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International Guitar Night

February 18th, 2016

International Guitar NightDon't miss this exciting evening of acoustic guitar music, featuring four of the world's finest acoustic musicians! The International Guitar Night lineup features Brian Gore with Lulo Reinhardt, Andre Krengel, and Mike Dawes, and they will be coming to Big Sky's Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 8, and will be priced affordably at $30/Premium, $20/General and $15/Budget. You can purchase tickets by clicking here .

International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore will be joined by three of Europe's finest acoustic guitarists: Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel. Lulo has expanded on the legacy of his grand-uncle Django with Latin-flavored rhythms and melodies, while Mike's lightning-speed and deft tapping and percussion were among the highlights of last year's IGN tour. Andre is a master of many styles from flamenco to swing to modern ballads and he is a frequent collaborator with Lulo in Germany. The quartet will be recording a live album while on tour this fall in Europe.

Click here to watch the amazing Mike Dawes in action!

This concert is sponsored in part by Big Sky Resort . Click here for more information about the performers.
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Solas

March 9th, 2016

SolasJoin us in what will no doubt be one of the highlights of the winter, when the acclaimed band Solas makes their first-ever appearance in Big Sky, performing at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 8, and will be priced affordably at $35/Premium, $25/General and $15/Budget. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the quintessential Irish-American band, Solas. Formed in 1996, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for "light"), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon - an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions.

Eleven albums later, with numerous awards to their credit, and more miles traveled touring the world to count, Solas will mark this milestone with an exciting new recording project and tour, All These Years. Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), who form the backbone of the uniquely definable Solas sound, long time members Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and Mick McAuley (button accordion, vocals) and newest member, the dynamic Moira Smiley (vocals, banjo), Solas is musically at the top of their game and continues to be the standard bearer not only for great Irish music, but great music in any genre. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Solas bring the past, present, and future of the band to the stage, with a program sure to delight audiences with old favorites and with new material that lights the way forward. The Boston Globe calls Solas "the finest Celtic ensemble this country has ever produced," while the Wall Street Journal notes that the band "has electrified crowds everywhere it has played; it's an Irish traditional band bearing all the marks of greatness."

Click here to watch Solas perform "Tell God and the Devil" live!

 

This concert is sponsored in part by Big Sky Resort Click here for more information about the performers.

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Auction for the Arts

March 24th, 2016

Auction for the ArtsPlease save the date for our fourth annual Auction for the Arts, our annual fundraiser for the Arts in Big Sky! Once again the event will be held at Lone Mountain Ranch, and will include food and live music. This year's event is once again sponsored by Big Sky Sotheby's International Realty !

This year's event will feature a quick-finish session from well-known Western artists including Todd Connor, Julie Chapman, Tom English, Tom Gilleon, Harry Koyama, Robert Ransom, Carol Spielman, Laurie Stevens, Shirle Wempner and Greg Woodard. There will also be several silent auction items from local Big Sky artists!

Please stay tuned for more details as they become available, and you can call our office at 995-2742 for more information. See you there!

Big Sky Classical Music Festival

August 12th, 2016

Big Sky Classical Music FestivalSave the date for the sixth annual Big Sky Classical Music Festival, coming to Big Sky next August 12-14, 2016! Peter Bay will again conduct the Big Sky Festival Orchestra, which will perform a FREE concert at Center Stage in Town Center Park. Stay tuned for more details as we get them, regarding artists, times, etc.

 
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