Alt Country Musician Hayes Carll to Headline the Wilma

Rootsy country artist Hayes Carll will make his way back to Missoula for a headlining concert at the Wilma on Saturday, July 24, 2021 with support from Leslie Stevens.

The last time Hayes was in the Missoula area, he was over at the KettleHouse Amphitheater opening for Trampled by Turtles in 2019. It was fun seeing him on the big stage outdoors, but we’re excited to have him back for a theater show and a longer headlining set.


PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for Hayes Carll will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last) Thursday, May 20th. A password will be provided via email after completing the sign up form below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10am at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome. All ages are welcome.

*Please note: This a new announcement. The performance in 2020 was canceled. Any tickets purchased for the 2020 performance will not be valid for the new performance.  Learn more.

About Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll’s list of accomplishments is long. His third album, 2008’s Trouble In Mind, earned him an Americana Music Association Award for  Song of the Year (for “She Left Me for Jesus”). The follow-up, KMAG YOYO was the most played album on the Americana Chart in 2011 and spawned covers by artists as varied as Hard Working Americans and Lee Ann Womack, whose version of “Chances Are” garnered Carll a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song. 2016’s Lovers and Leavers swept the Austin Music Awards, and was his fourth record in a row to reach #1 on the Americana Airplay chart. Kelly Willis and Kenny Chesney have chosen to record his songs and his television appearances include The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, and Later w/Jools Holland. Carll is the rare artist who can rock a packed dancehall one night and hold a listening room at rapt attention the next.

The chorus to the title track on the new Hayes Carll album, What It Is, is a manifesto. “What it was is gone forever / What it could be God only knows. What it is is right here in front of me / and I’m not letting go.”

He’s embracing the moment. Leaving the past where it belongs, accepting there’s no way to know what’s ahead, and challenging himself to be present in both love and life. It’s heady stuff. It also rocks. With a career full of critical acclaim and popular success, Carll could’ve played it safe on this, his sixth record, but he didn’t. The result is a musically ambitious and lyrically deep statement of an artist in his creative prime.