Inaugural Wildlands Festival Announced in Bozeman

In an effort to celebrate Montana’s wild and open spaces and support the non-profits that work to protect them, Outlaw Partners has announced that it will produce the inaugural Wildlands Festival concert at the Romney Oval on the campus of Montana State University on August 10, 2018.

The concert will feature dual-headliners, acclaimed singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen and country-rockers Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Montana Land Reliance, and Yellowstone Forever—three nonprofits whose missions align with the festival’s ethos.

“We are extremely excited to work with Outlaw Partners in producing the first-ever concert in Romney Oval on the Montana State University campus,” said Duane Morris, senior director of Auxiliary Services at MSU. “We’ve been working for several years on this concept and it’s fulfilling to see it come to fruition, particularly in that we get to work with a local company like Outlaw. We believe it will be a special night of music.”

The Wildlands Festival will bring people together who share a love of nature, outdoor recreation, parks, trails, and the enjoyment of what makes Montana special. The event will celebrate the state’s wildlands, and will be an opportunity for concert-goers to support the spaces that they cherish, while enjoying live music in a picturesque outdoor setting.

“We look forward to sharing in this special celebration of music, community, and the wonder of our natural world,” said Heather White, CEO and president of Yellowstone Forever.

Tickets go on sale April 27 at 10:00 a.m. mountain time at the Bobcat Ticket Office,, or 406-994-CATS. Prices are $47 for general admission and $177 for VIP tickets, which include access to a hospitality tent with food and beverages, and a preferred viewing area for the show. Attendees are encouraged to bring low-rise chairs and blankets to the event. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. There will be food, beer and wine available for purchase.

A percentage of all ticket sales and sponsorships will be directly donated to the three nonprofits chosen to benefit from this year’s event. “Our goal is to not only curate an amazing night of music in an incredible venue, but to raise money for some very worthy charities that work hard to protect our beautiful landscape,” said Outlaw Partners CEO Eric Ladd.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available; for more information please contact

About Outlaw Partners

Outlaw Partners is an award-winning media, marketing and events firm based in Big Sky, Montana. Outlaw Partners offers a strategic combination of services that are all executed in-house, including video production, graphic design, marketing, consulting, event production, PR, photography, social media management, web development, and editorial content.

Outlaw Partners provide clients with resources for building, enhancing, and expanding their brands worldwide. Outlaw-owned and produced media publications include Explore Big Sky newspaper, Mountain Outlaw magazine and Explore Yellowstone magazine. Outlaw Partners’ mission is to create connections while inspiring others to act. For more information, visit

About Lukans Nelson & Promise of the Real

Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying. During that time, the 28-year old singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted underground following. Lukas’ profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and heavenly vocals to his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes, their voices blending with potent DNA.

Then two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since as they’ve backed the legend on tour around the world and on his two most recent albums. For more information, visit

AboutRobert Earl Keen

“The road goes on forever …” It’s not always easy to sum up a career – let alone a life’s ambition – so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words – the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) – just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick.

Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible. For more information, visit