Sean Kelly’s Top of the Mic: The Finalists


Sean Kelly's Irish Pub in Missoula

On Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 pm, ten groups will be performing for a chance to win the Top of the Mic finals in Missoula’s Irish pub, Sean Kelly’s.

Come support our local bands and soloists who write their own originals and perform covers in their own style.

Each finalist is unique, entertaining, and talented.

Here’s the line-up of Top of the Mic finalists:


Baby & Bukowski: Folk/Alternative

The Chalfonts: Acoustic Rock

The Hasslers: Folk Rock

John Floridas: Bluesy Folk Rock

Three-Eared Dog: Rock/Blues

Off in the Woods: Reggae/Rock

The Trees: Indy Rock

M.I.P.: Hard Rock/Metal

Joshua Farmer Band: Jazz, Pop, Soul, Funk Blend

The Best Westerns: Country


No Cover: All for free and all for fun! Come vote for your favorite!


The next Top of the Mic show at Sean Kelly’s will be the final competition on Saturday, May 5. 


Missoula writer Leisa Greene Nelson

Call her a big city girl at heart, finding and satiating that appetite in the city of Missoula. Born in Butte and raised in Missoula, she is fascinated by people and looks for interesting characters to write about.  Everyone has a story to tell, or not, but the people and places in Missoula are unique.

Moving fast in life (for that big city feel) Leisa’s passions bounce around music, theater, food, art, family, and  friends that’s supported by an IV line of dark roasted coffee. Single and a recent graduate from the University of Montana with a BA in Creative Writing, she learned what it was like to be a co-ed in her 40s.

She currently works as an Office Manager at Inter-State Studio and Publishing, working on school photos and yearbooks. Her personal life and nightlife is where she discovers and creates creative non-fiction stories. She has four supportive, loving children:  Dustin, Michael, Jalynn, and Mark (adopted through marriage to Dustin) who are all artistically creative in writing, theater, dance, and singing.  Leisa likes to think she moves faster than they do.