Bluegrass invades Big Sky Resort for the 9th annual Big Sky Big Grass Festival, February 5 - 8, 2015. This long running festival will kickoff with Leftover Salmon at Whiskey Jacks on Thursday, February 5, and continue through Sunday, February 8 in multiple locations throughout Big Sky Resort.
Starting Friday, February 6, 2015 through Sunday are free shows beginning at 4pm in Carabiner Lounge, Whiskey Jacks, and Chet’s Lounge featuring Two Bit Franks, Driftwood Grinners, The Good Time Travelers, Kitchen Dwellers, Jawbone Railroad, Dodgy Mountain Men, Billy Strings & Don Julin, and Tyler Grant.
Headlining Friday night, February 6, 2015 in the Missouri Ballroom is J2B2, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, led by music virtuoso John Jorgenson. Opening for J2B2 is Darol Anger, famous bluegrass fiddler. The all-woman bluegrass band, Della Mae will headline at Whiskey Jacks. Opening for Della Mae are Billy Strings and Don Julin.

Continuing on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Missouri Ballroom is The Travelin’ McCourys, with Della Mae for an encore performance. The Grant Farm Band, led by Tyler Grant, will be playing at Whiskey Jacks with the opening band, The Good Time Travelers. Darol Anger and the Furies will give an intimate performance in the Talus Room.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 will start at 8:30 am with a Big Grass Gospel Jam in the Talus Room. Closing out the festival, in the Missouri Ballroom, will be Leftover Salmon, blending aggressive bluegrass, rock, country and Cajun/Zydeco, or as Leftover Salmon calls it “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” with the opening band, Two Bit Franks. Headlining in the Whiskey Jacks will be Pert Near Sandstone from Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota with the opening band, Kitchen Dwellers. Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and The Good Time Travelers will play an intimate performance in the Talus Room.

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