River City Roots Festival

SAVE THE DATE – August 26th-27th, 2022 in Downtown Missoula!

Produced by the Missoula Downtown Association as Missoula’s signature celebration, the River City Roots Festival has quickly risen to the top of Western Montana’s must-see-list.

Recognized as the 2009 Montana Tourism Event of the Year, River City Roots Fest draws more than 15,000 individuals to the heart of Downtown Missoula for a variety of fun activities and exceptional music. This two-day FREE festival features first-class art and entertainment for both residents and visitors.

With live performances on a big stage on West Main Street, a fine art show, entertainment for children and families, and a 4-Mile run through the heart of Missoula, Roots Fest brings a weekend of family fun to the heart of the community.

For more detailed information, check out our River City Roots Festival website!

THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE & MAIN STAGE SPONSORS!

 

Full Band List and Schedule

For more detailed information, check out our River City Roots Festival website!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH
  • 12:30pm – Kids’ Rock Bands
  • 2:30pm – Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters
  • 4:30pm – Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs
  • 6:30pm – Amy Helm
  • 8:30pm – Amanda Shaw
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH
  • 12:30pm – Cowboy Andy & the Salamanders
  • 2:30pm – Off in the Woods
  • 4:30pm – Drew Landry & the North Country Ramblers
  • 6:30pm – The Hillbenders
  • 8:30pm – Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass

FAMILY ROOTS FESTIVAL 2022

Looking for the perfect kid-friendly event during Roots Festival? Well look no further. Family Roots Fest takes place in Caras Park on August 27th from 10 AM – 2 PM and has a wide range of kid-friendly activities that are perfect for all ages. From exotic animals, to obstacle courses, to guitar lessons, to bean bag tosses, Family Roots Fest has it all. THANK YOU TO OUR FAMILY ROOTS FEST SPONSORS: Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies, Opportunity Bank, and Community Medical Center

ANIMAL WONDERS
BEACH TRANSPORTATION
CASA OF MISSOULA
CHILDBLOOM GUITAR
CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF THE ROCKIES
CLEARWATER SYSTEMS
DRIVE SAFE MISSOULA
FAMILIES FIRST LEARNING LAB
FOREST SERVICE
FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
GLACIER ICE RINK
HEAD START
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF FORT MISSOULA
IMPACT MARTIAL ARTS
INSECTARIUM
MISMO GYMNASTICS
MISSOULA BROADCASTING
MISSOULA PUBLIC HEALTH – LET’S MOVE MISSOULA
MISSOULA PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
MISSOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY
MISSOULA TAEKWONDO
MOUNTAIN LINE
PARKS AND RECREATION
SAFE KIDS MISSOULA

Interested in joining this list and being a kids activity provider?

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH – 8:30AM | START E. MAIN, FINISH CARAS PARK

Registration now open! Enter HERE

Our region’s largest arts and music festival showcases the gem of Western Montana – Downtown Missoula. This event, a unique public/private partnership, celebrates Missoula Downtown’s success and provides an opportunity to highlight some of Missoula’s most recently-developed attractions.

Roots Run is brought to you by Run Wild Missoula, in partnership with the Missoula Downtown Association.

THANK YOU TO OUR ROOTS RUN SPONSORS: DJ&A, First Security Bank, HDR, and Runner’s Edge
Food Vendors 2022

Travel the world through your tastebuds. Immerse yourself in the local tastes and smells of some of Western Montana’s best food vendors! THANK YOU TO OUR FOOD COURT SPONSOR: Boone Karlberg

  • Banh Mi
  • Big Dipper
  • El Cazador
  • Empanada Joint
  • Isla’s Lemonade
  • Kamoon Arabian Cuisine
  • Lil’ Orbits Donuts
  • M-80 Chicken
  • Mountain Berry Bowls
  • Nourishing Cultures Kombucha
  • River City Eats
  • Sa Wad Dee
  • Sonora Shack
  • Taco Guy
Friday, Aug. 26th & Saturday, Aug. 27th |
Artists Listed Below

Earth without Art would be eh…and so would Roots Fest! Discover art made by local and regional artists from pottery to leathergoods, paintings to jewelry. Support local artists and bring home something unique. THANK YOU TO OUR ART SHOW SPONSORS: The Art Galleries at 120 N. Higgins (Allez!, The Art Vault, Radius Gallery, Relic), Stockman Bank, and Your Home Improvement Co.

ABIGAIL DOYLE
  • Stained Glass – Bozeman, MT
ADORN TO RISE
  • Jewelry – Missoula, MT
ANOMAL PRESS
  • Printmaking – Missoula, MT
BACK ROAD STUDIO
  • Sterling Silver Jewelry – Belgrade, MT
BAILEY DURNELL
  • Jewelry – Missoula, MT
BEAUTIFULLY ROOTED
  • Greenery & Plant Accessories – Belgrade, MT
CHRISTY GREENE
  • Paintings on Silk, Prints, Christy Lynn Greene Clothing Collection – Clinton, MT
CLAIRE EMERY
  • Woodblock Prints – Missoula, MT
CLAY STUDIO OF MISSOULA
  • Ceramics – Missoula, MT
DOBEZ DESIGNZ
  • Jewelry, Cards, Paintings, Urns – Kalispell, MT
ERIC REESE
  • Photography – Whitefish, MT
ERYNN MCNEILL
  • Painting (Originals, Prints, Stickers, Pins, Wearables, and more) – Florence, MT
FEY FABRICATIONS
  • Cloth Dolls – Helena, MT
GAIL BECKNER
  • Upcycled Apparel, Jewelry – Missoula, MT
GREGG VISINTAINER – VIS ART INK
  • Drawings
HUNTER LEACH
  • Leather – Missoula, MT
IVERSON JEWELRY DESIGN
  • Jeweler, Lapidary Artist – Missoula, MT
JENNA FOREST
  • Wood Pyrography – Florence, MT
KELSEY WICKWIRE
  • Artist of a Variety of Mediums – Southern California
LAUGHING BLACKBIRD
  • Leather – Missoula, MT
LORI HOWELL
  • Fabric Art
MEGAN JOHNSON
  • Photography
MOLLY HUFF
  • Henna Tattoos – Denver, CO
MONTANA APPAREL
  • Montana Apparel – Missoula, MT
MONTANA BISMUTH CREATIONS
  • Bismuth Metal Art – Missoula, MT
MY DISCO DAYDREAM
  • Handmade Clothing: Retro + Everyday – Missoula, MT
NICOLE ANTHONY
  • Watercolor Paint – Billings, MT
REDCROW FINE ARTS
  • Acrylic & Watercolor Paint, Prints, Jewelry
SAMMY T CERAMICS
  • Ceramics
SILVER LININGS
  • Jewelry made from Vintage/Antique Flatware – Lolo, MT
SLICKERY BLENDS
  • Artisan Soaper – Missoula, MT
SUN AND MOONSTONE CO
  • Jewelry – Missoula, MT
TAKE COURAGE JEWELRY DESIGNS, & JUST WEAR IT
  • Jewelry – Lolo, MT
THREAD PARADE
  • Textiles (Wearable and Non-Wearable) – Missoula, MT
TOM LIND
  • Wheel Thrown, Hand-made, Hand-glazed (Brush) Porcelain Goblets – Missoula, MT
WHIMSICAL WEARABLES
  • Polymer Clay Jewelry and Wearables – Missoula, MT
WILDERLAND
  • Wearable Fiber – Butte, MT

 

SUPPORT OUR ROOTS SIDEWALK SALE – AUGUST 26-28TH

There’s nothing better than seeing our community coming out to “Support Our Roots” by supporting locally owned shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants! Downtown shopping and dining has something for everyone.


BATHING BEAUTIES BEADS

25% off all Strands On the Strand Wall, Bargain Bags BOGO: August 26th & 27th (11AM-6PM)

BETTY V VINTAGE

15% off almost everything: August 26-28th (Open Sunday 11AM-6PM specially for River City Roots Festival)

BETTY’S DIVINE

50% off summer styles and swim wear! : August 26-28th

BOARD OF MISSOULA

20% off all Board of Missoula clothings, skateboards, and other BOM branded goodies; August 26-28th

CAMBIE TAPHOUSE + COFFEE: OLD SAWMILL DISTRICT

Stop in at Cambie Taphouse + Coffee – Old Sawmill District, show the staff the coupon in the handbill, and get Buy One Get One on all beverages. Limit one per customer: August 26-28th

DHARMA WELLNESS SPA

10% off retail Raffle 60 minute massage: August 26-28th

JEANNETTE RANKIN PEACE CENTER

Fair Trade Fit Sale! 20% off Hats, Flip-Flops, and Blankets! 10% off all Jewelry! Swing by the Peace Center and get your Fair Trade drip at a discounted rate!

JL+KO

20% OFF ENTIRE STORE: August 26-28th

LA BELLE VITA

20% off store wide excluding Sid Dickens and French Kande: August 26-28th

LAKE MISSOULA TEA COMPANY

10% off Made in Montana tea: August 26-28th

MOOD BOUTIQUE

50% off select Summer items: August 26-28th

NOTEWORTHY PAPER & PRESS

25-75% Select Merchandise: August 26-28th

PINK ELEPHANT

25% off entire store inventory: August 26-28th

RUNNERS EDGE

Summer apparel sale!

SAGE ACCESSORIES

Come in for a sparkling water and shop up to 50% off on selected accessories: August 26-28th

STUDIO PANDORA

15-40% off select items in store: August 26-28th

TAMARACK BREWING COMPANY

$4 16oz cans of Yardsale Amber, Hat Trick Hop IPA and Sip N Go Naked Apricot Wheat Ale: August 26-28th

TASTE OF MISSOULA FOOD TOURS

10% off all tours through August! Use promo code 406TASTE

THE CONFIDENT STITCH

We will feature our small crafting items and kits. 10% off your future order online or in-store with purchase: August 26-28th

VRTX FITNESS

Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal on non-alcoholic beverage and a waived sign-up membership fee when you mention the River City Roots Festival

 

Roots Fest doesn’t just happen, it takes amazing community members like you to make the magic happen and produce an amazing event in the Heart of Missoula. Please consider a volunteer shift during the festival. It’s a great way to connect with your community, and we offer some perks too!

You get the following for FREE:

  • River City Roots Festival T-Shirt
  • Wristband (21+)
  • Festival cup
  • Special access to the volunteer hospitality food station

Sign up with your friends now, before shifts fill up!

SIGN UP HERE

 

 

Interested in being a 2022 River City Roots Festival Sponsor?

Sponsorship Packet

or email [email protected] for more information about being a part of Missoula’s Signature Event