Sunny season begins to flower at Norris – take in some tunes!
In a Rutgers study about what changes can be made to relieve stress in a high tech and fast paced lifestyle, they discovered nature has provided us with a simple way to provide emotional health – flowers.
The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction, and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. The researcher explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods and impact both males and females equally.
Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
The study also explored where in their homes people display flowers. The arrangements were placed in areas of the home that are open to visitors – like foyers, living and dining rooms – suggesting that flowers are a symbol for sharing.
Now that spring is creating happy explosions of blooms all around, the folks at Norris Hot Springs urge you to take a break from technology and come soak in the healing natural hot springs, where you will notice buds of all sorts popping up. In addition to over 800 trees in the last 15 years, flowers have been planted for another sunny season at Norris. Soakers will be able to delight in the sight, smell, and even taste of edible flowers at the No LoOse Dogs Saloon.
The Saloon serves a varied menu of organic and sustainable food offerings for everyone in the group. The 50 Mile Grill will soon open to offer regionally sourced protein sources perfectly grilled for your enjoyment. There’s also a wide selection of craft beers and fine wine to accompany your meal, served poolside.
And if your visit happens to fall on a weekend, you can also add to the experience with the finest in regional acoustic live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm.
Enjoy the sounds of Todd Green on Friday, April 19th. Originally from Michigan, Green has lived in the area for more than thirty years. He is known for his acoustic light rock musical style and passion for vinyl records. Expect to hear ‘60s–‘80s rock classics including favorites from America, The Eagles to David Bowie, Pink Floyd and everything in between.
Logan Dudding follows on Saturday, April 20th. Logan is a Butte resident, known for his work with the Chad Ball and Red Mountain bands as a percussionist. Now honing his guitar skills, he’s enjoying putting on solo acoustic performances, covering favorite songs and showing off a few originals. Help welcome him back!
On Sunday, April 21st, Norris welcomes back Charlie Denison. The bluesy singer/songwriter will bring a mix of folk, rock, soul, reggae, a little country, and – his favorite – blues. Charlie performs a diverse repertoire of covers and originals.
Local singer/songwriter Jacob Rountree performs on Friday, April 26th. Bringing an indie rock/folk sound to every performance, Rountree sings songs with contemplative and powerful lyrics that are relatable and help build the soul. Rountree pairs his vocals with a few different styles of guitar playing, captivating audiences with each of his songs and providing a rockin’ good time for everyone involved.
Wolf and the Moons will entertain on Saturday, April 27th. The Missoula-based Americana/bluegrass band is known for their rich harmonies and extensive mix of originals and covers that make for a unique and entertaining experience.
Aaron Williams closes out the weekend on Sunday, April 28th. From rock/reggae band In Walks Bud, Aaron will be playing a variety of tunes including rock, folk, and reggae. He’s a real favorite at the hot springs.
John Sherrill opens up a new month on Friday, May 3rd. The singer/songwriter plays “a lot of guitar and also sings some” and has been playing around the Bozeman area for quite a while. Developing his artistry during stints in different areas of the country, Sherrill has created a sound that’s truly unique. He brings his twangy jazz-pop and unique personality to every performance. Sherrill returns to Bozeman after some time away, with his incredible music to boot!
Seldom Kings take the Poolside Stage on Saturday, May 4th. The fun, creative pair of multi-instrumentalists will entertain with original music, spot-on covers and those barely recognizable, as well as some other great surprises.
Weston Lewis will treat Cinco soakers with some live tunes on Sunday, May 5th. Lewis plays with a number of local bands, solo performances, and as a sit-in lead guitarist for artists including The Andrew Hand Band, John Sherrill, The Electric Sunday, Lang Termes, Mathias, and MOTH. His solo sets are comprised mostly of acoustic rock covers and some of his original songs. In band settings, he likes to play funk, jazz, country and more.
Further information about the on-site campground, upcoming summer hours, expanded menus and more, please visit www.norrishotsprings.com. And don’t forget to buy someone you care for a flower or two! •