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Friday, July 25
One of Helena’s favorite great young American singer-song writers returns to Helena for another great live performance. Riding the energy of his new release Beast in His Tracks and featured music on NBC’s The Blacklist, Josh Ritter brings his energy and the Royal City Band to the Myrna Loy Center for a wonderful summer’s night.
Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen
Monday, August 4
Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist—and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they also earned 2012 and 2013 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association.
John Floridis Trio with Tom Catmull and Radio Static
Moday, August 11
The John Floridis Trio joins Tom Catmull and Radio Static for a night of exciting music by leading Montana artists, who have been featured on PBS’ 11th and Grant. John Floridis is a Missoula, Montana based guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer. He has been a resident in the "Big Sky" since 1993 having moved here from the strong shouldered, down-but-never-out city of Cleveland, Ohio. He has released 7 recordings mixing bluesy, folk-rock vocal tunes with adventurous solo acoustic guitar compositions including two seasonal recordings "December's Quiet Joy" and “The Peaceful Season.” His most recent recording is “Live From 11th and Grant”, the soundtrack from his Northwest Emmy award winning performance for the program of the same name produced on Montana PBS. He has been named Missoula's best musician by the Missoula Independent and performed in the Western region for over a decade. "...if you haven't seen the new incarnation of Tom Catmull's band, "get yourself a number and get in line with the rest..." the sound is deeper, a little darker but honest, not maudlin. The stand up bass of John Sporman and percussion of Travis Yost draw your subconscious mind into the story, "I swear to you baby I ain't never gonna do it again!" gritty with a clear-eyed but reluctant ache for the bliss of ignorance so many around seem to enjoy, denied the pathologically observant poet and the troubadour."
Sunday, August 17
Greg Brown will be performing at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena at 7 PM on Sunday, August 17. He has generously agreed to support a Montana nonprofit organization, Project Healing Waters, by coming to Helena for this one-man concert. Project Healing Waters' mission is to provide recreational therapeutic opportunities through rod building, fly tying, fly fishing and other outings to disabled military personnel. PHW is proud that, through the generosity of our community and elsewhere, it has been able to serve hundreds of Montana soldiers. All proceeds from this concert will be used by PHW to realize its mission.
Greg appeared at the Myna Loy in September of 2011 to a packed house of loyal fans who have enjoyed his musical odyssey of over four decades. His music styles defy definition. He is a guitar virtuoso that can play the blues, folk songs, jazz, rock and most everything else in a way that is at times earthy, at times ethereal and always transporting. The songs he has written are pastoral lyric poems. Listen to him spin the story about his grandmother canning the fruits of summer harvest in jars or lost love in an old blue car whose brakes make a sound that say, "what's the use."
Greg also performed at the Red Ants Pants festival in White Sulphur Springs last summer.
Please join us in supporting a home town effort to help our military men and women move forward with their lives. Tickets are on sale now at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Cactus Records and Vootie Productions in Bozeman and at local vendors around Montana.
Martin Holt Film Festival
Change of date!!
Monday, August 18
The Myrna Loy Center will be sponsoring a evening of film work by local filmmakers with two prize events for submissions of film.
The evening of the film festival at 8 PM at the Myrna will include the annual 72 hr. short filmmaking contest. Filmmakers who want to participate in this contest can sign up at the Myrna Loy (443-0287) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The theme for this year will be sent out on Friday, August 8 and filmmakers have 72 hrs to turn it on Monday, August 11. The films submitted and the announcement of winners will happen at the Festival showing on Monday, August 18 at 8 PM.
A cash prize of $200 will go to the winner and $100 will be given for 2nd and another prize for 3rd place and a $100 prize to the “Audience Choice” film. For the 2nd year, there will also be a short film contest for Helena area filmmakers. Any 15 minutes or shorter film can be submitted to this contest. Prize for the winning film is $200 and other prizes will be given for 2nd and 3rd place. At least 3 of these submissions will be shown. Submit your films to Zac or email or call him for information on format.
Moday, August 25
The Myrna Loy Center ends its summer of music and performance with Montana’s own singer/songwriter Jason DeShaw. Jason returns to the Myrna Loy accompanied by some of Helena’s finest musicians. Having performed across North America and Europe, the Myrna remains Jason’s favorite venue. Jason has released five albums of original music. This performance will include some of his most popular, as well as many new, unreleased songs.
Tickets can be purchased at the Myrna Loy Center by calling the Box Office at 443-0287 or following the links above.
Box Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Noon-7:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday Noon-9 PM
Saturday 3:30 PM-9 PM
Sunday 1:30 PM-7 PM
All sales final (no returns, no refunds)
For film and live performances, seniors are 59 years and older.
Students are high school age and younger.
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