Free live music in downtown Bozeman is a much-loved tradition, known as Music on Main. The 2024 music lineup and schedule of events is better than ever, and continues the tradition of family fun on Main Street on Thursday nights.

Bozeman's Music on Main happens on Main Street on Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The two blocks of Main Street are closed to vehicular traffic no later than 6pm, and cars will have to detour around via the one-way streets.

If you can walk downtown to Music on Main, do it! Not having a car makes things even easier. Carpooling is another highly recommended option. There are many public parking lots in downtown, but Music on Main is very popular and there are only so many parking spots.

Live music (schedule below) begins at 7pm and runs until 8:30pm. Weather occasionally plays a hand in Music on Main, but usually not. Conditions have to become quite poor leading up to Music on Main for events to be cancelled :-)

Not all of the following organizations will be present every night, but they'll rotate throughout Music on Main Thursday nights. Kids' activities and other booths will be hosted by the following groups:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country
  • Big Sky Youth Empowerment (BYEP)
  • Bozeman Elks Lodge
  • Bozeman Health Cancer Center
  • Bozeman Symphony
  • DAWGS Amateur Ice Hockey
    Family Outreach
  • Gallatin City - County Health Department
  • Gallatin County DUI Task Force
  • Gallatin Ice | Bozeman Ice Dogs
  • Gallatin Valley YMCA
  • Haven
  • HRDC Blueprint Continuum
  • HRDC Streamline and Galavan
  • Milton Menasco Foundation
  • Montana Wilderness School
  • Mountain Mamas
  • MSU Graduate School
  • Pride House | Queer Bozeman
  • ROC Wheels, Inc
  • The River Church Kid's Ministry
  • Yellowstone Forever

Kids' activities, hosted by various community organizations, begin at 6:30pm on the south portion of Main and Bozeman. (Just south of the main intersection.) These activities are free, but require an adult present.

  • July 11th – Tylor & the Train Robbers
  • July 18th – Diggin Dirt
  • July 25th – Savvy
  • August 1st – North Fork Crossing
  • August 8th – Float Like a Buffalo
  • August 15th – Michael Weber
Music on Main 2024 - Downtown Bozeman
Music on Main 2024 - Downtown Bozeman

There is an open container waiver during Music on Main events, for those who are 21 years of age and older. However, no outside alcohol is allowed within the Music on Main area. Alcohol music be purchased from a downtown business, and proof of ID must be presented.

"The Open Container Waiver allows for anyone over the age of 21 to have an open container of alcohol within the "event area" purchased by one of the licensed beverage establishments within the "event area" ONLY. The "event area" includes; Main Street from Black to Rouse Avenues and side-streets to the alleys during the Music on Main event from 6-9 PM on Thursday nights from July 11th – August 15th, 2024 ONLY. "

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