A Summer Tradition: Music on Main in Downtown Bozeman

Photo: Drop In Productions

Every town needs a good concert series and Bozeman’s “Music On Main” does not disappoint. Music on Main is a Bozeman tradition that brings out the community to listen to music and see familiar faces. 

Each Thursday from July 7th to  August 11, downtown Bozeman closes Main Street and hosts local and regional bands for some serious summer jams. 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.

music-on-main-bands.jpgPhoto: Drop In Productions

Bring your appetite, the restaurants in Bozeman are top-notch. Choose from things like wood-fired pizza, Thai, sushi, burgers, and bistro fare. Many restaurants source local food whenever possible so you can taste the local produce and meat. In the summer, the food trucks come out in full force serving everything from Korean tacos to smoked drumsticks.

The little ones will love the kid’s zone complete with a bouncy house, face painting, hula hooping, and other activities. (A good way to wear them out during the long summer nights!) Bonus, the event is smoke and vape-free, so the family can breathe easy.

Rivaling urban cities, the taverns are home to mixologists that are serious about their cocktails. Summer libations creatively incorporate fresh fruit and herbs—some smoky, some sweet, but always delicious. During event hours, if you are over 21, you are welcome to take your drinks into the designated area to enjoy the music.

Festivities begin at 6:30 and the music plays from 7:00-8:30 pm, so grab your boogie shoes and get ready to dance!

Check here for the 2022 line-up. 

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