Enjoy Some Great Local Music Outdoors This Weekend!
Montana After Dark is coming back for one show this year on Saturday August 18 in the street right next to Pug Mahons at 30th and 1st Avenue North. Come on out Billings and enjoy some of the finest local brews, bands, and artists! New location, New and Improved stage with state of the art sound and lighting. Check out the lineup!
Reconnaissance, 8:00-8:30 P.M. Featuring blues/rock original music from Peter Tolton (Poetry Slam organizer, Arc of the Communal), backed by David Banuelos and Wainson Atax, has a sound that is reminiscent of the Rolling Stones “Exile on Main Street”, with the modern edge of the Black Keys “Brothers” album.
The Steve Brown 3, 8:30-9:00 P.M. Steve Brown’s original music fits tightly into his newly developed trio with Bryce Doak and Dr. Chaos. With Steve playing lead and rhythm guitar, he also has the duty of lead vocalist, showcasing how his talents have developed since the early days of Tyler Burnett.
Schuster, 9:00-10:00 P.M. Ron Schuster’s name is synonymous with great music on the Billings scene. His guitar playing and singing are an inspiration to many who perform music in the area. Ron and his quartet, featuring the bass stylings of Bob Brown (Peach Pickers, Denez Tek, and Tyler Burnett), will be playing original tunes mixed with some obscure and must hear covers.
Alex Nauman Organ Trio (Big Band), 10:00-11:00 P.M. On New Years Eve, Alex Nauman made his debut as the leader of what has been aptly named “Big Band”. Featured artist of this year’s Montana After Dark, Ron Schuster, has said that the Big Band is something you would hope to catch in a larger club in a big city like San Francisco or N.Y.C. – not Billings, MT. Blending styles from jazz, fusion, funk and soul, the ANT is fortified with some of Montana’s best funk and jazz players: KEMC’s voice of jazz, Brad Edwards on drums; RMC professor, Anthony Hammond on trombone; Wyoming’s pride, Erik Olson on organ; Bozeman’s Ben Johns on tenor saxophone; and Parker Brown on bass.
This is a must see lineup for everyone and the venue is family friendly. Pug Mahon’s will be serving food and Intermountain Distributing will be serving drinks. It’s an all ages show and costs just $5 at the gate.