June 16, 2017

2nd Annual Bluegrass in the Park, Friday, June 16th

Join us for the 2nd Annual Bluegrass in the Park, Friday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.!

Gates open at 5:00 p.m., concert starts at 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. $15 in advance at the Mansfield Box Office and $20 day of the event.

This year’s line-up features:

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, (opening band), Bozeman, Montana.

The Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the Northwest music scene since 2013. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and fusing songs from folk, country and rock. They’ll make you want to stomp your feet and get up and dance!

Band members include Matt Demarais on banjo/vocals; Ethan Demarais on bass; Lena Schiffer on vocals/guitar; Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin; and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.

In 2016 they performed at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulphur Springs, at the Summer Celebration in Fort Benton, at the Montana BBBQ Festival in Absarokee, and at Wildfest in Great Falls.

The Farm Hands ,(headliner band), Nashville, Tennessee.

Bluegrass in the Park marks their first their first appearance in Montana. The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and talked about bands in Bluegrass music! At the 2016 Bluegrass Music Awards, The Farm Hands were named for a second consecutive year Bluegrass music’s Gospel Band of the Year, plus Vocal Group of the Year. In 2015 they received one of the industry’s highest honors, Entertainer of the Year.

Since their inception in 2010, they have received over 40 awards and nominations including 2014’s Album of the Year. They are talented singers, gifted musicians and award winning songwriters, and one of the busiest touring bands in Bluegrass – performing over 150 dates each year.

Band members include Tim Graves, resophonic guitar and dobro; Daryl Mosley, bass; Keith Tew, guitar; and Don Hill, banjo.

At around 9:30 pm both bands will jam together for 30 minutes.

Honorary Chairman for Bluegrass in the Park is Dr. Tony Aretz, President of the University of Great Falls, and an enthusiastic bluegrass fan since growing up in Indiana and learning to play the guitar in the fourth grade.

Tickets are now on sale through the Mansfield Box Office, and are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Food concessions will be available, along with a beer garden.

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Major Sponsors:

Holiday Casino, Croxford Funeral Home & Crematory, Benefis Health System, ABC/FOX, KRTV3, STARadio, Cherry Creek Radio

Other Sponsors
Staybridge Suites, Albertson's Deli, Loenbro, Hoven Equipment, University of Great Falls, World of Time, Lamar Outdoor, Jack & Jean Allen, KSEN, KGPR, Great Falls Tribune

Bluegrass in the Park and the Lewis & Clark Festival are sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Foundation in support of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center.

For further information call: 406-452-5661

This event is sponsored by:

Holiday Casino

Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor

Croxford Funeral Home & Crematory

Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor

Benefis Health System

Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor

ABC/FOX Montana

Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor


Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor


Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor

Cherry Creek Radio

Lewis & Clark Festival Bluegrass Concert Sponsor

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