Sturgill Simpson Announces Concert at KettleHouse Amphitheater

Acclaimed alt-country rocker Sturgill Simpson will bring the Why Not? Tour to KettleHouse Amphitheater on Sunday, September 22, 2024.

Since his debut album High Top Mountain was released in 2013, Sturgill Simpson has become one of the most notable names in country music. He’s been universally praised for his unique and dynamic sound. Indiewire has described it as “a mesmerizing and sometimes bewildering mix of traditional country sounds, contemporary philosophy, and psychedelic recording-studio wizardry.”

His second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. His third album, 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Country Album at the 59th Grammy Awards. Sturgill departed from his country roots in 2019 with the album Sound & Fury, which he described as a “sleazy, steamy, rock ‘n’ roll record.” The Guardian called it a “hugely exciting album that underlines Simpson’s status as a daring, restless, and unique artist.” He switched up his sound again when he released the bluegrass albums Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and The Ballad of Dood and Juanita.

In 2016, Sturgill Simpson played an unforgettable sold out show at The Wilma (photos). We’ve been wanting him back ever since but couldn’t make it happen… until now! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Sturgill Simpson live in Montana — get your tickets ASAP!


GROOVE PRESALE: A limited number of Groove Presale tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, June 13th.  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, June 14, 2024 at 10am and will be available to purchase in person at Logjam Presents Box Offices and online while supplies last. General Admission standing pit tickets, reserved premium stadium tickets, reserved stadium seating tickets, and general admission lawn tickets are available. All ages welcome.

Shuttle and parking tickets for this event will also be available for advance purchase.

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About Sturgill Simpson

Respected, beloved and fiercely independent, Sturgill Simpson is set to make his highly anticipated return to music this year with the release of the forthcoming full-length album, Passage Du Desir, under a new name, Johnny Blue Skies. The eight-song album was produced by Johnny Blue Skies and David Ferguson and recorded at Clement House Recording Studio in Nashville, TN and Abbey Road Studios in London, England.

Simpson and his band—Kevin Black (bass), Robbie Crowell (keys), Laur Joamets (guitar) and Miles Miller (drums)—will also make their long-awaited return to the road this fall with the “Why Not? Tour.” Simpson’s first full tour in over four years, the extensive headline run includes stops at L.A.’s The Greek Theatre, Washington State’s The Gorge Amphitheatre, Lexington’s Rupp Arena, Chicago’s Salt Shed (two nights), Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena among many more. Simpson will also headline Outside Lands and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Since his debut, Simpson has released five full-length studio albums—2013’s High Top Mountain, 2014’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, 2019’s Sound & Fury and 2021’s The Ballad of Dood and Juanita—along with the 2020 projects, Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Throughout his singular career, Simpson has relentlessly pushed against expectations, earning widespread acclaim and countless accolades including a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Country Album and six Grammy nominations across four genres: country, rock, bluegrass and americana.