Lee Ritenour and Friends played at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork on Wednesday. Two opening acts, 16 year-old Josh Achrion, and the John Beasley Circle, warmed up the nearly sold-out crowd under the big white tent. Guitarists John Oates and Mike Stern joined Ritenour on stage during the encore.
We'll be replaying the Lee Ritenour and Friends show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tune in on the air or online, and be sure to check out our photos from the show.
With 35 chart-topping songs and more than 40 albums, the Grammy winning Ritenour is a perennial favorite in Bigfork. He is the only guitarist to headline shows at all five Crown Guitar Festivals.
Ritenour is an artist in residence at the fifth annual Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival and Workshop. Ritenour joins guitarists Dweezil Zappa, Ana Popovic, John Oates, Shelby Lynn, David Leisner, and Mike Stern in Bigfork to collaborate, teach guitar to workshop participants, and perform at a festival intended to celebrate "the love of the Guitar and the magical splendor of Montana."
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Saturday night "Extravaganza!" show. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. more than 12 outstanding guitar artists take the stage in a jam-packed evening of non-stop, all-star guitar entertainment.