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Live Performances

Brew and View: Bull Durham

June 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM

$20 Movie & 3 Adult Beverages / $12 Movie, Popcorn, & Soda

The best romantic sports comedy film ever! Help launch the Helena Brewers’ last summer with a street party, art, food, beer/wine—and share the fun at the ‘church of baseball.’

Tumbledown House

June 14, 2018 - 7:30PM


In full force and hard to describe: Modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop … A summer cocktail of vintage sounds, a fiercely original groove, and three parts raw energy. And 2018 is the year they explode onto the national scene like a crate of fireworks in the back of a pickup driven by a haphazard cigar smoker.

Growling Old Men

June 25, 2018 - 7:30PM


Ben Winship (mandolin, octave mandolin and vocals) and John Lowell (guitar and vocals) present a relaxed set of original, traditional and obscure music that changes each night.  The Growling Old Men are featured at festivals and concerts all over the western world, having played at the Shetland Folk Festival, the Didmarton and Shrewsbury festivals in England, plus many festivals in the US and Canada including the Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Alta, Wyoming.  Both were members of beloved Bozeman band Kane’s River.

They were a favorite on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and are in demand as instructors at music schools in the UK, Europe, Canada and the US.  Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine said, “A huge strength of this act is that their playing and singing are totally complimentary, both in vitality and elegance.  And while it’s risky to declare that any act has a distinctive sound, I’ll venture that the Growling Old Men has one, inspired by the hills of Appalachia, but informed by the plains and mountains of the West.”

Brew and View The Big Lebowski

July 12, 2018 - 6PM

$20 Movie & Adult Beverage / $12 Movie, Popcorn, & Soda

The Coen Brothers’ classic comedy crime caper abides as one of summer’s finest traditions: Costume contest, street party, lawn bowling, L&C Brewing Co’s “Dude Brew” beer. New this year: White Russians made with sake—and fresh cream, please.

Heron Valley

July 19, 2018 - 7:30PM


Scotland’s hottest young Céilidh band, quickly making a massive impact on the Celtic folk scene, launches their first US tour at the MT Folk Festival, then here at the Myrna Loy. Céilidhs are Celtic social gatherings that highlight lively music, poetry, storytelling, and dance. Sounds like a great Montana tradition.

Lindi Ortega

July 30, 2018 - 7:30PM


With a new cinematic album Liberty, Mexican-Canadian crossover chanteuse Lindi Ortega takes you to unexpected places—landcapes of love, loss, and a wild palomino.  She steps off the Red Ants Pants mainstage and into the Myrna Loy for a nuanced, irreverent spin through the jukebox of her imagination.

Max Hatt/Edda Glass

August 9, 2018 - 7:30PM


Helena’s unrepeatable bossa nova Americana duo returns home after an epic career rise (NPR Mountain Stage, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Sundance).

Hatt’s distinctive guitar work fuels Glass’s “impeccable vocal command” (PopMatters).

Together they are “subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be” (Nels Cline, Wilco).

Missy Raines & the New Hip

August 13, 2018 - 7:30PM


7-Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year leads an innovative, genre-bending trio in a seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock. Missy’s brand-new album “Royal Traveler,” produced by Alison Brown, highlights women in the bluegrass world (Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Amy Ray, Becky Buller, & more). From the Grand Targhee to the Myrna Loy!

Comedian Gabriel Rutledge

August 16, 2018 - 7:30PM


Introducing standup comedy at the Myrna Loy! Winner of Seattle International Comedy Competition and Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Comedy Fest, Gabriel has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Nickelodeon’s “Nickmom Night Out,” the nationally syndicated Comedy.TV and “Comics Unleashed.” He’s a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom radio show, heard in over 150 cities. His 3 albums can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio and 24/7 Comedy Radio, and he is author of the book Happiness Isn’t Funny.

Pinky and the Floyd

August 23, 2018 - 7:30PM


The Northwest’s Hottest Pink Floyd Tribute Band rocks the end of summer. The 10 members of Pinky are all pros working genres across the board—Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Salsa, Funk, Rock, Blues, Americana & Vintage Swing—to produce a sound as big and rich as the Big Sky Country.

Cohesion Dance Presents: Resonance

Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22 - 7:30

$25 Adult / $18 Student / $40 for Friday's Gala

Cohesion Dance Project is embarking on an exciting new adventure incorporating a variety of mixed genre art with dance, culminating in an evening-length production entitled Resonance ~ an evening of Art Inspiring Art.  With dance and sculpture at its core, this multi-faceted project incorporates original works created by the collaborating artists that are inspired by and in response to one or more of the other art pieces created during the project.

Artists and their contributions include:

  • Metal sculptures by nationally-recognized ceramic and metal artist – Richard Swanson
  • Poetry by best-selling author, photographer, and poet – Tyler Knott Gregson
  • Original compositions and live performance by visiting percussionist/dance accompanist – J Stuart Smith
  • Live performance by accomplished local violinist – Matt Bugni
  • Visual art by – Matt Plaumann and Nicole Woody
  • Choreography by Julynn Wilderson, Tanya Call, and Cohesion Artist-in-Residence – Amber Moon Peterson
  • And 14 local and state-wide dancers

Ultimately, the performance of Resonance serves to spark fresh creativity and perpetuate a ripple-effect of art inspiring art.

Tickets for Thursday’s performance are $25 and $18 for students.

Tickets for Friday’s Gala performance are $40 and include wine and desserts, the opportunity to meet the artists, interact with the sculptures on stage, and create art in response to viewing the performance. A live auction will include one-of-a-kind pieces by Resonance artists.

Tri-County Fire Safe Working Group Lecture

June 26, 2018 - 7:00

$Free - please reserve tickets at the Myrna Loy Box Office

Tri-County Fire Safe Working Group welcomes a pair of lecturers to the Myrna Loy on Tuesday, June 26th. Tickets are FREE and available at the Myrna Loy Box Office. Stop by or call 443-0287 ex. 21

Whether we like it or not, fires are part of our forests and rangelands in Montana and throughout North America.  Wildfires are going to exist in spite of all efforts to remove them.  The body of scientific information developed for about 100 years shows that our real choices are when to have fires and what kinds to have.  This presentation will discuss the changes in wildfire conditions that have occurred since the late 1800s throughout the western US.  Material on fire policy changes and the essential role of fire in fuel treatment will be presented.

Mark A. Finney has been a Research Forester with the US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory since 1993. He leads a research team on wildfire behavior, fire modeling, wildfire risk analysis, and ignition by firearms and explosives. A major part of his work is to understand the physics of wildfire spread using laboratory and field-scale experiments. He holds a Ph.D. in wildland fire science from Univ. California at Berkeley (1991), an M.S. in Fire Ecology from University of Washington (1986), and a B.S. in Forestry from Colorado State University (1984).

Donations to Food Share will be collected the night of the lecture.