Summer tour news is beginning to become known, and a great outdoor fun-in-the-summertime annual event is the Big Horn Mountain Bluegrass Festival, held at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in Buffalo,Wyoming.
Advance discount tickets are now on sale for the July 10, 11 and 12, 2009. An outstanding lineup of Bluegrass, Old Time, Folk, and other acoustic music is scheduled. Tickets for the festival can be obtained at several locations in Wyoming and Montana, or on-line at www.bighornmountainfestival.com.
The Big Horn Mountain Festival will feature 13 bands including The SteelDrivers, The Greencards, The Wiyos, Special Consensus, Steve Smith and Hard Road, Bill Evans and Megan Lynch,Flexigrass, The Jalan Crossland Band, Anne and Pete Sibley, The Long Road Home with Peter Warnick, D. Michael Thomas, and The Teka Brock Band. The festival also features workshops, contests, demonstrations, instrument raffles, venders, arts and crafts.
"The Big Horn Mountain Festival has become a premier musical event in Wyoming. For our fifth annual festival we have attracted some of the nation's most outstanding performers," said Pau Jarvis, an organizer of the event. "We have band from Brooklyn, Australia,Nashville, Wyoming and all across the country.
"We are proud to continue to preserve and promote American folk music traditions through performance and workshops, and it's good for the community" Jarvis said. "We need local volunteers who can earn free tickets to the festival. Check out our web site for details."
The Big Horn Mountain Festival will begin early Friday afternoon, July 10, and run until late Sunday afternoon, July 12. In addition to the outstanding band performances, festival participants can attend several of the performer's workshops to meet the bands and learn about their singing and playing. Both RV and tent camping is available at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo where the event takes place. The festival will also host Wyoming's Mandolin and Banjo State Championships as well as fiddle and guitar contests. A Band Scramble contest will highlight pickers who want to compete in a fun and lively band contest. Food, refreshment, arts and crafts venders are also featured.
"Bring an instrument and enter a contest, or just jam around your campsite with new friends," Jarvis said.
Advance three-day passes for the Big Horn Mountain Festival are $75. Friday passes are $30, Saturday $40 and Sunday $20. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.bighornmountainfestival.com or at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Joy Appliance and Video, or The Sports Lure in Buffalo, The WYO Theater or Java Moon in Sheridan, Haggerty's Music Works in Gillette and Hansen Music in Billings, Mont.
More information about the July 10, 11 and 12, Big Horn Mountain Festival can be found at www.bighornmountainfestival.com or by calling the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce at 307-684-5544.