River City Roots Festival

18th Annual River City Roots Fest:

September 6-7, 2024 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 2024 TITLE & MAIN STAGE SPONSORS!

2024 Schedule

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
  • 12:30pm – TBA
  • 2:30pm – WARPONY
  • 4:30pm – Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters
  • 6:30pm – Sol Driven Train
  • 8:30pm – The Band of Heathens
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
  • 12:30pm – Cowboy Andy & the Salamanders
  • 2:30pm – The Spills
  • 4:30pm – The Vince Herman Band
  • 6:30pm – Rapidgrass
  • 8:30pm – The High Hawks
THANK YOU TO OUR MAIN STAGE SPONSORS

FAMILY ROOTS FESTIVAL

Looking for the perfect kid-friendly event during Roots Festival? Well look no further. Family Roots Fest takes place in Caras Park on September 7th 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.

2024 Family Roots Fest Stage Schedule:

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2024 Activity Providers

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2024 FAMILY ROOTS FEST SPONSORS

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2024 – 8:30AM | START E. MAIN, FINISH CARAS PARK

Registration for the Roots Run will open in late Spring 2024

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 2024 ROOTS RUN SPONSORS

 

2024 Food Vendors
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2024 FOOD COURT SPONSORS

Art Show Hours: Friday, September 6 (12pm-7pm) & Saturday, September 7 (10am-7pm)

 

2024 Artists – Coming Soon!
THANK YOU TO OUR ART SHOW SPONSORS

 

 

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.

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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!

Volunteer slots will open in late July 2024