There is something every night of the week in this talent-infused city. From acoustic solo performances to legendary rock and rollers, Missoula is the little city with a big night life! One of the best parts of living here is the active night life. The city offers a wide range of local live music performances throughout the year. Because of the size of the city compared to other Montana towns, many large music events are held in Missoula including rock concerts, outdoor symphony concerts and the International Choral Festival. Whatever your taste in music is, chances are good Missoula will have a live music event you won’t want to miss.
131 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
Missoula’s Wilma Theatre is the hippest historic music venue for miles, mixing a historic ambiance with just about any genre of music on any given night. From Macklemore to Nickel Creek, the Wilma is a must stop for both local and big time music acts. Take in a concert from the balcony for a particularly stunning view of any show.
Big Sky Brewing
5417 Trumpeter Way
Missoula, MT 59808
Beer and music has long been considered a perfect combination. The folks at Big Sky Brewing ensure the combo can be enjoyed in the perfect Missoula setting at its outdoor amphitheater. The brewery,which often gives proceeds of concert beers sales to local charities, has hosted everyone from Michael Franti to The Decemberists during its annual summer concert series.
Top Hat Lounge
134 W Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802
A longtime watering hole turned Missoula concert mecca, the Top Hat Lounge is a good place to find good music. With state of the art sound and stage equipment, patrons can find food, drinks and even a dance floor to help them enjoy a myriad of shows. It’s a downtown hot spot where many local bands, including a Missoula local music favorite, The Lil Smokies, often play.
University of Montana Adams Center
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
From Miranda Lambert to Phillip Phillips, the Adams Center at the University of Montana has played host to some of the biggest musical acts in the country. It’s a perfect place to enjoy big names with thousands of your closest friends.