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April 13, 2015

Lee Ann Womack would be a fantastic artist to have!

Tammy Rice

April 10, 2015

I would love to see Whiskey Meyers on the line up.


April 2, 2015

Bought our tickets! Can't wait for our 4th BBR.


April 2, 2015

For the Saturday opening slot, I'd love to see The Black Lillies back. Also we need some more girl power at BBR - Lindi Ortega, Courtney Patton, The Trishas, Kimberly Dunn are my suggestions! I would love to see Jason Boland & The Stragglers but I know that slot is an opening one, so maybe they can be headliners next year!


March 17, 2015

Super excited to attend this year! I second the vote for Trampled by Turtles!

Mel Pena

March 12, 2015

Would love to see White Buffelo here. He is amazing live and has great music!!

Walt Setzet

March 7, 2015

I'm closing on my Challis house in a week or so. Can't wait to attend my first BBR.

Jody Zollman

March 6, 2015

Excited to come all the way from Interior Alaska to come see you guys this summer!


March 6, 2015

How about Zane Williams for the TBA for Saturday's show?
Or Jason Boland, Ryan Bingham, Damn Quails, Dirty River Boys, or Ray Johnson?
Great Line-up, Cant wait till August!

Vinny The Shark

February 18, 2015

Vinny's coming up from OKC for his 8th consecutive BBR. Since Randy Rogers Band can't make it, how about finally bringing in The Dirty River Boys? They'd be a crowd favorite for sure.


February 17, 2015

Coming home to Challis for a week in the summer to spend with family & friends @ BBR 2015!!!! BBR 2014 was amazing! This year we would like to see:
Randy Rogers Band,
Reckless Kelly
Casey Donahew Band
Bart Crow Band
Josh Abbott Band


February 13, 2015

Finally making it for the first time this year. We do have a tent reservation at one place but just curious where people suggest for the best camping in case we want to change.
Love the lineup so far!


February 9, 2015



February 6, 2015

Cant Wait to attend it again. Would love to see Randy Rogers again, Stoney LaRue, Todd Snider, Jason Boland, Hayes Carll


February 6, 2015

sturgill Simpson please!

Marshawn Lynch

February 6, 2015

Give me the ball on the 1!!!!!
And please bring back Dale Watson and bring in the Drive-by Truckers!!!!!


February 4, 2015

I talked to one of RRB crew, said they couldn't make it this year. Would like to see Dale Watson again, Hayes Carll, Boland, Sturgill. Had Green Cards last year, how about Trampled by Turtles? Also liked the idea someone had on BBR water bottles.


February 3, 2015

i look forward to the reunion this year! It will be my first year coming up. All the way from SLC! Please bring back Chris Knight. Also a few suggestions would be: cody Canada and the departed, Dale Watson, Daniel Romano, Jason Boland, Lucette, Sturgill Simpson, Tim hus, and for sure bring back Turnpike Troubadours please! Thanks and I'll see ya there


February 2, 2015

2014 was our 1st year and we were blown away. Such an incredible event. This will be an annual trip for us. So glad to see who's already lined up. Would love to also see Randy Rogers again, Stoney LaRue, Todd Snider, Jason Boland, Hayes Carll. Thank you!!

February 1, 2015

Love the BBR! Can't wait to be back! Would love to see Ryan Bingham and Stoney Larue!

Mick McCulloch

January 31, 2015

Can't wait


January 27, 2015

Please tell Vinny that Randy Rogers Band will be added.


January 25, 2015

Cant wait! I would love to see Whiskey Myers this year

Durinda Mann

January 25, 2015

Can't wait to attend again this year!! Best time ever. Don't know if Shovels and Rope would be a group that you would be interested in.


January 25, 2015

Hurray! Love the line up. Please bring Stoney LaRue, Jason Isbell, and Two Tons of Steel!


January 24, 2015

awesome lineup so far! Top it off with Randy Rogers Band!!! Please!

Kim Phillips

January 24, 2015

Hi Muzzie! Love the "new" look of the website! So looking forward to the best event of the summer! The lineup looks fantastic so far! How about the Dirty River Boys to shake things up?! Thanks again for all your hard work!


January 24, 2015

Wow -- Troubadours headlining Friday night!!!! And Wade is back! Campsite booked. We're ready to go!!!


January 23, 2015

2015 Lineup looks great so Far. I think American Aquarium would be a great addition as well


January 22, 2015

OLD 97's & Hayes - PLEASE!!!!


January 22, 2015

It's me again with my band requests! we absolutely have to have Turnpike back they put on the best show! but also would love to see some more favorites to go along with all the great people already there:

Casey Donahew Band
Bart Crow Band
Josh Abbott Band
Jason Boland
Stoney LaRue
Whiskey Meyers
Corb Lund
Ryan Bingham


January 20, 2015

My dream list for 2015 includes Lindi Ortega, The Black Lillies, & Jason Boland & The Stragglers.


January 17, 2015

I would LOVE to have Stoney Larue, Whiskey Myers, and Casey Donahue band!!

LOVED LAST YEAR SO MUCH! I hope Turnpike comes back and Jeff Crosby was so good!


January 16, 2015

Oooooh....It would make our whole trip if Sturgill Simpson were there! :-) This will be our first year attending and we are soooo excited!!


January 16, 2015

After 7 consecutive yrs it's hard to imagine the BBR getting any better and yet it does. I like the suggestions getting rid of water bottles and the waste they generate. Also,the idea of having the year on the BBR t-shirts is great. It's an anchor to the whole experience and bragging rights for untold yrs to come. As for last year, the Troubadours pulled off their 2nd consecutive monster performance, The Departed had their best set since Cody and CCR parted ways. I loved the Black Lillies...invite them back anytime and MMC and Reckless were in full roar. For this year I would echo the suggestions for the Whiskey Sisters, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Boland, Blue Edmundson, and Corb Lund. To those I would add Shovels and Rope, Sara Petite, Old 97's, and Tom Russell. And thank you to the entire Braun Family for creating such a huge slice of Austin, Alt-country, ass kickin' slice of musical pie.

Sharon Forbes

January 15, 2015

2015 will be my second time coming I love last year's I'd love to see Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, Cody Johnson,the turnpike troubadour and corb lund

Matt Anderson

January 14, 2015

Sturgill and Casey Donohue Band!

Jessica French

January 5, 2015

2015 will be my 6th BBR in a row... haven't missed a show since I first found out about it. Always the highlight of my summer! For 2015 I would love to see Chris Knight, Wade Bowen and Jason Boland return, can never go wrong with those guys. Lost Immigrants or Josh Abbott Band would be great new additions. I completely agree with previous comments- doing something about the cigarette smoke and expensive water would be fantastic. Thanks for such a great event!


December 30, 2014

It would be awesome if Whiskey Myers could play this year.


December 27, 2014

Sturgil Simpson
Cody canda
Jj walker

Vinny The Shark

December 13, 2014

Vinny's already looking forward to coming back to Challis for his 8th BBR in a row. He would love to see The Dirty River Boys added this year. The crowd would love them. Please bring back Turnpike and RRB as well. Merry Christmas.

May Rippy

December 5, 2014

STURGILL SIMPSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


December 5, 2014

All the usuals, please! The Departed, RRB, Reckless, Micky, etc. Please bring Wade Bowen back. Midnight River Choir, Turnpike, Ryan Bingham, Jonathan Tyler, Corb again, Slaid Cleaves, Stoney, Roger Creager

Kery and Patsy Secrist

December 4, 2014

Hey Idaho boys! We are hoping to make it to Challis for the 2015 BBR! It will be great to see you again. We sure miss Idaho.


Chris kurilla

November 30, 2014

Hey mussy braun! I need your email adress to get the braun brothers cd''a for my brother for Christmas! And I might send him to your reunion in August! He used to work out there with the state in the forestery division ! Thank u!
Christopher Kurilla

Sydney Salzman

November 21, 2014

I've never had so much fun! Great people, great music, and lots of beer. Definitely coming back every year. You should considering inviting Ryan Bingham, Dolly Shine or Corb Lund!

dan kay

November 8, 2014

hey muzz and boys those 4days about killed me lots of beer music was great as always will be back remember it is not what you listen to - it is what you hear


October 29, 2014

Turnpike needs to close for 2015!!!! Casey Donahew would be a great addition also. I cant wait until next year. BBR was by far the best party of 2014!!

Kristopher Boatman

October 25, 2014

Old 97s & Ryan Bingham would be great additions for 2015!


October 24, 2014

Had a Great Time and a Great show, Already book out place for Next year.
There is so much great Talent, but some I would love to see here in 2015 would be:
Jason Boland
Damn Quails
Ryan Bingham
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Hayes Carl
Van Darien
Zane Williams
Roger Creager
Ray Johnston Band
Dirty River Boys
Dix Hat Band
Shiny Ribs
So many others that are great too, Band of Heathens, Sam Riggs, Whiskey Myers, Mike Ryan, Prophets and Outlaws, Phil Hamilton, to name a few. Love BBR and can't wait till next year


October 24, 2014

The Black Lillies are fabulous! They NEED to return for 2015!


October 22, 2014

This is my Christmas wish list, Chritmas in August! Had a great time at BBR 2013-2014! I won the koozie and tank top this year. thank you to the Braun family for the music and memories. :) Here goes the wish list for 2015....
1. Todd Snider/HWA
2. REK
3. John Prine
4. Lost Immigrants
5. Ryan Bingham
6. Damn Quail
Thank you bringing Cody Canada back for 2015! Can't wait to see what 2015 holds for us.


October 8, 2014

LOVED Turnpike! My vote for Casey Donahew and Rodger Creager!

Annie West

September 20, 2014

This was our first year and it was awesome!!! Loved everyone but I was very fond of the black Lillie's and turnpike troubadours... Absolutely amazing! My great uncle wrote blue grass and country music for many years. He has been gone for some time but would have loved to hear this event. Thank you for a wonderful memory and an awesome time. :)


August 25, 2014

You guys put on a wonderful show this year! We camped at the fishing hole again, 3rd year there and it was great! Music wise I loved Turnpike, RK and Randy Rogers. I would love to see Stoney, Bleu Edmondson, Hubbard and Roger Creager. As for suggestions I agree a complimentary water system of some sort would be great and would allow people to stay hydrated with less waste. I would like to see a smoking section away from the stage or banned all together. I would also recommend a possibly BBR shirt or commemorative item for the year so people can start marking every year they attend. The merchandise prices seemed very high. I would appreciate a lower price on some items considering everyone at the festival has already paid a large ticket price to get in the doors. It would bring more sales, more advertisement and more listeners in return. 2 shirts sold for $30 is worth more than 1 shirt sold for $30 because its seen by potentially 2x the people. Thanks to all the families hard work and commitment to the festival !


August 24, 2014

Thank you for putting on such a wonderful festival!! It was more than worth the trip from NY state! All of the artists were terrific! Turnpike and Hayes definitely stole the show! It was my first BBR and I am most certainly returning next year! all the best!


August 20, 2014

Great show Muzzie!! I liked Turnpike the best they were lots of fun. I did miss Dale Watson though, maybe next year?

Matt Rasmussen

August 19, 2014

2014 was awesome! Each day was enjoyable. Personal favorite this year was Hayes Carll! Thanks for all of the hard work and commitment it takes to put on this festival.

Reta Hudlow

August 18, 2014

My favorite part of the summer is coming to the BBR! Loved all of the music.
Would love to see Ryan Bingham, Junior Brown, Gourds, Stoney LaRue, or Whiskey Sisters next year but you could have the same lineup as this year and I'd still be happy.

One huge change I'd like to see is drinking water availability. It would be great to get a BBR water bottle with our tickets and then have a big water tank available for refills. I have no problem buying beer but like most of us we don't want to spend our beer $ on water. It would also be less trash and less painful hangovers!

Thanks for putting on the best fest in the west!

Lindsay Pratt

August 18, 2014

Was the best year I have had yet!! Turnpike is my favorite band and they didn't let me down! They put on an amazing show as did everyone else! Would love to see Bart Crow Band next year and I know he'd love to be there! Can't wait for next year we are already planning!


August 15, 2014

The show this year was excellent, thank you Muzzie.. Turnpike Troubadours was my favorite, but Iam a little bias being from OK and all.. Turnkipe, RK, Mickey, CC and many others will be in Tahlequah OK Sept 11th thru the 13th so all you rowdy Idahoans should join us!!!!!!IT WILL BE A BLAST

Marlene Preston

August 15, 2014

Do you have dates for 2015? I need at least 3 months notice for work schedule? I just heard about this event and am thinking of going. Any information would be great!


August 14, 2014

What a great show, well worth the long drive from CA. Iam so glad we decided to go Thursday night TURNPIKE and MICKEY killed it. Even the rain Friday night was refreshing, thanks again see ya next year!


August 14, 2014

Another amazing show! Thank you for having the Turnpike Troubadours back again this year!!! One suggestion I'd like to make is that I think smoking should be banned at the golf course during the event. For the safety of everyone as well as keeping the place clean, I think we'd all breathe easier if we didn't have to inhale all of the cigarette smoke. The cigarette butts all over the beautiful grass is a pity to see.


August 13, 2014

What a great show!!! Turnpike Troubadours rocked the house.... Hopefully next year they can close friday night so everybody can see them. Again awesome show Muzzy and the crew!!!


August 12, 2014

Great times. Great People. Great Music. My fifth year and on my calendar for next year. Thanks for the memories.


August 11, 2014

First time visitor to the reunion this year. Start to finish a great show, with great talent in a great Idaho setting. Coming back for more next year!

Bob Stohner

August 10, 2014

Joann and Muzzie, man did you folks out do yourselves! What a fantastic music festival, Melanie and I had a blast. It was our first BBR, but will certainly not be our last. We've already got August 13-15, 2015 on our calendar. Thanks for 3 days of great music!

Jeff Mcniel

August 10, 2014

It was worth every mile to get thier from California

Scott Marshall

August 6, 2014

This will be my 2nd visit in a row. I look forward to this being even more fun then last years reunion festival.

Mark Pulliam and Loree England

August 5, 2014

So excited. Can't wait!


August 5, 2014

What is the address to the venue? Thanks!

Dave Rogers

August 4, 2014

Finally! I get to attend this years' festivities! This is gonna be great!

Carly Jivelekas

August 1, 2014

I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!! Just bought passes and we are so excited! line up looks awesome! Just saw Jeff Crosby in Stanley last weekend, stoked to see them again along with the rest of the amazing talent!

Susan & Frank Pugliano

July 31, 2014

Coming in from Houston - Can't wait...


July 17, 2014

Radney, Rodney, Chris, Hayes, Reckless, and Micky? This Duck is in!


July 16, 2014

BBR has become a tradition! Looking forward to 3 days in Challis!


July 15, 2014


Any chance to still get in the Muzzball Golf tournament this year?

Lori Royal

June 25, 2014

Can't wait!! Got our tickets and ready to have a great time.

Wendi Phelps

June 3, 2014

I missed last year - the first time in 7 years - and swear I will never miss another BBR again! It is the highlight of my summer and I am counting down the daze....... Bringin a virgin BBR attendee with me this year! Wahoo! Oh, and we'll be hooking up with Those Damn Oregon Ducks again! GO BRONCOS!

dan kay

June 2, 2014

muzz i can not wait to get back

Those Darn Oregon Ducks...

May 22, 2014

7th year for BBR. 1st year we bought a local English bulldog up in gods country. Some folks who not familiar with the lineup should just stay home... I keep faith Robert Earl Keen, Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Wylie Hubbard may grace us with their presence again one of these years... yet killer lineup all 3 days! We've never acquired "reserved" camping>>>the neighbors are some wonderful folks to let the Oregon flag fly. It may be hot, it may hail nickels, Idaho might be burning down, wouldn't miss it for nothing..

Vinny The Shark

May 19, 2014

This will be Vinny and Becki's 7th BBR in a row. Looking forward to it, once again. For those of you wanting to see The Dirty River Boys, they'll be at the Rod & Gun Club in Stanley, August 6th, the day before BBR starts. You know Vinny will be there. You should be too.

Valerie cooper

May 19, 2014

This will be our 1st BBR. We've tried for years to go and this year it will finally work.
We are not sure of the camping situation. Is there still camping available? Someone mentioned the fish pond?? We would appreciate any information.
Thanks .... we are extremly excited for this years lineup.

Molly C

May 16, 2014

Less than 3 Months to go! We can't wait for another awesome BBR!


May 15, 2014

Hey, Muzz,

Is the Muzz Ball Golf Tourn a go again in 2014? Good time!



May 8, 2014

Lodging is tough to get in Challis during the BBR. Since you are going on to Yellowstone, I'd suggest trying the Bear bottom in Mackay 60 miles to the south east from Challis. their # is 208-588-2483 or the Wagon Wheel Motel in Mackay. Or plan on camping...lots of great camping in the area.


May 7, 2014

We are looking for a place for 4 people to stay Saturday night of the BBR. I've tried everywhere. We are traveling from Texas and heading to Yellowstone before coming to Idaho. Any suggestions? I have called everywhere in Challis I think :(


April 28, 2014

Turnpike & Randy Rogers YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait for another great BBR!

Dan & Kittrick Kauffman

April 26, 2014

We have guests traveling from Minnesota and Boise,Idaho for the fabulous concert. We are hoping to reserve a spot for a camper and possibly put a tent on the spot too. We are NEW to the reunion however the guest from Minnesota is a huge fan of the Braun Brothers and is finally coming to visit us in Salmon,Idaho for the Reunion Festival so we want to be sure to have a great spot to rest our head! Looking forward to the amazing music with friends, new friends and family.

Jessica French

April 17, 2014

Can hardly believe how good this year's lineup is! Thursday night is going to be epic....I've wanted to see Chris Knight for years, and Turnpike was probably the highlight of 2013 BBR for me. This will be my 5th year, but I have to say I'm completely heartbroken to not see Wade Bowen on the lineup like usual! Any hope he'll be a late addition? Those of you who don't already know the music of Radney Foster, Rodney Crowell, etc. are truly missing out! Look em up... 2014 BBR is gonna be a blast.

drayton hollingsworth

April 5, 2014

hello BBR, looking forward to another year with a great lineup. plan to make lots of friends sharing sweet corn with all. yours truly from down valley


March 29, 2014

Wow! great roster this year. For those who are disappointed, ignorance is Not bliss... The BBR is!!! Chris Knight, Rodney Crowell, and Radney Foster are Legends! can't wait to see Hayes with his band! Keep up the good work Muzzie and JoAnn!


March 29, 2014

I have to agree with Jim...I was so surprised to read that some were disappointed with the 2014 artists--this is a stellar group! To continue...The Greencards played BBR in 2011 and one of their members, Kym Warner, played with RK to help out last year when Cody was sick; Jeff Crosby's band played in 2012 as I recall; of course, Hayes has played BBR before--I think in 2010; Rodney Crowell was on the BBR lineup in 2011. The only somewhat unfamiliar band might be The Black Lillies, but I have seen them several times and they are very talented--check out their website, YouTube videos, etc. They are a great fit, and this goes without saying because Muzzie and JoAnn know their stuff! See you in August!

Jim F

March 25, 2014

Seriously? This line up is amazing. Maybe the strongest BBR yet. Chris Knight will blow people away (listen to anything on "Pretty Good Guy", "Little Victories," "Enough Rope" -- hell, anything he's done). Radney Foster is a legend and one of the alltime great songwriters ("Another Way to Go" -- what an amazing record - oh, and check the co-writing and production credits on your Randy Rogers records). Does anyone not know Rodney Crowell? Jay Farrar is responsible for a half dozen of the greatest alt-country albums ever made, both with Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo (Son Volt's "Trace" is in my top 10 all time list). I encourage you to do some digging. You won't be disappointed. This year is going to be huge!!!

oregon monty

March 25, 2014

love the line up. 9 th year look forward to bbr all year

Sammy Young

March 24, 2014

I agree Idaho Bill!! There are so many great artists out there and not many are on the list. We obviously got the greats-- RK, MMC, The Departed, RRB, but really!!!! Who are the rest of these people? Super dissapointed , this would have been our 6th year in a row too


March 23, 2014

Wow!!! Terrible lineup this year....who are these people!!!

Dawna Littler

March 13, 2014

Had a wonderful time 2013 can hardly wait for this year, Braun's the BEST!!!d

Tom T.

March 11, 2014

The entire line-up was posted here for a few days before they took it down and opted for the suspense mode (which is just fine with me). It's a really strong line up this year (e.g. bands who have headlined in years past not even headlining this year, given the depth). Can't wait!!!
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