We’re under a month away from the first drum beat, guitar strum, and Kazoo buzz of our summer concert series. All coming straight to you from the depths of our backyard, also known as Big Sky Brewing Outdoor and Amphitheater. We hate to brag, but our venue was voted one of the top Mountain Music Venues in the good ole’ US of A, by somebody that has a blog.

Sometimes the uninitiated have questions.  Heck, even if you’ve been to a dozen shows at our brewery, you still may want to refresh your memory.  So we felt inclined to give you a heads up on what to expect from the 2014 Summer Concert Series.

1. Good music. The Fray, The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce ,  Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Stick Figure, DJ Mackle, are already locked and loaded for the venue. We’ve been known to add another show or two along the way.

2. Good beer. You know we’ve got this one covered.  We’ll have your staples: Moose Drool, Big Sky IPA, Summer Honey, Scape Goat, and also be pouring a limited release or two, because. umm, why wouldn’t we? It’s our backyard after all, and the fermentation tanks are just a stones throw from taps in the concertvenue.

3. Someone dancing by themselves early in the evening.  You know the guy we’re talking about.

4. Good food. You’re going to get hungry, andwe’ll have Knucklehead BBQ, El Cazador Taco Truck, and the Big Dipper Ice Cream Truck to name a few. Eat up, buttercup.

5. Good will. We believe in giving back. Our concert giving has exceeded $220,000 since its inception, and 2014 is no different. This year we’ve teamed up with the Montana Natural HistoryCenter.

6. Good ride. We want you to have an awesome time, but we also want to make sure to get you to and from the venue safely. This year we’ve teamed up with our friends at the Rhino bar in Missoula to offer a free shuttle to and from its downtown location.

7. Good weather. It’s summer in Missoula.  The window of great weather is small, but when it arrives, it sure does know your socks off.

8. A girl with a hula hoop.  Yep. She should be there. You’re welcome.

9. Bad weather. It’s summer in Missoula, it could snow at anytime.  If you don’t believe us, just ask Willie Nelson.

10. A pre and post concert playground. Both the artist and fans spend much of their time in Missoula, exactly like we do. Playing. Enjoy whitewater on the Clark Fork, Climbing Trapper Peak, or a dry fly hatch on Rock Creek, before and after the show.