The bands with the most votes as of June 2 will be offered a 30 minute time slot to play at Alberta Bair’s Wild West Soirée, where a panel of judges will critique each band’s performance in a “Musical Shootout.”

The band chosen as the winner of the Musical Shootout will open for the Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers during that evening’s street dance, along with $500!

Vote for your favorite right here!

Almeda Bradshaw's River Band

As a singer/songwriter, I mostly work solo. But I also front an acoustic trio with myself on vocals/guitar plus upright bass and fiddle/mandolin players. And I work with a five piece group that includes banjo and a second guitar. It all depends on what the venue calls for. I play Western Americana: original and traditional cowboy, country, bluegrass, folk and spiritual. You can learn more about me at my website: and through,, and I have sdome youtube videos and videos on my website, but for competition purposes, I have submitted an mp3 of my original song "They Keep A-Stealing On You."


Jim'n'i is a singer/songwriter duo from the beautiful Flathead Lake area featuring Stacy Lynne Santilli's rich vocal palette and Jim Steiner's earthy acoustic guitar and harmonies. Listen to more Jim'n'i at

Deadmans Hand

Deadmans Hand was formed in the Winter of 2010 by Rocky Hert, Colton Stieber and Kelly Thompson and with the addition of drummer Mike Hutch they have become a successful Rock and Roll quartet around the Hardin and Billings area. Putting a unique twist on music from the 50's to today Deadmans Hand has a way to reach music lovers of all ages and lifestyles.

Almost Time

Almost Time was founded by friends and songwriters Joshua Austill and Jeff Hagan in the summer of 2011. Joshua brings with him years of experience playing piano, drums, trumpet, guitar, and singing in choirs. Jeff brings with him years of experience playing bass and teaching others to do so. Jake brings with him a lifetime of experience playing the drums.