Wood Brothers, Bruce Hornsby, Grace Potter headline inaugural Moonlight MUSICFEST

Article Contributed by Sublime Public… | Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

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 Village, 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, August 17. 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 unsurpasable 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 lineup 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, among 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.”


Go on sale May 15 at 8 a.m., with the Early Bird Festival Pass for $95

Remaining tickets on sale June 1

Regular Festival Pass: $125

Single Day Pass for Friday: $50 advanced/$65 day of show

Single Day Pass for Saturday: $60 advanced/$75 day of show

Camping: $100 for the weekend

Kids 12 and under: Free


Thursday, August 16

The Two Bit Franks

Jeff Austin Band

Friday, August 17

Hawthorne Roots (local)

Mission Temple Fireworks Revival featuring Paul Thorn & The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Wood Brothers

Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers

Saturday, August 18

The Well (local)

The Suffers

Anderson East

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Sam Bush Band

Grace Potter

For more information, visit moonlightmusicfest.com.

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