Dance the day away!

Missoulians enjoying live music at Caras Park. Local bands frequently play free shows at the downtown park.


“Rich” isn’t quite accurate enough a word to describe Missoula’s music scene, and “thriving” just doesn’t do it justice – you have to experience it for yourself.

Live Music

We get our fair share of big acts coming to town. The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Pearl Jam have all played Missoula in recent years, but what we’re particularly proud of is our thriving local music scene. Check out the Badlander, Top Hat, Sean Kelly’s, The Union Club, Monk’s and more to catch a great local show.

Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
320 East Main St.
(406) 721-3194

Established in 1954, the Orchestra and Chorale features nearly 200 of the area’s finest musicians. Along with its regular concert season, the orchestra performs an annual free concert each August in Caras Park—one of the signature events of Missoula’s legendarily beautiful summers.

Montana String Orchestra of the Rockies
P.O. Box 8265
(406) 493-2990

Celebrating its 25th year, the unique String Orchestra of the Rockies performs without a conductor and features many internationally-acclaimed guest artists. The Orchestra’s silver season features acclaimed string and voice talent.

Check out — it’s an online resource that displays current event and venue information for live music, among other things, taking place in and around Missoula.