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May 1st – May 31st: Town Center Spring Bingo

Stop into any of the participating businesses listed and grab your Spring Bingo Card. Instructions on how to play are included. Drop your completed card off by June 3rd to be entered in a raffle for great prizes drawn on June 10!

 

Wildlife Awareness

As the snowpack recedes higher in elevation, we are seeing more activity from our local wildlife. The elk and moose are becoming more prevalent in the area again, and the bears are searching for food wherever they can find it. During this time, it is important that we all do our part to keep the wildlife, wild. Giving these animals adequate space in an encounter is always advised. Even from inside a vehicle, it is important to give all wildlife enough space so they do not feel threatened. Another critical action that can be taken is to make sure all bear attractants are secured. A bear attractant can be anything that has a scent. Things like grills, bird feeders, and food trash will attract bears especially this time of year when they have limited natural food sources. It is important to keep these attractants in locations that a bear cannot get into. Please enjoy viewing these beautiful animals while keeping them wild.

Exciting News: Tips Up Unveils State-Of-The-Art Sound System

Tips Up is thrilled to share that a brand-new sound system has been installed! This major upgrade is set to position Tips Up as a premier music venue, rivaling top club-sized venues across the country.

With this transition to a top-of-the-line system, Tips Up will now have the capability to cater to the audio needs of top national artists, making it an attractive destination for tours stopping at similarly sized venues. This upgrade not only enhances our support for local and regional talent but also opens the doors for national acts to perform in Big Sky for one-night shows or multi-night residencies.

Music is at the heart of Big Sky’s identity, and Tips Up is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for both our local community and visitors. The vision is for Big Sky to be renowned not only for its world-class outdoor activities but also for its vibrant nightlife, with a world-class music scene as its centerpiece.

This upgrade marks a significant milestone for Tips Up, allowing them to elevate their music programming to the level of major market venues. Whether you’re a fan of Americana Country, New Grass Jam, Trance DJs, Story-Telling Singer Songwriters, or classic Rock n’ Roll, Tips Up will be delivering exceptional sound quality and a powerful low-end thump to enhance your experience.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey of enhancing our music scene and creating unforgettable moments at Tips Up!

9th Annual Big Sky Winter Shootout Film & Photo Festival – Saturday, April 6th

Big Sky’s Favorite Little Film & Photo Festival Returns For its 9th Year

The Big Sky Winter Shootout is a full on visual celebration of Big Sky’s ski community and mountain culture. It pays tribute to our local customs and traditions, gives voice to social issues, showcases the work and talents of the many creatives that call this place home, and does it all with a smile, tear and a laugh. This little film festival has produced cult classics like Higher Love I & II, Master Blader I & II, Bachelor of Big Sky, 4 Guys 1 Line, Don’t Change, just to name a few.

Please join us Saturday, April 6th at The Way Point for all of this year’s submissions by Big Sky’s local creatives. Rock your best Dirtbag and apres attire for this Shred Carpet event and for a chance to win $100 cash for best dressed. Also, enter to win a YES Basic 155 snowboard from G.A.S.

Vote for the Live People’s Choice Awards and recognize your favorite artists. Votes from the two showings by the live audience will be tallied up and announced at the awards ceremony after the 9pm screening (tentatively scheduled for 10:30pm*). Shootout awards include Best Powder, Best Line, Best Trick, Best Social Commentary, Best Lifestyle, Best Landscape/Cinematography, and Best Wildlife. 

Showings at 6pm and 9pm. Tickets on sale now. (https://bit.ly/BigSkyWinterShootout24)

Can’t make it to the premiere? Follow Second Season on Facebook or Instagram for the online release of all the 2024 Big Sky Winter Shootout submissions.

2024 Big Sky Farmers Market

The 2024 Big Sky Farmers Market will take place every Wednesday from 5-8pm, June 5th-September 25th in Big Sky Town Center (Market stretches from Town Center Plaza, along Town Center Ave. and over to Fire Pit Park). Please note that for the month of September the Fall Markets will downsize to a smaller venue tentatively at the Town Center Plaza.

Application forms can be filled out and submitted HERE. Applications will be reviewed by our team for approval with an emphasis towards local/regional farmers, professional artisans, young artists/entrepreneurs, and community organizations – all with a goal of helping to foster and maintain a market that is true to our Big Sky mountain culture. The Fall Markets for the month of September are by invitation. Please let our team know if your brand is interested in attending. Once reviewed we will notify vendors of the status of their application. Thank you for your patience as we process your requests and we look forward to another great market season.

 

12th Annual Auction for the Arts

The Arts Council of Big Sky wrapped up its 12th Annual Auction for the Arts on February 2 with an impressive show of support from the Big Sky community. This year’s auction was a tremendous success, raising a total of $238,000 through the sale of 85 art pieces contributed by 69 artists, who generously shared their proceeds with the Arts Council. The event also featured the Arts for All Paddle Call, which garnered $58,000 in donation pledges.

Thanks to this incredible support, the event’s net proceeds amount to $185,000, which will directly benefit arts programming in Big Sky, including the “Contribute What You Can” art classes accessible to all residents.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated volunteers, talented artists, and hardworking staff who made this event possible. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our event sponsors, whose generous support was instrumental in the success of the auction.

  • Lone Mountain Land Company
  • Big Sky Real Estate Company
  • Montage Big Sky
  • JP Morgan Private Banking
  • Blue Ribbon Builders
  • Bozeman Spirits Distillery
  • Big Sky Journal
  • Western Art and Architecture
  • Gina Dee and Provincial Store Fixtures
  • Five Star AV
  • Vision West Contemporary
  • Gallery Wild
  • Maya Frodeman Gallery

Thank you all for your support of the arts in Big Sky!

Pictures by Dave Pecunies – Instagram: @DavePecunies

Valentine’s Day Reminder – Belle Cose Trunk Show featuring Heather Moore

Heather B Moore in house from 2/14 through 2/15

Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Heather is known for her unique, charm based jewelry designs. Come in to start your collection, and discover what her collection is all about. Don’t forget to check out her Lone Peak Charm Collection. Great charms and jewelry for that special someone on Valentine’s Day.

Belle Cose | Big Sky

223 Town Center Avenue

Big Sky, Montana 59716

 

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

New Business Spotlight: Blindside Burger

The Town Center Owners Association (an affiliate of Lone Mountain Land Company) is thrilled to announce the opening of a new restaurant at 47 Town Center Avenue, Suite D1.

Brought to you by the culinary artists who founded Blue Buddha Sushi and Tres Toros Tacos & Tequila, Blindside Burger will be the newest restaurant to break into the dining scene in Big Sky. “Picture this: Creative smash burgers that’ll make your taste buds high-five, shakes so unique they’re practically edible art, crispy fries, and beers that’ll have you saying, “Cheers, Big Sky!” It’s the kind of vibe that’s fast-casual and family friendly.”, says Twist Thompson, Owner of Blue Buddha Sushi, Tres Toros, and Blindside Burger.

Blindside Burger is projected to open on February 12, 2024 and will serve lunch and dinner, from 11am – 9pm, Monday – Saturday.

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