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First Night Misssoula - 20 years strong

First Night in Missoula, bluegrass music by Pinegrass
First Night in Missoula, bluegrass music by Pinegrass
Merle Ann Loman

First Night Missoula is proudly brought to the community by the Missoula Cultural Council (MCC). December 31, 2013 will be the 20th New Year’s Celebration. The Missoula Cultural Council also serves as advocates for public and private arts and cultural activities. The organization encourages collaborative efforts among local art organizations; educate community leaders and policy makers about the economic benefits of the arts. The MCC also celebrates the value of diverse cultures and helping Missoula and the surrounding areas understand their place in the world.

Pinegrass at First Night in Missoula, Bill Neaves on guitar
Merle Ann Loman

Admission buttons for the entire First Night Missoula event are $15, with children ages 7 and under free. The buttons are available at locations throughout Missoula and in the Bitterroot Valley beginning in early December. The button serves as an admission ticket for 80-plus events — including live music — in more than 30 locations around town.

First Night Star Finals Night is a featured First Night Missoula event. Information about preliminary rounds can be found at this link. First Night Star is a teen singing competition in the spirit of American Idol. It is produced via a partnership between Star FM, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, the Flagship program, and the Missoula Cultural Council.

The mission of First Night Star is to encourage, celebrate, and reward musical talent in the teen community, and to provide professional and positive critiques to teen performers.

The final round of the competition will be held in the Historic Wilma Theater on December 31, 2013 at 8 PM during the First Night celebration and you will need to buy a $2 advance ticket or $3 ticket on December 31.

If you like bluegrass music, you will want to see Pinegrass, a Montana Bluegrass Band at Roxy Theater at 718 South Higgins Ave. They play from 8:40 PM to 9:25 PM in Theater 2.

Map to Roxy Theater
Roxy Theater Bluegrass Venue Schedule

Read also, First Night music in Missoula, MT featuring Pinegrass, a bluegrass band.

To learn more about MCC, please visit the website at www.missoulacultural.org and see the First Night Schedule link.