First annual music festival draws big crowd in Big Sky

– NBC Montana –

Pearl Jam bassist and Big Sandy native Jeff Ament helped open a skate park in Stevensville Saturday, and across the state, his band mate Mike McCready attracted thousands of people for the first ever Peak to Sky music festival in Big Sky.

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McCready brought his musician buddies like Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses and Brandi Carlile along with some other surprise guests. Local Bozeman group Paige and the People’s band got everything started at 5:30…