Bluegrass prodigy Billy Strings will make his debut KettleHouse Amphitheater performance on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
A lot of people have been looking forward to this announcement since Billy’s website had a Missoula tour stop listed, but didn’t clarify which venue it was at. Well surprise! It’s going to be an incredible night of bluegrass on the Blackfoot River at the Amp.
“Billy Strings is the future of bluegrass” – American Songwriter
Billy Strings actually opened for Shooter Jennings at the Top Hat in 2017, but has had a meteoric rise since then. He and his talented touring band of Billy Failing (banjo), Royal Masat (bass) and Jarrod Walker (mandolin), have been headlining all the major venues across the country and have made a plethora of marquee festival appearances. Their 2019 album, Home, garnered a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album and Billy Strings has press raving about him.
“Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era” – Wall Street Journal
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for Billy Strings will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last), Thur, June 10. 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 Fri, June 11, 2021 at 10am at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General Admission standing pit tickets, reserved stadium seating tickets and general admission lawn tickets are available. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here. All ages are welcome.
2021 SUMMER CONCERT SEASON
As the summer draws closer, we want you to know that we’re looking forward to welcoming fans back at full capacity by July. Event specific policies & procedures are subject to change and will be posted to our website and emailed to ticket buyers in the days leading up to the event.
Tickets for the KettleHouse Amphitheater’s 2021 Summer Concert season are on sale and available for purchase online, or by calling 1 (800) 514-3849. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Top Hat box office, but please note: hours are currently 10a-5p, Friday only and may change. Current Box Office hours can be found here.
About Billy Strings
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings won Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards for his critically acclaimed record, HOME. Released on Rounder Records, HOME was produced by Glenn Brown and furthers Strings’ reputation as “one of string music’s most dynamic young stars” (Rolling Stone). Of the album, Associated Press proclaims, “it is his creative musical storytelling, paired with solid vocals on Home that should seal the deal, pleasing fans of the genre and creating some new ones…the perfect blend of pure talent and pluck,” while The Wall Street Journal declares, “Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era.” Moreover, Strings and the album topped Billboard’s 2020 year-end chart in both Bluegrass categories: Top Bluegrass Artists and Top Bluegrass Albums Titles.
Michigan-born and now Nashville-based, Strings arrived on the music scene as one of the most compelling new artists with the release of his 2017 debut LP, Turmoil & Tinfoil. Since his debut, Strings has been awarded Guitar Player of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards, selected as one of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “New Country Artists to Know” and performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and PBS’ “Bluegrass Underground.” Often playing over 200 shows per year, he has also become known as an electric live performer, keeping the improvisational tradition of bluegrass alive while incorporating elements of several diverse genres. WXPN’s World Café declares, “a bona fide phenom…with his virtuosic guitar playing front and center, Strings fuses bluegrass to psych rock, country and jam music, without fussing over what bluegrass should be.”