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Music by the Caverns -Sunday, July 23 from 10am to 6pm

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks ( announced that Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will be holding their second of three annual music days on Sunday, July 23 from 10am to 6pm.

This is a family-friendly event to gather the community together to support local music and to support Montana State Parks! The event will highlight several local artists from the surrounding area including Mike Gurzi & Jesse Maw and Del “Lonnie” Lonnquist! Del is an 82-year-old guitar and banjo player who has driven 76,000 miles coast to coast on his motorcycle through all the lower 48 states in the past three years. He tells stories of his adventures and plays stories and is not an act to be missed! Check him out on his website at:

Mike Gurzi has been playing in and around Bozeman for many years. As one of the founding members of the Story Mansion Bluegrass Jam and a guitar educator, Mike has established himself as one of the premier local artists. Mike’s 2012 CD, “Movin’ On,” has been a favorite amongst Montana music lovers. Virtuosic fiddler Jesse Maw has been exciting music lovers throughout Montana since he began playing at age 5. Drawing upon both classic fiddle and jazz influences, Jesse has honed himself into one of the most polished, exciting musicians in Montana.

Some chairs will be available to use, but guests are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, water, snacks or anything else they may want to enjoy a day full of music. Our “chair”ity donation box will be out again to help raise money to purchase better seating for future music days, so we would appreciate your support!

Full Artist Schedule:

10 Gospel Singalong

11 Dave Zimmerman and Brian Rumsey as: Left For Dead (Old Time Music)

12 Monty Montgomery (Rockabilly and Country music)

1 Mike Gurzi (Guitar Flat Picker/Educator) + Jesse Maw (Fiddle/Mandolin:Composer/Educator)

2 Del Lonnquist: A MUST SEE Entertainer! (Banjo/Guitar Songs and America Travel Stories)

3 Terry Murphy and Donna Weldon (Classical Country and Gospel)

4 Silversmith’s Mine with Dan Rosasco (Guitar / Vocals) and Justin Haiko (Guitar / Banjo / vocals)

5 Lynda Brannon (50s Music and Country) Playing: Ukulele, Zither, Melodica, and Concertina

6   Jam: Public is encouraged to join!

For more information, please call the park visitor center at 406-287-3541.

What: Music by the Caverns

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 10am to 6pm

Where: Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT

Cost: Free to those registered in the campground or registered Montana drivers. $6 for out of state visitors.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.


A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Brian Turner
AmeriCorps Member,
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
(406) 287-3541

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