Bozeman Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

There's no denying the music scene in Bozeman is stronger than ever. Music venues are booked year-round, festivals are growing, and the well-loved free concert series Music on Main is about to begin its 24th season. You will find a show every week if not more than one. Watch the schedules and pack your dancing shoes; the summer lineup looks strong!


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At Local Bozeman Music Venues

This summer, two of Bozeman’s best venues, The Elm and The Rialto, will offer a smokin’ hot lineup with something for everyone, from tributes to Patsy Cline and Metallica to world-class country and Americana artists, to reggae, rock and soul. This summer’s stellar selection of performers includes Lucinda Williams,

Noah Cyrus, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, The Head & The Heart, and much more.

Big Name Artists Around Montana

If you’re looking to see a big name in a big venue, you’ll have a lot of excellent options. Pierce the Veil, Kip Moore and Hozier are all slated for MetraPark in Billings, and Jordan Davis will play the Adams Center on June 23. The offerings from Logjam Presents at Kettlehouse Amphitheater are positively dizzying, with appearances by Ween, Jason Mraz, Slash, Vampire Weekend, the String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, Jewel and Melissa Etheridge, Ziggy Marley, and the Decemberists (featuring Helena’s own Colin Meloy). At the end of the season, catch Pink and Sheryl Crow at Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. 


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Free Outdoor Music in the Bozeman Area

For those who prefer their concerts free and al fresco, several local concert series will feature favorite local artists and provide many opportunities to hear some great music, eat yummy food, and gather with the community. Music on Main, Bozeman’s favorite downtown summer party, returns on July 11 with Tylor & The Train Robbers. The weekly music jam will run through mid-August and feature several local and regional favorites. Big Sky’s similar program, Music in the Mountains, features a free concert in Town Square Park Thursdays during the summer (plus an extra one on July 4), starting June 20 with the Jeff Crosby Band and ending Sept. 5 with Pinky and the Floyd. 


Montana Music Festivals

Every summer, thousands of people make a weekend of memories attending one of Montana’s many fabulous outdoor music festivals. Although each has its own focus and vibe, the fact that they all take place under the Big Sky is a shared bonus. Here’s what you can look forward to if you’re lucky enough to attend a festival in 2024. 

Under the Big Sky Festival

An awesome, country-focused festival held on a 350-acre ranch just outside of Whitefish, Montana, Under the Big Sky offers a comprehensive, all-inclusive event for music lovers of all ages. This year’s event is headlined by Miranda Lambert, Billy Strings, and the Turnpike Troubadours, and also includes Tanya Tucker, MT. JOY, Brothers Osbourne, City and Color, and Kaitlin Butts. 

When: July 12-14
Where: Big Mountain Ranch, Whitefish, Montana

Red Ants Pants

One of the most celebrated festivals in MT, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival is produced by the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a nonprofit “dedicated to women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities.” This year’s diverse main stage lineup includes Lukas Nelson, The Devil Makes Three, Los Lobos and Sarah Jarosz. On the side stage, check out Abby Posner, Rev Ezra, Left On Tenth and more. 

When: July 25-28
Where: White Sulfur Springs, MT

Wildlands Festival

Dedicated to “celebrating wild, open spaces and the grandeur of Montana,” the Wildlands Festival brings world-class musicians to beautiful Big Sky Montana in support of river conservation both locally and nationwide. This year, Wildlands Festival-goers will get to see Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, Lukas Nelson and Wyatt Flores. 

When: Aug. 2-3
Where: Big Sky, Montana

Headwaters Country Jam

Featuring classic and contemporary greats of the genre, the Headwaters Country Jam is pure country. This three-day festival and campout is a chance to see over 20 artists on two stages under the big Montana Sky. This year’s artists include Luke Grimes, Bailey Zimmerman, Lonestar, Ella Langley and many other up and coming and current country stars. 

When: July 25-27
Where: Three Forks, Montana

Rockin’ the Rivers

One of Montana’s longest-running music festivals, Rockin’ the Rivers draws thousands of concertgoers from around the nation and state every summer for a three-day party and campout that will have you boot stomping and headbanging, maybe even at the same time. 

When: Aug. 8-10
Where: Three Forks, Montana


Whether you plan to camp, glamp, or just get a regular hotel, we’ve got you! Find a place to stay for summer concerts in Bozeman.  

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