April 25-27, 2019
Thursday, April 25 | 6-8 p.m.
Open Old TIme Jam
Grab your instrument and head over to Montgomery Distillery for an open old time jam to help us get the 3rd Annual Missoula Old Time Social started! All levels of experience welcome. Hosted by Missoula locals and members of Lake Missoula Old Time.
Friday, April 26 | 6-8 p.m.
family friendly concert
Top Hat bar & Restaurant
Join us for a family-friendly concert at the Top Hat featuring visiting artist, Squirrel Butter. This concert coincides with the Top Hat’s Family Friendly Friday programming, so kids are, of course, welcome! The Top Hat serves up fresh, local food and has a full bar, so come for the whole evening and tap your foot along to some great old time music.
Saturday, April 27 | 12-5 p.m.
Downtown dance collective & The Loft
Join us for an afternoon of workshops for old time fiddle, banjo, and guitar, as well as yodeling, clogging, square dance calling, and harmony singing. Offerings vary from year-to year. Workshops are led by local musicians and callers, as well as by our visiting artists. These hour-long workshops run from noon all the way until 5:00 p.m., with jamming happening concurrently in the halls and alleyways.
See our 2019 Workshop offerings here.
Saturday, April 27 | 7-11 p.m.
community square dance & Cakewalk
The Governor’s ballroom, Florence Building
Join us Saturday evening for Missoula’s biggest square dance. Promenade, allemande, do-si-do, and swing your way through the evening. Never heard these terms before? Not to worry! With square dancing, no experience is necessary and no partner needed. All ages are welcome. The caller will teach you everything you need to know. Drinks available for purchase.
Doors and opening band at 7 P.M.
Dance at 8 P.M.
Opening Band: Primitive Stringband
Callers: Charmaine Slaven and Caroline Stephens
Square Dance Bands: The Beet Tops and Squirrel Butter