The inaugural Moonlight Musicfest will bring The Wood Brothers, Grace Potter, Sam Bush Band and more to Big Sky.
The festival is slated for Aug. 17-18 at Moonlight’s Madison Village at the base of Big Sky Resort, on the north side of Lone Peak. The Wood Brothers and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers headline Friday night, and Grace Potter headlines Saturday.
Festival attendees are invited to camp, and the event will include food, drink and arts and crafts vendors, according to a press release from the organizer.
“To have a weekend in Big Sky with this caliber of music, and with all the outdoor pursuits available, it’s going to put the event on the list of must-go festivals,” said Tom Garnsey, owner and president of Vootie Productions, in the release.
The annual weekly outdoor concert series, Music in the Mountains, will also be take place this weekend, 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, hosted by Lone Mountain Land Company and The Big Sky Real Estate Company. These family-friendly concerts are held every Thursday from June-September at the city's Center Stage at Town Center Park, starting at 6 p.m.
“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," said Arts Council of Big Sky Executive Director Brian Hurlbut.
Tickets for Moonlight Musicfest go on sale May 15 at 8 a.m. and include an early bird festival pass for $95 until June 1. After that date, the cost is $125 for a festival pass. Single day passes range from $50-60 in advance and from $65-75 day of. Camping is an additional $100 for the weekend. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit moonlightmusicfest.com.