This summer, the Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to present the 20th Annual Music on Main Summer Concert Series from the heart of Downtown Bozeman. The local favorite hasn’t looked like it has in past summers, but event organizers put their creative heads together in an effort to keep the tradition alive.
This year, the events will be streamed LIVE from the Rialto Theater. The weekly performances will be available to view through the DBA Facebook page every Thursday night, July 2nd through July 30th, from 7–8:30pm.
Music on Main fans are encouraged to watch from their favorite Downtown Bozeman restaurant and bar locations, at home, around the campfire, or anywhere there’s room to dance at a safe distance.
Next up in the virtual series is John Roberts y Pan Blanco on July 23rd. Featuring vocals in Spanish, English and Portuguese, the group melds high-energy Funk, African and Latin grooves with soulful instrumental solos aimed at sharing musical and cultural diversity with its audiences. The event will showcase songs from Roberts’ latest release, Soul y Pimienta, among others.
Frontman John Roberts began his musical journey at the age of 5 on piano and trombone, expertly honing his craft with continual learning in the time since. His career has prompted recording and extensive performance in Los Angeles, Montana, the greater United States, and all around the world. Roberts is now on faculty at Montana State University-Billings as a Jazz, music theory, low brass and world music instructor.
The final Music on Main event, live from the Rialto, sees the Dusty Pockets on July 30th.
Please note: although streaming live from the Rialto, the July concerts are private events adhering to health guidelines and are not open to the public.
The originally scheduled Music on Main events in August have been canceled. Log on to www.downtownbozeman.org for further information.
A member of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, the purpose of the Downtown Bozeman Association is to promote downtown as a center of business, culture and entertainment; to conduct and promote activities and events that build a strong local economy; and to contribute to the well-being, growth and vitality of Downtown Bozeman. •