Join Us For ‘Pasture Pickin’ in Libby Mt., August 10-17th, 2014

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castIt starts August 10-17th, 2014 and goes all week.  So ya’ll load yer truck & come join us, ya hear.

This is the 2nd Pasture Pickin event this summer, (the 1st one was last May). We have been having our Bluegrass and country campout for 19 years and have meet so many great people and heard some great music.

Just to tell you a little bit of our camp out, First it  is free to every  one, we have lots of room for camping out, we have built a couple of places where we can get out of the weather and play music, It is dry camping but we have great well water to fill your rigs up with. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times.  There are some people that come early and that is fine with us, every one looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting newones. (P.S. This 2nd camp out will not have our pot luck dinner or band scramble like we did in May).

jamming1Pasture pickin is held 5  1/2  miles up pipe creek road. If you need any more info. Just give us a call. (406) 293-6608  so hope to see you, and have a great day,

Dorothy and Dale

6TH ANNUAL HARDTIMES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL July 25-26-27, 2014

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Mike and Tari Conroy… Present the 6th annual HARDTIMES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

July 25-26-27, 2014

Welcome to the official home page for the 6th annual Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival. This festival has a “old timey mountain feel” and features traditional bluegrass music. Our festival is an affordable, family friendly gathering in a beautiful setting, that is geared towards having good clean fun while celebrating the sounds of traditional bluegrass music.  Come see us this year!                  

Admission Fees: Adult – $12.00 for the weekend

(3 minutes or 3 days-it’s all the same  price)

12 Years and under – $6.00 for the weekend

Dry Camping – $12.00 for the weekend.

Camping is available in the trees on a first come- first serve basis.

NO RV HOOKUPS ARE AVAILABLE

Food vendors on site

Leashed dogs are allowed.

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS

Festival site opens for camping Thursday, July 24th, 10:00 am

Featured Activities

11 Performing Bands

Pioneers in Montana Bluegrass

Band Contest Awards for “Best Band” and “Most Character”

Kids in Bluegrass

Bluegrass Gospel Sunday Morning

Lots of Jamming

Mike & Tari Conroy

Mike & Tari Conroy

THE DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET at Montana Snowbowl Ski Area, 9-14-14

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The David Grisman Sextet
September 14TH 2014 at 5PM
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 15TH 2014
Limited VIP Packages& “Early-bird” prices for General Admission available!
Tickets available at www.SnowbowlMountainMusic.com

Bluegrass legend David Grisman takes the stage with “The David Grisman Sextet” for the inaugural concert of the new concert series “Snowbowl Mountain Music”      at Missoula’s local ski hill Montana Snowbowl, Sunday Sept. 14th 5PM. Local favorites “The Lil’ Smokies” will open.

Tickets go on sale Thursday May 15th. Tickets will be available online at snowbowlmountainmusic.com. A limited number of “VIP” packages ($65) will be available to purchase which include premium seating & parking and a special commemorative concert package. A limited number of “Early Bird” tickets ($35/$32 Adult/Student & Senior 65 ) will also be available until sold-out for General Admission. General Admission tickets will be available at Rockin’ Rudy’s and a dedicated box office location at a later date TBA.

About the Artist:
An acoustic pioneer and innovator, mandolinist/composer bandleader/producer David Grisman has forged a unique personal artistic path for nearly half a century, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms — jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom — “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music. His career is littered with recording and performance collaborations with the biggest contemporary artists of our day including Sam bush, Jerry Garcia, Del McCoury, the Grateful Dead, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, and James Taylor.

MI0001335680In the 30 years since forming the seminal group the David Grisman Quintet, David’s ensembles have won numerous polls and awards, headlining major jazz, folk and bluegrass festivals around the world.

Come enjoy an evening with David Grisman under an open sky at the base of Montana Snowbowl, offering an epic experience in-synch with the natural beauty offered at Missoula’s local ski hill.

 

SAM BUSH!! at River City Roots Fest in Missoula MT

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Sam Bush, a well-known mandolin player, will headline this year’s River City Roots Festival in downtown Missoula. The annual music, arts and culture festival is set for Aug. 23-24.

Bush won the 2009 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement award, is known as a founding member of Newgrass Revival, and is considered the originator of “Newgrass” music. His most recent album “Circles Around Me” was No. 3 on the U.S. bluegrass charts.

Bush will play from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Main Street main stage. The rest of the 2014 line-up will be announced at a later date.

Roots Fest is an admission-free festival that drew more than 15,000 people last year. The two-day event also features a juried art show, a four-mile competitive and fun run, a family fun festival in Caras Park, and a 15-vendor food court on Ryman Street. The 2014 event will also include a stand-up paddle board competition to be held on the Clark Fork River.

You Dont Want to Miss “Forest Flats” for Fantastic Pickin’ & Campin’ !!

MRBA ANNUAL CAMP OUT    August 1-3, 2014
The annual MRBA camp out will be held at Forrest Flats Highway 10 East between Turah and Clinton, about three miles East of Turah and three miles west of Clinton. There will be signs.

Dry camping Fri. Sat. and Sun, August 1st-3rd. You should come a day earlier, if you can, to join other early pickers plus grab a good camping spot.  Breakfast pot luck on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday nite the Association will provide the meat and desert.  We ask members to bring pot luck dishes to finish the meal.

There will be a $10.00 charge for non members or unpaid members for Saturday nite, should be a no brainer when dues are $10.00 each or $15.00 for family.  Family = two adults and minor children. You need to sign up in advance for Saturday meal.

To register: Forrest Clark Phone 406-825-7806 email bg4flats@blackfoot.net

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Community Picking Circle at TANGLED TONES, Missoula MT

Tangled Tones Music Studio WebsiteWednesdays -6pm-9pm in the Tangled Tones Common Room

Tangled Tones Music Studio Website

All levels and styles of acoustic players are welcome.  This jam has been on-going for several years and has a healthy attendance by a bunch of great folks.  Thanks to Matthew Nord of Tangled Tones Music Studio for providing a bluegrass friendly location for this weekly jam.

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BLUEGRASS PICKING AT THE LOFT, downtown missoula

Just a reminder . . .
IMG_0786BLUEGRASS PICKING CIRCLE AT THE LOFT…Friday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.
At least 3 spaces for jamming.
In the front area of the Loft we will set up a sound system so that the pickers can really entertain the grinners and we will have a sign up sheet for a few bands to play short sets of a few tunes between 9:00ish and 10:30ish with open jamming before and after.

The Wine Cave and the Conference Room (as well as the back porch weather permitting) will be available for other jams.
No suggested donation. BYOB and food to share if desired.

Acoustic stringed instruments only please
Presented by Richards and Gangi Productions otherwise known as your good time fun loving freinds Larry and Sue.

Pickers and grinners welcome! Y’all come now:)
The Loft of Missoula is located at 119 West Main Street.
Free parking after 5pm in the parking garage across the street.
Be aware that The Loft of Missoula is on the second floor of the buidling in the picture, that it is accessed by long stairways at both the front and rear of the building, and that it is not handicapped accessible.  That said, if the stairs pose a challenge but you really want to attend, we can probably round some big strong fellers up to help you and and down the stairs.

If you have any questions talk to Larry Gangi, Sue Richards, or Pat Davis

Bluegrass Pickin’ Circle at The Loft

 FRIDAY, APRIL 18 starting at 8:00PM
 At least 3 spaces for jamming
 In the front area of the Loft we will set up a sound system so that the pickers can really entertain the grinners and we will have a sign up sheet for a few bands to play short sets of a few tunes between 9:00ish and 10:30ish with open jamming before and after.
 The Wine Cave and the Conference Room (as well as the back porch weather permitting) will be available for other jams.
BYOB and food to share if desired.
Acoustic stringed instruments only please
Presented by Richards and Gangi Productions otherwise known as your good time fun loving freinds Larry and Sue.
 Y’all come now:)
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The Loft of Missoula is located at 119 West Main Street.
Free parking after 5pm in the parking garage across the street.
Be aware that The Loft of Missoula is on the second floor of the buidling in the picture, that it is accessed by long stairways at both the front and rear of the building, and that it is not handicapped accessible.  That said, if the stairs pose a challenge but you really want to attend, we can probably round some big strong fellers up to help you and and down the stairs.
If you have any questions talk to Larry Gangi, Sue Richards, or Pat Davis.

Missoulian article about Ruby Jewel Jamboree

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Kathy Kallick Band, from left to right, Cary Black, Tom Bekeny, Annie Staninec, Kathy Kallick, Greg Booth will play. Ruby’s Inn in Missoula on April 7.

March 28, 2014 6:15 am
• By DILLON KATO for the Missoulian

Spring is here, which means it’s concert season in Missoula, and this year some of the biggest names in bluegrass are coming to town.

The 2014 Ruby Jewel Jamboree will feature a series of concerts at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula, bringing in top-tier bluegrass talent like the Kathy Kallick Band, Junior Sisk, Bradford Lee Folk and others.

The Ruby Jewel Jamboree was started in 2010 and named after Ruby Erck, whose family owns a group of hotels in Montana. The bluegrass tour is the pet project of Ruby’s daughter Phyllis Erck, who is also the president of the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association.

Jamboree producer Kimberlee Carlson said Phyllis is on a mission to bring the popularity of bluegrass in the eastern United States to the West. The tour was established with the goal of bringing big-name bluegrass artists as well as up-and-comers to Montana and give local talent a place to showcase their work.  read more…

 

Searching for a Montana Bluegrass Band to play at…

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act – A Missoula Celebration!! 

hilary_heading_back_from_gladiatorWe are a collaborative of nonprofits and community members putting on this event Saturday, September 20th 2014, in McCormick Park.

We are looking for a Montana bluegrass band to play for the afternoon. We have some money for a band but would greatly appreciate any discounts.

We are still working out exact times. We will advertise your participation through web, radio, and print outlets.

        If you and your band are interested or have any questions, please email me.

            Thank You, Emily Struss at estruss@nationalforests.org