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Beartrap Summer Festival

The Beartrap Summer Festival lineup for 2018 has been announced featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Colin Raye.

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Three country music legends headline this year’s Beartrap Summer Festival as Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin, and Sammy Kershaw stop in on their Roots & Boots Tour.

The annual music festival atop Casper Mountain also features Big Head Todd and the Monsters, along with a variety of musical styles from blues and jazz to country and even punk, according to a press release from the organizers.

The festival will be Aug. 4 and 5 to Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain.

“This year’s line-up brings established stars of rock and country to the headliner slots on Saturday and Sunday, and supports them with local, regional and national bands that embody the diverse attitudes and styles in Americana music,” the press release said.

Raye, Tippin and Kershaw will share stories and jokes along with their chart-topping country music that includes “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With the Radio,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful.”

Boulder-based Big Head Todd and the Monsters’ hits include “Broken Hearted Savior” and “Bittersweet.” They’re known for rock music but also are masters of multiple styles including “substantial forays into roots music,” according the press release.

The music begins Aug. 4 with Casper’s own Hagen in the Grainbox. The band describes its style as “BrewGrass” – a mix of bluegrass, folk, Americana, punk, old school country and Irish, according to the press release.

Saturday’s lineup also features Tallgrass out of Fort Collins, The Two Tracks from Sheridan, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs and internationally-renowned roots rockers The Black Lillies.

Sunday starts with Jackson’s Aaron Davis and the Mystery Machine, headed by the founder of Screen Door Porch, with a mix of “folk, gypsy-grass, country and rock,” according to the release.

The day continues with folk, jazz and blues from Cicada Rhythm from Georgia, traditional music from Lander-based Low Water String Band, roots music from Grant Farm out of Boulder and Town Mountain, “a hard-driving Carolina string band who bring plenty of swagger and a honky-tonk edge to their performance.”

The two-day event also includes activities for kids, a market of handcrafted goods, an open food court, tent camping in the meadow where fans and musicians can continue jamming and festivities into the evening.

Tickets are available at beartrapsummerfestival.com.

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