Music org kicks off another summer of local concerts, programs

Missoulian Staff

Music is back at the Roxy Theater’s outdoor space this summer with the “Sound Garden” series through the Montana Area Music Association.

Those will run once a month, starting with Bob Wire and his son, Hudson James, on Saturday, June 18. You can show up starting at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Cover is $10.

Wire has performed around Montana for decades, with a catalog of country, rock and honky-tonk tunes and covers. James, given name Therriault, has performed in local theatrical productions and for the past several years branched out into solo musical endeavors as well.

It’s one of the nonprofit MAMA’s events this season, along with songwriters circles and the Miles of Music shindig along the Milwaukee Trail in September.

The group is holding open mics at the Zootown Arts Community Center, and also a songwriters circle at the Apex Bistro on Russell Street on June 24.

It’s a “magical rooftop,” said MAMA’s president, Maria Zepeda. A songwriter herself, she said that the ZACC open mics saw a “large demand for artists wanting to play at events,” and more than they have capacity to book. In that spirit, they’ve set up different types of events. Open

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