First Night Missoula 2018 Updates

First Night Missoula 2018 Updates

The ARTS Missoula office is in full swing preparing for First Night Missoula 2018! We have TONS of exciting performances lined up for the entire Missoula Community on New Year’s Eve. Events include: Burning Mini Van, Caroline Keys & the Lanesplitters, First Night Spotlight, Soft Landing Music & Dance Showcase, New Play Reading Series, Midnight Countdown featuring Ed Norton Big Band, Between the Lines Theater Co., Hands on Art Experiences, Jazz, Rock, Blues, & Bluegrass Showcases, Modern Dance Workshops & Performances, World Culture Music & Dance Festival, A Full Day of Kid Friendly Activities & Performances, and more! Continue reading below for details on how you can get involved.

Generosity Campaign:

ARTS Missoula has opened an online fundraising campaign on Generosity. At ARTS Missoula we have always focused on paying our First Night artists, for without them there would be no celebration. In addition, there are the costs of technical assistance, venue rental, insurance, marketing, and providing food and beverage for over 200 volunteers. Any amount is most welcome, and will help make First Night Missoula a success for the 24th consecutive year. All donations are tax-deductible.

Every dollar counts at ARTS Missoula, serving our community at First Night Missoula and beyond. Thank you for your generosity!

If you are interested in giving please follow this link: Click HERE to Donate!


First Night also provides lots of volunteer opportunities! Nearly 200 volunteers are needed for a variety of positions on December 31st. Most shifts are two hours in length and are done in pairs or groups. All volunteers will receive one free First Night admission button. If you are interested in volunteering, follow this LINK! You may also call us at 406.541.0860 to sign up.

Admission Buttons are on sale on our website, linked HERE, and at our office [327 E. Broadway]. The full New Year’s Eve event schedule is posted on our website HERE! If you have any questions regarding First Night events or opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us at or (406)-541-0860.