Ben Folds Announces Special Concert Featuring Missoula Symphony Orchestra at KettleHouse Amphitheater


A spectacular collaboration is coming to the Blackfoot this summer as acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist, Ben Folds, teams up with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra for a special concert at the KettleHouse Amphitheater on August 2, 2023.

This unique musical combination promises to be a night to remember, uniting Folds’ signature piano-driven power-pop sound with the lush, sweeping orchestral arrangements of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra.

Ben Folds is an accomplished singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer, known for his witty lyrics, catchy melodies, and energetic live performances. He first rose to fame in the late 1990s as the frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, and has since enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing numerous albums and collaborating with a wide range of artists. Folds is gearing up for the release of his latest album, What Matters Most, slated to release on June 2nd.

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra is a beloved local institution with a rich history dating back to 1954. Comprising a wide array of professional musicians, the orchestra performs a diverse range of classical and contemporary works.

The pairing of Folds and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra will be a one-of-a-kind experience, with the orchestra providing a lush, cinematic backdrop to Folds’ infectious piano riffs and soulful vocals. Fans can expect to hear a mix of classic Ben Folds hits, as well as some new material and possibly even some surprise covers. Sign up for the Groove Presale below and grab your tickets early!

Logjam Presents will be donating a portion of proceeds back to the Missoula Symphony Association.


PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 12pm – 10pm Thursday, February 16, 2023. 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, Feb. 17th at 10am at The Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General admission seated 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.


About Ben Folds

“More than anything, I wanted to make an album that was generous, that was useful,” says Ben Folds. “I want you to finish this record with something you didn’t have when you started.”

Indeed, Folds’ masterful new collection, What Matters Most, isn’t so much a statement as it is an offering, an open hand reaching out to all those wounded and bewildered by a world that seems to make less and less sense every day. Recorded in East Nashville with co-producer Joe Pisapia, the album marks Folds’ first new studio release in eight years, and it’s a bold, timely, cinematic work, one that examines the tragic and the absurd in equal measure as it reckons with hope and despair, gratitude and loss, identity, and perspective. The songs are bittersweet here, hilarious at times, but often laced with a quiet sense of longing and dread: a text message goes unanswered; an old classmate descends into the dark depths of internet conspiracies; a relationship unravels in the middle of a lake. And yet, taken as a whole, the result is an undeniably joyful record that refuses to succumb to the weight of the world around it, an ecstatic reminder of all the beauty and promise hiding in plain sight for anyone willing (and present enough) to recognize their moments as they arrive. Continue reading…