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What time does the Big Sky event start?

Thursday, July 20: Gates open at 4:30 PM, Calcutta starts at 5:30 PM, PBR starts at 6 PM

Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22: 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 passes sold at the gate to the parking lot, first come; first served, with lot located across from the arena on Aspen Leaf Drive. View the parking map here. Additional parking in Big Sky is very limited, please take advantage of carpooling and prepaid parking reservations or find a public parking lot near Town Center. If you need ADA accommodations, please email events@theoutlawpartners.com.

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 15-17 at the Outlaw Partners Office located at 11 Lone Peak Drive Unit 104 from 10 AM. to 4 PM.

Starting Thursday, July 18, Will Call will move to the trailer at the Big Sky Events Arena and open at 11 AM Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20.

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 21 and 22 to see Jamie McLean Band and Lukas Nelson & POTR respectively on the SAV stage inside the Big Sky Events Arena. The concerts will start promptly after the PBR ends around 9:15 PM.

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 the ticketing website to purchase.

Thursday, July 20 afterparty music is 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 will be announced soon.

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 events@theoutlawpartners.com.

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 events@theoutlawpartners.com 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.


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