Apres Ski Music Venues in Big Sky, Montana

By: Blythe Beaubien         May 30th, 2014

After a long, hard day of skiing, there is nothing I enjoy more than grabbing a cold beer and taking in some live music.  In Big Sky, there are a ton of après ski live music venues.  There’s live music almost everyday of the week - at Big Sky Resort in the Mountain Village, in the Meadow Village, and at numerous bars and restaurants in the Town Center.

My favorite place to hear some live music is at the Carabiner bar, which is located in the Summit Hotel at Big Sky Resort.  They have nightly beer specials, great wines by the glass, and a good bar menu for a snack to hold you over until dinner. 

For a true Montana bar experience, check out the Saloon at Lone Mountain Ranch after skiing at the resort or Nordic skiing on their many miles of trails.  They serve a great Moscow Mule in the traditional copper mug.  Bruce Anfinson is my favorite performer at the Ranch, he sings great cowboy songs and tells amazing stories along the way. 

Ousel & Spur Pizza Company, located in the Big Sky Town Center, has live music every Friday night during the winter season.  They have a rotating series of local artists that perform acoustically.  And, their pizza is to die for!

Also located in the Town Center is Choppers Pub & Grub.  They host a variety of musicians during the winter months and have a great après ski scene.  It’s where the locals go to check out tourists. 

And finally, if you’re looking for great BBQ to pair with your live music, check out the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill.  They feature live music on the weekends and bring in bands from all over the country.  The food is good, the beer is cold, and the live music is rockin’. 

As you can tell, there’s no shortage of venues for music in Big Sky.  The après ski scene almost always promises live music no matter where you go.  And, if you’re here in the summer too, you can look forward to the free, weekly, outdoor summer concert series in the Big Sky Town Center. 

Happy listening!