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Music in the mountains The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to announce another amazing summer of Music in the Mountains at Center Stage in Len Hill Park in the Big Sky Town Center. Starting on July 3 and ending September 9, there will be 14 events, including 11 Thursday night concerts, the 10th annual Bravo! Big Sky Classical Music Festival and a performance from Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. All of these performances are free and open to the public. “We’re excited to bring free music back to Big Sky residents and visitors,” says Brian Hurlbut, the Arts Council’s Executive Director. “Everyone missed the concerts last summer, and they are such a big part of our community.” With the current COVID situation, the concerts will be presented in a way that fits into any restrictions that may be in place. Like many things related to the pandemic, the need to be flexible and ready to adapt to Gallatin County guidelines is important. The Arts Council is committed to putting on a safe and fun event.  The lineup is still being solidified, but bands such as Pinky and the Floyd, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons, and the Dusty Pockets have been confirmed. Grammy-winning bluegrass ensemble the Steep Canyon Rangers will open the season with a special Saturday show on July 3 to celebrate the grand opening of the newly designed park. A free performance of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will take place at the park on July 19, the Bravo! Big Sky Festival will be held August

13-14 and the fifth annual Mountainfilm in Big Sky event caps the summer on September 10-12. These family-friendly events take place at Center Stage in Len Hill Park, one of the best outdoor venues in the state, right in the heart of Big Sky. The park opens at 6 p.m. each week, and there will be food and beverage vendors (including alcohol) and an arts activity tent for kids. Music typically starts at 7:15 p.m., but please check the Arts Council website for more details on these events. These free community concerts have been a staple in Big Sky for more than 10 years, and this summer should add to a lengthy list of established artists that have thrilled Big Sky audiences every week. For more information on the summer lineup and to check out what other events the Arts Council has going on, please visit www. bigskyarts.org.

Big Sky’s

Artisan Festival July 3, 2021 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The annual Big Sky Artisan Festival is back and will be held on Saturday, July 3, in the Big Sky Town Center Plaza (on the south side of the Wilson Hotel), pending any COVID restrictions. This annual festival is committed to providing an opportunity for artists to create lasting connections with our local community, each other, art lovers and collectors alike. We strive to provide an experience that allows for exploration, creativity and joy, while nestled in the gorgeous surroundings of the Big Sky. The Artisan Festival is sponsored by the Arts Council of Big Sky.

EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO POSSIBLE COVID RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE VISIT EVENT WEBSITES BEFORE ATTENDING.

Summer is for Kids!

Join us outdoors for storytimes, scavenger hunts, performers, and free lunch. Weekdays noon - 1pm

June 14-18: Summer Reading Kickoff June 21-25: Dogs & Cats June 28 - July 2: Farm Animals July 5-9: Montana Animals July 12-16: Montana Animals July 19-23: Animals Around the World July 26-30: Safari! August 2-6: Unusual Animals August 9-13: Animals: Real or Not?

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