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Nov. – Dec. Newsletter
Sept. – Oct. Newsletter
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 (thebobmusic.com)
Aug. 12—Timber Rattlers, Missoula Downtown Tonight @ Caras Park
August 20—Whitefish Hootenany, Depot Park, Whitefish
Aug. 27-28, River City Roots Festival, Missoula, https://www.rivercityrootsfestival.com/
Aug. 27—28 , Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association – Contest (montanastateoldtimefiddlers.org) , Dillon, MT (See pg. 5)
Sept. 3—Lockwood Trio, West Glacier Farmer’s Market
MRBA Newsletter – Special Edition!
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Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival
It’s back! Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival is next weekend (July 23,24,25) in Darby, MT. Don’t miss it! (See website for details:
Shook Mountain Productions L.L.C. – Home (hardtimesbluegrass.com)
July 17—18, Bannack Days—Bannack State Park, Dillon, MT, (For more info: 406-834-3413 )
July 17—Trampled with Turtles, Kettlehouse Ampitheater, Missoula, https://logjampresents.com/events/
July 17 & 18—Under the Big Sky Festival, Whitefish, MT, https://www.underthebigskyfest.com/
July 23—25, HardTimes Bluegrass Festival, Darby, MT, http://hardtimesbluegrass.com/
HardTimes Festival Cancelled
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival 2020 has been CANCELED. See Facebook page for further details and information about purchasing T-shirts. https://www.facebook.com/hardtimesbluegrass