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

MRBA CAMP-OUT and JAM June 11-13 2021

The annual MRBA camp-out and jam will June 11-13 aprox 1 mile up Hughes creek. The assoc will supply hot-dogs and pies on sat. Pot-lucks at 6pm… To get to Hughes creek…head south of Darby (aprox 4 miles) ——-turn up the West Fork highway (#473)—- follow the highway up and around the left side of Painted Rock Lake…Turn left at Hughes Creek and go aprox 1 mile…… right on Thunder Mtn road and we are on the left… watch for signs…. ALL BLUEGRASS LOVERS WELCOME…. Come join in the FUN…free camping, hiking, biking, 4 wheeling, swimming (for the brave), jamming and enjoying friends… See you there.. Mike (head pot-luck eater guy)

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