The Western Montana Fair Stampede Music Stage showcases aspiring and legendary artists, both local and national. It is the platform that appeals to all walks of life, from Country to Rock and Roll and everything in-between, embodying the inclusive spirit of the Fair. The best part? It’s absolutely Free to attend thanks to our Free Admission sponsors.
TYLER BARHAM - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019 AT 5PM - AND NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE RODEO
If in today’s music environment, online followings are the foundation of an artist’s career, then Montana native Tyler Barham’s career is solid as a rock. This Country singer-songwriter, with a voice that has been described as ringing like a bell, has built a foundation of more than 50,000 dedicated online fans with over 9 million views. Raised in Florence, Montana; Tyler began singing when he was nine. Although he enjoyed singing different styles of music, it did not take him long to realize his heart (and eventually his baritone voice) belonged to country music.
BOP A DIPS - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019 AT 9PM
The Bop-A-Dips unique brand of Nostalgic music choices coupled with great vocal harmonies, comedy, energetic stage performance, crowd participation and showmanship has all contributed to the groups incredible longevity. The Bop-A-Dips performances have been described as American Graffiti, The Big Chill, Vaudeville and just pure entertainment. Witness the show, experience the energy and you'll be among those that can say "I Bopped Till I Dropped." Anyway you describe it; The Bop-A-Dips are the very best and most versatile nostalgia bands available today for all ages of audience from family fun venues to mature adult settings......It's Bopapalooza Time !
PARKER BROWN - THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 3:30 PM
Specializing in double bass, electric bass and guitar, Parker Brown is a private instructor, songwriter, and freelance and studio musician.
As a freelance musician Parker has performed in shows with jazz musicians Jeff Hamilton, Ronnie Bedford, Jack Walrath, John Stowell, John Harbaugh, and Nick Mancini. As a studio musician Parker has recorded bass and guitar on over twenty albums, and his first solo album, We Were Young, won best album in 2016 for the Billings music awards.
GRANT JONES - THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 5PM
Grant grew up in Billings, Montana. He spent years playing in a number of bands and various styles of music before turning to his own songs and sound. Grant's music reflects elements of indie, alternative rock, and roots-Americana traditions. With bandmates Phillip Griffin, Keller Paulson, Parker Brown, and Erik Olson, Grant's songs take you from introspective lyrics to gently raucous choruses. More than anything, his songs are stories. Grant takes on subjects personal and political, wondering aloud in ways that are honest but opaque, cutting yet gentle. His lyrics are all his own.
JUNIOR - THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 9PM - AND NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE RODEO
At the junction of sparse folk, pop, and cosmic country you'll find Junior, helmed by two distinct and complementary songwriters. Hermina's wide alto aches out lines like "I know I'm not allowed to call you on the phone...but I'm getting tired of being either loved or gone." Caroline's songs playfully question gendered experiences and expectations. "Have you tried domestication? How did that work out for you? Did it feel like abdication? But were you grateful for the food?"
MILLER CAMPBELL - FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 & SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019 AT 5PM
On Sweet Whiskey, Seattle, WA country artist (you read that right) Miller Campbell has boldly declared her intent to claim a prominent place in the canon of western music. It would serve us all well to take Ms. Campbell at her word. Armed with a voice at turns clear and bright as high mountain air and round, warm, and rough in all the right places, Campbell sings with a natural assuredness usually only found in artists with decades of experience. She gets it honest, but almost never got here at all.
MCKENNA FAITH - FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 AT 9PM - AND NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE RODEO
McKenna Faith is a country music singer/songwriter and recording artist, born and raised in Northern California. While pursuing her passion for horses, she had an impressive career as a champion barrel racer. She began performing the National Anthem, which led to half-time performances- and her love for music took over. She traded rodeo weekends and her saddle for a mic and guitar. McKenna began writing and recording music at 13 and started touring. When she turned 21, she made the big move and to call Nashville home permanently.
WADE HAYES - SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019 AT 9PM - AND NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE RODEO
Country music's power has always been in its ability to reflect real life, and few artists have a stronger gift for capturing both heartache and hope than Wade Hayes. In the past few years, the singer/songwriter has navigated a complicated journey that has produced some of the most potent songs of his already impressive career. Surviving stage IV colon cancer, not just once but twice, has given Hayes a unique perspective of the fragility of life and the strength of the human spirit. Those lessons learned are embodied in the songs on Go Live Your Life.