Choppers Grub and Pub in the Big
Sky Town Center was busy this
off season. Contractors have been
expanding the bar area to accommodate
a dance floor for larger live
performances. Removing the wall and
fireplace left of the bar will open up
floor space on the lower level next to
the bar for the audience.

Bands will
perform from the raised area formerly
part of the casino lounge. The Johnsen
Family, who own and run Choppers,
already have great acts lined up
for this summer.
On Sunday, August 7, alternative country-
rock favorites The Gourds will
perform live at 9:30 p.m. This Austin,
Texas based band is famous for
their high-energy live performances.
The Gourds’ catalog of originals is a
mix of country, bluegrass and Americana.
If we’re lucky, they might even
play their famous bluegrass interpretation
of Snoop Dogg’s hit “Gin and
Juice,” which has become a classic in
its own right. Check out the band at
thegourds.com.
H.R.