th – Live Music in the Lobby (Jazz Trio) with Whiskey Tasting by Willies Distillery – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • December 28th – Cocktail Making Class with our Bartenders – 6:00pm – 8:00pm ($25.00 plus tax)

 

7th Annual Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival

Looking for a scary good time this Halloween? Join us in Big Sky, Montana October 27-29 for the 7th Annual Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival. This three-day all ages Halloween celebration in the Big Sky Town Center has become a Fall favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. Come enjoy a weekend filled with traditional holiday activities, scary movies, live music, costume contests and races, a haunted house, and great Fall fun. Check below for the latest list of festival activities (updated 10/24*).

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2023 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 27th

Pumpkin Painting Party

Bring your pumpkin or purchase one for $5. Decorating supplies are FREE.

Come decorate your pumpkin at The Wilson Hotel Lobby Bar from 4-7 p.m. RSVP with the concierge at (406) 589-5806.

Submit your design to the annual Pumpkin King & Queen Carving Competition held at Fire Pit Park on Sunday, October 29th from 3-4 p.m.

Skull & Roses Ball

710 Ashbury brings their high-energy Grateful Dead tribute band to Big Sky as part of the Haunted Peaks Halloween weekend! The Ball will include a costume competition with prizes awarded to dedicated costume categories. Themed drinks, photo opportunities, and a whole lot of Grateful Dead will be adorning the halls of the Big Sky Waypoint.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Get your tickets: https://bit.ly/3LVQRX3.

Haunted Peaks Window Display Competition Day 1

Stroll through downtown and admire the spooky creativity of local merchants and artists as they decorate their stores for our annual windows and displays competition. Vote for your favorites by scanning the QR code at participating businesses. Note: they may be located on the window display or inside at the register.

Cast your vote by 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Winners will be announced Halloween day on Town Center’s Instagram and Facebook.

Saturday, October 28th

Haunted House

Join us for the Haunted House Presented By Lone Mountain Land Co. & The Big Sky Real Estate Co. Spooky adventures await those brave enough to enter. See poltergeists, vampires, werewolves, and more. All proceeds go towards the good work of the Big Sky Discovery Academy.

Open 2 – 6 p.m. at the River Rock Lodge located at 88 Big Pine Dr, Big Sky, MT 59716.

Haunted Run 5K & Kids Fun Run

Rock your favorite costume and brave 5k of terror and Halloween-themed challenges. Bring your kiddo(s) down to participate in the Kids Fun Run & Costume Parade! Events are hosted by Moving Mountains in support of Morningstar Learning Center and the Big Sky Discovery Academy.

5K race at 1 p.m. and Kids Fun Run & Parade at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact the race director at megan@movingmountainsmt.com for information and registration.

Mini Monster Mash

Spooky family-friendly Halloween party at The Big Sky Waypoint from 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy a kids costume contest, Charlie Brown Halloween movie, candy, specials, and more.

Halloween Bash With DJ Chedda

When it comes to Halloween Big Sky knows how to party. DJ Chedda will be spinning the best Top 40, Dance, and Hip Hop beats to shake your BOOOOOty to. Enjoy the black light dance party, costume contest for great prizes, Halloween cocktail specials, and more.

Join us at Tips Up on Saturday, October 28th. Admission is FREE (21+). Show from 9 p.m – 1 a.m.

Haunted Peaks Window Display Competition Day 2

Stroll through downtown and admire the spooky creativity of local merchants and artists as they decorate their stores for our annual windows and displays competition. Vote for your favorites by scanning the QR code at participating businesses. Note: they may be located on the window display or inside at the register.

Cast your vote by 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Winners will be announced Halloween day on Town Center’s Instagram and Facebook.

Sunday, October 29th

Yappy Hour Presented By The Rocks

Costume contest and happy hour for people and pets. Win prizes from our panel of pet-friendly celebrity judges, enjoy drink specials, treats, and help raise funds and awareness for RUFF (a local nonprofit providing vital veterinary care to the underserved members of the Big Sky community).

2 – 4 p.m. at Fire Pit Park across from The Rocks

Pumpkin King & Queen Carving Competition

Join us for the 2023 Pumpkin King & Queen Carving Competition on Sunday, October 29th. Bring your best pumpkin and jack-o-lantern designs (must be pre carved/decorated*) to show off and enter for a chance to win.

3-4 p.m. at Fire Pit Park

Haunted Peaks Window Display Competition Day 3

Stroll through downtown and admire the spooky creativity of local merchants and artists as they decorate their stores for our annual windows and displays competition. Vote for your favorites by scanning the QR code at participating businesses. Note: they may be located on the window display or inside at the register.

Cast your vote by 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Winners will be announced Halloween day on Town Center’s Instagram and Facebook.

2023 Spring Shoulder Season Guide

Spring can be a wonderful time to be in Big Sky. From backcountry skiing/snowboarding, to fly fishing, whitewater rafting/kayaking, visiting Yellowstone Park, and more. Long days of multi-sport adventure and activities await. Be aware that many of our local businesses have special closures and hours of operation at this time. Stay in the know with our Spring Shoulder Season Guide.
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