Missoula Symphony Orchestra

5 Most Romantic Things to do in Missoula

Couple toasting glasses of wine at restaurant one of most romantic things to do in MissoulaThe list of most romantic things to do in Missoula is as varied and dynamic as the city itself. So whatever defines your perfect couple’s getaway can be found in lively Missoula. The energetic downtown offers great restaurants, entertainment, and museums. The city is also surrounded by the amazing Montana landscape that visitors enjoy during any season. When looking for the most relaxing, romantic escape, a secluded bed and breakfast creates the perfect lovers’ retreat. Plan your ideal getaway and explore all the wonderful things to do in Missoula: Continue reading

Discover Missoula Concerts at 4 Fantastic Settings around the City

View of rock concert show in big concert hall with crowd and stage at Missoula concertsGreat Missoula concerts, of every genre, from the famous to rising local bands, are performed at many wonderful venues in and around the city. The city’s two major concert halls, The Wilma and Top Hat serve as the cultural headquarters for Missoula concerts. Both host big name bands as well as Missoula musical talent. While the University of Montana venues also host headliner bands, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, the String Orchestra of the Rockies, and the amazing students from the School of Music department. Come across a fun Missoula concert almost any weekend at the lively downtown breweries, pubs or bars. And when the snows melt away and the days warm up, the city parks and outdoor amphitheaters gear up for their summer concerts and festivals. All these incredible musical venues make the Missoula concert scene as diverse and exciting as the music performed.

Whether you’re coming to Missoula for a winter skiing vacation or planning a hiking getaway in the warmer months, Missoula concerts makes your trip even more memorable. Whatever your musical taste, you’ll find a choice of shows at big or small venues all around Missoula. Plan your stay at the perfect setting as well, at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Nestled in a mountainside location with sweeping views of the Bitterroot river and valley. Relax at a tranquil location that’s only minutes from downtown Missoula. Our generous guest suites have private baths with jetted tubs and all the comforts for a serene night’s sleep. Wake each day to a creative, hearty breakfast that will have you ready for another day of adventures. Reserve your beautiful getaway to Missoula in 2020!

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Upcoming Concerts in Missoula

Missoula’s diverse and thriving musical community offers fans as well as artists something truly special.  With winter approaching, outdoor events now start to cozy up in quint coffee houses, while others are belted out in breweries and concert halls throughout the city.  A person can enjoy some of the great local standards or look forward to incoming concerts of all types.  From Missoula’s symphony series to hip-hop or country western, there are venues for everyone.  Below are a few fun-sounding events that may just “sound music to your ears.”  “Hear” is what’s on the horizon!

Big Gigantic: The Wilma (131 South Higgins St.) Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m. Big Gigantic is an instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group based out of Boulder, Colorado. They combine electronic beats with live saxophone and drums instrumentation.

Reel Big Fish: The Wilma (131 South Higgins St.) Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Calling all swing dancers! Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California, best known for the 1997 hit “Sell Out.”

Sea Wolf and Hey Marseilles: Top Hat (134 W Front Street) Oct. 30, 9 p.m.

Missoula Concerts 2012, Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf will be performing at The Top Hat in Missoula on Oct. 30

Sea Wolf is a band led by Alex Brown Church, an indie folk musician based in Los Angeles, California. Hey Marseilles is a musical group from Seattle, WA. Seattle Weekly has said that “the biggest reason Hey Marseilles stands out in Seattle’s saturated pop scene is its innate knack for crafting sincere songs that rise with anticipation and recede gracefully.”

Dropkick Murphys: The Wilma (131 South Higgins Street) Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. The Dropkick Murphys are an American punk rock band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996.The band was initially made a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick’s Day week shows, held in and around Boston.

El Ten Eleven: The Palace Missoula (147 W. Broadway) Nov. 11, 10:00 p.m. El Ten Eleven is a Los Angeles post-rock duo known for combining guitar/bass doubleneck or fretless bass, with heavy looping, or vamping, and the utility of an effects pedal, over acoustic or electric drumming.

Rascal Flatts: Adams Center Jan. 25th, 2013.  Ticket sales to be announced.  This contemporary country rock/pop trio is one of country music’s hottest!  Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney write some of their own hits and were named top selling group in any genre of music for 2006.   One of their biggest hits: Grammy-winning “Bless the Broken Road” written by Jeff Hannah and Marcus Hummon.

We hope that while having a relaxing and luxurious stay at our Montana bed and breakfast, you might find something fun to do in Missoula. After all, nothing is better than a comfortable bed and a hot, filling breakfast after a night on the town.






A New Season for the Missoula Symphony

September 24, 2011 marks the start of the 2011-2012 season for the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. Many shows will be well worth traveling to see. Music fans, we hope you’ll order your season tickets and make reservations at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast soon.

See Ilya Kaler at the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, September 24 and 25, 2011.

The season begins with a star. Ilya Kaler has won the three greatest violin competitions in the world: the Paganini, the Tchaikovsky, and the Sibelius. He is the only violinist to have ever achieved this, and he is playing in Missoula on September 24 and 25.

Listeners will be treated to a “Gyspy Serenade” including:

  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, by Franz Liszt
  • Zigeurnerweisen, by Pabo de Sarasate
  • Carmen Fantasy, by Pablo de Sarasate
  • Les Preludes, by Franz Liszt
  • Hary Janos Suite, by Zoltan Kodaly

The Gypsy Serenade is inspired in part by the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt, who was fascinated by the gypsies of his homeland, Hungary. In addition, Kaler’s extraordinary talent will be highlighted in these pieces. Bring opera glasses and watch his fingers fly.

There are many good reasons to spend a weekend at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. The Missoula Symphony Orchestra is one of them.

For a complete schedule or to purchase tickets, please visit the Missoula Symphony.