What Concerts Do You Want To See Come Through Missoula In 2022?
So last night was pretty much the official end of the summer concert season in Missoula - the Kettlehouse Amphitheater hosted their last show on the schedule (which wasn't even supposed to happen there, as Lake Street Dive shifted from Bozeman to Missoula due to Montana's COVID rules).
We had a great comeback concert season this summer - I got to see artists like Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Fitz & The Tantrums, Modest Mouse, and more at Kettlehouse, plus Guns N' Roses over at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. And we've still got some good ones lined up for the rest of the year, although now we'll be shifting into indoor mode. On the horizon, we've got Milky Chance, Highly Suspect, Reggie Watts, and more. (Ashley McBride was scheduled to perform at The Wilma this past week, but that didn't happen as planned.)
But it's definitely going to be a little bit slower on the concert scene than it was this past summer - and so the question now stands, who do you want to see come to Missoula next summer? The kind of band that could play a show at Kettlehouse, or fill Washington-Grizzly Stadium, or show us the return of Big Sky Brewing?
My pick would be Vampire Weekend - they were supposed to play a show at Kettlehouse in 2020... and then, y'know, everything happened. But it was easily the one I was most excited for, and they never rescheduled their date. And I've recently been thinking about bands that could potentially play Washington-Grizzly Stadium, and man, how incredible would it be if we got somebody like AC/DC or Bruce Springsteen to come to town?
Just throwing ideas out there - and we want to hear yours too! Who do you want to see come to Missoula in the summer of 2022? Make enough noise about it and who knows, maybe the artist will see it and they'll decide to come out. You never know!