Events

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., Blackfoot Communications, 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)

10:00 – 11:00am: Teague Goodvoice

11:00-11:30am: Double Bubble Dance Party

11:30am – 12:30pm: Missoula Irish Dancers

12:30-1:00pm: Double Bubble Dance Party

1:00 – 2:00pm: Childbloom Guitar

 

Activity Providers: Missoula Parks & Rec, Home ReSource, Big Sky Breakout, YMCA, Glacier Ice Rink, Championship Training, Childbloom Guitar, DNRC Forest, Mountain Line, Families First Learning Lab, Missoula Police Department, and more!

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.

Bailey Durnell……Polymer Clay Jewelry………Missoula, MT

CLM Jewelry…………Jewelry……………Missoula, MT

Danielle Muir………Art, jewelry, herbal bath products…….Missoula, MT

de Houtwinkel………Handcrafted ukuleles, guitars, bespoke furniture……Missoula, MT

Dobez Designz………Jewelry, greeting cards, recycled copper……..Kalispell, MT

Fey Fabrications………Cloth Dolls………Helena, MT

Gail Beckner……Upcycled apparel/accessories/jewelry………Missoula, MT

Hunter Leach…………Leathersmith…………Missoula, MT

Jenna Forest…………Pyrography – Wood Burning………….Missoula, MT

Jeri Marie Croteau & Tyra McDonald…………Paintings………Missoula, MT

Jim Tunell…………….Photography………….Sioux Falls, SD

Kristina Smith……………Paintings & Photography

LaughingBlackbird………Leather goods……….Missoula, MT

Melia Fortuanti………Handcrafted soaps……Missoula, MT

Molly Huff……….Henna Tattoo Artist……………Aurora, CO

Montana Bismuth Creations………Wood & metal art, jewelry, etc…….Missoula, MT

Nancy Gregor………Scrunchies & Digital Art Prints…….Missoula, MT

Nicole Anthony………Watercolor paintings…………Billings, MT

Ray & Christine Goroski………Upcycled & repurposed creations…………….Lolo, MT

Source To Sea Creative………….Printmaking, clothing…………Durango, CO

Take Courage Designs & Just Wear It……………Jewlery…………Missoula, MT

The Clay Studio………..Make Your Own Ceramics………Missoula, MT

Wildfire Ceramic Studio…………..Ceramics…………Missoula, MT

Saturday, August 28th – 8:30am | Kiwanis Park

Registration now open! Sign up HERE for the 4-Mile Roots Run.

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.

Fun Run Sponsors

Food Court

Support Our Roots

Travel the world through your tastebuds. Immerse yourself in the local tastes and smells of some of Western Montana’s best food vendors!

Big Dipper Ice Cream…………………….Ice cream, Water, Soda

Banh Missoula…………………………….Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches

Dreamy’s Soft Serve……………………..Soft serve ice cream

Empanada Joint…………………………..Argentinian Empanadas

Isla’s Lemonade…………………………..Freshly-squeezed lemonade

Kamoon…………………………………….Falafel, shawarma, moutabel, hummus

Lil Orbits……………………………………Mini-donuts, italian, sodas, coffee

Madeline’s Mediterranean……………….Kebabs, Hummus, Dolmas, Tabbouleh

Mountain Berry Bowls…………………….Acai bowls

Ragheef…………………………………….Arabic Flatbreads and Manakeesh

River City Eats…………………………….Sliders and fries

Sa Wad Dee……………………………….Peanut curry, Pad Thai, Chicken Satay

Taco Guy………………………………….Authentic Street Tacos

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.

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 on August 27-28! Ticket purchases come with a Roots Fest plastic cup, a free drink token and a wristband. Please note: this is a 21+ tour.

To reserve your tickets, visit www.missouladowntown.com/this-town-is-full-of-ghosts-unseen-missoula-music-tour/

Questions?

Thank You To Our 2021 Sponsors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR: FIRST INTERSTATE BANK

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