Live Music

Family Fun

Friday, August 23rd

12:30-2pm: Kid Rock Bands – Tangled Tones: The Kings & Queens & Tambourine Queen, as well as ZACC’s Rock Band Camp

2:30-4pm: Moneypenny 

4:30-6pm: Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters

6:30-8pm: The Black Lillies

8:30-10:30pm: Honey Island Swamp Band

Saturday, August 24th

12:30-2pm: The Whizpops

2:30-4pm: Cascade Crescendo

4:30-6pm: Guy Clark Tribute – Shawn Camp & Verlon Thompson ” Tribute to an Old Friend”

6:30-8pm: Acoustic Syndicate – 25th Anniversary

8:30-10:30pm: Leftover Salmon – 30th Anniversary

Main Stage Sponsors

Bob Wards, First Interstate Bank, Blackfoot, Dick Anderson Construction

River City Roots Festival: Past Performers

Saturday, August 24th

10am-10:30am: Double Bubble Dance Party

10:30am-11:30am:  Cowboy Andy & The Salamanders

11:30am-12pm:  Double Bubble Dance Party

12pm-12:30pm: Bella Corda Guitar Quartet

12:30pm-1pm: Childbloom Guitar Ensemble

Activity Booths (10am-1pm):

Missoula Taekwondo Center

On Center Performing Arts

Missoula Community Access TV

eNDVR/Aspire School

Championship Training

Big Sky ATA

Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming

Be Bear Aware

Childbloom Guitar Program

Families First Children’s Museum

Animal Wonders

Climate Smart Missoula

Missoula Parks & Recreation

and many more….

Children’s Activity Submission

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.


Gail Beckner (Missoula, MT) – upcycled apparel/accessories/jewelry

Take Courage Designs & Just Wear It  (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

Ivette Kjelsrud (Huson, MT) – mixed media

Holliday Glass (Missoula, MT) – upcycled glass

Montana Bismuth Creations (Missoula, MT) – wood & metal art, jewelry, etc.

Lee Walker (Red Lodge, MT) – paintings

Stephen C. McIntyre (Greenwood, MS) – sculpture, painting, clothing

Megan Haney (Missoula, MT) – unique process jewelry

Carrie Kouba & Michele Pomeroy (Missoula, MT) – upcycled wall art, dishes, sun catchers, jewelry

Jessie Smith (Missoula, MT) – illustration and watercolors

Jamie & Mike Dobiesz (Missoula, MT) – scratch made jewelry

Gregory Richardson (Missoula, MT) – rock, wood, & acrylic landscapes

Elaine Fraticelli (Missoula, MT) – paintings and drawings

Dye that Binds Designs (Missoula, MT) – textile art

Made by Wam (Missoula, MT) – handmade journals; glow-in-dark jewelry

Eric Reese (Whitefish, MT) – photography

Ray & Christine Goroski (Lolo, MT) – upcycled & repurposed creations

Lunar Mountain (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

Damien Settelen (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

The Clay Studio (Missoula, MT) – ceramics

Pete’s Prints (Missoula, MT) – photography, mixed media, visual arts

Brookie Bands (Lolo, MT) – textiles

Lisa Ernst (Jefferson, MT) – porcelain/ceramics

Jmacs Pottery (Helena, MT) – pottery

White Pelican Designs (Missoula, MT) – jewelry

Rowan Nyman (Manhattan, MT) – nature photography

Christy Greene (Stevensville, MT) – painted silks, originals, prints

Jenna Forest (Missoula, MT) – wood burning

Saturday, August 24th

8:30am Start Time. Please visit Run Wild Missoula for registration and additional information. Also, be sure to check out Destination Missoula for lodging information and places to stay during your visit to Missoula.

2019 Map

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.

2018 4-Mile Fun Run Results

Fun Run Sponsors

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


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