Live Music

Family Fun

Friday, August 27th

12:30pm – Kids Rock Bands

2:30pm – Sally & George

4:30pm – Hot Buttered Rum

6:40pm – Sol Driven Train

8:30pm – Super Chikan

Saturday, August 28th

12:30pm – Cowboy Andy and the Salamanders

2:30pm – The Timber Rattlers

4:30pm – Growling Old Men

6:30pm – Rapidgrass

8:30pm – The Lil’ Smokies

Main Stage Sponsors: Big Sky Brewing Co., Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors, Dick Anderson Construction
Media Sponsor: Trail 103.3


River City Roots Festival: Past Performers

Family Fun Fest: Saturday, August 28th (10am -2pm in Caras Park)

Announcement coming soon – Stay tuned!

Family Fun Fest Sponsors


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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! If you’re interested in showcasing your art at the 15th Annual River City Roots Festival, please click HERE!

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ASAP – we will accept applications until Sunday, August 1 or until there is no more space available (whichever comes first).

Saturday, August 29th

Announcement coming soon – Stay tuned!

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

Food Court


More details to follow!



Thank You To Our 2021 Sponsors


Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies • Opportunity Bank • Mountain Line • HDR Enginerring • WGM Group • DJ&A • Dorsey Whitney • Anchor Electric • Badlander Catering Co. • Grizzly Wine & Spirits • Good Food Store • DoubleTree Hotel • The Merc • RDO Equipment• Poteet Construction • Republic Services • A&E Architects • First Montana Bank • DCI Engineering