Make it Missoula Monday | Week of August 17

It’s Make it Missoula Monday.  Each week, Trail 103.3 DJ, Craig Johnson shares 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 8/17

Service Industry Night! (DJ/ELECTRONIC) at Plonk
322 N Higgins Ave

Raising the Dead (ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Every Monday from 5 PM to 7 PM, the Top Hat will host Missoula Deadheads for two hours of live Dead music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The two hours will be curated by local Dead experts.
All Ages
134 W Front St.

Tuesday 8/18



The Craciers @ Imagination Nation Brewing Co. on 8/18 at 6PM

Irish Traditional Music with the Cracers (FOLK) at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
The Craicers play their weekly Tuesday session of Irish traditional music. Bring a friend, grab a glass of artisan locally-made beer, and soak up the good energy of some of Montana’s finest traditional Irish musicians.
All Ages
1151 W Broadway

Wednesday 8/19


Sharon Knight & Winter at Porchfest/Zootown Fringe Festival (FOLK/ROCK) at Porchfest 
All ages
200 block of S. 4th St.

STRIPES (FILM) at the Roxy Theatre
Description: Murray Me marches on with the classic military comedy. Hard-luck cabbie John Winger (Bill Murray) — directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend — enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis). After his barely satisfactory performance in basic training, the irreverent Winger emerges as the figurehead for a ragtag band of Army misfits. However, his hijinks threaten to cause an international scandal when he inadvertently commandeers a military assault vehicle behind enemy lines.
All Ages
718 S Higgins Ave.

Homeshake Sheer Agony / Baby & Bukowski (ROCK) at Stage 112
Tickets: Doors at 9PM // Show at 10PM; Tickets: $5
112 N Pattee St.

Thursday 8/20


The Pimps of Joytime play the Top Hat Lounge 8/20 @ 9PM


The Pimps of Joytime (FUNK/ELECTRONIC) at the Top Hat Lounge
Tickets: $15, or $12 in advance
Top Hat Entertainment presents genre defying, Brooklyn-bred The Pimps of Joytime. Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feeling–that moment when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when their wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the band’s tangible energy. You might accurately call this Brooklyn-bred quintet a ‘post-genre’ band; they’re a group whose sound–even within a single song–mirrors the diversity of our era’s wide musical tastes, like mashing up ’70s funk with a house beat, or memorable hooks infused with three part vocal harmonies. It all goes into the Pimps’ pot, over a soulful roux of rhythm and groove.
134 W Front St.

Wilson (ROCK)
at Stage 112
Tickets: $10 Advance/Day of show
112 N Pattee St.

Zootown Fringe Festival (COMMUNITY EVENT/THEATER) at Downtown Missoula
DescriptionZootown Fringe Festival 2015 is Missoula’s third annual performance art Smorgasbord. Continuing the Fringe legacy that began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), the Zootown Fringe Festival will celebrate and honor alternative theater and visual art in various venues throughout Missoula, August 18 – 23rd, 2015. This year’s Zootown Fringe Festival will continue to focus on supporting the performing arts community along with showcasing Missoula as a venue for artists to perform and exhibit.
All Ages
Downtown Missoula


Locksaw Cartel plays the Top Hat Lounge 8/21 at 10PM

Friday 8/21

Locksaw Cartel (ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
10 PM
Description: The Locksaw Cartel is a high energy, hard driving original ensemble featuring powerful clear vocals complimented with soaring guitar and piano leads. Formed in the fall of 2012, The Locksaw Cartel is formed of members who have been proficient in the Missoula music scene for the last decade.
Doors at 9:30pm, music at 10:00pm, $5 at the door, must be 21 or older.
134 W Front St.

Montana Songwriters Show (ACOUTSTIC) at The Roxy Theater
Description: An evening of shared songwriting by four of Missoula, Montana’s pioneer and veteran independent singer songwriters. What has 28 albums, a Grammy Nomination, multiple “Best Musician” awards from the Missoula Independent, a USA Songwriter Grand Prize and a Northwest Emmy award winning performance? The combination of singer songwriters Susan Gibson, Tom Catmull, Jenn Adams and John Floridis. These four singer songwriters began their careers in Missoula, Montana in the early and mid 1990’s at the dawn of the movement toward independently produced CD’s and recordings. Though they’ve all pursued their paths individually, they’ve frequently shared billing with one another, recorded together and even occasionally played in each other’s bands. Two years ago they joined each other on stage for the first time, and the show was so well received they’ve made it a yearly event.
Tickets are $12.00 advance, $15.00 door
718 S Higgins Ave.

Saturday 8/22

Missoula Farmers Market/Clark Fork Market (EVENT) at Downtown Missoula

Market Hours:
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 2 through October 31, 2015.
Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., July 7 through September 22, 2015.
Performers will be scheduled on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Market opens with fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 vendors. Located in Circle Square (at the north end of Higgins Avenue – by the XXX’s) the market will feature early spring vegetables, bedding plants and a wonderful social atmosphere.