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Round Up: Summer Music Festivals

There’s nothing like live music on a warm summer evening, or all day long for that matter; the sunshine brings out the music and music lovers. Here are some of the festivals and concert series to catch this summer throughout the Northern Rockies.

June-September, Thursdays at 6 p.m. | Music in the Mountains | Town Center Park, Big Sky, MT | bigskyarts.org

Free, family-friendly concerts in the Big Sky Town Center, featuring Mandolin Orange, the Big Sky Classical Music Festival, Jeff Austin Band, and many more.

June-September | KettleHouse Amphitheatre | Bonner, MT | logjampresents.com

On the banks of the Blackfoot River, catch Béla Fleck, Sheryl Crow, the Pixies, Andrew Bird, Blondie, Jason Isbel, and many more.

June-September | Big Sky Brewing Summer Concert Series | Missoula, MT | bigskybrew.com

Hosting the Travelers’ Rest weekend concert, featuring the Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie among others, and wrapping up with the Avett Brothers, Leon Bridges, and Luke Bryan.

July 13-15 | Montana Folk Festival | Butte, MT | montanafolkfestival.com

The annual, free event features multiple stages, with continuous live performances centered around folk.

July 13-15 | Targhee Fest | Grand Targhee Ski Resort Driggs, | grandtarghee.com

The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey and Mofro, James McMurtry, and many more perform under the shadows of the Teton Mountains.

July 19-21 | Summer Music Festival at Roseberry | Roseberry, ID | thesummermusicfestival.com

Keller Williams launches the weekend, along with The Last Revel, Useful Jenkins, and more.

July 26-29 | Red Ants Pants Music Festival | White Sulphur Springs, MT | redantspantsmusicfestival.com

Americana music takes over multiple stages in a rural pasture, featuring Dwight Yoakam, Shovels and Rope, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, and more.

July 27-29 | Mountain Home Country Music Festival | Mountain Home, ID | mountainhomefestival.com

Country lovers can revel in Eric Church, Alan Jackson, and Dierks Bentley, among others.

August 3-5 | Sweet Pea Festival | Bozeman, MT | sweetpeafestival.org

A parade, food, art, theatre, and live music, featuring 12 main stage bands.

August 10-12 | Targhee Bluegrass Festival | Grand Targhee Ski Resort Driggs, ID | grandtarghee.com

The 30th annual event draws some of the biggest names in bluegrass, including The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush Band, Railroad Earth, Tim O’Brien, and more.

August 16-18 | Moonlight MUSICFEST | Moonlight Basin | Big Sky, MT | moonlightmusicfest.com

This inaugural festival kicks off with an impressive list of big name bands, including The Wood Brothers, Bruce Hornsby, Grace Potter, Sam Bush Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and more.

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