The Lil Smokies Announce Return to The ELM and The Wilma with Charlie Parr

Bluegrass band The Lil Smokies will return to Montana this Fall 2023, performing at The ELM in Bozeman on October 19th and The Wilma in Missoula on Friday, October 20th. Acclaimed Minnesota-based roots musician Charlie Parr will perform opening sets both nights.

The Lil Smokies have been a staple of the Montana bluegrass scene for over a decade. See for yourself and peruse these old photo galleries to see all the amazing memories fans have made with the band over the years. The Lil Smokies released their latest album, Tornillo, in 2020 and released a string of singles in 2022, including “Movies,” “Echo Park,” and “Shadow.”

Prepare for an evening of infectious energy and unique bluegrass melodies from the band that formed right here in Montana!


PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows are on sale now at the Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.

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About The Lil Smokies

Blending virtuosic instrumental acrobatics with riveting lyrical craftsmanship, The Lil Smokies have earned a reputation as one of the most electrifying acts in modern American roots music thanks to their exhilarating live show and critically acclaimed studio output. Since forming on the streets of Missoula, Montana, where the group got its start busking back in 2009, the band has performed everywhere from Red Rocks to The Rialto and captivated festival audiences at Telluride, High Sierra, LOCKN’, Freshgrass, FloydFest, and countless more. Their latest album, 2020’s Tornillo, showcases the hard touring four-piece at its most adventurous, teaming up with producer Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band Of Horses) for a genre-bending joyride from the hills of Laurel Canyon to the wide-open deserts of West Texas.

The Lil Smokies are:
Andy Dunnigan – Dobro, Vocals
Matthew Rieger – Guitar, Vocals
Jake Simpson – Fiddle, Vocals
Jean-Luc Davis – Upright Bass