Musical Bitterroot Weekend Begins With A Free Street Dance!
The music is all over the place this weekend in and around Hamilton. Thursday evening, the Bitterroot Community Band entertained a crowd at the Daly Mansion grounds for their annual fundraiser. Friday night, July 27, the popular local band "Who Dat" will be performing at the corner of 4th and Main in Hamilton for the opening night of Daly Days. A barbeque precedes the street dance at 6:30 p.m. for $5 a plate. The free music will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beverages will be available for sale.
Also Friday, the Hard Times Bluegrass Festival starts its three-day run at a cozy little meadow south of Hamilton. Mike and Tari Conroy have invited another stellar grouping of bluegrass musicians - including Trinity River from Florida, Kenny Stinson and Perfect Tym'n from Kentucky, Lochwood, Pinegrass, and Spring Thaw, all from Missoula, Kevin Pace and Early Edition from Spokane, Portnuef Gap and New South Fork, both from Idaho, Ladd Canyon Ramblers from Oregon, The Darby Sireens from the Bitterroot Valley and, of course, the hosts Mike and Tari Conroy.
Saturday, in Hamilton, the Bitterroot Brewfest will transform the Hamilton Farmers Market (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) into a three-tent tasting parlor and concert area with two bands - Top House of Missoula will kick things off in the afternoon. Then topping off the day will be Swatkins and the Positive Agenda, traveling from Oregon. The brewfest is $20 admission.
Meanwhile, up at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, the second annual Lost Trail Fest on a Full Moon Weekend includes 11 bands Friday and Saturday with three days of hiking, biking, slip n slide and more. Scheduled bands include: Josh Farmer Band, Innasci, Tequila Mockingbird, Ocelot Wizards, Left On Tenth, Charcoal Squids, Skurfs, Le Voir, Zepeda, Casey Kristofferson, Jug Handle Parade, Michael Shaw and the Wildfires, Dillon, Chevalier, John August, and Estes Sunrise. Check their website for schedule and prices.
Wherever you go - enjoy!