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FIRST NIGHT MISSOULA | 2016
GENERAL INFO & FAQ’s
Free Buttons | Check In | Schedule | Parking | Technical Support| Publicity | Payment
Buttons are available for pick up at Arts Missoula’s office located at 327 E. Broadway. All artists will receive complimentary admission buttons. Buttons are only for those people directly involved in the performance or activity. Family and friends must purchase their own buttons to gain admittance.
We encourage you to stop in before Dec. 31 – if possible – to collect your buttons. If you have already received your buttons, you may check in with just a phone call to 406.541.0860 at least 2 hours before your scheduled performance.
All Artists must check in 2 hours before their scheduled shift
Command Central | 327 E. Broadway
Located one block west of the MCT, Arts Missoula’s office will be open to artists checking in downtown. Here you can collect your complimentary admission buttons, check in to the festival, and enjoy some snacks and refreshments.
University Center Help Desk | First Floor
Artists performing on the University of Montana campus may check in at the Help Desk located on the first floor of the University Center. Volunteers will be on hand to provide you with your complimentary admission buttons.
Phone | 406.541.0860
If you have already collected your complimentary admission buttons, feel free to check in by phone at least 2 hours before your scheduled performance.
Below is a complete schedule including load in/out times. Please double check your times to ensure that each event can start on time. Remember that this is a festival and that your event or activity is one of nearly 80. Be respectful of your fellow artists and do not go over your allotted time.
|6 Degrees of Missoula||UC Atrium||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM|
|Acousticals||Break Espresso||7:15 PM||7:30 PM||8:30 PM||8:45 PM|
|Aran Buzzas||Break Espresso||5:45 PM||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||7:15 PM|
|Art on Tap Session 1||UC Atrium||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||5:00 PM||5:30 PM|
|Art on Tap Session 2||UC Atrium||5:30 PM||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Bare Bait Dance||Dennison Theater||3:15 PM||3:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:45 PM|
|Big Sky Mudflaps||UC Ballroom||7:45 PM||8:00 PM||8:45 PM||9:00 PM|
|Boxing Demo||Southgate Mall (JC Penny Court)||1:45 PM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||3:15 PM|
|Britchy||Zootown Brew||4:45 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM||6:15 PM|
|Captain Wilson Conspiracy||Dana Gallery||2:15 PM||2:30 PM||3:30 PM||3:45 PM|
|Celebration of Sobriety||UC Ballroom||3:30 PM||4:00 PM||5:00 PM||5:15 PM|
|Celtic Dragon Pipe Band||Dennison Theater||6:15 PM||6:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:45 PM|
|Community Drum Circle||Missoula Senior Center||5:15 PM||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||6:45 PM|
|Crowbar Vigilantes||E3 Convergence Gallery||7:45 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM||9:15 PM|
|Dan Dubuque||Break Espresso||4:15 PM||4:30 PM||5:30 PM||5:45 PM|
|Djebe Bara||MCT||5:00 PM||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||7:15 PM|
|Drum Brothers||UC Commons||10:15 PM||10:30 PM||12:30 AM||1:00 AM|
|Ed Norton Big Band||UC Ballroom||10:15 PM||10:30 PM||12:30 AM||1:00 AM|
|First Night Spotlight||Dennison Theater||7:30 PM||8:30 PM||10:30 PM||11:00 PM|
|First Night Spotlight Sound Check||Dennison Theater||12:00 PM||1:30 PM|
|Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines||Recital Hall||4:45 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM||6:15 PM|
|Frederico Brothers||UC Commons||5:45 PM||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||7:15 PM|
|Full Grown Men||UC Commons||7:15 PM||7:30 PM||8:30 PM||8:45 PM|
|Gaelic Meadowlarks||First United Methodist||1:15 PM||1:30 PM||3:30 PM||3:45 PM|
|Gamelan Manik Harum||MCT||5:00 PM||7:30 PM||8:30 PM||8:45 PM|
|Gerygone & Twig||E3 Convergence Gallery||6:15 PM||6:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:45 PM|
|Gravely Mountain||First United Methodist||6:45 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||8:15 PM|
|Hardin Scott Band||Zootown Brew||7:45 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM||9:15 PM|
|Ice Carving Chefs||Courthouse Lawn||9:00 AM||9:00 AM||5:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|International Folk Dance||Downtown Dance Collective||4:15 PM||4:30 PM||6:30 PM||6:45 PM|
|Intro to African Dance Class||Missoula Senior Center||1:15 PM||1:30 PM||2:30 PM||2:45 PM|
|Jazz Graffiti||Dana Gallery||3:45 PM||4:00 PM||5:00 PM||5:15 PM|
|Jodi Marshall & Brice Todd||Dana Gallery||6:45 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||8:15 PM|
|John Floridis Trio||UC Theater||8:15 PM||8:30 PM||9:30 PM||9:45 PM|
|John Sporman||UC Theater||5:15 PM||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||6:45 PM|
|JRPC Peace Sign Luminaria||Caras Park||3:00 PM||4:00 PM||12:00 AM||12:30 AM|
|Kung Fu Movie Marathon||Roxy Theater||12:00 PM||12:00 AM|
|Larry & Kristina Cyr||UC Atrium||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Lavinia Pisano||Downtown Dance Collective||2:45 PM||3:00 PM||4:00 PM||4:15 PM|
|Lawrence Duncan||Downtown Dance Collective||8:15 PM||8:30 PM||9:30 PM||9:45 PM|
|Lochwood||Break Espresso||8:45 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM||10:15 PM|
|Malarkey||First United Methodist||8:15 PM||8:30 PM||9:30 PM||9:45 PM|
|Mechanical Wonderland||UC 3rd Floor Rooms||9:30 PM||10:00 PM||11:00 PM||11:15 PM|
|Michael & Keleren Millham||Missoula Art Museum||2:15 PM||2:30 PM||3:30 PM||3:45 PM|
|Mike & Tari Conroy||First United Methodist||5:15 PM||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||6:45 PM|
|Mime: Christian Ackerman||UC Theater||12:15 PM||12:30 PM||1:30 PM||1:45 PM|
|Missoula Folklore Society||UC Ballroom||5:15 PM||5:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:45 PM|
|Missoula Taekwondo Demo Team||Southgate Mall (JC Penny Court)||3:15 PM||3:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:45 PM|
|Montana A Cappella Society||Recital Hall||7:45 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM||9:15 PM|
|Montana Clown Work||UC Atrium||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Montana Super Skippers||UC Ballroom||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||3:30 PM|
|Mudslide Charley||UC Commons||8:45 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM||10:15 PM|
|Parson's Pony Farm||Caras Park||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|Pea Green Boat: Live Broadcast||UC Theater||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||5:00 PM||5:15 PM|
|Peter Edwards||First United Methodist||3:45 PM||4:00 PM||5:00 PM||5:15 PM|
|Pura Vida Community Choir||Recital Hall||6:15 PM||6:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:45 PM|
|Quartet Caribe||Dennison Theater||1:45 PM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||3:15 PM|
|Rhandamonium||UC Theater||6:45 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||8:15 PM|
|Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre||Dennison Theater||4:45 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM||6:15 PM|
|Salsa Loca||UC Ballroom||8:45 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM||10:15 PM|
|Sentinel High School Jazz Band||Missoula Senior Center||2:45 PM||3:00 PM||5:00 PM||5:15 PM|
|Sonnets on the Sidewalk||Florence Bldg. Front Sidewalk||1:00 PM||3:30 PM|
|Speaker's Bureau Franco Littlelight||UC 3rd Floor Rooms||5:45 PM||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||7:15 PM|
|Speaker's Bureau Hal Stearns||UC 3rd Floor Rooms||2:45 PM||3:00 PM||4:00 PM||4:15 PM|
|Speaker's Bureau Wilbur Rehmann||Missoula Art Museum||12:45 PM||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||2:15 PM|
|SpectrUM Discovery Area||218 E. Front Street||3:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|Stories After the First Snowfall||UC 3rd Floor Rooms||1:15 PM||1:30 PM||2:30 PM||2:45 PM|
|Tangled Tones||UC Commons||2:15 PM||2:30 PM||3:30 PM||3:45 PM|
|The Octopus||UC Atrium||5:00 PM||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Tour de Saxophone||Recital Hall||3:15 PM||3:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:45 PM|
|Traveler's Rest Winter Storytelling||UC 3rd Floor Rooms||4:15 PM||4:30 PM||5:30 PM||5:45 PM|
|Trillium Brass Trio||Southgate Mall (Clock Court)||1:45 PM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||3:15 PM|
|Triple Sec||Dana Gallery||5:15 PM||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||6:45 PM|
|Turning the Wheel||Downtown Dance Collective||6:45 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||8:15 PM|
|Way Cool Music||Zootown Brew||6:15 PM||6:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:45 PM|
|Winter in the Blood||UC 3rd Floor Rooms||7:15 PM||7:30 PM||9:30 PM||9:45 PM|
|ZeppoBlues||UC Commons||4:15 PM||4:30 PM||5:30 PM||5:45 PM|
University of Montana
Load in equipment through the freight entrance in the back. Due to the large amount of events happening within this building, we ask that a member of your group you move your car immediately after unloading – do not wait until you have taken equipment upstairs.
Free parking will be provided in the University Center Garage
Free parking will be provided in the Adams Center lot. Please be aware that the Lady Griz will have a game occurring in the Adams Center beginning at 4 pm. You may want to find an alternate site for parking. We recommend that you approach the University by taking the back way in on Beckwith as traffic will likely be very heavy along Arthur avenue leading up to the game.
Most venues will ask that you load in through the back entrance. Do not block alleys. Please have a member of your group move your car immediately after unloading. There are a number of very quick transitions, so please be respectful of other artists as they are loading in/out. Be aware that regular meter hours and rates will be in effect.
By now a representative of the tech crew assigned to your venue should have contacted you about your performance. If not, you will likely be hearing from them after Christmas. Please be patient as there are a number of performers and events to get through. Technical support will vary depending on the venue. In some cases the venue will provide its own crew, and in other instances crews contracted by First Night will be handling the venue. In light of this, if you have a concern or last minute request, please do not contact the venue you are assigned to, but rather funnel all requests through Arts Missoula: 406.541.0860.
We are currently working with local tv, radio, and print media to get the word out, but we need your help as well. First Night Missoula is being advertised as a whole, however you can help by promoting your specific event.
When posting about the event use the hashtag #FirstNightMissoula so that all of our posts can be linked and the reach of our collective promotions will be larger. You can find your event online and link to it in your posts at the First Night website.
Artist Payments will be distributed by January 15, 2016.
We will send payments to the address provided in your application. If you have changed addresses since you applied be sure to contact us with your new address. Checks will be made out to the person who applied to the festival unless otherwise noted. If you use a stage name, please be sure to provide us with your legal name so that you can cash your check.
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In 2010, Arts Missoula teamed up with Americans for the Arts to study the economic impact of the arts in Missoula. Read the full report here.download our pdf
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- Mailing Address – P. O. Box 7662, Missoula, MT 59807
- Physical Address – 327 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
- Phone – 406.541.0860
- Fax – 406.541.0861