Three days of world-class music in the heart of Montana’s biggest city – Billings.
(Billings, MT) – MagicCity Blues is a signature annual event for the city of Billings and the state of Montana. Fans from all over the country return year after year to enjoy our world-class music, friendly city and special Montana flavor. This summer we celebrate 13 years and are proud to feature Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Huey Lewis & The News And Jonny Lang.
MagicCityBlues takes place at three different sites.
On August 7thwe kick off the Fest at the finale of the St John’s Summer Concert series with the band Cornmeal. This event is free on the Commons at the St John’s campus at Shiloh and Rimrock.
Friday, August 8thwe rock downtown on Montana Avenue with Jonny Lang, Nikki Hill, Matthew Curry, Harper and The London Souls.
Saturday and Sunday, August 9th&10thwe move to the grass at South Park for Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Huey Lewis & The News, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Cornmeal & Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real.
We have added several new elements to the festival this year. The most exciting is the Cape Air shade sail. This colorful installation stretches between the trees in front of the stage at South Park and provides cool visuals and shade for the crowd in front of the stage. Guildworks, from Portland Oregon, will be building the array. They are the leaders in “architecture of the air” and provide shade sail installations at leading festivals all over the country.
The Micro’s are coming!
Montana Brewing Company, Angry Hanks, Canyon Creek and Uberbrew will all be pouring at Connoisseur Media’s South Park Tap Room on Saturday and Sunday. The Tap Room will be in the gazebo at South Park, with a full-service bar & grill and the Budweiser beer garden right nearby.