Music Festivals and Events in Central Montana

From 3 day music festivals near the foothills of the Little Belt Mountains to evening concerts set under the stars, Central Montana has a variety of music events.

Enjoy bluegrass, rock, country and pop played by national artists and if you are lucky, you’ll experience a local jamming band which could very well be farmers and ranchers from the area.

Come for the music, seek out our local breweries and shops, and enjoy our unspoiled vistas in Central Montana.

Luke Dowler, Beer and Gear Festival

Beer and Gear Festival

Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 2017
Civic Center and adjacent Whittier Park, downtown Great Falls

Three music acts will perform including Hell City Kitty, Letter B and Luke Dowler. Dowler, a Kalispell based songwriter, performer and producer is known for his indie, rock, pop and soul style. Sample beer from Montana breweries and view the latest outdoor adventure gear. 406-791-1419

Bluegrass in the Park

Bluegrass in the Park

Friday, June 16, 2017
Gibson Park, Great Falls

Part of the annual Lewis & Clark Festival, will be held in Gibson Park, downtown Great Falls. Two bluegrass bands perform at the band shell in the park. Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, who fuse folk, country and rock music, will kick off the show at 6pm followed by The Farm Hands who were voted 2017 Entertainer of the Year at the Bluegrass Music Awards. Food and beverage vendors will be available. Gates open at 5:30pm. Click here for more information.

Little Jane & the Pistol Whips

Little Jane & the Pistol Whips

Monday, July 3, 2017
Choteau Pavilion, Choteau

Little Jane & the Pistol Whips play at the Choteau Brewfest from 4-8pm. The band has strong vocals, acoustic guitar, fiddle, accordion and more. The Brewfest and concert will be held at the Choteau Pavilion.

2017 Red Ant Pants Music Festival

Red Ant Pants Music Festival

Thursday, July 27-Sunday, July 30, 2017
White Sulphur Springs

Red Ant Pants Music Festival near White Sulphur Springs. It all starts with a street dance Thursday night in White Sulphur Springs. Then, this three day music festival takes place on the Jackson Ranch two miles from White Sulphur Springs. This year’s lineup includes The Bellamy Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Asleep at the Wheel, Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws, Parker Millsap, the Turnpike Troubadours and much more! Two stages feature nonstop music, and ranch work skills are demonstrated in another area. Food and beverage vendors, Montana product vendors, onsite camping and shuttles to and from town. Click here for more information.

Clay Walker, Montana State Fair

Clay Walker

Friday, July 28, 2017
Central Montana Fair, Lewistown

Multi platinum country music artist Clay Walker will perform at the Central Montana Fair in Lewistown. Known for high energy concerts, Walker had his first smash hit in 1993. Whitefish, Montana vocalist and guitar strummer John Dunnigan will open for Walker. Tickets are available online.

Brett Eldredge, Montana State Fair

Brett Eldredge

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Montana State Fair, Great Falls

Brett Eldredge, 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year, will perform at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls. Eldredge has had five #1 consecutive singles. Click here for tickets and information.

Old Dominion

Old Dominion

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Montana State Fair, Great Falls

Old Dominion plays old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock ‘n roll grit at Montana State Fair in Great Falls. Click here for tickets and information.

Shinedown

Shinedown

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Montana State Fair, Great Falls

Shinedown plays their epic rock songs at 9pm at Montana State Fair in Great Falls. Click here for tickets and information.

RaeLynn

RaeLynn

Friday, August 11, 2017
Centene Stadium, Great Falls

Number one Country Album artist RaeLynn will perform an outdoor concert at Centene Stadium in Great Falls. This young country star hails from Baytown, Texas and just released her second album. Tickets at 406-452-5311 or click here.

Dave Stamey

Dave Stamey

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Lewistown

Dave Stamey, affectionately dubbed the Charley Russell of Western Music, will perform an evening concert at the annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Lewistown, Montana. Stamey has been voted Entertainer of the Year six times and Male Performer of the Year six times. Internationally acclaimed songwriter, vocalist and guitar player Mary Kaye will perform with Stamey. Click here for more information.

Kyle Shobe and the Walk ‘Em Boys

Kyle Shobe and the Walk ‘Em Boys

Friday, September 8, 2017
Lewistown

Chokecherry Jam Street Dance, downtown Lewistown between 4th Street and Main. Kyle Shobe and the Walk ‘Em Boys will play country bluegrass tunes. $15.

Performances Open to the Public

Montana Fiddle Camp

Montana Fiddle Camp

June 4-9, 2017 and June 11-16, 2017
St. Thomas Camp, near Monarch

Montana Fiddle Camp is located at the St. Thomas Camp near Monarch, Montana the first two full weeks of June (June 4-9, 2017 and June 11-16, 2017). Lessons (fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, cello) are scheduled throughout the day. Evening concerts and dances are open to the public. Enjoy the music in this scenic area. The Little Belt Mountains form a beautiful background as Belt Creek ambles through the camp. Click here for information or 406-320-1150.

Ongoing Music Events

Music on Main

Music on Main

June-September
Lewistown

Corner of 2nd Street and Main Street, Wednesday evenings in Lewistown.

Sounds on the Square

Sounds on the Square

June 14–August 16
Havre

Every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm June 14 – August 16 in downtown Havre. For more information call 406-265-4383.

Music on the Mo

Music on the Mo

July 14, July 27, August 10, August 24
Great Falls

Music on the Mo – music, a community market and family festival will be held from 4-9pm at Odd Fellows Park in Great Falls, July 14, July 27, August 10 and August 24.

Music in Library Park

Music in Library Park

July 18, July 25, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29
Great Falls

Musicians perform at 7pm Tuesdays in the park behind the Great Falls Public Library, 215 First Avenue North. July 18, July 25, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29. Free.