IN THE ARTS AROUND MONTANA
John Floridis performance schedule
Coming up on Friday, September 23rd at 4:00 p.m. the John Floridis Trio featuring Ed Stalling on Drums and Jacob Hurley on bass will be performing at the Montana Brewer's Association Fall Rendezvous at Caras Park in Missoula. We'll play two sets, 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The next evening, Saturday, September 24th I'll be part of a double bill house concert with Katie Oates who is releasing a new EP. The concert/dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. If you are interested RSVP at email@example.com. Note that this will be a cherished "listening room" type concert. Very excited to have this on the schedule.
In addition to those two shows and several private events, I'll also have the following performances in the coming weeks:
Thursday, September 22nd, Lolo Peak Brewing,
Lolo, Mt., 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29th, The Front Brewing,
Great Falls Mt., 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1st, Bitterroot Brewing,
Hamilton, Mt., 6:00 p.m.
(with Ed Stalling on percussion).
Sunday, October 2nd, Blackfoot River Brewing,
Helena, Mt., 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 3rd, Outlaw Brewing,
Bozeman, Mt., 6:00 p.m.
As always you can keep up with my schedule at www.johnfloridis.com
And as always, thank you so much for your support.
The Montana State University choirs, including the University Chorale with Chorale alumni and the Montanans will perform a brief concert just before the Homecoming parade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.The concert, dubbed the “Serenade Before the Parade,” will be held in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 220 W. Main St. The choirs will perform Henry T Burleigh’s “My Lord What a Mornin’,” and John Rutter’s “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” among others.
Kirk Aamot, director of choral activities and associate professor of music at MSU, will conduct, assisted by Lowell Hickman, former MSU music professor and choral director.
The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Suzanne Forrester at the School of Music, (406) 994-4641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk & Roll Missoula
| Fri., Sept. 16 - Sat., Sept. 24 | at participating locations
Bike Walk Bus Week turns 25 this week with the annual Walk & Roll Missoula. All week long, participants will enjoy prizes, giveaways, and educational events with the goal of encouraging healthy transportation.
at participating downtown venues
The 2nd annual Montana Book Festival is just around the corner, with five days and six nights to celebrate 150 authors across the nation. There are events jam-packed into every day; to see a detailed schedule of events and participating locations, visit this link.
For pricing, registration, and other information, visit the main website.
Honoring Ceremony for Debra Magpie Earling | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 4pm | Payne Family Native American Center
The University of Montana Creative
Writing Program is celebrating a very exciting new member in their faculty - Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director since its founding in 1920. The ceremony will include prayers, drumming, and a gift-giving ceremony. There will also be presentations by previous creative writing director Bill Kittredge and visiting professor Sherwin Bitsui.
For more information, contact Karin Schalm.
Artist Talk | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 5pm | Radius
The Radius Gallery will host an artist talk with their featured artists: James G. Todd Jr., Megan Moore, and Josh DeWeese. This group of artists spans many mediums, from wood carvings, to oil painting, to quirky ceramics.
Visit the Radius Gallery's website for more information.
Publication Party | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 6:30pm | Montgomery Distillery
Author Chris Dombrowski will be having a publication party for his first nonfiction book, Body of Water. Dombrowski is known to craft meditative, free-verse poems that are deeply engaged with the natural world.
For more information about Dombrowski, visit his official Facebook page.
VonCommon Fundraiser | Sat., Sept. 24 @ 8pm | the VFW (245 W Main St)
VonCommon will host a fundraiser for their federal, non-profit application fee. There will be live music from Ann Szalda-Petree, Wailing Jennings and the Work Release Program, and Rooster Sauce. Also in attendance will be none other than the Garden City Lady Arm Wrestlers.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Missoula Symphony Orchestra's "Fast Machine" | Sat., Sept. 24 @ 7:30pm & Sun., Sept. 25 @ 3pm | Dennison Theatre on UM Campus
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Darko Butorac are presenting this season's opening concert, "Fast Machine." This will feature 2-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi on violin.
For tickets and more information, visit MSO's website.
Concert to End Gun Violence | Sun., Sept. 25 @ 7:30pm | University Congregational Church
Singers and instrumentalists from the Missoula community will come together for a concert to memorialize the victims of America's gun violence epidemic, raise social consciousness, and encourage good citizenship in order to reduce the loss of life. This concert is part of a national concert series connected through social media. It is also free and open to the public. Visit Concert Across America for more information.