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New Park, Same Traditions

By Mira Brody, Explore Big Sky Staff

BIG SKY – Blankets and chairs lay a patchwork across the new lawn at the Len Hill Park in Big Sky Town Center on the Thursday night of July 15 for Music in the Mountains. Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons, the Jackson-based funk rock band, warmed the audience under hazy skies. The free concert series, put on by the Arts Council of Big Sky, is nothing new, being in its 13th year, but the setting recently got a facelift.

“This is the first band we’re having in our newly-created green space here, so we’re super excited to have them back in Big Sky,” said the Arts Council’s Executive Director, Brian Hurlbut. “Let’s give it up for—all the way from Jackson Hole, Wyoming—Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons.”

It wasn’t long before dancers were testing out the new graveled area in front of the stage and families were arriving with baskets of food, libations and a hunger for live music. As the sun set, the crowd grew, grabbing food from one of the many curbside food trucks and rejoining their friends and family on the lawn.

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