Peak to Sky Press Release

Today, Outlaw Partners announced the inaugural Peak to Sky concert, which will take place in Big Sky, Mont. on July 6 at the Events Arena in Town Center. Mike McCready, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and lead guitarist of the legendary Seattle-based band Pearl Jam will curate an unforgettable night of music in Big Sky.

McCready will be joined by fellow hall of famers Chad Smith (drums, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (bass and vocals, Guns N’ Roses), and Josh Klinghoffer (guitar, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, an assembly of talents that have rocked in live shows for hundreds of millions around the world. This will be a show unlike any other in the mountain town of Big Sky.

A band this impressive comes with an equally extraordinary opener, Brandi Carlile, the multi-genre sensation who left the 2019 Grammy Awards with three Grammys.

The impressive lineup is the most robust musical talent to come to Big Sky in 16 years, with the last veritable headliner, Willie Nelson, performing back in 2003.

“In ‘03, Willie Nelson played in Big Sky, the biggest concert here to date,” said Eric Ladd, CEO of Outlaw Partners, the Big Sky-based media, marketing and events company organizing the event, which also publishes this newspaper. “The energy we had in Big Sky was phenomenal, and ever since I’ve wanted to bring that feeling back to our town.”

The Peak to Sky event will be the largest ticketed headliner event since that evening in 2003, but its origins are humble. In true-to-form Big Sky fashion, McCready, a part-time resident of Big Sky, conceived the idea with Ladd on a chairlift this winter before making some fresh tracks on Lone Mountain. The iconic Lone Mountain will serve as the backdrop for a very special night of music in July.

Tickets for Peak to Sky go on sale April 19, at 9 a.m. MDT, and will be available for purchase online only at Ticket options will include Skybox, VVIP, VIP, seated GA and floor GA, and will start at $75.


Outlaw Partners is an award-winning media, marketing and events firm based in Big Sky, Montana. Outlaw Partners provide clients with resources for building, enhancing, and expanding their brands worldwide. Outlaw-owned and produced media publications include the Explore Big Sky newspaper, Mountain Outlaw magazine and Explore Yellowstone magazine. Outlaw Partners’ mission is to create connections while inspiring action. For more information, visit