Live Music

Art Show

Friday, August 23rd

12:30-2pm: Kid Rock Bands – Tangled Tones & ZACC’s Rock Band Camp

2:30-4pm: Moneypenny 

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

6:30-8pm: The Black Lilies

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

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.

2019 River City Roots Art Show Application

Family Fun

4-Mile Fun Run

Saturday, August 24th

2019 Family Fun Festival Caras Park Stage Lineup Coming Soon!

Performer Application

Children’s Activity Submission

Family Fun Fest Sponsors

Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies

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.

2018 Map

2018 4-Mile Fun Run Results

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

Runner’s Edge, Farran Reality Partners, DJ&A


Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors


Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies • Opportunity Bank • Anchor Electric • 5 on Black • Pepsi • Badlander • MT Distillery • NW Cider • Mountain Line • Stockman Bank • DJ & A • P.C. • DA Construction • Lithia Ford • Good Food Store • DoubleTree • Holiday Inn • Farran Co. • First Security • Runner’s Edge • Charter College • A&E Architects