The countdown begins: Big Sky PBR event schedule announced
Don’t forget to book accommodations, register for Mutton Bustin’
The ground has been broken outside of the Town Center, and
Andy Watson of Freestone Productions, the Montana PBR production
company, has been moving dirt and begun building the
arena in preparation for the big events Aug. 2 and 3.
Tickets for the first ever Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event
in Big Sky are nearly 70 percent sold out; remaining tickets can
be purchased online at explorebigsky.com and at local outlets
including: Country Market, 320 Guest Ranch, Choppers, Mail
& More, Bugaboo, Big Sky Resort and Outlaw Partners.
Slated for Aug. 2 is the pre-event at the PBR arena featuring live
music by Montana native and Nashville recording artist Jessica
Kilroy. At the pre-party there will be a meet and greet with the
PBR cowboys, and a Calcutta, where participants bet on the
cowboys’ performance and winners keep the pool. 50 percent of
proceeds from the Calcutta will go to Yellowstone Club Community
Foundation. There is no cost for the pre-party; cash bar
and food will be available for purchase.
Aug. 3, the day of the main event, the vendor village will open
at 5 p.m. with pre-event music (TBA) and a variety of food and
drink items, local businesses, arts and crafts and a cash bar.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. to ticket holders, and at 7 p.m., the
fun begins. Stick around for the after-party in the vendor village
with live music from The Dirty Shame all at no charge. There
will be a cash bar.
Don’t forget to sign children up (must be under six years of age
and under 60 lbs) for Mutton Bustin’, sponsored by Moonlight
Basin, an event similar to bull riding but on a smaller
scale; the children ride local sheep across the arena—a
genuine crowd-pleaser. Spots are filling up fast. Contact
Danielle at (406) 995-2055 or danielle@theoutlawpartners.
com to register.
The Big Sky PBR signature event was also
recently awarded partial funding through
the Big Sky Resort Tax – an application
submitted on behalf of the Big Sky Chamber
of Commerce. All live music events are
presented by Blue Ribbon Builders.
Need a place to stay? Big Sky Resort is the PBR’s
exclusive lodging sponsor – hotel and shuttle deals at the
Whitewater Inn and Huntley Lodge are available from
$89-$145/night for the event. Call Big Sky Resort
Central Reservations directly to book these special
PBR rates – (800) 548-4486. More information