The 20th Anniversary of the Beartrap Summer Festival is proud to feature the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Nearing their 5th Decade together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.
Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-stop touring in their 48th year together.
Their most recent studio release was the critically acclaimed album "Speed of Life" (2009, SugarHill Records) In 2013 Capitol/EMI reissued in its original form on Vinyl “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” for its 40th Anniversary.
Both days of the festival feature a full line-up of regionally and nationally known artists; this year’s crop includes names like The Tommy Malone Band, Jalan Crossland, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, and The Deadly Gentlemen. Beartrap will once again include an open-air marketplace full of arts, crafts, and more; a wide variety of foods, and a family area with games and activites. The Bear Club VIP area is back this year, too – perks of the club include VIP parking, shaded seating and libations.
The Beartrap Summer Festival is held in Beartrap Meadow Park atop Casper Mountain, just south of Casper, Wyoming. For information about tickets, vendor booths, and all things Beartrap, visit beartrapsummerfestival.com. Townsquare Media of Casper, the Natrona County Roads, Bridges and Parks Department, and the McMurry Foundation are proud to once again partner together to sponsor the Beartrap Summer Festival.
Townsquare Media is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. Its assets include 243 radio stations, >250 local companion websites in 51 small to mid-sized markets, >350 live music and non-music events annually and certain national digital properties including Taste of Country, Diffuser.fm, Ultimate Classic Rock, Loudwire, The FW, GuySpeed, ScreenCrush and PopCrush, as well as a network of music and entertainment digital properties reaching over 60 million US unique visitors and E-commerce business Seize the Deal. Additionally, Townsquare Media also operates Townsquare Cares, a non-profit organization that seeks to better the lives of troops and their families.
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