An Evening With Galactic

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, head on over to Casey’s Whitefish to enjoy An Evening With Galactic starting at 8pm. Tickets start at $45 per person and guests must be 21 or older to attend. 

“There is a history to the band, yet we continue to release and perform new material. I’m truly excited for our fans and audience to hear this next record we’ve been working on. I think it’s some of our best work yet.” says Stanton Moore

Casey's At Whitefish Logo & An Evening with Galactic

About An Evening With Galactic

istory doesn’t stand still. It impacts, influences, and inspires the ebb and flow of the future by informing the present. Galactic draw on 25 years together in order to progress with each performance and subsequent record. After 10 albums, over 2,000 gigs, and tens of millions of streams, the proud New Orleans, LA quintet—Ben Ellman [saxophone, harmonica], Robert Mercurio [bass], Stanton Moore [drums, percussion], Jeffrey Raines [guitar], and Richard Vogal [keyboards]—have kept the torch burning through five U.S. presidential regimes, the turn-of-the-century, Hurricane Katrina, a Global Pandemic, and a much-anticipated recovery. They’re the rare collective who can support Juvenile on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, contribute music to a blockbuster soundtrack such as Now You See Me, and light up the stages of Coachella, Bonnaroo, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (a staggering 22 times).

Joined by vocal powerhouse Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, they continue to forge ahead with a 2021 headline tour and more new music.

They laid the groundwork for this future upon coming together in 1994. Two years later, the guys dropped their full-length debut, Coolin’ Off, and hopped in a Ford Econoline van (with trailer in tow) for their very first official tour. Along the way, they released seminal albums such as 2007’s From the Corner to the Block, boasting collabs with the likes of Chali 2na, Juvenile, Trombone Shorty, DJ Z-Trip, and Boots Riley. During 2015, Into The Deep marked their first debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200 and second straight #1 bow on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart. Not to mention, it boasted the title track “Into The Deep” [feat. Macy Gray], racking up nearly 20 million streams and counting. Along the way, they performed alongside the likes of Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, Jack Johnson, Talib Kweli, the Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, B.B. King, Counting Crows, James Brown, and many more. They’ve also recorded and performed with the likes of Allen Toussaint [“Bacchus”] and Big Freedia “Double It”]. Most recently, 2019’s Already Ready Already garnered acclaim from New York Times, NPR Weekend Edition, Exclaim!, and many more, while they’ve appeared on the covers of Downbeat and Relix Magazine.

Around the same time, they welcomed Jelly to the fold after joining forces on stage for a handful of unforgettable performances.

““I was super nervous at first, because I had some pretty big shoes to fill—but like those other singers I had to bring myself and I think I’ve fit in pretty well,” says Jelly,

“Jelly came to Fuji Rock in Japan with us to sing background with Macy Gray,” recalls Stanton. “We needed someone to sing one of our Galactic originals, and she stepped up. Since there was no time for rehearsal or soundcheck, she showed up prepared, knew the tune completely, and rocked it. When it came time to find someone new to sing with us, she was our first choice. She has such effortless stage presence and a very comfortable rapport with audiences. She also brings an element of unbridled fun!”

That fun came across loud and clear on the 2020 single “Float.” Uplifted by Jelly’s powerhouse pipes, it hinted at the potential of their collective chemistry.

“I love listening to Galactic’s older records, because they were very funk driven,” Jelly goes on. “Now, it seems like they’re incorporating more pop, rock, and soul to create a newer sound.”

As they continue writing, recording, and performing, Galactic always keep New Orleans close to their hearts at all times. In 2018, the band purchased and took over one of the city’s most hallowed venues—Tipitina’s Nightclub. Their history with the venue even predated the band as Ben’s first job was as a cook in the old kitchen, while they’ve graced its stage more than 100 times over the years.

In the end, Galactic keep moving forward as they add more chapters to their incredible history.

“We’ve just achieved 25 years as a band of brothers, so we know how to work with each other and move ourselves through the next 25 years,” Robert leaves off. “We’re always trying to push ourselves with our songwriting and studio collaborations. I look forward to where the future will take us.”

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Under The Big Sky Festival

Under the big sky fest

Do you like Turnpike Troubadours, Lord Huron, Cody Jinks? What about Black Pumas, Jamey Johnson and Midland? It your interested is peaked, then you need to prepare for one of the best festivals in Whitefish, Montana….. Under the Big Sky Festival. The festival will take place for the three days – July 15-17, 2022 – so mark your calendars. The Under The Big Sky Rodeo, Round-Up and Musical Festival has something for everyone from country, soul, and bluegrass to stock rodeo, trail rides, food and beverages. Plus, the festival also made some great changes based on feedback from guests and are now reducing the capacity to 20,000 people and are expanding the site to provide more space, restrooms, parking, VIP sections, and even parking. 

Under the Big Sky Logo

Under The Big Sky Festival Music Lineup

 
Turnpike Troubadours, Lord Huron, Cody Jinks, Black Pumas, Jamey Johnson, Midland, Zach Bryan, Shakey Graves, Margo Price, Trampled by Turtles, Lainey Wilson, Paul Cauthen, Morgan Wade, American Aquarium, The Lil Smokies, Sierra Ferrell, Warren Zeiders, Sierra Hull, Leah Blevins, Tre Burt, Jaime Wyatt, Suzanne Santo, Hogslop String Band, Nick Shoulders, Stephen Wilson Jr, The Silent Comedy, Hannah King, The Helnore Highwater Band, Mynxx, Emily Clark, Honey Bandit, Danny  + Joy, Michelle Rivers and Big Sky City Limits. 
 

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Under The Big Sky Festival, go to their website – https://www.underthebigskyfest.com/. On their website you will find tickets and lodging options. 

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Father-Daughter Winter Ball

Father Daughter Winter Ball

There is something so magical about a Father Daughter dance…. and you can make you daughter’s dreams come true at the Father-Daughter Winter ball at the O’Shaughnessy Center on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 6:30pm. The 7th Annual Father-Daughter Winter Ball is presented by the Whitefish Theatre Company, Pixelated Gigs and Destination DJ. There will be dancing, a photo booth , desserts and beverages. This will surely be a night to remember forever. 

Father Daughter Winter Ball

Father-Daughter Winter Ball Details

Location: O’Shaughnessy Center

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $25 for Father-Daughter and $10 for extra daughter

Get your tickets – HERE

About the Whitefish Theatre Company

WTC is in its 43rd year as a non-profit, community-based performing arts organization. We produce and present theatre, world and Americana music, and special events all year long. Learn more – HERE

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FREE Valentine’s Craft Day!

FREE Valentine's Craft Day!

Are you looking for something fun and affordable to do in celebration for Valentine’s Day? On Saturday February 12, 2022, from noon until 2pm, head over to the Stumptown Art Studio in Whitefish, Montana, for a little bit of crafty fun. The classroom will be set up for everyone to make cards and little Valentine’s gifts to give to friends, family and maybe even your sweetie.

FREE Valentine's Craft Day

Free Valentine’s Day Craft Day Details

There is no registration needed to participate in the Free Valentine’s Day Craft Day. Simply, drop into the studio anytime from noon until 2pm. Cookies and hot chocolate will also be served to help inspire those crafty minds.

About Stumptown Art Studio

Stumptown Art Studio: Whitefish, Montana’s Non-Profit Art, est. 1995. Art classes, pottery painting, glass fusing, art supplies, gallery space, outreach programs, field trips, public art, clay studio, scholarships, Art For All!

Stumptown Art Studio provides art opportunities for kids and adults in our own classroom and off-site art instruction in area schools through field trips and off-site outreach classes. Our traveling art mobile, the Van Gogh…visits locations throughout the area; public and private schools, special needs organizations, youth enrichment programs, senior centers and more.

What is great about Stumptown Art Studio is that you can stop in anytime to paint pottery, fuse glass, and more! The studio is open from Monday through Saturday from 10am until 6pm and Sunday noon until 5pm.  Learn more – HERE.

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Maestro Zoltek’s 25th Anniversary – Fusion

Maestro Zoltek's 25th Anniversary Fusion - Glacier Symphony Orchestra

The Fusion is part of a year-long celebration of the Maestro John Zoltek’s achievements as Music Director and Conductor over the past 25 years. For the event, the Maestro will perform as guitarist/composer and lead a jazz combo with strings in a program of his original exciting jazz fusion!

Join us for this evening of music, hors d’oeuvres, libations and more as we mark the continuation of the era of excellence that has been the hallmark of GSC for the past 25 years!  Mark your calendars for One Night Only on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 6pm at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish Montana. 

glacier symphony log0 and Fusion

 

Maestro Zoltek’s 25th Anniversary – Fusion Details

Maestro John Zoltek grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and began his musical career early in life. He played guitar during his high school years and in college at Berklee College of music, he studied a lot of jazz music. In 1997, Zoltek began working at Glacier Symphony as the music director and conductor where he has been enjoying music for the last 25 years. 

“But I found a home here both creatively and within the context of the community. Life’s been good to me here. It’s been very rewarding,” says Zoltek

Get your tickets now for FUSION – 25 YEAR CELEBRATION – Saturday, March 19, 2022 6:00 PM at the Grouse Mountain Lodge

Get your Fusion tickets – HERE

Glacier Symphony attracts audiences from all across Northwest Montana, plus visitors from around the country. World-renown guest artists perform regularly with the Symphony and are delighted to find such an accomplished symphonic organization in our valley. The Symphony will continue to provide diverse programming, combining performing different art forms, such as opera and dance, to enlarge its artistic offerings, enhancing the cultural assets of our community. There is truly something for everyone at YOUR Glacier Symphony!

For more information about tickets and upcoming performances, call the box office at 406-407-7000 or visit the website at https://glaciersymphony.org/. Did you know that students from K through 12 may call the box office for complimentary seats? 

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Mauritius

Mauritius - WTC

On January 29 and January 30, 2022, the Black Curtain Production of Mauritius will take place at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish, Montana. This will certainly be an entertaining evening filled with comedy, suspense and danger…..

Mauritius - WTC

Mauritius Production Overview

Who knew stamp collecting could be so dangerous? After their mother’s death, Jackie and Mary, two estranged half-sisters, discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own. An “ingenious” fast-paced thriller, Mauritius is a gripping blend of sharp comedy and heart-pounding drama that simmers with constant surprise.

Details:

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30 at 7:30pm

WHERE: O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

DIRECTOR: David Ackroyd

CAST:

Sarah Bell – Jackie

Caitlyn Goeman – Mary

Jake Carr – Phillip

David Blair – Dennis

Tony Hernandez – Sterling

Kara Bauer – Stage directions

Tickets:

Adults $12 Students $10

Sat, Jan 29th, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Sun, Jan 30th, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Buy your Tickets – HERE.

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Masterworks4 Enigma

Masterworks4 Enigma Glacier Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday, February 19 and Sunday February 20, 2022, MasterWorks4 Enigma will take place with Pianist Roger Wright at the Flathead High School Performance Hall in Kalispell, Montana. 

“Pianist Roger Wright returns to the Symphony for a World Premiere Performance of an exciting new work for piano and orchestra by Houston-based composer Matthew Mason with a familiar title, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini*– but with a uniquely different “twist” than Rachmaninoff’s! Mason’s work is immediately captivating and terrifically exciting from start to finish! Concluding the program will be one of the great English compositions of the 19th century, Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, his fascinating musical portraits of friends and family. Zoltek’s evocative dance inspired Hemispheres will open the concert. “

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Masterworks4 Enigma Details

Masterworks4 Enigma Dates:

Saturday, February 19, 2022 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 20, 2022 3:00 pm

 

ENIGMA
Glacier Symphony – John Zoltek, conductor
Roger Wright, piano
Matthew Mason, composer

Zoltek, Processional
Mason, *Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Wright)
Elgar, Enigma Variations

(*world premier performance)

 

Youth through grade 12 FREE in tiers 2 & 3 at MasterWorks concerts

Flathead High Performance Hall - 644 4th Ave W, Kalispell
SATURDAY Concert Box Office opens at 6:00 pm, seating begins at 7:10 pm
OR
SUNDAY Concert Box Office open sat 1:30 pm, seating begins at 2:40 pm

(Please email info@gscmusic.org if you are unable to print or show on mobile device so we can have at concert will call)

Tickets – Buy Masterworks4 Enigma – HERE.

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Valentine’s Village Market

Valentine's Village Market

On February 5, 2022, from noon until 5pm, the Valentine’s Village Market will take place at 115 Swam River Road in Bigfork, Montana. This event will celebrate the season of love and affection. There will be lots of great handcrafted gifts and goods just in time for Valentine’s Day. Some of the handmade gifts include Hand-poured beeswax and scented soy candles, Handmade chocolates, caramel, and cookies, Handcrafted jewelry and accessories, Herbal remedies and skincare products, One of a kind arts, crafts, and greeting cards and seasonal décor and  home goods.  Guests will also get the opportunity to warm up with complimentary hot coffee and tea and chocolates. 

Our “Village Markets” encourage our local community members, curators, and small business owners to celebrate the holidays together — a truly handmade and local series of events within the Flathead Valley!

Valentine’s Village Market Details

Saturday, February 5th // 12pm-5pm
115 Swan River Rd, Bigfork, MT. 59911

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Whitefish Penguin Plunge

Penguin Plunge Logo

Do you think you can make the plunge? Will you freeze for a reason? On February 5, 2022, everyone is invited to the City Beach Whitefish at 11am to jump in the freezing cold winter waters to support the Special Olympics Montana athletes. It is easy to start your own fundraising page and get support for such a great cause. The most important thing to know is that all of the proceeds benefit a great cause and you can be part of making a difference. 

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. ~ Polar Plunge Montana

The Penguin Plunge is a premier Whitefish event that takes place in conjunction with the Whitefish Winter Carnival so that plungers and spectators can enjoy all the festivities of the day! The Polar Plunge is primarily organized, promoted and conducted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Montana.

Penguin Plunge Logo

Penguin Plunge Details

Registration:

Pre-Plunge Check In
First Interstate Bank
306 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT

 

Feb. 2nd- Feb. 4th, 2022
9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Day-of Plunge Check In
City Beach Concession Stand
Whitefish, MT

8:30am – 10:30am

Click HERE for more details!

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Montana

Donations are tax-deductible

Visit www.somt.org or call (406) 564-2072 or (800) 242-6876 for more information.

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Frosty the Brewfest 2022

frosty brewfest

Are you ready for the coolest party in town? Mark your calendars and get ready for the Frosty The Brewfest 2022!

On Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 2 pm until 6pm, the 3rd Annual Frosty the Brewfest is coming to town, specifically 41 3rd Street West in Kalispell, Montana. This cool event will feature four hours of live music by Angel & Davey and The Kenny James Miller Band, brewfest, food trucks and outdoor events like the “ kids dash for gear”, “fat tire bike races”, and “frosty the beard contest”. 

What makes this year’s event even better is that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Kalispell Downtown Association and The Flathead Warming Center. 

Frosty Brewfest 2022

Frosty the Brewfest 2022 Details 

Mark you calendars for Frosty the Brewfest 2022 – Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 2-6pm at 41 3rd St West in Kalispell. 

Look for the heated tent in the Valley Bank parking lot located on the corner of 3rd St. W and 1st Ave. West in downtown Kalispell. This is a family friendly event so come out and enjoy some great brews, food, music and family fun and raise money for the community we love.

Tickets are $25.00 and include a commemorative ceramic mug and 4 tickets good for one 6oz beer each. Get your tickets – HERE

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