News from Downtown

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Volunteer at River City Roots Festival!

The Missoula Downtown Association will open the 12th Annual River City Roots Festival on Friday, August 25.  This year’s festival will feature the award-winning John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band as the headliner Friday night, while New Orleans native Anders Osborne will close out the festival Saturday, August 26.

Roots Fest is admission free and full of family-friendly fun thanks to support from more than 30 Missoula-area businesses that sponsor the event. The festival celebrates all Missoula has to offer, including exceptional arts and culture, healthy living, sustainability, and local food and beverages.

The River City Roots Festival is looking for volunteers! We are looking for beer pourers, set-up and break-down, information booths, Green Team, and much more! As a volunteer you will receive a free River City Roots t-shirt, wristband, cup, and access to the volunteer hospitality food station.  Please let us know if you have any questions by calling 406-543-4238 or emailing

Thanks and we'll see you August 25 & 26 in Downtown Missoula!

Click here to volunteer!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Stevie Adams: A Decade of Service on the Downtown Clean Team

Since 2006, the Downtown Clean Team has served the community by picking up garbage, tearing down old posters, sweeping the sidewalks, weeding the tree wells, and shoveling the snow from the corner ramps throughout Downtown Missoula. One of the primary programs of the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), the Downtown Clean Team is comprised of individuals from Opportunity Resources, each contributing 30 hours a week of service in the public right-of-way spaces in Downtown Missoula.

Stevie Adams is one of five members of the Downtown Clean Team, and this week marks his 10th Anniversary of service.  Stevie and his fellow Clean Team crew members work hard every day to make Downtown Missoula the cleanest city center in the Pacific Northwest. Adams is well-known and appreciated by the staff, board members, business owners and property owners throughout Downtown. His joyful smile lights up the room.

For more information on the Downtown Clean Team, contact Linda McCarthy at 543-4238 and click here to read the entire press release.

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Downtown on Tap

Tuesday, August 29 – The Roxy Theater (718 S Higgins W) 5-7pm

By the time The Roxy celebrates 80 years, on September 24th, 2017, there won't be any question that the Roxy is a "showstopper.” In 2017, they will complete Re-Deco, a facade restoration bringing back the iconic, Art Deco aesthetic of the 1930’s to Higgins Ave. It is an expression of their values- reflecting the significance of the places that define our community.

Join The Roxy Theater for Downtown on Tap and get a behind the scenes tour. They're saving you a seat!

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