The National Announce Summer 22 Concert at KettleHouse Amphitheater With Bartees Strange


Grammy award winning alternative rock band, The National, will perform live at KettleHouse Amphitheater on August 8, 2022 with support from Bartees Strange.

“We are excited to finally share our full tour itinerary for summer 2022,” The National said. “The last couple years have given us ample time for reflection and rejuvenation. Summer 2022 is a time for reunion. We look forward to gathering with friends, old and new. United in music and light, suspended in time. We hope you can join us.”

Since forming in 1999, The National have sold over 1.7 million albums worldwide. They have established themselves as mainstays of arenas and festivals with sold-out performances and headlining slots around the world. The band’s sixth studio album, Trouble Will Find Me, was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Their 2017 album, Sleep Well Beast, won Best Alternative Music Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and charted at #1 in the US, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Croatia, and Canada. Their most recent album and accompanying film, I Am Easy To Find, was also met with critical acclaim and was #1 on Billboard’s US Top Rock Albums chart.

Both individually and collectively, The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits. The National consists of Matt Berninger (vocals) fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar, piano), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).

*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


PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, March 31st. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS 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, April 1st, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Top Hat in Missoula, 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.  All ages are welcome. Groove Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here.

*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 The National

The National treat rock music as a salve. For over two decades, they’ve crafted songs that set out to navigate a hurting world, creating a space where dispirited souls can unite and raise a toast to another day. In that time, they’ve grown a lot as artists and songwriters, evolving from an underdog indie outfit into one of the most adventurous and influential bands of our time, with an impact that’s reverberated through the worlds of alternative rock, avant- garde classical composition, and even Top 40 pop (not to mention the campaign of at least one former president). Remarkably, The National survived the rollercoaster ride from dive bars to festival-headliner slots with their original lineup intact. They’re a band of brothers in the figurative and literal sense, with enigmatic yet charismatic lead singer, Matt Berninger flanked by: Aaron and Bryce Dessner, the gifted multi-instrumentalists who provide dreamy texture and cinematic sweep; and Scott and Bryan Devendorf, the telepathic rhythm section that drives the songs to their dramatic peaks. Though they all hail from Cincinnati, The National officially came together in Brooklyn in 1999, just as the borough was becoming the new epicenter for underground rock. Compared to the then-fashionable, post-punk sounds peddled by their peers, the artful Americana of The National’s first two albums — 2001’s self-titled debut and 2003’s Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers — positioned them as outsiders to a scene of outsiders. Continue reading…