LIVE MUSIC IN WESTERN MONTANA

Live Music

Concerts and Music Festivals

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Concerts and Music Festivals

Nature usually plays first chair here, but Montana’s live music scene offers some steep competition. You’ll find concerts that rival those of even the biggest cities in the country. And our stages really set the scene. From cozy, intimate venues to open-air amphitheaters with breathtaking views, check out these live music destinations and discover Western Montana’s diverse and vibrant music scene. We also host some of the best music festivals west of the Continental Divide.

Check out our events calendar for information about music events happening throughout Western Montana's Glacier Country.

Music Venues

Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater

Big Sky Brewing Company has hosted concerts in the sprawling backyard of its taproom and brewery since 2004. This open-air venue has played host to national acts spanning folk, rock and beyond, including the Avett Brothers, The Decemberists and Lee Brice. Check out the Summer Music Series and kick back on the lawn with a can of Big Sky Brewing Company's craft beer or hard seltzer in hand.

KettleHouse Amphitheater

Tucked away on the banks of the Blackfoot River and surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, the KettleHouse Amphitheater offers a live music experience that could only be found in Montana. This 4,250-person-capacity venue's impressive history of world-renowned acts includes Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr. and Bon Iver.

Mission Valley Live - Polson + Ronan

Since 2015, Mission Valley Live has aimed to enrich communities in Montana's Mission Valley with affordable live performing arts. With two primary venues located within Polson High School and Ronan High School, this nonprofit ensures that live music and dance stay accessible for all.

Stonefly Lounge - Coram

For more than a decade, the Stonefly Lounge has brought big entertainment to the little town of Coram with live music. Their free concerts, held on a near-daily basis, feature the talents of up-and-coming bands from all corners of the country. Enjoy made-from-scratch pizza and locally crafted beer while watching a show.

The Top Hat

A fixture of Missoula's vibrant nightlife since 1950, the Top Hat continues to be the go-to spot for intimate live performances featuring both local talent and renowned national artists. Stop by this fun gastropub for specialty cocktails, eclectic bites and a show from acts like Martin Sexton, The Brothers Comatose and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

University Of Montana Adams Center

Nestled on the University of Montana's picturesque campus, the Adams Center isn't just a hub for Grizzly Athletics. It's also a Missoula icon and a prime destination for music enthusiasts. Experience performances by iconic legends like Carlos Santana, nostalgic throwback acts like Elton John, and today's chart-toppers, like Kane Brown.

Wachholz College Center - Kalispell

The state-of-the-art Wachholz College Center on the campus of Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell doubles as a dynamic live music venue, hosting performances by acclaimed artists like Macy Gray, Clint Black and Daughtry.

Washington-Grizzly Stadium

With a capacity of over 25,000, the Washington-Grizzly stadium stands as the ultimate destination in Western Montana for a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. This massive stadium has witnessed legendary performances by icons the likes of The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Guns N' Roses.

Whitefish Theatre Company/O'Shaughnessy Center

The Whitefish Theatre Company, a nonprofit arts association centered at the O'Shaughnessy Center, is best known for its community theatrical productions. However, the company is also proud to host the annual Whitefish Summer Concert series featuring local musicians, plus several other concerts throughout the year.

The Wilma

Blending timeless 1920s architectural charm and cutting-edge technical capacities, The Wilma is a captivating landmark in the heart of Missoula. As a hub of the city's cultural and entertainment scene for over a century, The Wilma continues to be a premiere destination for cinema, film festivals and live musical performances, featuring renowned artists like Henry Rollins, Patty Griffin and Andy Grammer.

Music Festivals

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival, Missoula – March

Experience captivating rhythms and electrifying performances at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival in Missoula. Celebrating the rich heritage of jazz, this festival brings together top musicians and jazz enthusiasts for an unforgettable musical experience focused on education, improvisation, and the jazz language. Learn more here.

Hard Times Bluegrass Festival, Hamilton – July

Join in this wildly fun celebration of bluegrass music. Featuring toe-tapping tunes and lively performances, this festival captures the heart and soul of old-time mountain music. Learn more here.

Missoula International Choral Festival, Missoula – July

This festival takes place every three years and brings choirs from around the world to the Garden City. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 5,000 singers from 40 countries to the cultural hub of Montana, connecting diverse backgrounds and traditions. Learn more here.

Under the Big Sky, Whitefish – July

Delve into the diverse tapestry of Americana music at Under the Big Sky festival as artists showcase both traditional renditions and modern interpretations of our nation's rich musical heritage. Set on a sprawling 350-acre ranch, enjoy panoramic vistas and performances across two stages at naturally formed amphitheaters on the ranch grounds. Learn more here.

Flathead Lake Blues Festival, Polson – August

Get ready to groove to the blues against the stunning backdrop of Flathead Lake at the Flathead Lake Blues Festival. With a lineup of talented blues artists and scenic views, this festival promises a weekend filled with soulful sounds and unforgettable moments.

Riverfront Blues Festival, Libby – August

Experience two full days of “Blues, Brews and BBQs”along the banks of the scenic Kootenai River. With an impressive lineup of blues musicians and a picturesque setting, the Riverfront Blues Festival promises a weekend filled with music, community and unforgettable moments. Learn more here.

Symphony in the Park, Missoula – August

Immerse yourself in the melodies of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra at Symphony in the Park. Held on the banks of the Clark Fork River at Caras Park in the heart of downtown Missoula, this outdoor concert brings together music lovers of all ages for an evening of classical music under Montana's great big sky. Learn more here.

River City Roots Festival, Missoula – September

Missoula's signature event, River City Roots is a two-day festival featuring a juried art show, family activities, a 4-mile walk/run and a free all-day music stage with local artists and headliners. This wildly popular street festival is most appropriately described as “a celebration of all things Missoula.” Learn more here.

Whitefish Songwriter Festival, Whitefish – September

Join songwriters and music enthusiasts in Whitefish for a celebration of creativity and storytelling at the Whitefish Songwriter Festival. Featuring intimate performances and workshops, this festival offers a unique opportunity to connect with the artists behind the music. Learn more here.

Other Listings

Abayance Bay Marina
290 Abayance Bay Drive
Rexford, MT 59930
406.297.0566
Alpine Theatre Project
6464 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, MT 59937
406.862.7469
Bunkers Grill
111 Bayview Drive
Polson, Montana 59860
406.407.7656
Flathead Harbor
7007 US 93
Lakeside, MT 59922
406.646.2656
Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
69 N. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901
406.407.7000
Kettlehouse Amphitheater
605 Cold Smoke Lane
Bonner, MT 59823
406.830.4640
Libby Memorial Events Center
111 E. Lincoln Blvd.
Libby, MT 59935
406.293.9643
Logjam Presents
131 S. Higgins Ave., Suite 2-1
Missoula, MT 59802
406.830.4640
Mission Valley Live
33585 N. Finley Point Road
Polson, MT 59860
406.471.5849
Ogren Park
700 Cregg Lane
Missoula, MT 59801
406.830.4640
Rex Theater Project
1033 W. Main St.
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
406.920.5581
Riverfront Blues Festival
Riverfront Park Pavilion
Libby, MT 59923
406.291.0185
The Elm
506 Seventh Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
406.830.4640
The Top Hat
134 W. Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
406.728.9865
The Wilma
131 South Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
406.830.4640
Whitefish Songwriter Festival
Multiple Venues
Whitefish, MT 59937
406.690.5988
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