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           April          

James Hunter Six
Friday April 26, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $37.00  
Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, played clubs and theatres all over the world, written scores of original songs, and recorded some of the most original and honest rhythm & soul albums of the last two decades.  By 2006, Hunter was recognized with nominations for a GRAMMY® Award ("Best Traditional Blues Album” for People Gonna Talk (Rounder)) and an American Music Award ("Best New/Emerging Artist”). He and his band then hit the road for a decade of extensive touring and recorded three additional critically-acclaimed studio albums— The Hard Way (Hear Music), Minute by Minute (Fantasy) and Hold On!(Daptone).  By 2016, MOJO magazine had crowned him "The United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer.”

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           May          

The Paul Thorn Band
Friday May 3, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $30.00  
Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. 
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The Paul Thorn Band
Saturday May 4, 2019    
Tickets: 
SOLD OUT!
Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. 

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Trailer Park Experience
Saturday May 4, 2019    
Tickets: 
SOLD OUT!

We're turning the Thrasher parking lot into a trailer park pre-concert party zone!  Christmas lights, pink flamingos, PBR, and everyone's favorite...Paul Thorn! 

When: 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Where: Thrasher Opera House Parking Lot & Bar
What: For an additional $30, "Trailer Park Experience" ticket holders will have access to the cash bar, complimentary BBQ dinner, and will get to meet Paul Thorn and the band around 6 p.m..  Finally, "Trailer Park Experience" ticket holders will get to enter the opera house through the bar door at 6:45 p.m., rather than waiting in the general admission line. *Must be a Paul Thorn ticket holder to gain admission to the Trailer Park Experience! 

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Session Americana
Saturday May 11, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $23.00  

Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".


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           June          

Pat Hazell's Permanent Record
Saturday June 8, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  

From the creator of The Wonder Bread Years comes a one-man show that reveals evidence of a misspent youth. Your permanent record holds all the secrets that can dramatically impact your future. Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell uncovers his own record in a confessional night of humor, heart and humanity. From his early addiction to card tricks (up to three packs a day) to his recent divorce living happily ever after, Pat opens the vault to all his faults to turn a stroll down Memory Lane into a high-speed chase down Memory Highway. If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him?


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Pat Hazell's Permanent Record
Sunday June 9, 2019    3:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  

Former Seinfeld writer and the creator of The Wonder Bread Years Pat Hazell has a new one-man show that reveals evidence of his misspent youth. Back in the day, your permanent record held all the secrets that could impact your future.  Where were these files stored?  Who could see them?  How can we clear them up?  Tonight show veteran and NPR commentator, Pat Hazell, goes in search of his own permanent record.  From his baby book to report cards and an early addiction to card tricks (up to 3 packs a day) to his recent divorce living happily ever after, Pat opens the vault to all the fun that shaped his sense of humor.  He may not be able to get another job but he successfully widens memory lane into a four-lane highway.  An evening of humanity, hilarity and heart.  If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him.


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Auditions for
ROBINSON CRUSOE

Monday June 17, 2019    4 p.m.to 6 p.m.
Tickets: 
Calling all young actors, grades 1 through 12!  Auditions are set for Monday, June 17 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.for Missoula Children's Theatre's production of ROBINSON CRUSOE.
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California Guitar Trio
Friday June 28, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
Performances by the California Guitar Trio are astounding and their diversity unparalleled. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking…from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music and even surf rock.  
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           July          

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
Friday July 12, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $27.00  
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band (J2B2) is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the "high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest.
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Jon Cleary
Friday July 19, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $24.00  

Following up on his critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning album GoGo Juice, Jon Cleary triumphantly returns with the infectiously ebullient Dyna-Mite (FHQ Records).  Sly, slinky, and deeply soulful, the aptly entitled new release finds this Big Easy funk savant – a virtuosic keyboardist, profoundly expressive vocalist, and quite distinctive songwriter – in peak form on a set of all-original material.  Like GoGo Juice, Dyna-Mite was co-produced by Cleary and the prolific John Porter, whose eclectic, behind-the-board credits include albums by Ryan Adams, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, R.L. Burnside, Taj Mahal, and the late Hammond B-3 master Jimmy Smith.


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The Second City
Saturday July 20, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $30.00  
America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. 

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           August          

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Saturday August 10, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has built its reputation the long, slow, hard way. After 12 years of playing as many as 300 shows each year, Rev. Peyton, the world’s foremost country blues finger-style picker, along with the biggest little band in the country has pieced together one of the most dedicated followings out there. This following is sure to eat up the band’s latest offering, Poor Until Payday, (the second on their own Family Owned Records label through hip Nashville indie Thirty Tigers) out October 5th, a country blues record that was made the right way — two feet on the ground and both hands getting dirty.


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Mystery Loves Company
Monday August 19, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets: 
Concert is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcomed & appreciated!
Mystery Loves Company is a touring and recording Chamber Rock duo and band from Houston, Texas. "I was practically mesmerized by this duo. The sound from the electric cello, the percussive acoustic, and the perfect pitch harmonies would rivet one to the stage at times.” -George Douglas Lee, Island Guide Magazine

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The Small Glories
Saturday August 24, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $24.00  
The material of a Small Glories concert is rootsily welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation — songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica. "Some things just work together: the Lennon and McCartney syndrome – and to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection...” — David Allen, Americana UK
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           September          

Tim Cavanagh & Emo Philips
Friday September 6, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
Both Cavanagh and Philips are in-demand comics with such broad appeal that they’ve received high marks from some of the world’s most respected colleagues in the business. Collectively, they've performed at hundreds of shows throughout the country every year, had frequent spots on "The Bob and Tom Show," done voice-overs for animated TV shows, appeared on countless Comedy shows, released cds, etc.

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Tim Cavanagh & Emo Philips
Saturday September 7, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
Both Cavanagh and Philips are in-demand comics with such broad appeal that they’ve received high marks from some of the world’s most respected colleagues in the business. Collectively, they've performed at hundreds of shows throughout the country every year, had frequent spots on "The Bob and Tom Show," done voice-overs for animated TV shows, appeared on countless Comedy shows, released cds, etc.

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Freeland Film Festival
Friday September 13, 2019    
Tickets: 
Join Freeland, a nonprofit committed to working for a world that is free of wildlife and human trafficking, in a celebration of film and community. Festival runs from September 13-15, 2019.
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2019 Party for the Arts!
Saturday September 21, 2019    6:00 p.m.
Tickets: Individual Ticket: $60.00  Reserved Table for 8: $600.00  

Mardi Gras Party for the Arts! Food, Music, Entertainment, Prizes, Games...all for a good cause!

 


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           October          

The Way Down Wanderers
Friday October 11, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $28.00  
The Way Down Wanderers are from the very heartland of America – central Illinois, Peoria, to be exact – which is reflected in their distinctive sound, which draws on elements of bluegrass, but also touches on classic rock influences including the multi-part harmonies of the Beach Boys and The Band’s hybrid soul, as well as the roots qualities of The Avett Brothers and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, with surprising elements of jazz, classical music and even hip-hop.
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Croce plays Croce
Friday October 18, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $34.00  

"Croce Plays Croce” features a complete set of classics by A.J.’s father, Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The show often includes such timeless songs as "Operator,” "You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” "Workin’ At the Car Wash Blues,” "Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), "One Less Set of Footsteps,” "Lovers Cross,” and "Box #10,” to name a few.


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Coco Montoya
Saturday October 19, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $34.00  
The old Willie Dixon adage, "blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the "Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths.

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Loudon Wainwright III
Saturday October 26, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $36.00  
Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when "Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the "Summer of Love” in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 ("Edgar,” about a lobsterman in Rhode Island).

He was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun, and was lured by Clive Davis to Columbia Records, which released "Dead Skunk.” His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Wainwright has recorded 27 albums including his 2010 Grammy Award-winning ‘High, Wide & Handsome.’


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           November          

BeauSoleil-Grammy
winning Cajun band

Saturday November 2, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $38.00  

For the past 37 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to the Meltdown Festival in England.


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Marcia Ball
Saturday November 9, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $35.00  
"Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist MARCIA BALL of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. 
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Jimmy Webb
Saturday November 16, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $30.00  

The critical acclaim that composer Jimmy Webb has received during his more than forty years of success, is as remarkable as the accomplishments they honor. Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, he is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and, according to BMI, his "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," has been the third most performed song in the last fifty years, with "Up, Up and Away" on the same list in the top thirty.
Whether playing music that embraces the transition from Summer to Autumn, familiar songs for the holidays, or celebrating the glory days of Summer and romance, Robin Spielberg’s concerts always intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten and make us laugh. Named to the prestigious Steinway Artist Roster, Robin has sold one million CDs making her one of America’s most popular contemporary female pianists/composers. 

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           December          

The Barefoot Movement - Holiday
Friday December 6, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
The Barefoot Movement invites you to join them for their holiday celebration performance. Complete with all of your classic seasonal favorites wrapped in a Christmas package, you'll hear acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph" to Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" and emotional takes on the more tender songs of the season like "Oh Holy Night" and "Hark The Herald Angels Sing." 

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The Alley Cats'
Jingle Bell Rock

Saturday December 14, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
The Alley Cats, America's premier Doo-Wop group, performs Jingle Bell Rock - A Harmoniously Hysterical Holiday Hit featuring holiday songs such as Let It Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas, Blue Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride, Feliz Navidad, Rudolph and Silent Night.

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Switchback
A Midwestern Christmas

Saturday December 21, 2019    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $18.00  
Switchback’s holiday concerts are always a crowd pleaser by including lots of audience involvement and singing along with well-known favorites such as "Jingle Bells,” "Away in the Manger,” "Up on the Housetop,” "Oh Holy Night” and "Frosty the Snowman.”  In 2005, Switchback released an album titled, A Very Switchback Christmas, which contains all of these songs and others such as, "Silver Bells” and their classic version of "Silent Night” with an extra verse in Gaelic. The show is also filled with stories of their travels and a healthy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure.

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Gift Certificate
Monday December 31, 2525    
Tickets:  $100.00   $50.00   $25.00  
Give the gift of music! Available in $25, $50 or $100 denominations. Buy one today! 


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