August 01, 2019
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Big Sky Town Center, 33 Lone Peak Dr
Join us as we continue the 2019 Music in the Mountains summer concert series with the award-winning music of Marcia Ball on Thursday, August 1, in the Big Sky Town Center Park. Opening the show is local Big Sky musician Kylie Spence.
“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician of The Year and a four-time Grammy nominee, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. With each new release, her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter continues to grow. Her love of the road has led to years of soul-satisfying performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs. The New York Times says, “Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.” The Houston Chronicle says simply, “She’s as perfect as an artist can be.”
An old soul and young at heart, Kylie Spence can write a song that anyone can relate to. Being only 17, many wonder how Spence writes songs that cover topics well beyond what a person her age might experience. Kylie’s first single, “Lying Eyes” immediately hit iTunes’ Hot Tracks and has already accumulated over 278,000 Spotify streams, while “Stuck on You” has more than 675,000. Her latest single, “Garden,” was released in early 2019.
Park opens at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. There will be food and beverage vendors, kids art activities and admission is FREE! Please NO DOGS and NO GLASS CONTAINERS in the park during concerts. Thank you for your cooperation.