MRBA annual Campout

The MRBA annual campout will be August 19, 20, 21 at Hughes Creek up the West Fork of the Bitterroot. (It is moved from the Elmo location because of fire) As in previous years this location offers free camping, plenty of room for big rigs, shade trees, hiking, biking, etc, and camping next to beautiful Hughes Creek. Potluck Saturday at 6 pm. Thru the weekend the MRBA will offer an endless supply of hotdogs and pie.. Come join in the fun..For directions call Mike at 406-8two1-3seven77

MRBA Festival and Fundraiser

BIG NEWS—- The MRBA Festival and Fundraiser is ON for Saturday, April 9th, at The Neely Center in Victor Mt. (It’s 5 blocks West of the gas station in Victor).. If your group would like to play a set, contact me right away as the slots are filling fast… Mike Conroy– 406-821-3777

Christmas Party, meeting and pot-luck

Come join us this weekend (Saturday, Dec 18th) for our Christmas Party, annual business meeting and pot-luck at 216 College street in Stevensville Mt. Doors open at 2pm, business meeting at 3pm and pot-luck at 6pm… Jamming all over the place.. We won’t have a kitchen this year so cook your food at home, and no gifts at the party this year. Come support our association and join in the fun…. Mike C (head pot-luck samplier guy)

Hootenanny Nov-20th 2021

Come join in the fun at the Hootenanny.. All Bluegrass Lovers Welcome… Sign-up sheet there if you want to perform on stage.. Encouraged to bring cookies and please print off copies of this poster and put them up to make the Hoot a smashing success.. Mike (head cookie sampler)

Gibbonsville Campout Sept. 10-11-12

Yep, it is the Gibbonsville gathering the weekend after Labor Day, September 10-11-12.  What a great chance to relax, pick, eat great food, eat ice cream, tell tales, memories, and share it all once again.

Watch health updates, but Covid continues to be minor in our county. Please take personal precautions. The Trail Creek fire is a bit of a concern, but the smoke has not been bad. We will all monitor that situation and send out alerts if needed.

All campers MUST check in with RoseMarie when you arrive. There is more room for tents and dry campers this year. Rates per night are tents $10, campers without hookups $15, and all hookups and extra-large RV’s $20. Showers are $5 unless you rent a cabin.  Cabins are $55-$60 unless you are a picker, then it is $20 less per night. Water at the site is limited, so fill your tanks before coming. Please keep your dogs on a leash. No open fires.

The Broken Arrow will be open Fri, Sat and Sunday afternoon serving that delicious Mexican food that we all love.  They will not be open for breakfast on Saturday morning.

And…..don’t forget about the ICE CREAM SOCIAL on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.  Y’all bring something to put on the ice cream (syrups, fruit, toppings…whatever sounds good) and we’ll have another smashing round of ice cream treats! We skipped this last year, but it is on and ready to go this year.

There is a potluck Saturday night at 6pm and Sunday morning breakfast at 10am followed by gospel music until noon.  Picking always continues until ………..??? J Wall tents and jam tents are surely appreciated!

So pack the truck, change your strings, and travel safely to this 26th gathering.  Expect laughter, friends, great meals, and of course the sweet sounds of the music we love. See you there!

For more information and/or questions, contact RoseMarie Ramey at the Broken Arrow


August Bluegrass Events

Aug. 6-7,  Bob Marshall Music Festival,  Seeley Lake

2021 Music Line Up (

Aug. 12—Timber Rattlers, Missoula Downtown Tonight @ Caras Park

August 20—Whitefish Hootenany, Depot Park, Whitefish  

Aug. 27-28, River City Roots Festival, Missoula,                              

Aug. 27—28 , Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association – Contest ( , Dillon, MT   (See pg. 5) 

Sept. 3—Lockwood Trio, West Glacier Farmer’s Market