July 25 -31 is Big Sky’s biggest week, with two nights of professional bull riding and post-event music by The Outlaws and Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Music in the Mountains at Town Center with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Farmers Market, and an art auction benefiting local nonprofits.

What are you most looking forward to and why?








Chad Sullivan, Big Sky
“I’m all about the Outlaw [music]. I’m Outlaw Country [and] a musician myself. That’s a hobby of mine right now.”

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Phillip Schroettlin, West Yellowstone

“That’s tough. Music sounds good, PBR sounds good.”

Follow-up: Have you been to PBR before? Are you planning to attend?
“Not here. Yes, I’ll be off.”









Jahnel Knippling, Big Sky

“I’m excited for Big Sky’s favorite Halloween, where we all dress up like cowboys. [I’m also looking forward to] winning Big Sky’s dance competition [where] the rodeo clown plays music and you have to dance one at a time. Last year I came in [a] hard second. Probably a thousand people told me I should have won.”









Jeremy Koenig, West Yellowstone

“I’d say the rodeo … I’ve never been to a rodeo before. Professional bull riding sounds like a pretty cool deal. We don’t have a lot of professional athletes in Montana.”