Come join us. Stay tuned as we map out our pitstops. Generous friends of the Montrose Music Festival have agreed to host musicians as they make their way to the Montrose Music Festival in backyard or house concerts or music venue sponsors.
If you own a venue, House concert, listening room, or have a festival, and would like to be part of the road to and from Montrose, we would love for you to be part of this block booking experience!!! We'd appreciate your sponsorship if having access to the plethora of quality artists we represent helps you, but its not necessary. You can look through our lineup and hire any of our artists for your business or event just by clicking their link. We will also add your booking to our "road". We are looking at using this road for multiple events to attempt to draw more quality artists across and through the GreaT PlainS, as well as eliminating a bunch of windshield time for our artists, and getting them home with more money in their pocket, and less travel expense. This is designed to build "community" and work together to bring artists to and from Montrose, as well as your venue, rather then just hiring the artist and leaving there whole tour to and from for them to figure out. Let's HelP our artists and make there life EasY as possible on the "road to Montrose" so they not only come up to the GreaT PlainS more often...but tell there friends about us.
if your planning on supporting the Montrose Music Festival and your coming from out of town, let us help make your road trip more pleasant!!! We are building a block booking experience for all. When your planning your trip, check in here, and see intimate and private shows on the way here ,as well as the way back home. Check in often as we will be adding all the artists' tours to this site for your convenience. THANKyou
Artists, let us help you with your tour!!!! by getting on the road to Montrose, we hope to build a community for you to not only have easy contacts to fill dates in getting here, but we will direct our venues and festivals to you!!! We want to eliminate as MucH windshield time as possible as you come and experience South Dakota!!! This site should be easy to maneuver for both artists and venues to find each other....and we will do our VerY BesT to make playing the Montrose Music Festival a pleasant experience!!! Please send us a private message if there is any confusion, and check back often as this will be changing a lot as we add each artists tour schedule to and from Montrose.
NexT year...we're working toward a new idea in touring. We are planning on renting several tour vans in different areas of the country, and picking one singer/songwriter for each van. That artist will pick 2-3 artists they believe in and are comfortable traveling with. We will pay for the van rental, and gas for your "writers in the round" tour to Montrose and back, and help you book your road to and from Montrose!!!! Let's think about touring differently? I'm not asking you to do this year round, but we wanna try this idea of artists not having to drive multiple cars to the same destination. We as artists have SucH great community, let use each other to try something new???
Hello Festival Promoters!!!
Montrose has been building somewhat of a new community idea based on Pete Seeger's idea of block booking. Rather then everyone working so hard at doing there own thing. Join our Festival coop!!! lets save artists time, and countless hours of windshield time by working together? look through our lineup, and the road to and from Montrose. If we fit your schedule....join us, how ever it works for YOU!!! This experience is free at no charge to you unless you feel obligated to sponsor what we're doing. We already share advertising, volunteer staff, and organizers within three festivals in our area. we book a small percentage of the same artists so they can spend some Real time in our community through this block booking experience. You're NoT to far away to join in. check back often because we are slowly adding our artists tours, coming and going to the "Road To Montrose" book who you like, and let us add you to the road. the more that join....the less windshield time, the better use of fuel, room and board, venue advertising, as well as less weight on our artists!!! lets work together and provide more of a community experience for our artists as there out there driving across our great country.
Each year, we have an annual block party. This year, we're hosting a variety of Texas artists. More event details coming soon.
Bill Poss is a songwriter, storyteller and road-dog from Effingham, IL. Folk, bluegrass, Americana. He is also the promoter of the Moccasin Creek Music Festival.
Our generous friends, Kathy and Craig Fransen, are ready to get the Montrose Music Festival energy started early. They're inviting you to join them on their farm and listen to our featured guests.
If you're coming to the festival from the east, come join us and camp or tent at their farm Thursday night. Then, everyone will get up Friday morning and head to Montrose.
Dan Raza's distinctive approach has won him a following across the UK and abroad as he has taken his songs on the road.
Mark Stuart spends every year as a full-time working artist and musician. Mostly performing his own unique shows, doing singer-songwriter concerts, he can be witnessed excelling as a band guitarist at hometown Nashville, Tennessee gigs or sessions, too. Stuart's storytelling, guitar playing, vocals, or songs have caught the attention of music lovers.