32nd Log Jam

32nd Log Jam

Dinner, Raffles, Bingo and auctions….plus lots of entertainment at the 32nd Log Jam. On Saturday, October 2, 2021 starting at 4pm, the Montana 32nd Log Jam will take place at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center located at 265 N. Meridian Road in Kalispell, Montana. Montana Log Jam is a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness to assist Montana families of loggers, log truck drivers, and mill workers killed or critically injured in work related accidents.

32nd Log Jam

32nd Log Jam Details

The doors open at 4pm at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center, Dinner begins at 4:30pm with Bingo and the auction starting at 6pm. The dancing begins at 8:30pm with the Copper Mountain Band. There are several raffles that will also give everyone a chance to win some great prizes including Mountain bikes, 2020 Yamaha Viking VI EPS and $15,000 CASH.  Tickets for the 32nd Log Jam event are $25 for both the dinner and the dance. Kids twelve and under are free. Tickets are available online – HERE. Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:

EUREKA
Big Sky Tire & Auto
The Ranch HandST. IGNATIUS
Hunts Timbers

WHITEFISH
Whitefish Auto PartsKALISPELL
Western States CAT
Montana Logging Association
RDO Equipment

COLUMBIA FALLS
Northwest Parts and Rigging

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Whitefish Songwriter Festival

Whitefish Songwriter Festival

Attention Music Enthusiasts!!! Boy, have we got an event for you to enjoy this week…. The Whitefish Songwriter Festival. This is a very unique songwriter experience that will take place at 8 different venues throughout downtown Whitefish, Montana. There will be 30 shows over the course of the course of three days starting Thursday, September 19 through Saturday September 18, 2021. These shows sell out quickly…so make sure you get your tickets or you may even want to consider an All Access Pass. 

“EVERYONE has a story to tell, and a unique voice with which to tell it. The trick is to uncover your own style in order to tell that story with a truth that connects with your audience in an original way.” ~ Whitefish Songwriter Festival Website 

Whitefish Songwriter Festival

Whitefish Songwriter Festival Details

There will be a lot of opportunities to listen, learn and even create music throughout the Whitefish Songwriter Festival. “Friday night the Hit Songwriters play at the O’Shaughnessy Center and Saturday night’s #1 Hit Songwriter Showcase will feature all seven hit songwriters who have more than 30 #1 hit songs to their credit.  There are 24 Rising Star shows throughout the afternoon and early evening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, plus late night shows. ” Seven of the top songwriters in country music including two Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame members will perform for you in the round at the O’Shaughnessy Center and the Performing Arts Center. Learn more – HERE

Tickets:

All Access Pass – $115

An All Access Pass includes admission to all the songwriter shows including Hit Songwriters and Rising Stars. We are offering 100 passes at this discounted rate. Prices will then increase to $115 per pass. Purchase now before the early-bird rate runs out!

Thursday, 9/16 – Rising Star Shows, x6.
Friday, 9/17 – Rising Star Shows x 12 and the Nashville Hit Songwriters at the O’Shaughnessy Center and the Late Night show at the Great Northern Bar & Grill.
Saturday, 9/18 – Rising Star Shows x 6, #1 Hit Songwriters Showcase at the O’Shaughnessy Center & the Whitefish Performing Arts Center (WPAC) and the Late Night show at Casey’s. Three or four hit songwriters will perform at each venue and switch venues at intermission so you see all hit seven songwriters perform.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable. If we have to cancel the festival due to Coronavirus related causes we will refund your ticket purchase. Get your All Access tickets –  HERE

Saturday at the Songwriter Festival, 9/18 – $75

Admission to Saturday night’s Hit Songwriter Showcase which will feature all six hit songwriters who have more than 30 #1 hit song to their credit. Attend either the show at the O’Shaughnessy Center or the Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Three hit songwriters will play at each venue then swap at intermission so you will hear all six songwriters. Your ticket also allows you admission into the Rising Star and late night shows on Saturday.

  • Live Interviews at the Festival – Fleur Bake Shop – 10:00 am (Free)
  • Songwriters in the Park – Depot Park – 1:00 pm (Free)
  • Rising Star Shows – Casey’s – 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Rising Star Shows – Great Northern Bar & Grill – 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Hit Songwriter Showcase –  O’Shaughnessy Center or Whitefish Performing Arts Center – 7:00 pm
  • Late Night Songwriter Band at The Great Northern Bar & Grill – 10:00 pm

Get your Saturday Tickets – HERE

Rising Star Wristband – $50

Your Rising Star All Shows Wristband includes admission into all Rising Star Shows and late night Jams on Saturday 9/18. These shows are at the Casey’s, Great Northern Bar & Grill, Tupelo Grille, and the Red Room.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable. If we have to cancel the festival due to Coronavirus related causes we will refund your ticket purchase.

Get your Rising Star Wristband – HERE

About The Songwriter Festival

The Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festivals Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation based in Red Lodge, Montana. We create and produce multi-day festivals that bring the creativity of songwriting to mountain communities in Montana and Wyoming. Our festivals are hosted in the downtown districts of Red Lodge, Montana, Whitefish, Montana and Cody, Wyoming. We utilizing the local venues of bars, restaurants, parks, coffee houses and theaters in order to incorporate the culture of each community into our festivals. Our festivals include live performances, songwriting classes and songwriting contests. Through these festivals we are able to fulfill our mission to promote music education through local public schools, private music schools, universities and colleges. Since our inception we have gifted over $40,000 to fulfill this mission. Learn more – HERE

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Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

The Great Northwest Oktoberfest’s back … and we’re ‘goin’ to town!

The Great Northwest Oktoberfest is coming to town this September 23-25, 2021. This year’s fest will take place at three unique Whitefish, Montana, watering holes – the Great Northern Bar & Grill, Casey’s and the Montana Tap House. Each unique venue will host the wonderful Oktoberfest tradition on a specific date. 

“Oktoberfest may look a little bit different this year, but it’s gonna be the real deal … great German food, beer. music and dancing, along with all of the usual Oktoberfest nonsense — stein-holding, log-sawing, chicken-dancing and the coronation of a new Hop.” ~Chamber director Kevin Gartland

Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Thursday, Sept 23rd is “Locals Night” — Bring an ID that shows you’re a Flathead Valley resident and you ‘ll get your first Hofbrau draft or Bayern brew free! It’s our Opening Night celebration … at The Northern!

Friday, Sept. 24 is the “Hop Queen Qualifier” — This year’s Hop Queen candidates will take to the stage (and dancefloor) at Casey’s to make their case for winning the 2021 crown!

Saturday, Sept. 25 is “Family Day” — Kids 12 and under (with parents) get in free for a full afternoon of festivities outdoors in the Montana Tap House Beer Garden

Music

It isn’t Oktoberfest with out polkas, oom-pahs & chicken dancing! Join us this fall for music by one of America’s most popular Oktoberfest bands … and traditional German schuhplattler dancers as well:

The Europa Band
One of the top Oktoberfest bands in the country — Europa — is back by popular demand for their ninth year, providing authentic Oktoberfest music like no other! John, Milan and Adam travel coast-to-coast each Fall playing at Oktoberfests from Montana to Florida and back again, cranking-out the oom-pah, polka and waltzes … along with a bit of country, gypsy fiddle and Carlos Santana!

Europa takes the stage from 5:30-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights at Oktoberfest, and from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday. Check out the band and their music at: http://www.theeuropaband.com/

Schuhplattler Gruppe Alpenrose
New this year to Whitefish — but not to Oktoberfest — will be performances by Schuhplattler Gruppe Alpenrose, a traditional German folk dance troupe from Casselberry, Florida! Schuhplattler dancing features ornately-dressed performers stomping, clapping and slapping their shoes, thighs and knees in what Wikipedia calls “choreographed horseplay.” Two performances per night, the first weekend of Oktoberfest (Sept. 23-25 only).

MIA … The Western Senators
Much to our dismay, our original Oktoberfest Band — the Western Senators — are still being held hostage by COVID-19, and can’t make their way through the closed Canadian border to get here from Saskatchewan. We’re hoping they’ll be back with us is 2022; for info on the Western Senators go to: http://www.westernsenators.com/.

Food

This year’s Oktoberfest Grille will feature a variety of great German specialties. The menu is still being finalized, but here’s what we served-up in 2019, just to get your mouth watering:

Platters:
Hendle-Chicken
1/2 a savory rubbed rotisserie roasted chicken – a German Oktoberfest tradition!
Wurstplatte
Locally handmade Flathead raised Elk, German & traditional beer style bratwursts platter.
Kassler Rippchen
Authentic German style brined and smoked pork loin platter.

Bratwurst, Sandwiches, Soups & Sides:
Traditional Beer Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
Smoked Elk Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade Flathead raised elk and pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
Schinken-Sandwich
Black forest ham, Sauerkraut & Munster cheese on a pretzel roll

Soups
Beer Cheese & German Potato Soups

Individual sides
– Sauerkraut or sweet & sour kraut
– German potato salad
– Sweet sauteed apples

Kids Menu
Hot Dog with Mac & Cheese
Two of kid’s favorite on one plate!

Beer

It isn’t Oktoberfest without beer, beer and more beer! This year we’ll be serving-up your favorite flavor’s from Hofbrau — the original Munich Oktoberfest bier — as well as variety of brews by our new Montana craft-brew sponsor, Bayern Brewing of Missoula!

Check back often for details on what’ll be on tap for this year’s fest!

Wine, seltzer, water, & soda will also be available for non-beer drinkers

Contests

There are tons of crazy contests to participate in or to just watch from the sidelines, cheering your favorite contestant on to victory! We’ll have:

Stein holding (Mens’ & Womens’)

Log sawing (Mens’ & Womens’)

Kid’s Chicken Dance Contests [Sat. Sept. 25 at 2:45pm]

There’s no entry fee, and participants can sign up 1/2 hour before each contest at the table to the right of the Oktoberfest stage. (No sign up necessary for the Chicken Dance Contest.)

Special Competitions:

Sept. 24-25 — The 2021 Oktoberfest Hop Queen Pageant
Join us at Casey’s on Friday, Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m. for the “Hop Queen Qualifier,” to meet the Hop Queen candidates and enjoy music by the Europa Band. Then be in the Beer Garden at the Montana Tap House on the final evening of Oktoberfest to see who gets crowned!

Sept. 25 — Men’s and Ladies Stein-Holding Grand Championships
Be in front of the Main Stage at 7 p.m. sharp, when the top finishers from this year’s stein-holding competitions square-off for the “Grand Championships,” and a shot a winning a spot in next year’s Hofbrau Stein-Holding National Championships in New York City!

Dates/Location

Thursday, September 23 — 5 to 11 pm @ The Great Northern Bar, 27 Central Avenue
Friday, September 24 — 5 to 11 pm @ Casey’s Whitefish, 101 Central Avenue
Saturday, September 25 — 12 noon to 8 pm @ Montana Tap House, 845 Wisconsin Ave.

Tickets

Admission is $10 per day ($8 in advance). Advance sale tickets are available at the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce (505 E. Second Street), and at each of the clubs.

Thursday and Friday nights are 21+ ONLY events; ID will be required. Kids under 12 (accompanied by a parent) are free on Saturday afternoon at the Tap House.

Advance sale tickets are on sale starting September 14, 2021. Stop by the Whitefish Chamber and each of the clubs that are hosting the fest. You can expect for the tickets to sell out, so get them soon. 

Eric Alan at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

eric alan lodge

On Friday, September 10, 2021, Eric Alan will be performing live at the Boat Club Lounge at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake from 7 till 10pm.  Eric has a broad range of performance and songwriting experience both as a solo artist and band leader.  The Boat Club Lounge features an inviting atmosphere with a great menu and even a full-service bar for guests to enjoy during the live music entertainment. 

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Legends Of Bigfoot II

Legends Of Bigfoot II

On August 28, 2021, the legendary party returns…. Legends Of Bigfoot II features a full line-up of the area’s biggest DJS and live acts from hip-hop and house to bass house and more. This electronic dance music adventure will take place at Montana Action Paintball. There will also be free camping, S & M Taco Truck, vendors, flow artists and more. 

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Flathead Metalfest 2021

Flathead Metalfest is an annual extreme music festival that has takes place in Kalispell since 2016. Flathead Metalfest 2021 will take place August 20nd and 21st at the Montana Action Paintball. This two day music event features more than 21 bands playing on two stages from different areas around Montana and even out of state bands. Camping will also be part of this year’s festivities too. Learn more – HERE

While Metalfest consists mostly of metal bands. There have been punk rock bands, rap artists, and acoustic singers who have had the pleasure of performing at this festival.

FLATHEAD METALFEST 2021 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Flathead Metalfest 2021 Tickets

Tickets are $35 for a two day pass and  $20 for a single day pass. 

Flathead Metalfest 2021 Lineup

Anoxic

Arkheron Thodol

Bad Giraffe

blessiddoom

Boldly Stride The Damned

Buckshot Killit

Dead Low

Demon Doll

Demon Doll

Elephant Graveyard

In Rapture

Loin Hammer

Perdition

Switch Off Safety

 

TAKE NO SHT

The Gray Goo

The Lucitones

The Old Ones

Uncommon Evolution

Wizzerd

Zephyria

Flathead Metalfest 2021

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Thursday! Fest

Thursday! Fest

What are your plans on Thursdays throughout the hot summer months in Kalispell? We would like to recommend Thursday! Fest! Every Thursday until August 26, 2021, from 5 until 8pm, Thursday! Fest will take place the the Museum at Central School on 124 2nd Avenue E N in Kalispell, Montana. The Kalispell Downtown Association is supporting this free event that is located between 1st and 2nd Streets East in front of Northwest Montana History Museum. 

“We are excited to present the following line-up of musicians this year! Food vendors will be on site together with a beer and wine garden. This is a family friendly event.”

Thursday! Fest

Thursday! Fest Details

Thursday!Fest begins July 15 and continues each Thursday through August 26, 2021 from 5-8pm. The event is free and is located at Museum At Central School, 124 2nd Ave E N, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA.  Bring a chair or a blanket and come sit out on the lawn and enjoy the live music and festivities. 

“We are encouraging social distancing of your chairs and will not have picnic tables available this year. Extra hand wash stations will be available together with sanitizer and masks if desired. Out of respect to all of our attendees, dogs will not be allowed this year. We look forward to seeing you this summer.”

Thursday! Fest 2021 Music Lineup

July 29 – Mike Murray Duo
August 5 – The Groove Riders
August 12 – Cha – Comatose Posse
August 26 – Luke Dowler and The Midnight Conversations

If you are looking for more information, check out the Downtown Kalispell website – HERE

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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the park

Get your blanket and maybe some lawn chairs and head on over to the Depot Park for free outdoor concerts. This summer, the Kalispell Parks & Recreation Concert Series is hosting Picnic in the Park on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. The free concerts take place in Kalispell’s downtown Depot Park. There will also be lots of great food vendors to complement the great live musical lineup.

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Check out all of the grand bands and talent at the Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park Music Lineup

The Picnic in the Park has a great musical lineup.

On Tuesdays from 6-8pm, the following bands and musicians will play:

July 13 – Jamie Wyman Band
July 20 – The Groove Riders
July 27 – Mynxx
August 3 – Levi Blom
August 10 – Winnie Brave
August 17 – Man and the Box

On Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 until 1:30pm, the following musicians will play:

July 7 – John Dunnigan
July 14 –  Willow Stephens
July 21 – Miller Campbell
July 28 – Eric Alan
August 4 – Kevin Van Dort

Kalispell Parks and Recreation maintain over 445 acres of parkland and natural open space that range from large urban and community parks to mini parks.  Whether your recreation tastes trend towards a park with playgrounds and sports amenities, flower gardens, a free concert, walking trails or a quiet undeveloped place to enjoy trees and birds, Kalispell has something to offer everyone. Parks are opened from 6am until 11pm. Learn more about the parks – HERE

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