Thursday, Aug. 16
6 p.m. Music in the Mountains: Jeff Austin with Two Bit Franks on Town Center Stage
Kickoff night for Moonlight MusicFest. Two Bit Franks, some of Montana’s finest bluegrass players open the show at 7 p.m. Jeff Austin, co-founder of Yonder Mountain String Band, takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Free show.
9:30 p.m. Live music: Scavenger and Goners U.K. record release party at Choppers Grub & Pub
Big Sky’s heavy metal band, Scavenger, released their album in April.
10 p.m. Live music: Hooligans with special guests Bill Payne and Sam Bush at Big Sky Resort’s Montana Jack
Formed in 1990, Hooligans is Bozeman's longest running roots rock/Americana/blues/jam band. Inspired by the improv driven music of the San Francisco scene as well as early folk, blues and great rock ’n’ roll. Free show.