Local Music Venues 10

A Look at Billings’ Hot Spots for Live Music

As the summer winds down, it’s prime season for listening to great music, especially in Billings. Locally, there are several options for those searching for that perfect pitch in an ideal setting. Whether you’re into big names at packed arenas or your favorite group at a cozy site, Billings has plenty of high-quality venues to kick back and take in premier tunes. Here is a glimpse into some of Billings’ top stops for live music.

MetraPark

308 Sixth Ave. N., 
Billings, MT 59101
MetraPark.com

MetraPark is the local spot for the biggest names in music. The complex’s Rimrock Auto Arena is a wide open space built to accommodate more than 10,000 concertgoers. The large crowds are drawn to MetraPark because it pulls in world-famous talent from across the globe. The facility hosts concerts from a range of genres and styles. Recent concerts have featured Garth Brooks, Paul Simon and Trisha Yearwood.

Pub Station

2502 First Ave. N., 
Billings, MT 59101
1111Presents.com

Pub Station offers a variety of music with options for close-up experiences as well as larger, high-energy concerts. The facility features 32 beers on tap, a dance floor and a classic arcade room. Known for its wide offering of music bookings, Pub Station hosts both little-known up-and-comers and premier popular artists. Some recent concerts at Pub Station have included Flobots, Reel Big Fish, Turnpike Troubadours and Shakey Graves.

The Garage at Yellowstone 
Valley Brewing Co.

2123 First Ave. N. B, 
Billings, MT 59101
YellowstoneValleyBrew.com

Affectionately labeled “The Garage” by local patrons, this space brings a close, intimate feel to listeners. The venue features beverages brewed on location and live shows often highlight the best in local talent. It is ideal for local music lovers and audience members looking for a close-up, underground feel. The Garage holds regular open mic nights for local artists, features a routine Acoustic Sunday Session and has live entertainment throughout the week. Some recent performers have included Taylor Scott Band, Stiletto and High Country String Band.

Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

1335 Holiday Circle, Billings, MT 59101
YellowstoneCellars.com

In addition to being known for its quality wine selection, Yellowstone Cellars & Winery features a variety of live music. The winery hosts live performances every Friday and Saturday night, featuring music from blues, jazz, folk, rock ‘n’ roll and country artists. Local and regional artists make up much of the venue’s bookings, and space offers listeners a close-up feel within a relaxed atmosphere. Some recent performances have included music from Krystal Hudak, Cedar Ridge and Chris & the Side Guy.