Luminaria, Lewis and Clark Festival rescheduled due to rain; Bluegrass in the Park show goes on as scheduled

Due to rain forecast for Saturday, June 16, the River’s Edge Trail Luminaria Walk and Lewis and Clark Festival has been rescheduled for Aug. 25.

River’s Edge Trail Luminaria Walk is June 16

The Bluegrass in the Park Concert scheduled for June 15, hosted by Lewis & Clark Foundation, will go on as scheduled in Gibson Park. For tickets to this event call 452-5661.

The Sun River Valley Bus Tour will also take place on June 17 as scheduled. Call 452-5661 for more information.

Two bands will be featured at the 3rd Annual Bluegrass in the Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert goes from 6-10 p.m.

One of the featured bands is Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs from Bozeman. They have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the Northwest music scene since 2013. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and fusing songs from folk, country and rock.   

The band has performed at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulphur Springs, the Summer Celebration in Fort Benton, the Montana BBQ Festival in Absarokee, Montana, and The Wildfest in Great Falls.

The Bird Dogs include Matt Demarais on banjo/vocals; Ethan Demarais on bass; Lena Schiffer on vocals/guitar; Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.

The concert’s other band is the five-piece, Two Bit Franks, led by John Lowell of Livingston, an acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter.  He is joined by mandolin player Tom Murphy, Kevin Fabozzi, monticello picker; Russell Smith, bass player; and Jeff “Hot Sauce” Shouse, who plays banjo. The band has pleased audiences at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Big Sky’s Big Grass Bluegrass Festival and Missoula’s River City’s Roots Festival.  They have also performed in Germany and Switzerland.

Tickets are on sale now through the Mansfield box office, by calling 455-8514 or online at http//: Ticket prices are $15 in advance for adults, and $20 the day of the performance. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

A beer garden with micro brews, domestics, wine and soft drinks will be featured along with food vendors.

Bluegrass in the Park and the Lewis and Clark Festival are sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Foundation in support of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center.