Grace Potter (pictured with child) headlines a new summer music festival in Big Sky. All the proceeds from the weekend not only go to the Big Sky Arts Council, but the Moonlight Community Foundation, which will distribute the donation to various organizations within Big Sky. PHOTO COURTESY OF @graciepotter.

Moonlight MUSICFEST: A new and rocking community-focused event

Moonlight Basin is pleased to announce the inaugural Moonlight MUSICFEST taking place August 17-18, 2018 at Moonlight’s Madison Village at the base of Big Sky Resort. 

The festival features two days of diverse national and local talent in Moonlight Basin’s Madison Base Area, set on the northside of Lone Peak with spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. The Wood Brothers and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will headline on Friday night. The weekend will conclude on Saturday, August 18 with headliner, Grace Potter as the final act. 

The weekend’s festivities will also include camping (tents, RVs and campers), arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, family events, a beer garden and more in an unsurpassable setting. 

“We are thrilled to be a part of such an incredible music festival this summer,” says Tom Garnsey, owner and president of Vootie Productions. “The line-up is the perfect start for an annual event, with many well-known national artists and some local bands as well. The setting is intimate and welcoming with stunning views in every direction at the base of Lone Peak, amongst Moonlight’s incredible wilderness area.” 

Garnsey continues, “To have a weekend in Big Sky with this caliber of music, and with all the outdoor pursuits available, it’s going to put the event on the list of must-go festivals.”

To kick off the weekend in Big Sky, Lone Mountain Land Company and The Big Sky Real Estate Company will host the weekly Music in the Mountains on Thursday, August 16. The show will feature opener, The Two Bit Franks, followed by the Jeff Austin Band in Big Sky’s Town Center Park. 

“The Arts Council is thrilled to partner with Lone Mountain Land Company, The Big Sky Real Estate Company, Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resort to kick off the music festival in Big Sky’s Town Center Park,” says Arts Council of Big Sky Executive Director Brian Hurlbut. “Partnerships like the one we have with Moonlight Basin are critical to the success of the arts council, and emphasize our efforts in building the community and its art-centric culture. It’s going to be another fantastic weekend in Big Sky.” 

Tickets go on sale May 15, with an early bird special of $95. Regular price is $125 for the whole festival and $50 per day with advance purchase. Camping is $100 and kids 12 and under are free

For more information, visit: Also @MoonlightMUSICFEST on Facebook and Instagram.

—Lone Mountain Land Company


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