13th Annual Big Sky Big Grass

  • April 11-14, 2019

Big Sky Big Grass returns for its 13th year in a row!

Music sounds better in the mountains. The four-day festival will include a mix of small-stage and large-venue shows at the Montana Jack, Chet's Lounge, the Carabiner and the Missouri Ballroom, with most of the shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Spend the day on the slopes making first tracks before spending the evening tracking up the dance floor. 


As always, Big Sky Big Grass delivers an all-star lineup for 2019. Acts include: Big Grass seasoned vet Sam Bush Band, Nashville's The Travelin' McCourys, Drew Emmitt Band featuring the dynamic lead singer and mandolin player from Leftover Salmon, Jeff Austin, formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff Band, mandolinist from Yonder Mountain String Band, Montana's own The Lil Smokies, Grant Farm, an Americana band from Boulder, CO, Stomp-Grass tunes from Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, Bozeman roots-rock band The Hawthorne Roots and local acoustics of the Lone Mountain Trio.


Big Sky Resort is offering a special lodging deal for guests attending the music festival. Mention Big Sky Big Grass when booking through central reservations at (800) 548-4486 for rooms starting at $159/night. If you plan on skiing at Big Sky Resort in April, check out our April Pass.

Big Grass 2019 Lineup


Thursday April 11

  • 8:30pm-12:30am - Montana Jack: Lil Smokies & Drew Emmitt Band 

Friday April 12

  • 3:30pm-5:30pm - Montana Jack: Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm - Chet's: Lone Mountain Trio
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm - Carabiner: Tyler Grant
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm - Talus Room: Jacob Jolliff Band
  • 7:15pm-10:30pm - Missouri Ballroom:  Lil Smokies, Jeff Austin Band 
  • 10:45pm-1:00am - Montana Jack: Drew Emmitt Band

Saturday April 13

  • 3:30pm-5:30pm - Montana Jack: Hawthorne Roots
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm - Chet's: Lone Mountain Trio
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm - Carabiner: Tyler Grant
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm - Talus: Jeff Austin Band "Aeroplane"
  • 6:30pm-10:30pm - Missouri Ballroom: Jacob Jolliff Band, The Travelin' McCourys, Sam Bush Band
  • 10:45pm-1:00am - Montana Jack: Grant Farm

Sunday April 14

  • 7:30pm-11:00pm - Montana Jack: Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs, The Travelin' McCourys


All Big Sky Big Grass ticketed shows are 21+