Antelope Butte Summer Festival
When: July 20-22, 2018
Where: Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area
What: The Antelope Butte Summer Festival is a family-friendly weekend filled with activities for everyone to enjoy. Live music, running and mountain biking races, food vendors, and plenty of youth and family activities.
- Adult Weekend Pass: $30
- Ages 11-18 Weekend Pass: $10
- Ages 10 and Under: Free
- Car Pool Discount: $70/car
- Weekend Camping: $10/spot
Friday Night Music Line Up: (scroll down to see all artists)
Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a collective of musicians channeling original music through a lens of hazy funk and unending groove, all witnessed and interpreted from the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Their genre-blending sound of funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop moves from the streets of New Orleans to smoky jazz dives, intergalactic spaceships, and late-night laser-filled clubs.
Initially drawn to Jackson Hole with a shared passion for skiing and mountains, the group formed in late 2011 when friends Jack Tolan (guitar/vox) and Sam Lowenthal (bass) got together with the vision of "making funk noises," and featured a rotating cast of 'Secret Weapons' playing small gigs in Jackson, WY. With the addition of Bobby Griffith on trumpet, the band had their breakthrough performance on December 21st, 2012, a legendary party known as “the FUNKapocalypse.” By the next fall, with the addition of keyboardist Galen Karnatz, it was time to hit the road and take their sound beyond the towering walls of the Tetons. They quickly built a reputation for high-energy performances and sweaty dance floors across the western US, taking to the road with repeated tours and expansion into new markets outside of the “Hole”.
Jalan Crossland is an “endemic Wyoming treasure” (Rita Basom- Wyoming Arts Council). He is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, as well as banjo player, singer-songwriter, and engaging showman. Along with dozens of regional contest awards, his extraordinary guitar work earned him National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship honors in ’97 and the State Flatpick Championship title of his home state in 1999. In recognition for his contribution to the arts in Wyoming, he was bestowed with the Governor’s Arts Award in 2013.
Dodgy Mountain Men
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you’ve got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
Saturday Music Line Up:
Maw Band, a quickly rising, powerful acoustic driven rock band, is touring to promote their new EP to be followed up by another Album this winter! With influences from Dave Matthews Band, Umprey’s McGee, Slightly Stoopid, Neil Young, Glen Hansard, Colin Hay, Jack White and more. The Band combines curious sounds and rhythms with insightful lyrics and rockin beats.
The crew of Fat Stallion are pioneers of the ‘Experience Rock’ genre: creating music that satisfies the heart and the mind, all the while proclaiming “Unity Over Uniformity."
Channeling a mix of rockabilly, folk and country. Rascal Martinez's unique Americana-style roots music awakens memories of Buddy Holly and early Van Morrison with accessible and heartfelt originals, as well as an impressive catalogue of covers and standards.
That sound was polished and deepened after working and collaborating in Nashville in 2016. Rascal tours year round throughout the Midwest, including Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, Omaha and Denver to name a few. Shows are supported by material from 3 very strong CDs. His fan base is extensive and loyal, with more than 22,000 followers on Facebook alone!
JOHN ROBERTS y PAN BLANCO
John began playing the piano at the age of 5 while living on an isolated ranch in Southeastern Montana. At age 11, he picked up trombone to play in the grade school band. After graduating in 1996 from Montana State University Billings with a BA in Music Performance, John moved to Los Angeles to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Western Orchestral Trombone Performance from California Institute of the Arts.
Feeling equally comfortable in orchestral and commercial music realms, John has been touring, recording, and performing in Los Angeles, around the U.S. and around the world, including Mexico, India, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and Africa. Tours include Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca (Congolese/Cuban), Bobby Womack (Soul), Los Pinguos (Argentine),The Temptations, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and others. Other performances and recordings include multiple Grammy events, Fallout Boy, Chris Botti, Feist, Sting, Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Frank Sinatra Jr., Chaka Khan, Burt Bacharach, The Ojays, Cher, Christina Aguilera, NPR, PBS, Disney, and others.
DAVE MUNSICK & LITTLE BIG BAND
Wyoming composer and western performer Dave Munsick has played his music across the west for 40 years. He has worked as a sideman or opened for acts including Charlie Daniels, Chris Ledoux, Ian Tyson, and Lyle Lovett, both as a solo artist and as a member of the bands that he has led. His shows immerse audiences into the songs that he has written and the associated stories that speak to these songs. Shows with his band approach both dance and concert formats.
Dave was recently selected to represent his home state with songs he released off of his Forever West album. He is also available for bookings through the IM tour, an endowment that helps presenters in defraying costs incurred when booking artists from outlying areas. The Little Big Band is the band that Dave uses in the studio as well as when playing for dances, concerts, and festivals. Their unique sound can best be described as Western-Americana; an eclectic mix of folk, rock, and classic country undershot by complex, subtle rhythms that are coupled with western roots lyrics. Though much of what they play is original, they do bring to the stage covers of songs that tend to get people off of chairs and onto dance floors.
JIMMY KEITH & THE HATEFUL 8
Local Blues Trio based in the Buffalo/Sheridan Area. Jimmy Keith leads the band with stellar lead guitar performances matched with soulful vocals. Tom Johannesmeyer on the bass with perfect precision, complimenting the drums and guitar tastefully. Kevin Coleman keeps everyone together with his tasteful stick work and dynamics on the drums.
Together the three bring the Blues to life in rural Wyoming. There isn't another group around with a better sound than the three of them put out. They have an unmistakable chemistry on stage that adds a special twist to everything they do.
Ethan Chartier’s skillful guitar work has captivated audiences throughout Wyoming with
his solo and one-man- band performances since opening for Jalan Crossland at age 10.
He weaves together multiple voices using looping techniques to create a complete sonic
experience. Ethan is an ABSF pioneer, performing at the very first Summer Festival on
the hay-trailer stage.