Walkin’ Jim Stoltz Memorial Concert August 20


Friends, family and admirers of one of Montana’s most well-known environmentalist-singers gathered on Saturday, August 20 in the Big Sky Town Center to celebrate the life of Walkin’ Jim Stoltz in a manner he would have appreciated: In the mountains, with music.

Nationally known artists Dakota Sid Clifford, Earth Mama Joyce Rouse, Kate Bennet, Emma’s Revolution, and Alaskan troubadour Susan Grace Stoltz are just some of the musicians who took to the stage in the new Town Center pavilion to share their songs of the Earth. They were joined by Montana performers Bluebird Sky, Prairie Wind Jammers, Keith Hammer (photo above) and Cowgirl Poet Buzzy Vick in the free all-day event, billed “Forever Wild 2011.”

The Forever Wild memorial was a way to both honor Jim’s life and continue his vision. Concert-goers had opportunities to donate to MUSE and its new scholarship fund, Kid for the Wild, which is intended to help kids spend time in the outdoors through assistance with camp or outdoor expedition expenses.

For more information on the concert, what’s in Big Sky and Walkin’ Jim’s life and legacy, check walkinjim.com or musemusic.org.

View or download the concert poster.

Listen to an interview with Walkin’ Jim, set to dozens of his wonderful photographs of wildlife and wild country!

This article published on August 20, 2011 • [Permalink]