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River City Roots Festival in Missoula

This weekend marks the 8th annual River City Roots Fest in downtown Missoula. Live music, food court, beer garden, family fun, art…all the makings for an awesome Missoula festival!

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Two bands to be sure and check out are Lil’ Smokies & The Gourds. The fun kicks off Sunday at 11am with an art show, here’s the full schedule according to the official River City Roots Festival website.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

11am-7pm……. ART SHOW…West Main Street

12-6pm………… FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL……Caras Park

12-10pm………. FOOD COURT & BEER GARDEN OPEN…..Ryman Street

12:30-2:00pm… The Whizpops……. Main Stage on Main Street

2:30-4pm……… Lil’ Smokies…… Main Stage on Main Street

4:30-6pm……… Dead Winter Carpenters……… Main Stage on Main Street

6:30-8pm……… Goose Creek Symphony………. Main Stage on Main Street

8:30-10:30pm… Railroad Earth…….. Main Stage on Main Street

 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

9:30am………… 4-MILE RUN………… Start at XXX’s/ Circle Square

10am-1pm……. CAROUSEL & MARKET FEST……New Park Lot in Caras Park

11am-7pm……. ART SHOW….…..Main Street

11am-4pm……. FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL…….Caras Park

12-7pm………… FOOD COURT & BEER GARDEN OPEN……Ryman Street

1:30-3:00pm….. Western Union Swing Band……… Main Stage on Main Street

3:30-5:00pm….. Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express.. Main Stage on Main Street

5:30-7:30pm….. The Gourds……………..Main Stage on Main Street

7:45-9:30pm….. Viewing of “All the Labor” Documentary…….…. The Top Hat Lounge

The Roots Fest is Produced by the Missoula Downtown Association in partnership with The City of Missoula Police and Fire Departments, the Missoula Parking Commission, Run Wild Missoula, and spectrUM.

According to the River City Roots Festival website:

Produced by the Missoula Downtown Association as the community’s signature celebration of the city we live in, the River City Roots Festival has quickly risen to the top of Montana’s must-see-list. Recognized as the 2009 Montana Tourism Event of the Year, Roots Fest attracts more than 10,000 individuals to the heart of the community for a variety of fun activities. This two-day free festival features first-class art and entertainment for both residents and visitors. With quality live performances on a big stage on West Main Street, a juried art show, entertainment for children and families, and a 4-Mile run through the heart of Missoula, Roots Fest brings a weekend of family fun to the community.

 

 

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