Something for Everyone: Upcoming Events September 20th thru September 26th

Lots of events coming this week, including hip hop, reggae, & folk concerts, a ski film, a Packers game, an epic sold out show with Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, and a whole lot more.

Take a look at the schedule below:

Thursday, September 20th
Chali 2na



With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6-and-a-half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and most charismatic personalities. Most known for co-founding Jurassic 5, Chali released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009.  Since then, he has been touring the world with his 3-piece band known as the House Of Vibe.

He’s also been part of the salsa funk group Ozomatli and has collaborated with many artists, including Galactic, Blackalicious, Linkin Park, Rusko, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, and many more. He’s also an established grafitti artist, often pairing his visual and musical work together.

8:30 PM | All Ages |  TICKETS & MORE INFO

Thursday, September 20th
Far Out Ski Film



TGR is returning to The Wilma for the winter kick-off party of the year. This is a one-night only premiere of their new feature length ski and snowboard film, Far Out, presented by REI.  The movie this year includes action filmed in Montana, so don’t miss out on seeing this on the big screen. Plus, there will be a ton of prizes from REI, Yeti, Atomic, Volkl, Outdoor Research, The North Face and more!

7:00 PM | All Ages |  TICKETS & MORE INFO

Friday, September 21st



Described by NPR Music as joyous folk pop, Kuinka “laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival” (Vanyaland). Their genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion.

For all of their sonic experimentation, the Seattle quartet’s songs and live shows are linked by an infectious energy that remains present in everything they do. Their new EP Stay Up Late is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and on their website.

9:30 PM | 21+ |  TICKETS & MORE INFO

Saturday, September 22nd
Shook Twins



Identical twins Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals] released their first album You Can Have The Rest in 2008. Since then, they’ve been steadily growing their fanbase, consistently touring across the country, sharing bills with everyone from Ryan Adams to The Indigo Girls.

Shook Twins’ style delves beyond the folk genre and is noted for having an indie pop sensibility. The two have received a growing amount of praise for their unique sound.

8:30 PM | All Ages |  TICKETS & MORE INFO

Sunday, September 23rd
Gregory Alan Isakov



Isakov has been a constant traveler since he first emigrated from his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa to Philadelphia, PA when he was just a young child. His music is heavily influenced by traveling, often featuring lyrics that chronicle the miles he’s logged and landscapes he’s crossed. He’s released 6 albums since 2003, with his most recent, Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, coming out in 2016.

He’s also had several songs featured on television.”If I Go, I’m Goin’” and “She Always Takes It Black” made it on Showtime’s hit series Californication. “Suitcase Full of Sparks” was on NBC’s hit series The Blacklist. Gregory has sold out both of his last performances in Missoula, once with Lake Street Dive at The Wilma, and once with his special guest Laurie Shook at the Top Hat.

7:00 PM | All Ages |  TICKETS & MORE INFO

Sunday, September 23rd
Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly (SOLD OUT)



Dropkick and Flogging have already received widespread praise from fans and the media during this historic run of shows. Brooklyn Vegan called the tour, “…one hell of a double bill of Celtic punk… [June 17, 2018].” Elsewhere, Omaha World-Herald called the two bands “…collectively the pinnacle of a genre that mixes up punk rock and Irish folk, raging guitars and tin whistle, head-banging beats and bagpipes [June 11, 2018].”

Both of the bands are equally enthusiastic about the momentous co-bill. Dropkick Murphy’s vocalist, bassist, and founder Ken Casey said “It’s something the two bands and the fans have wanted for a long time. We are so excited for the next leg of the tour out West!!!!!” Flogging Molly vocalist and founder Dave King stated “If there’s an Irish punk rock heaven, then this is it! Touring with the Dropkick Murphys has been a highlight of our touring lives, what a great band, and a great bunch of lads, can’t wait to bring this celebration to the West Coast! So, get ready and grab your partner because we’re all just dancers on the ‘Devils Dance Floor’!”

5:30 PM | All Ages | MORE INFO

Sunday, September 23rd
Packers vs. Redskins



For the ultimate Packers experience, come join your fellow Cheeseheads at the Top Hat for a truly unique game day experience. Watch the game on a 17’ silver screen and feel the hits through one of the nicest sound systems in the Pacific Northwest!

This is a FREE event and ALL AGES are welcome. Special game day brats will be available, plus full Top Hat Restaurant menu. Full bar available with valid photo ID.

10:o0 AM | All Ages | MORE INFO

Tuesday, September 25th
Jeff Tweedy



As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that the co-founder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American musicʼs most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. Since starting Wilco in 1994 Tweedy has written original songs for ten Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums-full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series.

In 2014 he released Sukierae, a musical collaboration with his son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. Wilco’s latest releases, 2015’s Star Wars and 2016’s Schmilco were born from the same recording sessions before veering into decidedly different directions: Star Wars, a boisterous, glam-rocking showcase of Wilco’s variable styles, Schmilco it’s quieter mirror counterpart, executed in modest arrangements and instrumentation.

6:30 PM | All Ages | TICKETS & MORE INFO

Tuesday, September 25th
Dustbowl Revival



Dustbowl Revival is an Americana Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. Dustbowl is touring behind their self-titled, fourth studio album which spent three weeks on Billboard charts, hit #1 on Amazon Americana-Alt-Country, #2 on Amazon Folk, and spent 16 weeks on the Americana radio chart peaking in the Top 20.

The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California. Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section – opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street DiveTrombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining several festivals. From an Outside Lands Music Festival review, Rob Sheffield, in Rolling Stone, hailed them as a great band “whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.”

8:30 PM | All Ages | TICKETS & MORE INFO

Wednesday, September 26th
Lyrics Born



Lyrics Born is a rapper and producer who originally started his career in the mid 90s as one half of the hip hop duo Latryx with fellow rapper Lateef the Truthspeaker. They released their first record The Album in 1997 on the underground hip hop label Solesides.

Since then Lyrics Born has released 4 solo albums from 2003 to 2015, all receiving generally positive reviews. LB’s first album Later That Day crystallized his distinctive sound—melodic downtempo and propulsive minimalist funk, full of clean lines, tight rhythms, and bright hooks. It became one of the biggest indie records of the era, and he found himself rocking sold-out houses around the globe, including a hat trick of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella all in a single year.

8:30 PM | All Ages | TICKETS & MORE INFO

Wednesday, September 26th
The Wailers



Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailersʼ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.” In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. Itʼs startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncleʼs inspiring landmark style.

Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bobʼs powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Anne-Marie Thompson, an experienced gospel singer; veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass and Andres Lopez on keyboards.

8:30 PM | All Ages | TICKETS & MORE INFO

Complete event listings can be found here.