Live Music in Montana’s Yellowstone Country!

PIne Creek Lodge Pine Creek Lodge, Photo by Andy Austin

Montana’s Yellowstone Country has always had a variety of live music, but these days, the talent, frequency, and venues of musicians gracing our area are off the charts- (pun intended.) Amidst mountain backdrops, next to gorgeous rivers, and inside state-of-the-art music venues, you’ll find some of the best sounds in the country. National headlines, regional favorites, and up-and-coming names are taking the stage from West Yellowstone to Red Lodge. From free concert series’ to sold-out-in-a-minute shows, the music scene in this neck of the woods is here to stay. We’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite festivals and venues but watch to keep abreast of live music tucked away in the nooks and crannies of our charming towns.

Paradise Valley and Livingston

Old Saloon

Paradise Valley

Summer Concert Series

Established in 1902, the Old Saloon has been a local favorite to residents and visitors worldwide. Today, their summer concerts bring in national icons and rising new voices.


Pine Creek Lodge

Paradise Valley

Summer Concert Series

Another intimate outdoor venue in Paradise Valley, Pine Creek Lodge, has excellent acoustics, beautiful views, and numerous shows throughout the summer.


Music Ranch Montana

Paradise Valley

Summer Concert Series

Live country music, country dancing, and dinner events happen weekly throughout the summer. So bring your dancing boots and get ready for a great time!


The Attic

Livingston, Montana

See calendar for event schedule

This intimate venue blends the preservation of the 1800s with contemporary design and excellent acoustics for 21 and over shows.


Shane Center Outdoor Summer Concert Series


Thursday evenings in June and July

This family-friendly, outdoor summer concert series on the lawn of the Shane Center is a lovely way to relax, enjoy the music, and experience the lovely Livingston vibe.


Red Lodge


Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

Numerous venues around Red Lodge

June 23-25, 2022

Some of the nation’s most prolific songwriters gather in Red Lodge, Montana, each year to share their talent and skills with up-and-coming songwriters. Open to the public; you’ll enjoy three days of music from one end of town to the other!


Three Forks


Rocking the Rivers

The bridge near Three Forks

Aug 11-13, 2022

Die-hard rock and roll fans attest that this three-day festival set amidst stunning views is one of the best rock festivals in the country. Enjoy dancing, camping, food, libations, and rock music for days!


Headwaters Country Jam

Three Forks

August 18-20, 2022

Another weekend of camping, food, and great music in Three Forks, only this time country music is on the docket.

2017 Sweet Pea Festival, Bozeman, MT Sweet Pea Festival, Photo by Bob Allen




North 7th Ave

Check calendar for schedule

Bozeman’s newest and most state-of-the-art music venue hosts multiple weekly shows with top names from around the country. The acoustics are excellent, and there’s not a bad view in the house.


Music on Main

Main Street Bozeman

Thursdays, July 7-Aug 11, 2022

Downtown Bozeman closes off Main Street each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a free, family-friendly concert series, complete with a Kid’s Zone, food vendors, and local restaurants and retailers.


Big Sky Country State Fair

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

July 20-24, 2022

Music at this widely loved state fair has become one of the event’s most prominent attractions, with national headliners appearing over multiple days. Plus, you’ll enjoy all the regular fair fun; food, animals, rodeo, carnival, and other family activities!


Sweet Pea Festival

Lindley Park

Aug 5-7, 2022

Bozeman’s biggest weekend of the year brings the community together for a celebration of the arts, including music, theater, dance, food, and children’s activities.


Summer SLAM

Bogert Park

August 6-7, 2022

SLAM (Supporting Local Artists and Musicians) brings even more music (and art) to Bozeman on the first weekend in August. Enjoy live bands, art vendors, and beer gardens!


Big Sky


Wildlands Festival

August 12-13, 2022

Big Sky Events Arena

Brandi Carlisle, Jason Isbell, Lukas Nelson, and Indigo Girls headline the two-day event celebrating the wildlands and incredible spaces surrounding us through music and personal connection.


Music in the Mountains

Center Stage at Town Center Park

Thursdays, June-Sept, 2022

This free, family-friendly concert series takes place under the backdrop of Lone Mountain each Thursday at 6 p.m.


West Yellowstone


Music in the Park

Pioneer Park

Free outdoor concert series, 2022:

Jul 4, The Powell Brothers

Aug 5, Chris Loid & Green Light Polly

Aug 6, Daniel Kosel

Sept 3, Arron Davis & the Mystery Machine




Musician’s Rendezvous

Itch-Kep-Pe Park

August 12-14, 2022

Enjoy a weekend of spontaneous picking, heart-warming jam sessions, and a lot of camaraderie as musicians gather to share music on the beautiful banks of the Yellowstone River.