2017 Big Sky PBR


2017 Event Schedule:

Thursday June 1

Bull riding tickets on sale at bigskypbr.com

 

Wednesday July 26

 Rider Relief Golf Tournament

18 teams of 4 plus a PBR cowboy will play a 9-hole, 5-person team scramble tournament with a shotgun start. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Rider Relief Fund with the mission to provide financial assistance to athletes, bull riders and bullfighters, injured in the competitive sport of bull riding.

12:30pm, Moonlight RESERVE Golf Course

Buy a team and be paired with a cowboy at riderrelief.org

 Big Sky Community Hometown Hoedown 

A free barn dance, live dance calling and fiddle music with the Beet Tops. This event is family friendly and you don’t have to be a great dancer to attend, you’ll learn the steps with your pardner as they are called.

6pm free dance lessons, 7:30-10pm dance calls, Big Sky PBR Arena

 

Thursday July 27

 Big Sky Art Auction

Whether you’re a serious collector or just appreciate the arts, the Big Sky Art Auction will appeal to anyone with a zeal for the dramatic.

5-7pm, Big Sky PBR Arena, bigskyartauction.com

 Music In The Mountains Big Sky PBR Kickoff Party 

Big Sky PBR sponsors the free Thursday night Music in the Mountains performance by Turnpike Troubadours.

7:30pm, Town Center Stage

 

Friday July 28

 Big Sky PBR Bull Riding Night 1 

PBR’s Velocity Tour returns to Big Sky with 40 of the world’s best cowboys going head to head with world-class bulls.

5pm, Big Sky PBR Arena, bigskypbr.com

 Big Sky PBR After Party Concert featuring James McMurtry

Concert access included with Big Sky PBR tickets. Music-only tickets available at the door.

9pm, SAV Stage, bigskypbr.com

 

Saturday July 29

 Big Sky PBR Bull Riding Night 2 

One cowboy will take home the bronze, the check, the guitar and the buckle during the championship night.

5pm, Big Sky PBR Arena, bigskypbr.com

 Big Sky PBR After Party Concert featuring Jamie McLean Band

Concert access included with Big Sky PBR tickets. Music-only tickets available at the door.

9pm, SAV Stage, bigskypbr.com

 

 

Big Sky PBR – Built From The Sage-Brush Up


By Ersin Ozer
 Outlaw Partners Media and Events Director

 

Seven years ago, Big Sky PBR producers met in a rocky, sagebrush field and imagined how they could transform the vacant grounds into the perfect bull-riding venue.

Their vision was to bring the toughest sport on dirt to Big Sky without a bad seat in the house and create an annual festival that Big Sky, Montana would become known for.

On Nov. 4, Big Sky PBR producers met once again, this time on stage in Las Vegas, Nevada, in front of 20,000 fans during the 2016 PBR World Finals to accept Big Sky’s fourth consecutive award for Event of the Year.

The PBR bull riders themselves select the recipient of this esteemed honor. Big Sky has held its title four years running among hundreds of other reputable and established PBR events around the country.

This honor is largely thanks to you, the cheering fans who fill the seats with excitement and encourage the riders second by second, stomping your feet and laughing with entertainer Flint Rasmussen’s jokes—it’s you, the Big Sky community.

“You give [the riders] a great experience from the hospitality standpoint … you’re putting on an experience, not just for the fans but for the athletes too,” said Casey Lane, senior vice president of partnership marketing at PBR. “And look, you guys are cheating a little bit because you’re in the prettiest place on the earth.”

Big Sky PBR has grown from the sagebrush up, into a four-day community festival in 2017. It now brings thousands of people into town and attracts global attention from fans and athletes, who share Big Sky with the world one bull ride at a time.

Our mountain community is turning heads on the PBR tour and the Outlaw Partners office has been buzzing with phone calls from PBR fans—many of whom have never been to Big Sky before—asking about 2017 tickets.

This is a win for all of Big Sky, Montana.