Thursday, Aug. 9
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join Montana State University Wonderlust for a special summer performance: Philadelphia’s Grammy Award winning choir, The Crossing, in a world premiere choral work and film. The performance is in collaboration with composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker and Guggenheim Fellow, Bill Morrison. As the first installment of a four-year project, the group will present the first hour of a 24-hour long-form choral work and film that focuses on place-based themes in Montana. Q&A to follow. Advanced ticket purchase is required: $19 per person at warrenmillerpac.org or 995-6345.
6 p.m. Music in the Mountains: The Elders on Town Center Stage
This six-person Celtic band is sure to please. Their ability to bring together the art of storytelling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications such as PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine (France), Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and more. Free show. Park opens at 6 p.m., music starts at 7:15 p.m. Food/beverage vendors available, please NO DOGS allowed into the venue.
7 p.m. Live music: Mandy Rowden at Gallatin Riverhouse Grill
Bring friends and come enjoy an evening of Americana music with one of Austin's “Top Ten Musicians of the Year” per the Austin Chronicle’s music poll. She’s described as “a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and generally really nice gal.”
10 p.m. Live music: The Well at Choppers Grub & Pub
Check out Big Sky’s The Well after Music in the Mountains. No cover, dancing encouraged.