This Week in Entertainment: February 20th thru February 26th

Big Sky Doc Film Fest continues at the Wilma, Thriftworks glitches at the Rialto, free shows at Top Hat and more! Take a look at this week’s lineup below.

Thursday, February 20th
The John Floridis Quartet at the Top Hat



The John Floridis Quartet features electro-acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter John Floridis along with bassist Travis Yost, violinist Amelia Thornton and drummer Ed Stalling. Their most recent CD is “Live From 11th and Grant”, a soundtrack from their Emmy Award winning episode of the Montana PBS program of the same name. The group combines a deep respect for well written songs with an adventurous spirit of improvisation, and the result is an energetic blend of groove based bluesy, folk-rock.

8:00 PM  | FREE | All Ages |  More Info

Thursday, February 20th
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival at the Wilma



The 17th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival continues at the WilmaFeb. 20th-23rd with a diverse selection of films being shown in the historic theater.

The Festival’s impressive catalog includes over 150 films from filmmakers around the world and of course includes a plethora of Montana made films! Showings at the Wilma can be found below and the full festival listings can be found here.

Feb. 20th-23rdTickets & More Info

Friday, February 21st
Thriftworks at the Rialto



Jake Atlas a.k.a. Thriftworks, offers his own uniquely original take on forward thinking electronic music, weaving eclectic samples and explosive modern bass that continually pushes the envelope while taking the art of beat-crafting to new heights. Garnering much praise from fans and critics alike with his steady stream of new material, Thriftworks is quickly becoming known as one of the finest up and coming experimental producers with his outside the box sound and unclassifiable style.

Thriftworks’ use of deep low-end and wall to wall synths seem to channel something ancient and mysterious, offering up an intoxicating musical high with an invigorating breath of fresh air. These sounds activate the senses, enrapture the mind, move the body and leave audiences begging for more.

8:00pm | All AgesTickets & More Info

Friday, February 21st
Band of Drifters at the Top Hat



The Band of Drifters plays Modern American Roots Music and they encourage you to dance. Based mostly in Montana & Tennessee, the band also includes players from all over the country;  keeping the music varied in arrangement, instrumentation, and regional influences. Their sets draw from country, folk and blues traditions with an emphasis on original songs, done in the old style.

Their latest release is the full length live album Rialto April 5, 2019 recorded at the Rialto Theater in Bozeman, MT.

10:15pm | FREE | 21+More Info

Saturday, February 22nd
Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats at the Top Hat



Progressive PsychoBilly Folk Grass. What is it? It’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, its foot stomping music that makes you want to drink a beer and eat a biscuit. It’s music that makes you jump up and down, and wake up humming in the morning. It’s tunes that stick in your bones like peach cobbler. It’s new timey, post retro, pre apocolyptic, south appalachian, gypsy folk rock.

10:15pm | FREE | 21+ |  Tickets & More Info

Saturday, February 22nd
The Waiting at the Rialto



Six road tested musicians from various musical backgrounds, coming together to bring the folks roadhouse inspired rock’n roll shows and to celebrate the music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  – since 2013…  “oh my my – oh hell yes”.

8:00pm | All Ages |  Tickets & More Info

Tuesday, February 25th & Wednesday, February 26th
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the Top Hat & Rialto



The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Greg Ormont, guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Schon, bassist Ben Carrey, and drummer Alex “Gator” Petropulos. The past two years have been big for the rock quartet, as they’ve co-billed at Red Rocks, played halftime at Madison Square Garden, performed on Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their beloved Domefest, and even earned their first headline arena show. Glide called them “a band that melts faces and pulls no punches,” while Relix praised the group as “joyous” and “dance-worthy,” and Jambase described them simply as a “powerhouse.”

They’ve quickly become festival favorites, too, performing everywhere from Bonnaroo to Electric Forest to Jazz Fest and welcoming top-tier sit-ins along the way from Marcus King and Karl Denson along with members of Vulfpeck, The Revivalists, Umphrey’s McGee and The String Cheese Incident among others.

Top Hat: 9:00pm | All Ages |  Tickets & More Info

Rialto: 8:00pm | All Ages | Tickets & More Info


Complete event listings can be found here.