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Friday, September 6, 2024 lineup

12:30pm – TBA

2:30pm – WARPONY

4:30pm – Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters

6:30pm  – Sol Driven Train

8:30pm – The Band of Heathens

Saturday, September 7, 2024 lineup

12:30pm – Cowboy Andy & the Salamanders

2:30pm – The Spills

4:30pm – The Vince Herman Band

6:30pm – Rapidgrass

8:30pm – The High Hawks

River City Roots Festival: Past Performances

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Family Roots Fest: Saturday, September 7, 2024 (10am-2pm in Caras Park)

 

Family Roots Fest Stage Schedule:

TBA

2024 Activity Providers coming soon!
2023 Activity Providers

All Nations Health Center – Beach Transportation – CASA
Championship Training – Child Development Center – Childbloom Guitar –
Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies – Clark Fork Prep – Community Medical Center Families – First Learning Lab – Head Start – Humane Society of Western Montana – Leave No Trace – Missoula Art Museum – Missoula Broadcasting
Missoula Fairy Trail – Missoula Head Start – Missoula Food Bank
Missoula Parks & Rec – Missoula Fire Department – Missoula Public Library
Missoula Taekwondo – Mountain Line – Mullan Trail Scouting
Travelers Rest State Park – Watson’s Children’s Shelter

 

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Art Show

4-Mile Roots Run

Earth without Art would be eh…and so would Roots Fest! Discover art made by local and regional artists from pottery to leathergoods, paintings to jewelry. Support local artists and bring home something unique. Open Friday 12pm -7pm and Saturday 10am – 7pm.

2024 Artists – Coming Soon!

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Saturday, September 7th, 2024 – 8:30am | Start E. Main, Finish in Caras Park

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Our region’s largest arts and music festival showcases the gem of Western Montana – Downtown Missoula. This event, a unique public/private partnership, celebrates Missoula Downtown’s success and provides an opportunity to highlight some of Missoula’s most recently-developed attractions.

Roots Run is brought to you by Run Wild Missoula, in partnership with the Missoula Downtown Association.

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Food Court

Support Our Roots Sidewalk Sale

Travel the world through your tastebuds. Immerse yourself in the local tastes and smells of some of Western Montana’s best food vendors! Open Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm.

BIG DIPPER ICE CREAM

Ice cream, water, soda

BANH MISSOULA

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches

EL CAZADOR

Authentic Mexican food

HORCHATA

Horchata and Mexican street corn

ISLA’S LEMONADE

Freshly-squeezed lemonade

KAMOON ARABIAN CUISINE

Falafel, shawarma, moutabel, hummus

M-80 CHICKEN

Nashville-style fried chicken sandwiches, fries

MOUNTAIN BERRY BOWLS

Acai bowls

PELZ

Hand-mand pelmeni dumplings

RIVER CITY EATS

Sliders and fries

SERVIN’ THYME

Wraps, Salads, Nachos, Rice Bowls, and more

WEMO Bistro

Smash burgers, cheesesteaks, fries, shake lemonade

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SUPPORT OUR ROOTS SIDEWALK SALE – SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2024

There’s nothing better than seeing our community coming out to “Support Our Roots” by supporting locally owned shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants! Downtown shopping and dining has something for everyone.

2024 Participants

TBA

Unseen Missoula Music Tour

This is the place that I miss the most but
This town is full of ghosts….

Chart the course of the local rock scene in Missoula, from the 1960s to today!  This tour will show the broader arc of local rock in Missoula through a walking tour of Missoula’s current and past music venues, famous musical acts, and all things musical in Missoula. The tour will meet at Caras Park and you will receive more details after purchasing tickets.

Silkworm sings it bestInto the garden city I’m on the rise…

This tour is an exciting new part of Roots Fest in Downtown Missoula! Ticket purchases come with a Roots Fest plastic cup, a free drink token and a wristband. Please note: this is a 21+ tour.

Purchase tickets below:

TBA

Questions?

Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSORS: FIRST INTERSTATE BANK AND DICK ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION

Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies • TDS Fiber • Runner’s Edge • DJ&A • First Security Bank • Good Food Store • Mountain Line • WGM Group • Dorsey & Whitney • Republic Services • DoubleTree by Hilton • AC Hotel/Residence Inn by Marriot • Art Vault • Berkshire Hathaway • The Wren • Horizon Credit Union • Your Home Improvement Co. • ROAM • Cancer Support Montana • Mann Mortgage • Zip Beverage • Badlander • Grizzly Liquor • Marimint • ATTIC • First Montana Bank • Chase Jones, INK Realty • Shanti Guitars • Poteet Construction • DCI Engineers • Home ReSource • Missoula Parking Commission • City of Missoula • Red’s Towing