“Growing Up Wild” and the Cross Border Band come to Libby and Thompson Falls courtesy Friends of Scotchman Peaks.
Friday, March 18 in Libby at the KW Maki Theater and Saturday, March 19 in Thompson Falls at the Rex Theater, the StoryTelling Company and the Cross Border Band team up to present a collection of stories and songs based in the common theme of “growing up wild.” This free live stage show — brought by Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness — is a lively collection of tales and music reflecting the values learned from growing up in and around wild country, and where that sort of childhood might take you later; adventures stretching from Connecticut to the Yukon and beyond, including some in our own back yard.
Learn what it takes to hike the “Big Three” — The Continental Divide, Appalachian and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails, and resonate with what happens when someone is told, “Why don’t you kids go outside and play?”
Show goers are certain to recognize themselves in some of these stories and songs, a number of which are completely homegrown. The Cross Border Band, whose style might be characterized as raw bluegrass, sings two original songs in particular that western Montanans will appreciate, the namesake song for this show, “Growing Up Wild,” and “I Don’t Know Any Better.”
In both theaters, doors open at 6:30. The show begins at 7. Admission is free!