The quiet mountain Hamlet of Stanley will rock once again during the Sawtooth Music Festival. This year brings Langhorne Slim, Viva Voce, Shook Twins, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Free Peoples and more. Sun River Brewing Company will also be on hand with plenty of beer and wine to complement the tunes.
Friday night's lineup includes Screen Door Porch, Fox Street All Stars and More Than Lights, while Saturday brings acts like New Transit, Panhandle Polecats, Sera Cahoone and Fire Kittens. Saturday's headlining act, Langhorne Slim comes to the festival from the Northwest musical mecca of Portland, Ore. According to Paste Magazine, "Langhorne Slim trades in big, countrified exaggerations, blowing up rural stereotypes to delirious proportions, howling so hard you can practically see the wheat bushels tumbling from his mouth."
Each year The Sawtooth Music Festival chooses a Stanley-based organization as a beneficiary for the event's proceeds. This year's beneficiaries are the Stanley School and the Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce. The school is trying to raise funds to bring the Missoula Children's Theatre to the two-room, K-8 schoolhouse.