The Under The Big Sky Music, Rodeo & Roundup Festival returned to Big Mountain Ranch in Whitefish, Montana for it’s fourth annual event last weekend (July 14-16). Guests gathered at the 350-acre working ranch to take in picturesque mountains, green pastures and railroads, all while wading stage-side in winding streams, enjoying live music and a rodeo.
The festival showcased a mix of alternative, outlaw country, folk, bluegrass, Americana and rock acts.
Archertown, Drayton Farley, Colter Wall and Caamp graced the Great Northern Stage along with Under The Big Sky’s special guest Luke Grimes on Friday (July 14), while the rodeo took place on the Big Mountain Stage.
On Saturday (July 15), War Pony, Izaak Opatz, The Local Honeys, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Hogslop String Band, 49 Winchester and Elle King entertained on the Big Mountain Stage. Simultaneously, Radio Ranch, Kat Hasty, Hayes Carll, LeAnn Rimes, Ryan Bingham with The Texas Gentlemen, Whiskey Myers and Hank Williams Jr. took the Great Northern Stage.
Jamie Wyman, The Helnore Highwater Band, The Red Clay Strays, Vincent Neil Emerson, Kitchen Dwellers, Shane Smith & The Saints and The Dead South serenaded festival goers on the Big Mountain Stage, while Colby Acuff, Cristina Vane, Bella White, Nikki Lane, Charley Crockett, Marcus King and Zach Bryan took the Great Northern Stage on Sunday (July 16).
Additionally, the daily roughstock rodeo highlighted the Montana culinary scene with hand-picked food and beverage vendors. Attendees also had the option to shop in the vendor village, indulging in local craft beer and artisans, along with other family attractions for children including a petting zoo and trail rides.
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