A Summer Tradition: Music on Main in Downtown Bozeman

Music on Main is almost here! Bozeman’s incredibly popular summertime community gathering and concert series kicks off on Main Street between Rouse and Black on July 6, and will continue every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Music on Main features a rotation of food and drink vendors, kids’ activities nearby, and of course, excellent live music, which begins at 7 p.m. and goes until the end of each event. Music on Main events are hosted by the Downtown Bozeman Association and are completely free and open to the public. 

The event draws around 3,000 people each week, made up of families, students, visitors— anyone who enjoys great music, good food, and the company of friends.

Bozeman is lined with specialty shops, and many stay open late if you are interested in a little shopping. The offerings are varied; you’ll find clothing, new and used books, antiques, and outdoor gear.

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Here is this year’s lineup: 

July 6: Dammit Lauren!

July 13: Float Like a Buffalo

July 20: Swagger

July 27: The Powell Brothers

Aug. 3: Paige & the Peoples Band

Aug. 10: Kimberly Dunn


To keep the crowds safe and under control, organizers ask that Music on Main attendees follow a few simple guidelines: 


  1. Please, don’t bring your pet. 
  2. Glass or aluminum containers and coolers are not permitted
  3. No smoking or vaping allowed


Attendees over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcohol from 6-9 p.m. within the designated event area only. Beverages must be purchased from a licensed vendor on-site. Violations of this rule can result in a $100 open container ticket.  



Music on Main will offer a rotation of delicious food vendors, including Taco Montes, Genuine Ice Cream, Curry Express, Island Noodles, Follow Yer Nose BBQ, Los Jarochos and more. 


Located on South Bozeman, the kids’ area will offer activities like face painting and hula hooping, plus an inflatable bounce house. In addition, several local nonprofits, including Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Bozeman Icedogs, and the Gallatin Valley YMCA, will provide unique activities for young people on a rotating basis throughout the summer. 


For more exciting summer fun, visit our Play in Bozeman page and check out the events calendar at Visitbozeman.com


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