So much music, so little time! With several live shows happening every week, we’re here to help you sort out your summer!
Red Ants Pants Music Festival
– White Sulphur Springs
Free street dance on Thursday, July 28th
Over 20 artists, plus a kids tent, arts & crafts vendors, a beard & mustache competition, artist & festival merchandise, food & drink vendors, and a free drinking water station.
Yellowstone Harvest Festival
September 9 & 10
Camping available for additional fee.
The 2023 lineup features 12 bands from California, Tennessee, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.
Headwaters Country Jam – Three Forks
Featuring 14 artists with camping available for an additional fee.
Rockin’ the Rivers – Three Forks
Full lineup TBA. Camping available for an additional fee.
Wildlands Festival – Big Sky
Featuring 9 artists, including big names like Foo Fighters and Lord Huron
Montana Folk Festival – Butte
The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 200 of the nation’s finest musicians, dancers, and craftspeople. It showcases multiple performances by more than 20 Artists/groups on six stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to children of all ages, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts.
Admission throughout the three-day event is free of admission to everyone.
Music in the Mountains – Big Sky
These family-friendly concerts are held every Thursday from June-September starting at 6 p.m. (park opens at 6, music starts at 7), the series also includes the annual July 4 concert, and a free performance from Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.
This series showcases local and regional opening bands to the weekly concert audience by featuring the area’s best up and coming talent. Featured opening artists for 2023 are:
6/22: Flapjack (Bozeman)
6/29: Dammit Lauren! (Big Sky)
7/4: DJs Jenn N Juice and Take A Chance (Big Sky)
7/6: Desperate Electric (Butte)
7/13: Emma and the Ledge (Belgrade)
7/20: Amanda Stewart (Bozeman)
7/27: MINT! (Bozeman)
8/3: Mike Murray Duo (Kalispell)
8/10: Benn and Abel (Bozeman)
8/17: Timber Rattlers (Missoula)
8/24: The Dead and Down (Bozeman)
8/31: Marcedes Carroll (Belgrade)
Music on Main – Bozeman
Located on Main Street between Rouse and Black avenues. The fun begins at 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings, this event is free and open to the public.
Other noteworthy music venues in the area:
Pine Creek Lodge – Paradise Valley
Live music most nights throughout the summer.
A unique outdoor venue featuring bluegrass, rock, jam, country and everything else. They serve unique food-truck style options plus domestic and local beers and wines. All tickets are general admission, no seats, but you can bring your own chair!
The Old Saloon – Emigrant
Another outdoor venue featuring live music almost every night – and not just in summer months either! Many performances are free admission. Food served until 9pm.
Stacey’s Old Faithful Bar & Steakhouse – Gallatin Gateway
21+ indoor venue featuring live music just about every weekend, all year long. Food served until 9pm. There is a cover charge for most shows.