Make it Missoula Monday | Week of July 7

It’s Make it Missoula Monday.  Each week, Trail 103.3 DJ, Craig Johnson and Janette McDonald, share his picks of the week for Missoula happenings. You can hear him discuss them on-air each Monday at 9:00 am. Here’s what’s happening this week:

Monday 7/7

Ruby Jewel Jamboree Concert Series with Bradford Lee Folk and Two Bit Franks (BLUEGRASS) at Ruby’s Inn
Ruby Jewel Jamboree, Montana’s premiere bluegrass venue, presents Bradford Lee Folk (From Open Range) & the Bluegrass Playboys plus Two Bit Franks.

All Ages
4825 North Reserve St.

Monday 7/7

Carolina Chocolate Drops (FOLK) at the Top Hat Lounge
 In early 2012, Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops released their studio album Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records) produced by Buddy Miller. The traditional African-American string band’s album was recorded in Nashville and featured founding members Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons, along with multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and cellist Leyla McCalla, already a familiar presence at the group’s live shows. With Flemons and McCalla now concentrating on solo work, the group’s 2014 lineup will feature two more virtuosic players alongside Giddens and Jenkins – cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett — illustrating the expansive, continually exploratory nature of the Chocolate Drops’ music. Expect a new disc from this quartet in 2015.
All Ages
Tickets: $17 (Advance); $20 at the Door
134 W Front St.

Tuesday, 7/8

Andy Frasco with Ticket Sauce (ROCK) at the Badlander
10 PM
Description:  Prepare for one of the most high energy shows of the summer!! Andy Frasco and the U.N. play the Badlander Tuesday July 8th with Ticket Sauce, Missoula’s own searing blues rock trio, also featuring Will Peterson. If you haven’t been to an Andy Frasco show, you mind will be blown by his incredible energy, musicianship, showmanship and stage presence, backed up by some of the best players in the business. Local guests will sit in, this will be a non-stop raging rock n’ roll cajun blues dance party!! Andy has been playing festivals all summer to crowds of 1000-2500 people, and we are very lucky to have him back in Missoula!
208 Ryman

Wednesday 7/9

Missoula City Band Concerts at Bonner Park
All Ages
Bonner Park Band Shell at University & Paxson

Wednesday 7/9

Grieves (HIP HOP) at The Top Hat
Tickets: $14 Advance; $16 at the Door
134 W Front St.

Thursday 7/10

Mudslide Charley (BLUES/ROCK) at Draught Works Brewery
All Ages
915 Toole Ave.

Friday 7/11

Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, G. Love (REGGAE/ROCK) at the Big Sky Brewing Company
6:30 PM
Tickets:  $35
All Ages
5417 Trumpeter Way