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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.

Check In

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.

Group Name
Load In
Load Out
6 Degrees of MissoulaUC Atrium11:00 AM12:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM
AcousticalsBreak Espresso7:15 PM7:30 PM8:30 PM8:45 PM
Aran BuzzasBreak Espresso5:45 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM7:15 PM
Art on Tap Session 1UC Atrium1:00 PM2:00 PM5:00 PM5:30 PM
Art on Tap Session 2UC Atrium5:30 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM
Bare Bait DanceDennison Theater3:15 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM4:45 PM
Big Sky MudflapsUC Ballroom7:45 PM8:00 PM8:45 PM9:00 PM
Boxing DemoSouthgate Mall (JC Penny Court)1:45 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM3:15 PM
BritchyZootown Brew4:45 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM6:15 PM
Captain Wilson ConspiracyDana Gallery2:15 PM2:30 PM3:30 PM3:45 PM
Celebration of SobrietyUC Ballroom3:30 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM5:15 PM
Celtic Dragon Pipe BandDennison Theater6:15 PM6:30 PM7:30 PM7:45 PM
Community Drum CircleMissoula Senior Center5:15 PM5:30 PM6:30 PM6:45 PM
Crowbar VigilantesE3 Convergence Gallery7:45 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM9:15 PM
Dan DubuqueBreak Espresso4:15 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM5:45 PM
Djebe BaraMCT5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM7:15 PM
Drum BrothersUC Commons10:15 PM10:30 PM12:30 AM1:00 AM
Ed Norton Big BandUC Ballroom10:15 PM10:30 PM12:30 AM1:00 AM
First Night SpotlightDennison Theater7:30 PM8:30 PM10:30 PM11:00 PM
First Night Spotlight Sound CheckDennison Theater12:00 PM1:30 PM
Five Valley Chorus of Sweet AdelinesRecital Hall4:45 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM6:15 PM
Frederico BrothersUC Commons5:45 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM7:15 PM
Full Grown MenUC Commons7:15 PM7:30 PM8:30 PM8:45 PM
Gaelic MeadowlarksFirst United Methodist1:15 PM1:30 PM3:30 PM3:45 PM
Gamelan Manik HarumMCT5:00 PM7:30 PM8:30 PM8:45 PM
Gerygone & TwigE3 Convergence Gallery6:15 PM6:30 PM7:30 PM7:45 PM
Gravely MountainFirst United Methodist6:45 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM8:15 PM
Hardin Scott BandZootown Brew7:45 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM9:15 PM
Ice Carving ChefsCourthouse Lawn9:00 AM9:00 AM5:00 PM5:00 PM
International Folk DanceDowntown Dance Collective4:15 PM4:30 PM6:30 PM6:45 PM
Intro to African Dance ClassMissoula Senior Center1:15 PM1:30 PM2:30 PM2:45 PM
Jazz GraffitiDana Gallery3:45 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM5:15 PM
Jodi Marshall & Brice ToddDana Gallery6:45 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM8:15 PM
John Floridis TrioUC Theater8:15 PM8:30 PM9:30 PM9:45 PM
John SpormanUC Theater5:15 PM5:30 PM6:30 PM6:45 PM
JRPC Peace Sign LuminariaCaras Park3:00 PM4:00 PM12:00 AM12:30 AM
Kung Fu Movie MarathonRoxy Theater12:00 PM12:00 AM
Larry & Kristina CyrUC Atrium6:00 PM7:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM
Lavinia PisanoDowntown Dance Collective2:45 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM4:15 PM
Lawrence DuncanDowntown Dance Collective8:15 PM8:30 PM9:30 PM9:45 PM
LochwoodBreak Espresso8:45 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM10:15 PM
MalarkeyFirst United Methodist8:15 PM8:30 PM9:30 PM9:45 PM
Mechanical WonderlandUC 3rd Floor Rooms9:30 PM10:00 PM11:00 PM11:15 PM
Michael & Keleren MillhamMissoula Art Museum2:15 PM2:30 PM3:30 PM3:45 PM
Mike & Tari ConroyFirst United Methodist5:15 PM5:30 PM6:30 PM6:45 PM
Mime: Christian AckermanUC Theater12:15 PM12:30 PM1:30 PM1:45 PM
Missoula Folklore SocietyUC Ballroom5:15 PM5:30 PM7:30 PM7:45 PM
Missoula Taekwondo Demo TeamSouthgate Mall (JC Penny Court)3:15 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM4:45 PM
Montana A Cappella SocietyRecital Hall7:45 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM9:15 PM
Montana Clown WorkUC Atrium2:00 PM4:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM
Montana Super SkippersUC Ballroom1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM3:30 PM
Mudslide CharleyUC Commons8:45 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM10:15 PM
Parson's Pony FarmCaras Park1:00 PM2:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM
Pea Green Boat: Live BroadcastUC Theater2:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM5:15 PM
Peter EdwardsFirst United Methodist3:45 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM5:15 PM
Pura Vida Community ChoirRecital Hall6:15 PM6:30 PM7:30 PM7:45 PM
Quartet CaribeDennison Theater1:45 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM3:15 PM
RhandamoniumUC Theater6:45 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM8:15 PM
Rocky Mountain Ballet TheatreDennison Theater4:45 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM6:15 PM
Salsa LocaUC Ballroom8:45 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM10:15 PM
Sentinel High School Jazz BandMissoula Senior Center2:45 PM3:00 PM5:00 PM5:15 PM
Sonnets on the SidewalkFlorence Bldg. Front Sidewalk1:00 PM3:30 PM
Speaker's Bureau Franco LittlelightUC 3rd Floor Rooms5:45 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM7:15 PM
Speaker's Bureau Hal StearnsUC 3rd Floor Rooms2:45 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM4:15 PM
Speaker's Bureau Wilbur RehmannMissoula Art Museum12:45 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM2:15 PM
SpectrUM Discovery Area218 E. Front Street3:00 PM6:00 PM
Stories After the First SnowfallUC 3rd Floor Rooms1:15 PM1:30 PM2:30 PM2:45 PM
Tangled TonesUC Commons2:15 PM2:30 PM3:30 PM3:45 PM
The OctopusUC Atrium5:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM
Tour de SaxophoneRecital Hall3:15 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM4:45 PM
Traveler's Rest Winter StorytellingUC 3rd Floor Rooms4:15 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM5:45 PM
Trillium Brass TrioSouthgate Mall (Clock Court)1:45 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM3:15 PM
Triple SecDana Gallery5:15 PM5:30 PM6:30 PM6:45 PM
Turning the WheelDowntown Dance Collective6:45 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM8:15 PM
Way Cool MusicZootown Brew6:15 PM6:30 PM7:30 PM7:45 PM
Winter in the BloodUC 3rd Floor Rooms7:15 PM7:30 PM9:30 PM9:45 PM
ZeppoBluesUC Commons4:15 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM5:45 PM


University of Montana

University Center

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

Adams Center

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.

Technical Support

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.

Socaial Media

We encourage you to like and follow the Arts Missoula on Facebook as well as join the First Night Missoula event we have created and be sure to invite all of your facebook friends.

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.