Long ago,  Walking Corpse Syndrome's former frontman Leif had a craving for a proper tater tot casserole. He reached out to social media for suggestions on how to make the best tater tot casserole. Soon after he wrote the message, he passed out. But, when he woke the next day, he had people battling over who had the best recipe.

Check out Leif's cooking skills

That sparked the music/food festival we call TOTFEST. It is a festival that features live performances from rock and metal bands while celebrating all things TATER TOTS. This action-packed "spud-tacular" is happening again this year. Coming up on the first Saturday of August at the Dark Horse Bar.

Emily Lynn Photography
Emily Lynn Photography

According to The 2024 TOTFEST Event Page

19 bands, 2 Stages, tater tot pig out and casserole competition. Great raffle prizes including a signed Breaking Benjamin guitar.  Plus new to Totfest from Oddpitch Brewing The Heavy Metal Hot Dish beer. 21+
Emily Lynn Photography
Emily Lynn Photography

19 bands will be rocking out on 2 stages this year:

  • Blessiddoom
  • Ceres
  • Elephant Graveyard
  • Zephyria
  • Incoming Days
  • Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage
  • Anoxic
  • Fate Defined
  • A Traitor's Last Breath
  • American Philosophy
  • Oathbound
  • Switch Off Safety
  • Stranded By Choice
  • From Nothing
  • Tendencies Of The Flesh
  • Twice A Year
  • Intice
  • Scavenger
  • Layloni Ghee Band

As with every TOTFEST, we are gathering not only to rock out and eat potato scraps. But, we also are scoring heaven points at the same time. TOTFEST began as a way to have fun while raising awareness and funds for great causes. This year, all proceeds will benefit Watson Children's Shelter.


As a fun idea to promote the event, our pal Eddie thought it would be fun to incorporate a short horror film to coincide with the festival. What started as a silly way to promote TOTFEST, soon turned into a collection of epic B-rated short films.

The latest edition of the TOTFEST films is gearing up for a world premiere on Friday July 19th at Oddpitch Brewing on W Kent Street. Party starts at 6 pm.

According to the event page:

See and hear videos from all of the bands performing at Totfest 2024. Drink some cold refreshing Odd Pitch beers during the screening of Tatertotbusters. Win prizes including a VIP package for Totfest 2024. Tickets and VIP will be available to buy in person to save you a few bucks on fees. 21+

Oddpitch has even gonna as far as to create a special beer just for TOTFEST. Soon you will be washing down all of those delicious tater tots with an ice cold pint of "Heavy Metal Hot Dish" Beer.

Eddie Johnson/Facebook
Eddie Johnson/Facebook

As someone who got a look backstage at the filming of this year's movie, I can say in confidence that you are guaranteed a good laugh. Ghostbusters fans rejoice as this year's promo film is a spud-tacular- parody of the Ghostbuster franchise.

PRESALE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Choose from 2 awesome VIP Packages and score limited edition TOTFEST merch as well as a shot at an autographed Breaking Benjamin guitar and even concert tickets.


Choose from:

  • Pre-sale ticket $15 (save $5)
  • Cheesy Tot Pkg $50 (ticket, t-shirt, wristband and laminate)
  • Loaded Tot Pkg $75 (ticket, t-shirt, wristband, laminate, poster, koozie, and entry in guitar giveaway)

Missoula TOTFEST 2022 Photos

Gallery Credit: KC

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