Below you will find Indie on the Move's compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences in the state of Montana, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.
We did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we've overlooked a specific event, please let us know through the contact page located HERE so that we can add it to the site ASAP.
With regards to any larger festivals, be sure to think outside of the box. While many of them do not regularly book independent acts as part of their official showcases, the national and international bands that do perform often draw some of the biggest built-in crowds imaginable, and provide a huge influx of music lovers and enthusiasts to each respective event location.
So try booking a show at one or several of that city's smaller local venues/bars/restaurants during the festival itself and take advantage of the vast number of music fans located in one place at one time. Even playing an ad-lib acoustic set in the event parking lot can go a long way in gaining you new fans and selling some merch.
-Rockin' the Rivers Music Festival - Dates: Mid August
"Since 2000, Rockin’ the Rivers has been bringing the music of rock legends to Montana for a three-day rock festival – the only one of its kind in the state! Located near Three Forks, Montana in the Jefferson River Canyon, the venue consists of a sprawling 140 acres that form a natural amphitheater with sound quality second to none. The arena has affectionately been dubbed “The Bridge” by Rockin’ the Rivers devotees in tribute to the historic Sappington bridge whose final resting place is just outside the concert area. Each year, thousands of people of all ages come to “The Bridge” to enjoy this unique experience under Montana’s big sky." - Submit to Perform