Music on Main

Main Street, Downtown Bozeman

Upcoming Dates & Times


August 16, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to present the 18th 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 June 28 to August 16. 

Bring the kids from 6:30 PM to 8 PM for the Coca Cola “Kid’s Zone” on South Bozeman Avenue with Bouncy Houses, Hula Hooping and more. Grab a bite to eat from one of our many rotating food vendors, stop by some of our local non-profit booths providing an array of family activities, 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.  Also, enjoy the City of Bozeman’s Water Bottle Fill Station parked each week on the side of First Security Bank. Remember to bring your reusable water bottle and stay hydrated for free with Bozeman’s crisp mountain water!

Music on Main is a FREE community event hosted by the Downtown Bozeman Association and nearly 100% funded by our business sponsorships! Our 2018 Music on Main Sponsors are; Kenyon Noble, 95.1 “The Moose”, Coca Cola/Coors Light, Rocking R Bar, NBC Montana, Little Stinkers, MacKenzie River Pizza Co., American Legion, Pub 317, Eagles Club, Crystal Bar, Sweet Pea Festival, NorthWestern Energy, Montana Whitewater, The Arrow Townhomes & Flats, Zebra Cocktail Lounge, First Interstate Bank, Toro, Copper, Pita Pit, Pour House, T&E Cat Rental, Gallatin Event Rentals, SIME Construction, Five on Black, Bozeman Barnyard, Jereco Studios, City of Bozeman, Signs of Montana, Outside Bozeman, Spark Society & Venture Church.

The music begins at 7:00 PM and lasts until 8:30pm.  The 2018 Line-Up (with Band Info and Media Player), Sponsors and Event Policies are below.

CLICK HERE for our 2018 Music on Main Poster

John Roberts Y Pan Blanco

June 28

John Roberts y Pan Blanco is an original-sounding ensemble of energetic musicians that inspire the audience to dance and enjoy life! Many years of national and international touring, recording and performing experiences with Funk, Soul, Salsa, Orchestral, West African and Jazz ensembles have led to this project. With vocals in Spanish, English and Portuguese, this group is melding high-energy Funk, African and Latin grooves with soulful instrumental solos, aimed at sharing musical and cultural diversity with the audience. The family-friendly band is continuously performing and booking for festivals, concerts, club dates and educational clinics.

Agua De Beber

Vandoliers

July 5

An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians led by frontman Joshua Fleming.

Fiercely proud of their homeland, Vandoliers put their own spin on the Texas country tradition with 2016's Ameri-Kinda, a debut album that mixed honky-tonk twang with hard-edged, rock & roll stomp. The band's follow-up release, The Native, arrives less than one year, doubling down on Vandoliers' modern approach to traditional influences. Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming, and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, the group fills The Native's 10 songs with barreling guitar solos, train beats, anthemic melodies, mariachi horns, and the autobiographical details of Fleming's own travels...read more!

Wildflower

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand

July 12

Ryan Shupe is roaring back with “We Rode On”, his new album.

“We Rode On” marks a striking career transition and a meaningful evolution in Shupe’s songwriting, his life, and the band’s sound.  It strongly and deftly combines the rock side of their musical arsenal with the acoustic instruments and virtuosic jamming the band has become known for in their live shows.“Like a mad musical scientist (and father/husband), Ryan Shupe recorded, arranged and tweaked the band’s newest creation in his personal studio.  “I wanted to create a new sound and an evolution for the band’s music” said Shupe, “It’s the best album we’ve done and definitely the most rocking!”The album focuses on themes like family, love, and maturity.  The epic title track, “We Rode On” triumphantly belts out the phrase...read more!

Scott Pemberton

July 19

Scott Pemberton Band is an emerging force on the national festival and club circuit, with his wild approach to the guitar and nimble funky band he is immediately recognizable and undeniably original. He doesn’t use a strap, often plays the guitar like someone would play piano and performs with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift...read more!

The Brevet

July 26

When the feedback-laden, distorted-as-all-hell guitar intro to The Brevet’s new single, “Locked & Loaded,” grinds to a crawl and lead singer Aric Chase Damm’s gritty vocals kick in, there’s a moment where—if you’ve got an ounce of soul in your body—your foot starts tapping almost involuntarily. The “woah-oh-oh” hook that hits next is the kind you feel in your bones, the eminently danceable kind that makes you want to shoot straight up, kick your chair back, and move. Every second “Locked & Loaded” begs for movement, an earworm that simply refuses to quit. And making the tune all the more impressive, in a testament to the group’s raw creativity and artistic ability, is the fact that The Brevet engineered and produced the track at the group’s recording space in Westminster, CA—where they’d also recorded their first two albums...read more!

Locked & Loaded

Cole and the Thornes

August 2

Cole & The Thornes of Bozeman, MT began with an infectious restlessness and a heart engraved with longing adventure. In 2013 the music started out with Cole Thorne on ukulele and Jordan Cole Rodenbiker on bass, a soulful, R&B infused, reggae-influenced duet. After a tour to Maui and a freight train music tour across the country, the band grew into a full bloomed seven piece group in the summer of 2016 when they added members Jelani Mahiri on afrobeat-inspired percussion, Andy Gavin on drums, and Aaron Banfield on Jazz guitar. The Thornes then added Daniel Wood on the pocket trumpet and Matt Sloan on saxophone, creating a playful horn section. 

Off in the Woods

August 9

Off in the Woods mainly plays up and down Western Montana where they support a strong local following. They have been breaking into the regional North West circuit by playing shows in Oregon and Sun Valley Idaho. After four years of gigging hard as Off in the Woods this band is ready and eager for more! They have played a wide variety of shows; big summer festivals, bars, clubs, live radio shows, benefits and small auditoriums. They're music has even been used on film, the documentary "Ride the Divide" and the independent film "Bella Vista". There are times where the band will mix things up by switching instruments, which their audiences have always loved. "Our goal is to keep moving the musical art forward, we are not afraid to push the boundaries. We just want to bring something fresh to the table and have fun doing it ". Off in the Woods.

Shakewell

August 16

A funk brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, Shakewell thumps out its own original blend of mountain funk, soul, and R&B.

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 2018 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 June 28 – August 16, 2018 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 and NO coolers allowed in the event area.  And, Breathe Easy Bozeman…Music on Main is now a Smoke and Vapor-FREE Event!  Smoking is ONLY allowed in designated areas outside the event-area so we can continue to provide a fun and safe environment for everyone attending.  For assistance quitting tobacco contact 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Have fun at this year’s Music on Main and please be safe!