Fri, August 23rd
Sat, August 24th
Aug 24 at 10 AM to Aug 25 at 10:30 PM
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Produced by the Missoula Downtown Association as the Missoula’s signature celebration, the River City Roots Festival has quickly risen to the top of Western Montana’s must-see-list. Recognized as the 2009 Montana Tourism Event of the Year, River City Roots Fest draws more than 15,000 individuals to the heart of Downtown Missoula for a variety of fun activities and exceptional music.

This two-day FREE festival features first-class art and entertainment for both residents and visitors. With quality live performances on a big stage on West Main Street, a fine art show, entertainment for children and families, and a 4-Mile run through the heart of Missoula, Roots Fest brings a weekend of family fun to the heart of the community.

More information can be found at rivercityrootsfestival.com and at www.facebook.com/RootsFest/

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC / FAMILY FUN! 

2019 SCHEDULE

 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD

12:30-2pm: Kid Rock Bands – Tangled Tones & ZACC’s Rock Band Camp

2:30-4pm: Moneypenny 

4:30-6pm: Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters

6:30-8pm: The Black Lillies

8:30-10:30pm: Honey Island Swamp Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH

12:30-2pm: The Whizpops

2:30-4pm: Cascade Crescendo

4:30-6pm: Guy Clark Tribute – Shawn Camp & Verlon Thompson ” Tribute to an Old Friend”

6:30-8pm: Acoustic Syndicate – 25th Anniversary

8:30-10:30pm: Leftover Salmon – 30th Anniversary

MAIN STAGE SPONSORS

Bob Wards, First Interstate Bank, Blackfoot, Dick Anderson Construction

River City Roots Festival: Past Performers

 
 

 

 

ART SHOW

 

Roots Fest is a showcase of high-end visual arts. More than 30 artists from the Pacific Northwest participate in the Fine Art Show featuring painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textile arts and wood – all front and center on Main Street both days of the festival. This component of Roots Fest creates an all-around experience for those who appreciate fine art both visually and musically.

This year the Roots Fest Art Show is looking to feature not only traditional, “fine” art – such as paintings, pottery, and photography – but also feature more “alternative” means of art that is seen at the wildly popular Missoula MADE Fairs. While Missoula’s “Roots” have a base in fine art, we are seeing more and more that alternative forms of art are also just as important to Missoula’s spirit. As such, we hope to have a mix of “traditional” and “non-traditional” artists showcased at this year’s River City Roots Festival.

Artists:

Gail Beckner (Missoula, MT) – upcycled apparel/accessories/jewelry

Take Courage Designs & Just Wear It  (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

Ivette Kjelsrud (Huson, MT) – mixed media

Holliday Glass (Missoula, MT) – upcycled glass

Montana Bismuth Creations (Missoula, MT) – wood & metal art, jewelry, etc.

Lee Walker (Red Lodge, MT) – paintings

Stephen C. McIntyre (Greenwood, MS) – sculpture, painting, clothing

Megan Haney (Missoula, MT) – unique process jewelry

Carrie Kouba & Michele Pomeroy (Missoula, MT) – upcycled wall art, dishes, sun catchers, jewelry

Jessie Smith (Missoula, MT) – illustration and watercolors

Jamie & Mike Dobiesz (Missoula, MT) – scratch made jewelry

Gregory Richardson (Missoula, MT) – rock, wood, & acrylic landscapes

Elaine Fraticelli (Missoula, MT) – paintings and drawings

Dye that Binds Designs (Missoula, MT) – textile art

Made by Wam (Missoula, MT) – handmade journals; glow-in-dark jewelry

Eric Reese (Whitefish, MT) – photography

Ray & Christine Goroski (Lolo, MT) – upcycled & repurposed creations

Lunar Mountain (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

Damien Settelen (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

The Clay Studio (Missoula, MT) – ceramics

Pete’s Prints (Missoula, MT) – photography, mixed media, visual arts

Brookie Bands (Lolo, MT) – textiles

Lisa Ernst (Jefferson, MT) – porcelain/ceramics

Jmacs Pottery (Helena, MT) – pottery

White Pelican Designs (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

Rowan Nyman (Manhattan, MT) – nature photography

Christy Greene (Stevensville, MT) – painted silks, originals, prints

Jenna Forest (Missoula, MT) – wood burning

 

4-MILE FUN RUN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH

8:30am Start Time. Please visit Run Wild Missoula for registration and additional information. Also, be sure to check out Destination Missoula for lodging information and places to stay during your visit to Missoula.

2018 Map

2018 4-Mile Fun Run Results

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH

2019 Family Fun Festival Caras Park Stage Lineup Coming Soon!

Performer Application

Children’s Activity Submission

FAMILY FUN FEST SPONSORS

Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies

T-Mobile

Opportunity Bank of Montana

 

FOOD COURT

 

Baskin Robbins

Big Dipper

Bitterroot Bison

Clove Cart

Covered Wagon Hot Dogs

El Cazador

Five on Black

Flare Pops (Family Fun Fest)

Gonzo Farms (Family Fun Fest)

Indah Sushi

Isla’s Lemonade

Just Barbecue

Kamoon Arabian Cuisine

KornUtopia

Lil Orbits

Mountain Berry Bowls

Pattie Wagon

Sa-Wad-Dee

Vietnam Noodle

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSORS: WINDFALL & DESTINATION MISSOULA

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF THE ROCKIES • T-MOBILE, OPPORTUNITY BANK • FIVE ON BLACK • ANCHOR ELECTRIC • PEPSI COLA OF MISSOULA • BADLANDER CATERING CO. • GRIZZLY WINE & SPIRITS • SHANTI GUITARS • GEORGE’S DISTRIBUTING • MOUNTAIN LINE • SPECTRUM/MATCH MARKETING GROUP •DJ & A • FARRAN REALTY PARTNERS • FIRST SECURITY BANK • RUNNER’S EDGE • LITHIA FORD OF MISSOULA • GOOD FOOD STORE • DOUBLETREE HOTEL • THE MERC • RDO EQUIPMENT • HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN • POTEET CONSTRUCTION • REPUBLIC SERVICES • A&E ARCHITECTS • ATTIC • FIRST MONTANA BANK • MORRISON-MAIERLE • DCI ENGINEERING