August 08, 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 bluegrass stylings of Town Mountain on Thursday, August 8, in Big Sky’s Town Center Park. Opening the show is up and coming Bozeman bluegrass band Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs.
Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Asheville, North Carolina-based Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It’s what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group’s wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle. Town Mountain’s latest album New Freedom Blues (2018) is full of new material and features several guest artists including Tyler Childers, who co-wrote one of the songs, Miles Miller (Sturgill Simpson, drummer), and other friends. Their prior album, Southern Crescent (2016), debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart while staying for 10 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s radio chart Top 40, and widely considered one of the best bluegrass albums of that year. This summer the band is performing at major festivals including Lockn’, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Nelsonville, Tumbleweed and Pickathon.
Bozeman’s Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs are a relentlessly energetic folk-rock band. Combining a soaring four part harmony and rock ‘n’ roll drive, a Bird Dog show gets people dancing and singing along to original tunes and covers alike. This award-winning band has been taking their infectious sound on the road since 2013, sharing stages with the likes of The Travelin McCoury’s, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Jeff Austin Band, Amy Helm, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Billy Strings, Blitzen Trapper and many more.
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.