Things to do: Phil Lesh, Buskathon, Shakewell

Cory Walsh

Here’s a quick guide to some upcoming arts and cultural events happening in the Missoula area.

Phil Lesh and Friends in Bonner

(Friday, June 17)

Phil Lesh, bassist and co-founder of the Grateful Dead, plays the KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner. This iteration of Lesh’s “Friends” band includes guitarist Stu Allen, guitarist Grahame Lesh, keyboardist Holly Bowling and drummer John Molo. A search of the Missoulian archive indicates it’s his first concert in the area since 2011.

Tickets are $52.50 to $82.50. For tickets and shuttle passes, head to All ages are welcome.

Kate Dinsmore and Shakewell at Free Cycles

(Friday, June 17)

Kate Dinsmore, a Seattle singer-songwriter, is coming to Missoula for a gig with her guitarist, Owen Thayer of the Hasslers, who grew up here. She cites jazz and rock ‘n’ roll among her genres, and has a voice big enough for genuine old-school rock.

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Shakewell, meanwhile, are the city’s stalwart funk act. They released their latest album, “3peat,” in 2020.

They’ll play at Free Cycles on Tuesday. It starts at 7 p.m., cover is $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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