Music You Won’t Want to Miss

Music in the Mountains, Big Sky Photo by Kaden Harrison

Over the past few years, music venues across Montana’s Yellowstone Country have been not-so-quietly expanding their offerings and providing us with some incredible shows. It’s fantastic to witness this little neck of the woods attracting talent ranging from national headliners to regional favorites on such a scale. These days, you will be hard-pressed not to find year-round live music.

 We’ve compiled a list of free concert series, festivals, and music venues throughout the region we hope you’ll enjoy! 


Free Concert Series

Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Each Thursday in June and July, 4-7 pm

The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston

The Shane Center’s free summer concert series is getting even better! This summer, the concerts will take place under their new pavilion. Rain or shine, the music will go on! This family-friendly event has food and beverages for purchase, so bring your lawn chair and your appetite and enjoy dinner and live music! 

Music in the Mountains

Each Thursday from June through September, 6 pm

Town Center Park, Big Sky

The Arts Council of Big Sky brings Music in the Mountains, a free concert series in the heart of Big Sky, Montana. Performing in a state-of-the-art venue, well-known and up-and-coming musicians grace the stage from June through September. Rotating food and beverage vendors bring tasty noshes and plenty of dancing. 

Music in the Park

July 4, July 20, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 24, 7 pm

Pioneer Park, West Yellowstone

Local, regional, and headlining bands entertain with upbeat, family-friendly music. Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, then grab takeout from one of the local restaurants and relax into the evening listening to music under the stars. 

Music on Main

Each Thursday, July 11- Aug 15, 7 pm

Main Street, Bozeman

One of downtown Bozeman’s signature events draws over 3,000 people weekly to enjoy live bands, food trucks, and kid’s activities. Many retailers stay open late, so it’s a great time to peruse the local shops. 

2024 Music Festivals

Red Lodge Songwriter's Festival, Montana Photo by Kaden Harrison

Songwriter’s Festival

June 20-22

Red Lodge, MT

Songwriters from Nashville, Montana and across the nation gather to celebrate and explore one another’s work. For three days, Red Lodge has music from one end of town to the other.


Headwaters Country Jam

July 25-27

Three Forks, Montana

Bring your camping gear and your cowboy boots and get ready to do some country dancing!


Sweet Pea Festival

Aug 2-4

Lindley Park, Bozeman, MT

A festival celebrating the arts, Sweet Pea draws the whole community out for its nightly concerts.


SLAM Summer Festival

Aug 3-4

Bogert Park, Bozeman, MT

This festival Supporting Local Artists and Musicians (SLAM) also focuses on the arts, with two days of live music all day!


Rockin’ the Rivers

Aug 8-10

Three Forks, Montana

Another camping concert, this time with a little rock and roll!


Rappin’ the Rivers

Aug 16-18

Cardwell, Montana

Now in its second year, Rappin’ the Rivers is building quite the following with those who enjoy rap, hip-hop & electronic dance music.


Forget Me Knot Festival

Aug 16-17

Cooke City, MT

Quite possibly one of the prettiest music venues in the state with the mountain backdrops and


Creekside Revival Music Festival

Aug 18-19

Pine Creek Lodge, Emigrant, MT


Music Venues

Pine Creek Lodge, Emigrant, MT Pine Creek Lodge, photo by Kaden Harrison

Pine Creek Lodge

Emigrant, MT


Old Saloon

Emigrant, MT


Music Ranch Montana

Livingston, MT 



Bozeman, MT



Bozeman, MT


Bridger Brewing

Three Forks


The Attic