By Abbie Digel, Explorebigsky.com Editor

Following a huge Presidents’ Weekend at Big Sky, which had a record number of visitors, live music, and fresh snow daily, there are some big music acts lined up in the region in the upcoming month; a perfect way to compliment a powder week.

Big Sky Big Grass came through town over the holiday weekend and struck a chord with locals, band groupies, bluegrass lovers and the bands themselves. With sold out performances every night, the resort was bustling with people getting down to the banjo pickin’ and twangy bluegrass sounds.

March 2 – 3 will be an entire weekend of a different kind of sound, when Chamberlin Productions hosts its annual Rail Jam. Usually held in Bozeman, this year the event will be at Big Sky Resort—great news for the ski mountain. Chamberlain will host rail competitions and live music acts on the outdoor stage in the Mountain Village. Crystal Method, an electronic music duo, will headline the event on March 2, and the Minneapolis hip hop group Atmosphere will play the main stage on March 3.

“Big Sky Resort and our terrain park crew have always been involved with the Chamberlin Rail Jam,” said Big Sky Public Relations Manager Chad Jones. He said the resort has the resources for terrain park features and perfect indoor and outdoor music venues.

The rail competitions will begin at 4:30 p.m. both days, followed by the music acts, and more music at the after-parties, featuring various DJ music, Skye Big Nation, Jawbone Railroad and Mountain Grip.

Pray for some more snow to accompany this crazy fun weekend.

Another big act coming to the region is Rusted Root, the Pittsburgh group most famous for their hit song “Send Me on My Way.” They’ll be playing at the Wild West Pizzeria and Saloon in West Yellowstone on March 31 at 6: 30 p.m. Check wildwestpizza.com, for a full events schedule.

Local venues Choppers Grub and Pub and Scissorbills Saloon, both consistently have live music, as well.