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Live Performances

Lindi Ortega

July 30, 2018 - 7:30PM


Just nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards’ Roots Artist of the Year, Lindi Ortega has scaled back the boot-stomping, throwback country approach that she’s known for.  She’s set her pipes on music that reflects her lineage: Her father is Mexican; her mother is Irish.

Here at the Myrna Loy she promises the unexpected–a nuanced, irreverent spin through the jukebox of her imagination.

The sonic landscape of her new album, Liberty, is enhanced by Nashville band Steelism, known for their dramatic blend of pedal steel guitar and electric guitar, as well as Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy on harmonica. The album topped Rolling Stone Magazine’s 30 Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2018. They wrote:

Lindi Ortega’s music has always been the sonic embodiment of the red cowboy boots she’s often seen wearing: a fiery and dramatic take on modern country that’s impossible to ignore. Her fourth LP, Faded Gloryville, was no exception, but things got a bit more mysterious when she released a sober, stark EP last year that included a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting ‘Round to Die” and her own reflections on the difficulties of the creative life. For her forthcoming LP, Liberty, Ortega – now married and living back in Canada after a stint in Nashville – finds both a profound connection to her past (specifically, her Mexican and Irish heritage) and her future with her new husband through a concept album that follows a character from misery to triumph. As Hope Sandoval as it is Dolly Parton, it sure sounds liberated, too.

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.

Brew and View The Big Lebowski

August 30, 2018 - 6PM

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

Sponsored by Blackfoot River Brewing!

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

Street party starts at 6:00 PM

Film starts at 8:00 PM