July 21-23, 2022

  • About

    More Information About Big Sky PBR
  • Getting Here

    PBR Arena - Big Sky Town Center, Big Sky, MT
  • Music

    Nightly Concerts Following Bull Riding
  • Tickets

    On Sale March 1st @ 9am MST


Built from the sagebrush up, the eight-time award winning Big Sky PBR has grown into “Big Sky’s Biggest Week” – a week of community events including three nights of action-packed Touring Pro Division PBR bull riding, fundraisers, vendor village and more.



Thursday, July 20
6:00 pm – Bull Riding Event Begins
8:00 pm – Music in the Mountains Concert

Friday, July 21
7:00 pm – Bull Riding Event Begins
9:30 pm – Musical Guest TBD

Saturday, July 22
7:00 pm – Bull Riding Event Begins
9:30 pm – Musical Guest TBD

Getting Here

From Highway 191 follow Lone Mountain Trail (Highway 64) toward Big Sky Resort. Turn left at the stoplight intersection of Hwy 64 and Ousel Falls Road. Turn left on Aspen Leaf Dr; arena is on the right. Please note parking is very limited, carpooling is recommended.

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July 20, Music in the Mountains Concert    July 21, Musical Guest TBG    July 22, Musical Guest TBD


SAV Stage at PBR Arena, Big Sky Town Center

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Keep the party going with an exciting lineup of live music each night following bull riding on the SAV Music Stage. Entry to the PBR after-party concerts are free with your Big Sky PBR wristband.


Enjoy three nights of Touring Pro Division Professional Bull Riding July 20-22 with some of the world’s top bull riders and bulls. Tickets range from GA to VIP and are all first-come-first serve bleacher seating. Big Sky PBR is in an outdoor arena and a rain or shine event. All ticket purchases are final and non-refundable. Babies/toddlers 2 years and under are free of charge.

Big Sky Resort Tax (4%) is added into the price of each ticket.

General Admission Night #1
General Admission tickets include access to PBR bull riding on Thursday, July 20. Tickets are first-come, first-serve bleacher seating. TICKETS SOON
General Admission Kids 10 & Under Night #1
General Admission Kids tickets are for ages 10 and under, and include access to PBR bull riding on Thursday, July 20. Tickets are first-come, first-serve bleacher seating. TICKETS SOON
General Admission Night #2 or Night #3
General Admission tickets include access to PBR bull riding and after-party music on Friday, July 21 OR Saturday, July 22. Tickets are first-come, first-serve bleacher seating. TICKETS SOON
Golden Buckle VIP Night #2 or Night #3
Golden Buckle VIP tickets include access to the Calcutta, VIP tent, catered food, bar, PBR bull riding, and after-party music on Friday, July 21 OR Saturday, July 22. Tickets are first-come, first-serve VIP bleacher seating. TICKETS SOON


  • What time does the Big Sky event start?
    Thursday, July 21: Gates open at 5 PM, Calcutta starts at 5:30 PM, PBR starts at 6 PM

    Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23: Gates Open at 5:30 PM, Calcutta starts at 6:30, PBR starts at 7 PM

  • Can I bring in my own food and drink to the event?
    No outside food and drink is allowed at the event. However, we do encourage attendees to bring an empty reusable water bottle that can be filled out at the multiple water-filling stations throughout the arena.
  • Where do I park?
    Designated parking for Big Sky PBR is via paid reservation only with lots located south of Simkins Drive, across from the arena on Aspen Leaf Drive and across from Beehive Basin Brewery. View the parking map here. Parking passes must be purchased online in advance. Additional parking in Big Sky is very limited, please take advantage of carpooling and prepaid parking reservations.
  • Will there be an ATM on site?
    Yes, there will be two ATMs available on site.
  • Where and when do I pick up my tickets?
    Will Call will be open Monday-Wednesday, July 18-20 at the Outlaw Partners Office located at 11 Lone Peak Drive Unit 102 from 10 AM. to 4 PM.

    Starting Thursday, July 21, Will Call will move to the trailer at the Big Sky Events Arena and open at 11 AM Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23.

    We strongly encourage picking up your tickets (wristbands or lanyards) before the event, to avoid lines.

  • What do I need to pick up my tickets?
    Please bring your ID and your ticket confirmation email to pick up your tickets.
  • Do I need a ticket for the afterparty music events?
    Your purchase of a ticket to the PBR includes music-only ticket access on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 to see Tony Marques Band and Hayes Carll respectively on stage inside the Big Sky Events Arena. The concerts will start promptly after the PBR ends.

    If you do not have a ticket to the PBR on Friday or Saturday night, but would like to purchase music-only tickets, please visit to purchase.

    Thursday, July 21 afterparty music with Chancey Williams is a free and open to the public in Len Hill Park as part of the Music in the Mountains event; you do not need a ticket to attend.

  • What are the Calcutta details?
    The 40 riders are split into eight teams of five with each team auctioned off to the highest bidder. 50% of proceeds will be pooled into a ‘pot’ and split three ways with the other 50% going to charity. Calcutta winners are based on individual long-go rider scores. 1st place will receive 60%, 2nd place will receive 30% and 3rd place will receive 10%.

    The charities for each night include:
    Thursday, July 21 – Big Sky Food Bank and Big Sky Search and Rescue
    Friday, July 22 – MSU Athletics
    Saturday, July 23 – Warriors and Quiet Waters and Big Sky Bravery

  • My kid is mutton bustin'. Where do we go and when?
    Mutton bustin’ will take place at intermission each night of the PBR. When announced over the speaker, one adult and the child will come down behind the bucking chutes to get set up with a helmet and protective vest and lined up in order to ride their sheep.
  • Can I bring my dog to the PBR?
    No, please leave your furry friends at home. Service Dogs require strict pre-approval 72 hours in advance of the event. Email
  • Will the Big Sky PBR be recorded, photographed and/or livestream, video or TV?
    By purchasing this ticket and attending the event you and all individuals in your party acknowledge Big Sky PBR is a public event and you grant permission to the Event Organizer(s), partners, licensees and assigns, including but not limited to our brand and media partners, to utilize your image, likeness, acts, poses, and appearance at the event in any live or recorded video or photographic display for any purpose in any medium, without further authorization form, or compensation to, you or anyone acting on your behalf.
  • What is the best time to arrive?
    The best time to arrive for PBR is early! Parking will fill up quickly and lines may start to form.
  • Does the venue offer ADA accommodations?
    Yes, please contact us at prior to the event to request assistance.
  • Can I camp or park my RV onsite?
    No, camping and RV parking are not allowed on or near the venue. There are limited first-come, first-served Forest Service campgrounds near Big Sky including Red Cliff, Greek Creek, Moose Creek and Swan Creek. Dispersed camping may be available in other public land adjacent to Big Sky. We recommend booking a campsite through the US Forest Service website.

    Big Sky Resort also offers paid RV, Camper, and trailer parking. Reserve a spot and learn more online.

  • What should I wear?
    Big Sky, Montana is at an elevation of approximately 7000 feet, and has mountain weather patterns which range from chilly nights to warm days. Expect nighttime temperatures in the 30s-50s and daytime temps in the 50s-70s. Dressing in layers is a good idea, and a jacket and/or rain jacket is recommended. The PBR venue is outdoor in a sagebrush field with a mix of dirt, rocks, grass and other natural elements, so supportive, closed toed shoes are recommended.
Mutton Bustin’
Mutton Bustin will include 10 participants per night on a first come, first served reservation basis. Buckaroos must be 3-6 years old, weigh less than 60lbs, and have a valid ticket for the event. Reservations open March 1, 2023. Please contact Tucker with inquiries and sign-ups.


2022 Title Sponsors

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2022 Sponsors


Photos & Videos from the 2022 Big Sky PBR

2022 PBR Recap



The Big Sky PBR is proud to support local and regional charities with proceeds from the Calcutta auction each night of the event, 50/50 raffle ticket sales, donations and more. Over the past tens years, over $1,500,000 has been raised to support nonprofits directly and indirectly involved with the event. Our 2022 partners included:

PBR Gear
Official hats, posters and more.


Please contact us for sponsorship or group ticket inquiries.