Concerts in Missoula

Fall in Missoula is pure magic—changing leaves color the town, coffee stouts and pumpkin ales are on tap at our favorite breweries, and returning students remind us why Missoula is such an iconic college town. A lot starts to change around Missoula as we make our way into fall, but one thing that stays consistent is our unstoppable music scene. The KettleHouse and Big Sky Amphitheaters start to wind down as our evenings grow cooler, but Missoula’s many indoor venues keep the beat alive all year long. Here are some of the many concerts on our radar in Fall 2019:

The Wilma

5 minutes from the Comfort Inn

If you ever cruise through downtown Missoula and see a long line winding down Higgins Avenue, they’re probably going to a concert at the Wilma Theater. The historic venue was built in 1921 by William “Billy” Simons and dedicated to his wife, light opera artist Edna Wilma. The contrast of historic touches from the 1920’s with modern musicians is magical. If you’re looking for big-name bands during your fall stay in Missoula, look no further.

September 25: RÜFÜS DU SOL
October 9: Riot Ten
October 12: St. Paul and the Broken Bones
October 16: Martin Sexton
November 2: CAAMP
November 3: Jason Mraz and Raining Jane
November 11: Bruce Cockburn
November 12: SNAILS
November 13: TroyBoi
November 15: Hippo Campus
November 19: Whiskey Myers
November 20: Big Wild
November 21: Rodney Crowell
November 23: An Evening with Primus
December 3: HELLYEAH

KettleHouse Amphitheater

10 minutes from the Comfort Inn

The Kettlehouse Amphitheater is a combination of three things near and dear to our hearts in Missoula—live music, delicious beer and the great outdoors. This 4,250-capacity venue sits right outside of town, nestled on the banks of the Blackfoot River. And the best part? The Comfort Inn is the closest hotel to the KettleHouse Amphitheater. Summer is high time for KettleHouse shows, but this year we’re lucky enough to catch one last concert once fall has officially begun.

September 27: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Adams Center

When the Adams Center hosts a concert, they don’t mess around. Internationally known artists such as Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and The Rolling Stones have graced the stage before, and they continue to bring big music to our small mountain town. Lucky us, the Comfort Inn is a quick walk from the Adams Center—simply cross the breathtaking Clark Fork River on the nearby foot bridge, and voilà!

October 12: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly -The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour
October 15: Luke Combs
November 17: String Orchestra of the Rockies

Top Hat Lounge

5 minutes from the Comfort Inn

Where do we start? While Top Hat is smaller than the Wilma Theater across the street, it still packs a punch when it comes to live music. They have shows almost every day of the week, ranging from free concerts by Missoula locals to big-name artists passing through. Top Hat is constantly adding shows to their lineup, so check out their events calendar for the most up-to-date information.

The Missoula Symphony

5 minutes from the Comfort Inn

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is a beloved staple in Missoula’s art and music scene. Every year they treat us to the highest quality of live symphonic and choral music, but this upcoming concert series is extra special. The 2019-2020 Masterworks Concerts bring a new element of excitement as five finalists from around the globe perform in hopes of becoming the Symphony’s next Music Director. For more information on the Missoula Symphony and upcoming performances, visit their website.