Music in the mountains

Round Up: Mountain Music

After a prolonged COVID-19-induced hiatus, many outdoor concerts and music festivals throughout the Northern Rockies are back in action for 2022. From classical and jazz to country and rock n’ roll, here are some primo picks for melodies and revelry under the sun and stars this summer.

An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival

Sweet Pea festival

KettleHouse Amphitheater
Bonner, MT

On the banks of the Blackfoot River, enjoy Little Feat, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Black Crowes, and more.

Big Sky Brewing Summer Concert Series
Missoula, MT

Big Sky Brewing Company presents Ween, The Avett Brothers, Chicago, and more.

June 2 –September 8
Music in the Mountains
Big Sky, MT

Free Thursday concerts in the Town Center Park, featuring Jeffrey Foucault, Southern Avenue, Pinky and the Floyd, and more.

July 3–August 27
Grand Teton Music Festival
Jackson Hole, WY

Watch some of the world’s best soloists, conductors, and orchestral musicians under the leadership of music director Sir Donald Runnicles.

July 8–10
Montana Folk Festival
Butte, MT

This free annual event features multiple stages and continuous live performances centered around folk music and Montana culture.

July 15–17
Under the Big Sky Festival
Whitefish, MT

Rodeo, roundup, and music by The Turnpike Troubadours, Lord Huron, Cody Jinks, Midland, Shakey Graves, and more.

July 24–August. 18
Sun Valley Music Festival
Sun Valley, ID

This free classical music festival showcases world-class performances by renowned musicians from around the globe.

July 28–31
Red Ants Pants Music Festival
White Sulphur Springs, MT

Camping, food vendors, and live music from Grace Potter, Martin Sexton, JJ Grey & Mofro, Sunvolt, Corb Lund, and more.

August 5–6
Bravo! Big Sky Music Festival
Big Sky, MT

Free outdoor classical and jazz performances in Town Center Plaza, and a ticketed concert at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.

August 5–7
Sweet Pea Festival
Bozeman, MT

Celebrating its 45th year with a parade, food and art vendors, theater, dance, and live music by Railroad Earth and Houndmouth, among others.

August 12–14
An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival
Butte, MT

A celebration of Montana’s Irish heritage through musical performances, arts events, and vendors, and regarded as one of the best Irish festivals in North America.

August 18–20
Headwaters Country Jam
Three Forks, MT

This country music festival features HARDY, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, MacKenzie Porter, and more.


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