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We just received news from Diamond Rio that due to unforeseen transportation issues they won't be performing this evening. In their statement they said,

"This is the first time we’ve ever had to miss a show since we started touring in ‘91. We are very sorry we won’t be hanging out with our Canadian friends tonight!"

Despite the news we just received, we are proud to announce that we have confirmed TIM HICKS to take the #BigSkyFestival stage at 5:30pm. Known as a true star on the Canadian country music scene, we can't wait for him to surprise the fans with his band delivering an exclusive acoustic performance. His energy and dedication to country fans since day one with us at Boots & Hearts 2012 has been incredible to watch. We can't wait for him to now join our Big Sky family.

We want to thank the amazing country music community for coming together in supporting our inaugural event. We look forward to a memorable day as we open doors to our first-ever Big Sky Music Festival and look forward to many more!

OFFICIAL BIG SKY UPDATE

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We are so excited to kick off the inaugural Big Sky Music Festival this weekend and to showcase Burl’s Creek to our newest group of country music fans, as they prepare to camp with us Friday through Sunday. We just received news from the band Alabama that co-founder and lead vocalist Randy Owen is suffering from severe vertigo and migraines. Randy is currently under doctor’s care and being treated. First and foremost, we wish him well as he recovers and we await another opportunity to host Alabama at Burl’s Creek.   

Despite the news, we look forward to hosting Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, Mason Ramsey, Jason McCoy, and The Redhill Valleys to an eager group of fans, joining us for a memorable first year! 

In support of our country music community, we will be honouring ticket holders who had purchased a ticket for the Alabama concert, scheduled for Friday, July 19th at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. Please arrive with proof of purchase to the box office on-site and direct any questions to contact@burlscreek.com.

Stay tuned for more updates, as we consider any new changes that may result from the Alabama announcement. See you soon at #BigSkyFestival. 

All About The Redhill Valleys

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The Redhill Valleys are a four-piece Alt-Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, ON. After being named runner-ups at the 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, the band garnered much attention in the Canadian Country music scene as they set out on an East Coast tour and were named CMAO Artist of the Month for October and were awarded as finalists in Canada's Walk of Fame’s Emerging Artists Program. They released their debut self-titled record in 2016 and have recently in February of 2019, released their latest single ‘Living in Yesterday.’ In 2018 the band gained nationwide exposure after being chosen as one of Canada’s top 9 in the SiriusXM Top of The Country Contest, and was simultaneously awarded as top 5 finalists in Slaight Music’s ‘It’s Your Shot’ music discovery program.

The group draws much influence from artists like The Band and  Lucinda Williams, as well as Neil Young, Tom Petty whom they’ve covered songs of before (Listen to their covers of ‘Harvest Moon and ‘Love is a Long Road), but ultimately have created their own unique sound and identity. Check them out this summer at Big Sky Music Festival as they return back home to the Burl’s Creek stage.  

All About Jason McCoy

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Jason McCoy is a country music singer/songwriter from Anten Mills, Ontario. Born in Barrie but later relocated to Camrose, Alberta and finally Anten Mills, Jason grew up with a love for country music and cowboy culture. He learned to play guitar at 7 years old and wrote his first ever song at 12. In the 1980’s Jason joined a band called Three Quarter Country, who frequently played shows in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and other towns in the area. Later, after performing at and winning a Barrie Talent Show, Jason was discovered by country music writer Henry McGuirk who would later become his manager. McGuirk arranged for Jason to head down to Nashville, TN to record his first album with fellow Canadian songwriter, producer and artist Ray Griff. This would lead to his signing with MCA Records in 1995. During his time a solo artist Jason racked up several hits singles, three of which peaked at number 1 on the Canadian Country charts with three also breaking into the top ten. Jason has been nominated for over 25 awards for his solo work and has one Gold Certified album under his belt.

In 2005 Jason McCoy formed as one third of the group The Road Hammers with whom he has been nominated for over eighteen awards of which include winning the 2006 Juno for Country Recording of the Year.


All About Mason Ramsey

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Mason Ramsey is a 12 year old country artist signed to Big Loud and Atlantic Records. He was discovered in April of 2018 when a video of him singing Hank Williams’ ‘Lovesick Blues’ went viral. Raised by his Grandparents, Mason is from Golconda, IL, which is a small town with a population of 700 people. Growing up without Internet, a cellphone or computers meant that a majority of his time was spent with his Grandpa Ernie learning about the history of Country music. With his guidance he learned to play guitar and start singing at the age of 4.

Over the years Mason would travel and play wherever he could catch a crowd. Being from a town of 700, the best places to find them were nearby truck stops, church and the Walmart 45 minutes from their home. He eventually developed the nickname “The Singing Walmart Boy” around town.

After Mason’s viral yodeling video, he has since then become one of the most influential Country stars on social media today. His lead single 'Famous' has over 60 million total plays and is approaching to become a gold record. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut and has performed there 3 times.

Mason recently moved just outside of Nashville. He spends most of his time playing shows, playing basketball, and writing with other Nashville writers. He is surrounded by an incredible family that supports him as he continues to develop as an artist and chase his dream of becoming ... as he would put it... “the Steph Curry of Country Music”.

Big Sky Music Festival Official Playlist

One of the best parts of Summer is breaking out your favourite country tunes! Get yourself in Summer-mode with the first ever Big Sky Music Festival Lineup Playlist. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a new discoverer, the Big Sky playlist is sure to get you excited for what we’re sure will be your favourite day of summer this year ☀️

Check it out!


Big Sky Music Festival 2019 Full Lineup

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Proudly presenting the full #BigSkyFestival Lineup: Mason RamseyJason McCoy and The Redhill Valleys will join AlabamaTravis Tritt and Diamond Rio at Big Sky Music Festival 2019 🙌

It’s back to the classics this summer at #BigSkyFestival! Grab your tickets + RSVP below.

How To Buy Tickets

1) Head on over to the Big Sky website, bigskymusicfestival.com and click on ‘BUY TICKETS’.

2) Once you’ve decided on the type and amount of tickets and camping you’d like you can click on that option - you will be redirected to the FrontGate tickets website.

3) Select Your Tickets!

  • Select the number of tickets you'd like to purchase.

  • Select the ticket price/section.

  • Click the "Look For Tickets" button.

* FrontGate tickets searches for the best available tickets based on the criteria you enter. Please adhere to any posted ticket limits.

4) Review ticket details and select a delivery method

The details of your order are displayed. You'll be able to view the best available tickets, camping and parking options that were found. You will have ten minutes to review and complete this page. If your order is not completed in ten minutes, the tickets will be released.

5) Create your account

To create an account, simply type in your first name, email address, postal code and create a password. If you are a returning user, click on the "Sign In" link and enter your email address and password.

6) Enter billing information

Please have your credit card and billing information ready. If you are using a Visa Card, or Mastercard you will be asked for your Card Identification Number (CIN) which is located on the back of your card. Once you click on the "Submit Order" button, your credit card will be charged. You will have three minutes to review and complete this page. If your order is not completed in three minutes, the tickets will be released.

7) Confirmation page

Once your order is complete you will be redirected to the confirmation page! Shortly after you will receive a confirmation email with your event and billing information.

8) Your order is complete when you receive an order number. You will be emailed your digital tickets in early June.

9) Get ready for Big Sky!

See you in July!


Got a question? Check out FrontGate Tickets support page

Reserved Camping

Want to secure a campsite right next to your friends, but you can’t arrive together? Want to get the best possible campsite location, but can’t arrive early enough to get first dibs? Our RESERVED CAMPING option may just be your go-to this year!

You may be wondering, how in the heck do I reserve my campsite? It’s just as easy as picking your seat on an airplane! Just follow the steps below to book:

  • Click on the ‘Tickets’ tab at the top of the bigskymusicfestival.com home page.

  • There you’ll find several different options for RESERVED CAMPING - look through, find the best one for you and click and you’ll be redirected to the FrontGate tickets website.

  • Choose between Reserved Non-Hydro RV or Reserved 30 AMP RV and select the quantity of spots you’d like to reserve!

  • From there, a map will open up showing the layout of the reserved campsite. You can select your exact spot from the chart (open spots are coloured blue and already reserved spots are coloured grey).

  • You can then select the site(s) you want to reserve and check out.

  • You’ll then be redirected to the checkout page where you can review your order and fill out your payment information. Click ‘Pay Now’ to complete your order.

  • Once completed, you should receive a confirmation email from FrontGate tickets within 24 hours. Your camping pass will be mailed to you in early June so don’t panic if you don’t see it right away.

  • Finally, it’s time to sit back and relax knowing you’ve got the perfect campsite reserved for you at Big Sky 2019. No need to worry about getting there early to secure the best site – you just did!

RV Rentals

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No RV? No problem! RVezy provides an unforgettable RV experience, so you can camp in luxury on-site. Just imagine yourself RVing in the heart of the festival: You’re sleeping comfortably, you’ve got extra space, can cool down with air conditioning, refrigerate your food — and drinks… need we say more?

Payment Plans

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Go easy on your wallet and use our simple payment plan to split your order into three manageable payments.

Yes – you read that right! Buy now, pay later. We know that sometimes money can be a little tight, so we wanted to help out.

Purchaser must agree to the Payment Plans Terms & Conditions, including a default policy.

Payment Prices

1st Payment – 40% Deposit (+ all fees & HST)

2nd Payment – 30% Payment

3rd Payment – 30% Payment

Here’s the payment schedule that won’t break the bank:

40% down payment is required for your purchase.

After the first payment, two (2) additional payments will be automatically deducted from the card you used to make the down payment on the following dates:

2nd PaymentApril 1st, 2019

3rd PaymentMay 31st, 2019

A convenience fee has been added to the admission ticket included in the payment plan.

13% HST and all service fees will be charged on first payment.  

Default on payments will result in cancellation of your order, loss of down payment, and loss of any payments made prior to cancellation. It is your responsibility to manage your payment plan. You must pay attention to your bank and credit card statements to make sure your payment is successfully completed on each scheduled date. You will be granted a 10 day grace period from each scheduled payment date to process any missed payments, and instructions will be emailed from Ticketmaster to do so. If your payment is not made in full by the tenth day after the payment due date, your order will be cancelled and you will forfeit all amounts paid up to that point.

All purchases and partial purchases are non-refundable. If you fail, for any reason, to pay any of the installments you will void your ticket and you will not receive a refund.

All About Alabama

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ALABAMA is an american southern rock band from Fort Payne, Alabama. The group was formed in 1969 with members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook (who are all cousins, by the way) under the name Wildcountry, but didn’t change their name to ALABAMA until 1977! They took off in the 1980’s after signing to RCA Records. Over the decade, the band racked up over 27 number one hit songs including “Mountain Music” (1982), “Dixieland Delight” (1983) and “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” (1984) and have over 40 hit songs to date.

Because of their combination of southern rock, traditional country, and pop, ALABAMA have had worldwide success across all listeners, and have been credited with being “one of the most popular acts in American music history and substantially broadening country [music’s] audience”. They have sold over 75 Million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful bands in country music history. The band announced their disbandment in 2004 along with a farewell tour, but after only a six-year hiatus, the band returned in 2010. They continue to tour and record, plus will be hitting our stomping grounds at Burl’s Creek this July to be the first ever headliner of Big Sky Music Festival!

Top 10 Alabama Songs

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With over 40 hit singles, it’s hard to choose which of ALABAMA’s songs would fall into their Top 10! But we’ve tried to narrow it down the best and most iconic of the band’s long history. Let us know if you agree with our list by tweeting us @BigSkyFestival! We can’t wait to see them perform these hits LIVE this summer at Big Sky. Grab your tickets now and join us on Saturday July 20th - you won’t want to miss it, folks!

10. Old Flame (1981)

9. Tennessee River (1980)

8. Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) (1984)

7. I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) (1992)

6. High Cotton (1982)

5. If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) (1984)

4. Mountain Music (1982)

3. Southern Star (1990)

2. Dixieland Delight (1983)

1. Song of the South (1989)

All About Travis Tritt

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Travis Tritt is an American country artist from Marietta, Georgia. He learned to play guitar at eight years old and as a teenager would write songs and perform at his church and at school. Tritt began recording demos which would eventually lead to his signing with Warner Bros. Records in 1987 when he was 24 years old. From there he recorded another 6 song demo for the record label which launched his career. His first single “Country Club” spent 26 weeks on the Hot Country Singles chart and his second single “Help Me Hold On” became his first number one. His third, fourth and fifth singles all also charted, landing him the award for “Top New Male Artist” from Billboard in 1990.

Since then, Tritt has released 10 studio albums and has had four other number 1 hit singles. He has won several awards including three ‘Vocal Event of the Year’ Awards for his songs “This One’s Gonna Hurt You”, “I Don’t need Your Rockin’ Chair” and “Honky Tonkin’s What I Do Best” at the Country Music Awards, as well as two Grammy Awards for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1992 and 1999. Along with his music, Tritt has a lot of experience in acting, appearing in 27 different TV shows and Films from 1990 to 2018. Travis Tritt joins ALABAMA and Diamond Rio this summer as the first ever headlining acts at the Big Sky Music Festival!

All About Diamond Rio

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Diamond Rio are an American Christian-Country music band from Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning their time as a band they were known as Grizzly River Boys and Tennessee River Boys until assuming the name Diamond Rio in 1991. They signed to Arista Nashville in the same year and released their debut single “Meet in the Middle” which landed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, being the first band ever to do so with their first release. The band has nine studio albums, four Greatest Hits compilations and a Christmas record which have produced 33 charting singles, including 5 number 1 hits.

Throughout their time as a band they have been nominated for over 50 awards from various organizations, winning 8 of them, including a 2011 Grammy award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for their record “The Reason”.