First Night Missoula

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DECEMBER 31 | NOON TO MIDNIGHT
 SCHEDULE | VOLUNTEER | SPOTLIGHT

Buttons Available at all outlets & ARTS Missoula Office 327 E. Broadway [one block from Missoula Children’s Theatre]

Festival Buttons are available at the locations marked in red.
Festival Buttons & Spotlight Tickets are available at locations marked in blue.
Purple locations represent venues.

In Missoula

Albertson’s (All Missoula locations)
Arts Missoula
Butterfly Herbs
Fact & Fiction
Missoula Fresh Market (All Missoula Locations)
Good Food Store
Missoula Downtown Partnership
Rockin Rudy’s
Rosauer’s
Southgate Mall
Worden’s Market

In the Bitterroot

Chapter One Bookstore (Hamilton)
Harvest Foods (Lolo)
Super 1 Foods (Stevensville)

Spotlight Tickets Available

Arts Missoula
Rockin Rudy’s
Worden’s Market

 

ONLINE SALES CLOSED
(See map above for button outlets or visit Arts Missoula at 327 E. Broadway)
PICK UP ONLINE ORDERS AT ARTS MISSOULA
(327 E. BROADWAY – ONE BLOCK WEST OF MCT)

FEATURED EVENTS

FEATURED ARTIST | CAROLINE KEYS & THE LANESPLITTERS

Fresh from performing at the Decemberists curated music festival and opening for Dwight Yokam, Caroline Keys and the Lanesplitters are here to treat First Night audiences to a dynamic show that is as driving as it is atmospheric, as twangy as it is moody. Their towering vocal harmonies and left of country vibe will leave you with deja vu of a place you’ve never been.

9:30 PM | UM RECITAL HALL

FEATURED ARTIST | Naomi Moon Siegel

Naomi Moon Siegel’s expressive, lyrical trombone playing is revolutionizing the way the trombone is heard and viewed. Fusing folk melodies with fantastical soundscapes and tight grooves, she performs her own style of indie-folk/pop/jazz. Her music creates cinematic space that is introspective and celebratory, intimate and full. In June 2016 she released her debut album Shoebox View, which received widespread acclaim, dubbed as marvelous, captivating & seductive by press outlets such as Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, and allaboutjazz.com

8:00 PM | UNIVERSITY CENTER THEATER

FEATURED ARTIST | TINY PLASTIC STARS

Combining beautiful and haunting vocals with powerfully driven guitar riffs, this psych rock trio creates a captivating emotional experience that is as unique as it is enthralling.

10:00 PM | ELK’S LODGE MAIN STAGE

FEATURED ARTIST | The Acousticals


The Acousticals feature three of Western Montana’s premier bluegrass musicians, playing all original material composed by Chad Fadely (mandolin), Richie Reinholdt (guitar, vocals), and Britt Arnesen (bass, vocals).

7:00 PM | UNION HALL

 

FEATURED ARTIST | Joel Makeci & Family


Nakusalimia (Hello!) We thank God for this job. These songs are for a friend who is in need, sang and performed by my family. Too often in this day of age, we stop listening to our spirit. Through these harmonies and melodies, you can listen again to your spirit and reach closer to hear God. My name is Joel Makeci Ebuela of the Babembe tribe. I am from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As you may know, the terrible conflicts in my country have forced my family and I to relocate to the USA. I would like to say thank you to the kind people of the United States, of Montana, and especially of Missoula for helping my family on our difficult journey find a place and make us feel at home.

5:00 PM | PUBLIC HOUSE

 

Schedule

 




 

UM Dennison Theater
UM Recital Hall
University Center
Elk's Lodge
Public House
Roxy Theater
Southgate Mall
Union Hall Ballroom
Community Partners
University Center Game Room
12:00 pm – 12:00 am | Free Games with Festival Button

A Carousel for Missoula
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Free Carousel Rides with Festival Button

Murphy ~ Jubb Fine Art
2:00 pm | Watercolor Demo with Kendahl Jan Jubb

Currents Aquatic Center
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free Swim with Festival Button

SpectrUM Discovery Area
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free Admission with Festival Button

Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free Admission with Festival Button

Caras Park
4:00 pm – 12:00 am | Peace Sign Luminaria

Glacier Ice Rink
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Free Skate with Festival Button