The 2020 Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival has OFFICIALLY been cleared for take-off on July 24th, 25th, and 26th in our NEW LOCATION, 1 point 2 miles up Forest Hill Rd. We will have extra sound speakers so folks can sit apart, and plenty of hand sanitizer stations for folks to keep their hands germ free.

This year will be awesome bands in a beautiful new location with lots of trees for plenty of shade and more level ground. Go to www, for the list of bands or more info about the festival. I believe we’ll have more bunches of FUN than you could shake a stick at. Sorry we still don’t offer pre tickets of reserved camping spots so we’ll see you at the gate. Janice, Mike and Tari

MRBA Bluegrass Campout

Come join us May 12th, 13th 14th (THE DATE IN NEWSLETTER WAS INCORRECT) for our annual Bluegrass Campout. Free camping, biking, 4 wheeling, swimming (for the brave), camp fires, hiking, pot-lucks at 6pm, lots of jamming and visiting with friendly folks. We’ll have heated wall tents for late night jamming and pop-ups for shade and rain protection.

Directions– go aprox 4 1/2 miles south of Darby—-turn right up the West Fork Highway—– go around left side of Painted Rocks Lake——just past 29 mile marker turn left up Hughes Creek…. go aprox 1 mile and turn right on Thunder Mtn Road.. We are on the left…. All Bluegrass Lovers Welcome… Mike and Tari

Christmas Party, Meeting, and Jam.. Dec 14th.

Come to our Annual Christmas Party, annual meeting, and gift exchange, Saturday- Dec 14th, at the Masonic Lodge – 126 East Broadway Street in Missoula. Meeting at 3 pm, pot-luck at 6 pm, and gift exchange after dinner. Tari is cooking two big hams so please bring a side dish and a small gift…Lots of friendly folks. —ALL BLUEGRASS LOVERS WELCOME

For folks renting a motel Saturday night, after much research, we like the Fairbridge Inn on Brooks Street. Good prices, nice rooms and nice beds, allow pets and free breakfast. 1-866-476-7002. See you there—Mike and Tari

Forrest’s banjo and pic

The MRBA contacted the Clinton Community Hall and they said they would love to have Forrest Clark’s pic and banjo to display in his home town. MRBA member Steve Chapman volunteered to build a display case. A fitting tribute to a great guy… Mike and Tari