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Big Sky Resort Presents 6th Annual Big Sky Big Grass Festival

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Sam BushBig Sky, MT -- From the mountains to the sky, everything in Big Sky, MT is Big. Big Sky Resort's 6th annual Big Sky Big Grass bluegrass music festival is no exception. The three-day music extravaganza will run February 17th- 19th and feature artists and bands from all over the country including bluegrass music Grammy-winner Sam Bush.

The Big Sky Big Grass festival's main event is the Bluegrass Ball featuring The Travelin' McCourys, the Emmit Nershi Band and very special guest Sam Bush on Friday, February 17th in the Missouri Ballroom. Greensky Bluegrass, Head for the Hills, Hot Buttered Rum, Holler n' Pine, Bluebird Sky, Kevin Fabozzi and Friends, and Benyaro will also play throughout the weekend. Buy tickets to individual shows ($15 -$30), a $65 Festival Pass for access to a selection of shows, or a $95 Live Big Weekend Pass, giving access to every show at the festival. Food, libations, and merchandise will be available.

Sam Bush (Playing the Bluegrass Ball in the Missouri Ballroom, Friday 7:00pm) - Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush is alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass. He's been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Emmitt-Nershi Band (Playing The Bluegrass Ball in the Missouri Ballroom, Friday 7:00pm, Whiskey Jacks Saturday 10:30pm, and Talus room Sunday 7:00pm) - As linchpins of two legendary jam-bands (Drew with Leftover Salmon, Bill with the String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi exemplify the forward- thinking modern bluegrass musician.

The Travelin' McCourys (Playing the Bluegrass Ball, Missouri Ballroom, Friday 7:00pm, and Talus Room, Saturday, 7:00pm) - The sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father's legacy.

Greensky Bluegrass (Playing Whiskey Jack's Saturday 3:00pm, Whiskey Jack's Sunday 9:00pm). What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Head For the Hills (Playing Whiskey Jack's Friday 10:30pm, Whiskey Jack's Saturday 9:00pm). Rooted in bluegrass tradition, Head for the Hills is a vibrant mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and an innovative approach to improvisation.

Hot Buttered Rum (Whiskey Jack's Sunday 10:30pm.) The “high altitude bluegrass” era captured on their first studio album found the band enjoying success at Bonnaroo, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and sharing the stage with Phil Lesh and Bela Fleck.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 406-995-8077. For more information and great lodging packages that include hotel, lift tickets and venue admission, check out www.BigSkyResort.com

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