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It just wouldn’t be summertime in Missoula without live music. Beer in hand, shoes kicked off, dancing on a green lawn under one of those signature Big Sky sunsets—that’s just the Missoula way of life. Our lively city offers two outdoor amphitheaters, an outdoor stadium, an indoor arena and world class concert halls. On top of that, weekly events take over Caras Park with live outdoor concerts, local food trucks and more. Bottom line, it isn’t hard to find the perfect show during your stay at the Comfort Inn.

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 pure magic.

July 26: Melissa Etheridge
July 29: Pop Evil
August 1: Kip Moore
August 3: Casey Donahew
August 6: Nahko and Medicine for the People
August 7: Ani DiFranco
August 9: Tommy Emmanuel
August 13: Chad Prather
August 14: Flying Lotus in 3D
August 15: Uncle Kracker
August 21: Gin Blossoms
August 24: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
August 26: Café Tacvba
August 29: David Crosby & Friends
September 1: Tesla
September 10: STRFKR
September 11: Hot Tuna Electric
September 14: K.Flay
September 15: Black Label Society
September 22: Glen Hansard

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.

July 24: Norah Jones
July 27: Trampled by Turtles
July 30: Lord Huron & Shakey Graves
August 3: Umphrey’s McGee
August 8: B-52s
August 18: John Butler Trio & Trevor Hall
August 20: Shinedown
August 27: Amos Lee
August 31: Bon Iver
September 5: CAKE & Ben Folds
September 8: Gary Clark Jr.
September 9: Foreigner
September 17: Flogging Molly & Social Distortion
September 18: Incubus
September 20: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

Big Sky Amphitheater

10 minutes from the Comfort Inn

There’s something about beer and music in Missoula—we just can’t seem to keep them apart. The Big Sky Amphitheater sits right behind the Big Sky Taproom, and those guys know how to do concerts. As soon as you enter you’ll find a sprawling lawn where people set up chairs and blankets, food trucks serve local dishes, and (of course) beer tents pour Big Sky Brewing favorites.

July 30: Marilyn Manson
August 2: Jackson Browne
August 16: Iration & Pepper
August 17: Steve Miller Band & Marty Stuart

Ogren Park

6 minutes from the Comfort Inn

Ogren Park is home to Missoula’s minor league baseball team, the Missoula Osprey. Complete with delicious food, drinks (think wine slushies!), and an endless stream of fun events for all ages, this stadium is a hot spot for summer fun in Missoula. But it isn’t all about baseball at Ogren Park—this year they are excited to welcome Mumford & Sons for one of Missoula’s most anticipated summer concerts!

August 11: Mumford & Sons

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.

Caras Park

5 minutes from the Comfort Inn

Caras is not your average park, especially when it comes to live music. Local artists take the stage all summer long, filling downtown Missoula with music and drawing in everyone who walks past Caras Park. Catch free live music and local vendors at Out to Lunch every Wednesday, and Downtown ToNight every Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Destination Missoula