Montana’s largest winter bluegrass festival is back with even bigger stars and sounds. The lineup for the 12th Annual Big Sky Big Grass Festival includes Leftover Salmon, the Travelin’ McCourys, Billy Strings, the Larry Keel Experience, Keller & The Keels, Two Bit Franks, Madison Range, the Gallatin Grass Project, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, the Kitchen Dwellers and more.
Many people come to Montana with the idea that nobody is going to tell them what to do here. That might be true, but you need to know that the benefits of this sentiment are only available to those who fully understand it, respect it and cherish it.
After a long day on the slopes, there are few things more satisfying than sitting in a comfy chair with a frosty beverage. “Aprés,” as the tradition is known, is an opportunity to decompress and recall the day’s excitement while nursing your tired limbs with alcohol and gluttonous appetizers that you might feel guilty about ordering in any other scenario. But you’re supposed to be on vacation, and you just got done working your tail off; you earned it. Whether you’re skiing Bridger or Big Sky, you won’t need to travel far to find your own ideal aprés scene.