Music on Main 2022
Downtown Bozeman

The Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to present the 22nd Annual Music on Main summer concert series this summer in Historic Downtown Bozeman. Music on Main will be located on Main Street from Rouse Avenue to Black Ave. The fun will last from 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings from July 7th to August 11th. This event is hosted by the Downtown Bozeman Association and is free and open to the public.

The music begins at 7:00 PM and lasts until 8:30pm. The 2022 line-up, sponsors and event policies are below.

Bring the kids from 6:30 PM to 8 PM for the Coca Cola “Kid’s Zone” on South Bozeman Avenue with inflatables, hula hooping and other activities provided by area non-profits. Grab a bite to eat from one of our many rotating food vendors and step into a few of the downtown stores that stay open late and of course enjoy outstanding live music from popular local and nationally recognized bands.

This event is 100% funded by our business sponsorships!

Our 2022 Presenting Sponsors: Pendleton Whiskey (&Young’s Market Company), Kenyon Noble, Element Bozeman, Horizon Credit Union, Lehrkind’s Coca Cola & Coors Light, and 94.7 “The Moose”,

The 2022 Gold Sponsors: Rocking R Bar, Billings Clinic Bozeman, Northwestern Energy, and NBC Montana

Our 2022 Silver Sponsors; Blackfoot Communications, Mountain Home Vacation Rentals, El Camino, Cooper, and Main Street Market

Our 2022 Bronze Sponsors; First Security Bank, Mackenzie River Pizza, Crystal Bar, Plonk, Pub 317, American Legion Post #14, Sweet Pea Festival, Pour House, and Sign Solutions

And, our Friends of Music on Main: Fins & Feathers, BeLocal Bozeman, Pita Pit, and SCL Health

The Downtown Bozeman Association, the City of Bozeman and the Bozeman Police Department would also like to remind the public of the rules and regulations regarding the Open Container Waiver for the 2022 Music on Main summer concert series:

The Open Container Waiver allows for anyone over the age of 21 to have an open container of alcohol within the "event area" purchased by one of the licensed beverage establishments within the "event area" ONLY. The "event area" includes; Main Street from Black to Rouse Avenues and side-streets to the alleys during the Music on Main event from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday nights from July 7 – August 11, 2022 ONLY. Anyone with an open container outside of these perimeters before 6pm or after 9pm will be subject to a $100 open container ticket issued by the City of Bozeman.

There are also NO glass or aluminum containers, NO pets, NO coolers and NO smoking allowed in the event area. Music on Main is a Smoke and Vapor-FREE Event! For assistance quitting tobacco contact 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

For more information contact Downtown Bozeman Association at 586-4008 or check out our website at www.downtownbozeman.org. Have fun at this year’s Music on Main and please be safe!

2022 MUSIC ON MAIN LINEUP

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 7, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

July 14, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

July 21, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

July 28, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 4, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 11, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

											 Wildermiss 2022 MUST CREDIT Photo Credit to Katie Hester

JULY 7 - WILDERMISS

Wildermiss is an indie rock band. Emma Cole sings and plays synth bass, Joshua Hester plays guitar and Caleb Thoemke plays drums. They have sold out all of their hometown headlining shows since 2017 and steadily gained momentum nationwide with multiple support tours and festival spots. The band is currently working on the follow up to their quarantine singles “Supermagical” and “Italy” with plans to tour until their van dies again like it did in Michigan that one time.

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											 The Waiting

JULY 14 - THE WAITING

The Waiting is a rock ‘n roll band from Bozeman, Montana that celebrates the music of Tom Petty. Not exactly a “cover” or “tribute” band, The Waiting is—in the spirit of The Heartbreakers—first and foremost a BAND: a motley mix of musicians and friends interpreting the songs of one of rock’s greatest songwriters and musicians, the legendary Tom Petty.

The band’s motto is “We bring the Petty to your town,” and since 2013 they’ve been doing exactly that all across the Northwest Corridor . Whether it’s one of Tom Petty’s smash hits with the Heartbreakers, a sampling from his solo albums, or even a collaboration with the Traveling Wilburys, The Waiting runs the gamut, performing each tune with undeniable, fiery live energy and a devotion to showing each person in the crowd a damn good time. We think Tom would approve!

The Waiting is David Dyas (vocals, guitar), Levi Main (vocals, guitar), Doc Wiley (bass), Rick Winking (lead guitar), Jared Stein (keyboards, vocals), and Ethan Decker (drums).

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JULY 21 - ROSE'S PAWN SHOP

Rose’s Pawn Shop infuses their critically-acclaimed, high-energy Americana with passion, precision and poetry— forged in the sprawl of their hometown Los Angeles, interwoven with the strains and stories of life on the road. Their songs feature the folk-rock and bluegrass sounds of banjo, acoustic guitar, and fiddle, super-charged with electric guitar, thumping bass lines and driving percussion. This arsenal of sound is all held together by front-man Paul Givant’s songwriting which makes folk archetypes new and brings personal experiences to life with lyrics that are incisive, exuberant, whip-smart and heart-breaking. A devoted fanbase and critical praise has followed the evolution of the band from their first release, the rootsy, bluegrass-heavy to the break-neck rock of to 2014’s soulful (produced by Ted Hutt after his success with Old Crow Medicine Show and the Dropkick Murphys).

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											 Float Like a Buffalo Promo Photo 2022

JULY 28 - FLOAT LIKE A BUFFALO

Float Like a Buffalo is Horn-driven Ska-funk-reggae-rock. Nods to the funk of Lettuce and The Motet, jam of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, rock of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago Transit Authority, soul of James Brown, & high-energy guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix all combine to make a unique sound that’s impossible not to dance to.

The band has become a regional funk sensation over the past five years, playing sold out and near-sold-out shows at major Colorado venues like Red Rocks, The Bluebird Theater, Gothic Theatre, Levitt Pavilion, and Marquis Theater – and taking the crown for Best Funk Band in Denver in Westword’s 2019 Music Awards.

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AUGUST 4 - COLE & THE THORNES

Mountain-Reggae gypsy-jazz infused SOUL band, Cole & The Thornes of Bozeman Montana are an eclectic, funky group with an infectious uplifting energy. Cole’s powerful, sultry vocals and empowering lyrics are accompanied by Jazz guitar, island ukulele, and playful horn melodies. Their sound will leave you searching for that groovy soulshine they indefinitely radiate.


Led by ukulelist Miss Colita Thorne, her powerful sultry vocals and empowering lyrics are accompanied by Jordan Rodenbiker on Bass, Jesse Atkins on guitar, Alex Platt on drums, Adam Burke on auxiliary percussion and playful horn melodies by Daniel Wood on trumpet and Matthew Powell-palm on saxophone.

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AUGUST 11 - THE BREVET

One listen and it’s immediately clear that The Brevet have undergone a dramatic evolution on their explosive, ambitious new album, LEGS. Synthesizing the raucous energy of their live show with sonic precision of their extensive studio history, the collection is the California five-piece’s most deeply personal and lyrically sophisticated yet, tackling perception and identity in the digital age with both subtle nuance and blunt force. The songs remain as cinematic as ever, full of rousing choruses and sing-along hooks, but they carry more weight here, propelled inexorably forward by thunderous percussion and blazing electric guitars that blend rock and roll snarl with R&B swagger.

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