Big Sky Weekly Staff Writer

Fresh off their second studio album release and appearance on David Letterman, Lukas Nelson, son of famed Outlaw Country star Willie Nelson, and his band, Promise of the Real, have agreed to headline the music lineup at the Second Annual Big Sky PBR.

Nelson was the featured outlaw in last winter’s Mountain Outlaw magazine. The one-time music school dropout and three others in the group — Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar and Corey McCormick — have spent the last year touring and recording a new album that dropped on April 3.

The Ventura, California-based band mixes hard rock and roll influences with Lukas’s Texas roots to create a unique sound that has been quick to pick up momentum in the music world. The new album, Wasted, was produced by Bob Weir, formerly of the Grateful Dead.

Music starts playing at the stage outside the arena seating immediately after riding concludes on Aug. 1.

Morgan Frazier will open the two-day event on July 31, playing at the Calcutta event that is planned for the arena grounds that evening. Frazier, an 18-year-old Texas-based country singer, started playing music at age 7, and brings an upbeat honky-tonk sound to Big Sky. Frazier’s performance is being sponsored by the Big Sky Arts Council.

Tickets for the event include the Calcutta, bull riding and two nights of music, and cost $150 for Golden Buckle seating and $40 for general admission. Tickets go on sale June 22. Explorebigsky.com/bigskypbr