We are (hopefully) headed into our 20th Season of Music on Main in Downtown Bozeman! This incredibly successful, free community event has grown contagiously for all 19 years, going from 500 people in a small downtown side-street to a full-blown concert series with over 20,000 people in attendance for the 8-week summer series.
Along with the event growth has come increased expenses: from no security to over a dozen donated and paid on-site security staff. What started with low-level sound systems has evolved into a high-level sound and production system. Along with better sound have come bigger and better musical acts. Bozeman’s favorite summer event has truly developed with our community and continues to create a safe and fun environment for attendees.
Those increased expenses have outpaced sponsorship dollars, so this event is at the point of no longer being sustainable. As we look into the future, we see that our greatest hope for sustaining Music on Main is the purchase of our own stage.
In 2007, Music on Main moved onto Main Street proper, and continued to feature eight concerts per season with local and touring bands such as Tony Furtado and Cure for the Common.