Late Summer Happenings in Bozeman, Big Sky and Yellowstone

August

When: August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29, September 5

What: Gallatin River Grill Out: Every Wednesday this summer (besides July 4th), Gallatin River Lodge will be hosting their weekly BBW event with food, drinks, live music and free casting lessons.

Where: Gallatin River Lodge, Bozeman

More info: www.grlodge.com

When: August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29

What: Big Sky Farmers Market: Big Sky Farmers Market features fresh produce, herbs, plants and flowers, baked goods, woodworking, log furniture, antler art, photography and fine art, jewelry and clothing from local vendors. There will also be several food trucks to tempt your taste buds and activities to keep the kids entertained.

Where: Fire Pit Park, Town Center, Big Sky

More info: www.bigskytowncenter.com/farmers-market/

When: August 2

What: Music on Main Summer Concert Series: Cole & the Thornes: Come mingle with the Bozeman community during this free, all-ages concert series. In addition to experiencing great music, you’ll be able to purchase food and souvenirs from one of the many local vendors, and participate in a family activity hosted by one of the valley’s participating non-profits.

Hometown heroes Cole & the Thornes began with an infectious restlessness and a heart engraved with longing adventure. In 2013 the music started out with Cole Thorne on ukulele and Jordan Cole Rodenbiker on bass: a soulful, R&B infused, reggae-influenced duet. After a tour to Maui and a freight train music tour across the country, the band blossomed into a full seven piece group in the summer of 2016, when they added members Jelani Mahiri on afrobeat-inspired percussion, Andy Gavin on drums and Aaron Banfield on Jazz guitar. The Thornes then added Daniel Wood on the pocket trumpet and Matt Sloan on saxophone, creating a playful horn section.

Where: Main Street, Bozeman

More info: www.downtownbozeman.org/event/music-on-main

When: August 2

What: Music in the Mountains: Cordovas: Enjoy fresh air, food trucks, local vendors and free tunes in The Big Sky Town Center.

Caught halfway between Duane Allman’s Telecaster twang, the Dead’s hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California’s folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high on their upcoming album, That Santa Fe Channel.

Where: Town Center Park, Big Sky

More Info: www.bigskyarts.org/programs/musicinthemountains

When: August 3-5

What: Sweet Pea Festival Weekend: Sweet Pea has been a tradition for 41 years. Enjoy the entire weekend with a variety of music, dance and theatre performances, along with adult and children’s workshops and activities, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and a craft beer and wine garden. Sweet Pea is a non-profit organization and gives the profit from the festival back to the community in the form of grants to local arts organizations and arts education.

Where: Lindley Park, Bozeman

More Info: www.sweetpeafestival.org

When: August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8

What: Gallatin Valley Farmers Market: The Gallatin Valley Farmers Market provides an opportunity and location for local vendors of homemade food, handmade crafts and locally grown produce to market, display and sell their goods to promote economic well-being and support the development of home-based businesses.

Where: Haynes Pavilion, Gallatin Valley Fairgrounds, Bozeman

More info: www.gallatinvalleyfarmersmarket.com

When: August 4-5

What: SLAM Festival: Celebrate and Support Local Artists and Musicians at the annual SLAM Festival. Artists from around the state of Montana in all mediums will be exhibiting their work while performers grace the stage for two days of fabulous Montana entertainment. Delicious culinary options will be available for your enjoyment, along with a selection of Montana made spirits and brews for patrons 21+ years old in the SLAM Libations garden.

Where: Bogert Park

More Info: www.slamfestivals.org

When: August 6, August 13

What: Inside a Guitar with Gibson Guitars: In the music industry, Bozeman is world-renown for its acoustic guitars. From the Gibson Guitar factory to individual guitar craftsmen, guitars made in Bozeman are played by famous musicians around the world. Celebrate Montana’s guitar builders and local musicians in weekly events for all ages, all summer long.

Where: Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman

More info: www.museumoftherockies.org

When: August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25

What: Bogert Farmers Market: The Bogert Farmers Market is a place for families and friends to gather, socialize, support local and share in a fun-filled community environment.
The Market is run by the PARC Foundation, whose members commit the Market’s revenues to the preservation and improvement of the Bogert Farmers Market and Bozeman Parks.

Where: Bogert Park, Bozeman

More info: www.bogertfarmersmarket.org

When: August 9

What: Music on Main Summer Concert Series: Off in the Woods
Come mingle with the Bozeman community during this free, all-ages concert series. In addition to experiencing great music, you’ll be able to purchase food and souvenirs from one of the many local vendors, and participate in a family activity hosted by one of the valley’s participating non-profits.

Offering a new flavor of music, this funk-rock-jazz band plays up and down Western Montana where they attract a strong local following. Come see what all of the hubbub is about.

Where: Main Street, Bozeman

More info: www.downtownbozeman.org/event/music-on-main

When: August 9

What: Music in the Mountains: The Elders: Enjoy fresh air, food trucks, local vendors and free tunes in The Big Sky Town Center.

The Elders were founded in 1998, by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. Their ability to bring together the art of storytelling with elements that are both musically progressive and rooted in tradition has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim.

Where: Town Center Park, Big Sky

More Info: www.bigskyarts.org/programs/musicinthemountains

When: August 10-12

What: Big Sky Classical Music Festival

For this year’s festival, prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing sounds of acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova, who will perform an intimate recital with fellow violinist Angella Ahn at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on opening night.

Saturday’s free outdoor concert will see Time for Three—perhaps the hottest classical crossover ensemble in the world—perform music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, including new music from William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon, as well as playing originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.

Sunday’s free outdoor performance of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra with Maestro Peter Bay will feature Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, as well as Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Bella Hristova; included will be selections from Milhaud and Fauré.

Where: Warren Miller Performing Arts Center and Town Center Park, Big Sky

More info: www.bigskyarts.org/big-sky-classical-music-festival/

When: August 16

What: Music on Main Summer Concert Series: Shakewell

Come mingle with the Bozeman community during this free, all-ages concert series. In addition to experiencing great music, you’ll be able to purchase food and souvenirs from one of the many local vendors and participate in a family activity hosted by one of the valley’s participating non-profits.

A funk brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, Shakewell thumps out its own original blend of mountain funk, soul and R&B.

Where: Main Street, Bozeman

More info: www.downtownbozeman.org/event/music-on-main

When: August 16

What: Music in the Mountains: Jeff Austin Band with opening band Two Bit Franks: Enjoy fresh air, food trucks, local vendors and free tunes in The Big Sky Town Center.

The career of Colorado-based artist Jeff Austin has already seen him break through jam and bluegrass scenes (as co-founder of the legendary Yonder Mountain String Band), play stages from The Fillmore Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater, and outdoor events like Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, among many others. But with the launch of his solo career in 2014, Austin is now building on the foundations of previous ventures while honing his own sound and charting new courses.

Featuring some of the finest Bluegrass musicians in Montana, Two Bit Franks are John Lowell, Tom Murphy, Russ Smith, Jeff Shouse and Kevin Fabozzi. They’re all local favorites on their own and having them together is bound to be something special.

Where: Town Center Park, Big Sky

More Info: www.bigskyarts.org/programs/musicinthemountains

When: August 17-18

What: Moonlight Musicfest: The Moonlight Musicfest is bringing artists like The Wood Brothers, The Well, Grace Potter and more to Big Sky’s Madison Base area for an unforgettable mountain music festival experience. Local vendors and food trucks will be in attendance, and camping packages are available.

Where: Madison Base Area, Big Sky Resort

More info: www.moonlightmusicfest.com

When: August 23

What: Music in the Mountains: The Dustbowl Revival: Enjoy fresh air, food trucks, local vendors and free tunes in The Big Sky Town Center.

Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece, “Would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter.” (Los Angeles Times.)

Where: Town Center Park, Big Sky

More Info: www.bigskyarts.org/programs/musicinthemountains

When: August 30

What: Music in the Mountains: Pinky and the Floyd: Enjoy fresh air, food trucks, local vendors and free tunes in The Big Sky Town Center.

Bozeman-based Pinky and the Floyd has taken the regional music scene by storm and recently has been called the Northwest’s Hottest Pink Floyd Tribute Band. Their performances strike the perfect balance between intimacy and intensity, and the energy and stage presence is unprecedented.

Where: Town Center Park, Big Sky

More Info: www.bigskyarts.org/programs/musicinthemountains

September

When: September 14-16

What: Mountainfilm Big Sky: The third annual Mountainfilm in Big Sky is a collection of films meant to inspire and educate audiences to create a better world, curated by the folks at the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. This year’s event includes a feature film at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, a night of documentary films at the Lone Peak Cinema and a free outdoor movie in Town Center Park. In addition, there will be kids activities, conversations with film industry professionals and other activities throughout the weekend.

Where: Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, Lone Peak Cinema, Town Center Park, Big Sky

More Info: www.bigskyarts.org/mountainfilm/

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