Live Music

Family Fun

Friday, August 28th

Due to the pandemic, we will most likely not be hosting any events or music on Friday, August 28th.

Saturday, August 29th

Due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting any music on Main Street this year. We are working at finding alternative ways to bring music to our Roots Fest fans. Stay tuned!

Main Stage Sponsors

Thank you our 2019 Main Stage Sponsors! Bob Wards, First Interstate Bank, Blackfoot, Dick Anderson Construction

River City Roots Festival: Past Performers

Family Fun Fest: Saturday, August 28th

Due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting a Family Fun Fest in 2020. We are looking at ways to incorporate a community event for all ages. Stay tuned for more!

Family Fun Fest Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Family Fun Fest sponsors!

Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies


Opportunity Bank of Montana

Art Show

4-Mile Fun Run

Roots Fest is a showcase of high-end visual arts. More than 30 artists from the Pacific Northwest participate in the Fine Art Show featuring painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textile arts and wood – all front and center on Main Street both days of the festival. This component of Roots Fest creates an all-around experience for those who appreciate fine art both visually and musically.

This year the Roots Fest Art Show is looking to feature not only traditional, “fine” art – such as paintings, pottery, and photography – but also feature more “alternative” means of art that is seen at the wildly popular Missoula MADE Fairs. While Missoula’s “Roots” have a base in fine art, we are seeing more and more that alternative forms of art are also just as important to Missoula’s spirit. As such, we hope to have a mix of “traditional” and “non-traditional” artists showcased at this year’s River City Roots Festival.

If interested in showcasing your art at the 15th Annual River City Roots Festival, please click here!


Saturday, August 29th

Due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting an in person 4-Mile Fun Run this year but are instead hosting a virtual race – the River City Ramble! Visit Run Wild Missoula for more information and register today. A portion of the proceeds from the River City Ramble will be donated to the Missoula Downtown Foundation – funds will be used to support Downtown Businesses who are struggling during this time.

About Missoula
Missoula is a city of 64,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana. At 3,200 feet above sea level, the summer evenings are cool and the days sunny and warm. The Garden City marks the confluence of five valleys and is surrounded by the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forests; the Clark Fork River flows through downtown and lively trout wait to test the next angle’s line in the nearby Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers.

The University of Montana lends the town its progressive vibe and its 14,000 students give Missoula a youthful pulse year-round. The city is home to more than 100 restaurants; here you can find something to satisfy every palate. Historic downtown provides a unique shopping experience and a wealth of watering holes to quench your thirst after crossing the finish line. Missoula is also a launching point to some of the country’s most breathtaking wild lands: Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and more.

Fun Run Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

DJ&A, Farran Realty Partners, First Security Bank, Runner’s Edge, Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors, and Pepsi

Food Court


More details to follow!



Thank You To Our 2019 Sponsors


Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies • T-Mobile, Opportunity Bank • Five on Black • Anchor Electric • Pepsi Cola of Missoula • Badlander Catering Co. • Grizzly Wine & Spirits • Shanti Guitars • George’s Distributing • Mountain Line • Spectrum/Match Marketing Group •DJ & A • Farran Realty Partners • First Security Bank • Runner’s Edge • Lithia Ford of Missoula • Good Food Store • DoubleTree Hotel • The Merc • RDO Equipment • Holiday Inn Downtown • Poteet Construction • Republic Services • A&E Architects • ATTIC • First Montana Bank • Morrison-Maierle • DCI Engineering