We have been having great weather in Bozeman this week which is great for attending outdoor concerts. This friday I will driving to Red Lodge, MT and attending a Montgomery Gentry concert. This concert is a little bit of a drive but I have been able to see quite a few bands right in Bozeman in the last few years including Carry Underwood, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Flogging Molly and lots of other groups. Big concerts are usually held in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse which is right on campus and will be hosting Jason Mraz in a couple weeks.
Many bands play at various locations around town such as the Emerson Cultural Center where I saw Josh Ritter this summer. In the Strand Union Building many Friday nights each semester the student government, ASMSU, sponsors free concerts. They bring in local and regional bands that have a variety of music styles. Another one of my favorite events is Music On Main which happens every Thursday night in July and August. Above is a picture of the crowd at one Music On Main this summer. It's a free event and two blocks of main street are shut down for bands to play during the event. Although Music On Main is done for the year there is going to another fun concert this weekend featuring a Bozeman band The Clintons. The concert is called Clinton Fest will be held this Saturday at the fairgrounds. They are one of my favorite local bands and put on lots of great shows around Bozeman throughout the year.