River City Roots Festival Celebrates Missoula

Missoula is as fun as it is beautiful during these warm summer months. It’s an interesting city with a unique identity.  Both a cultural mini-metropolis with a vibrant arts and culture scene, and a mecca for nature lovers, Missoula is hard to beat. Whether you want to explore under Montana’s expansive skies, or whether you’d rather stay in the city and experience Missoula’s local vibe, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this vibrant city.  Guests staying with us in August may want to consider heading down to The River City Roots Festival.  No where else can you experience the favorites of Missoula at any one time.  The two days of festival serve up a great selection of craft beer, live music, art, water recreation, local foods, and family fun.  Book your summer getaway with us at our Montana Bed and Breakfast today!

River City Roots Festival

Missoula is a true college town, complete with a progressive and youthful vibe in the city throughout the year.  We feature more than 100 delicious restaurants, a historic downtown filled with interesting boutique shops, plenty of places to sip locally-crafted brews, and some of the country’s most breathtaking natural areas. Come join us at the River City Roots Festival this summer, and help us celebrate all that makes Missoula great.
The River City Roots Festival is considered to be Missoula’s signature summer celebration.  This two-day festival draws over 15,000 people into the heart of Missoula.  Festival events include an art show, a 4-Mile Fun Run, a Family Fun Festival, great food and beer, and fantastic live music.  It truly exemplifies everything that is wonderful about Missoula.  We can think of no better place to experience what it truly means to be a part of Missoula than the River City Roots Festival.


This year promises to be another great lineup of music.  Friday opens with Gipsey Moon, followed by Fruition, Darrell Scott and Missoula’s own the Lil’ Smokies closing for the night.  Saturday’s Main Stage Lineup opens with children’s band the Whizpops, followed by Goodtime Travelers, Sole Driven Train, the Jeff Austin Band, and closing act Rodney Crowell.


One of the highlights of the River City Roots Festival is the fine art from around the region.  Over 30 artists from around the Pacific Northwest showcase their art here.  A variety of artistic mediums will be displayed, including painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textile arts and wood.

Other Festivities

Though the music and art are definite highlights of the River City Roots Festival, there is plenty of fun for the entire family spread throughout the festival.  There are a variety of booths and performances for children and adults attending the festival.  In addition to these activities, there are a vendors showcasing Missoula’s best local businesses.  You will no doubt find a few new and interesting things to take home with you.
Come celebrate Missoula with us this summer.  Book your room at our stunning Bed and Breakfast today!

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