It’s PBR Time in Big Sky!
The Professional Bull Rider's Tour is coming to the Big Sky Town Center July 30-31! And this year they've added a multi-act concert to cap it all off on Saturday, Aug 1st.
The Big Sky PBR was named Touring Pro Division Event of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and this summer’s event moves up a notch to the BlueDef Velocity Tour, a division that “has become the second most important bull riding tour in professional sports” behind the Built Ford Tough Series, according to the official PBR website. This event will bring some of the top bull riders in the world to Big Sky.
The Bozeman-based Kris Clone Band will get the weekend of music started with a country rock concert immediately following the bull riding on Thursday. Premier Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso takes the stage on Friday night, offering listeners the most captivating and accurate Led Zeppelin experience since the real thing.
After two days of bull riding, The Aug. 1 concert will feature four live acts inside the arena, with country music star Robert Earl Keen taking center stage as event headliner. The Jamie McLean band will be one of the opening acts for Keen.
Both nights of bull riding, and also the music festival on Aug.1, are ticketed events. However, the live music acts on Thursday and Friday nights are free to attend.
Keen, the eclectic singer-songwriter with roots spanning from country to rock and folk to bluegrass, has 18 albums under his belt and was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.
More than 8,000 fans are expected to attend the three-day festival, which also features a vendor village, food booths, mutton bustin’, and a charitable culture to raise money for local causes.
In addition to PBR General Admission tickets, which are first-come, first-served seating, PBR Golden Buckle tickets will be available, which include a private tent with food and drinks, a Calcutta auction, as well as preferred seating and access to a viewing platform above the chute gate.
A very limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for the Aug. 1 concert, which includes food, drinks, and preferred seating in an exclusive area with a premier view of the stage on the arena floor.