Knitting Factory & Big Sky Brewing join forces

New amphitheater debuts this summer at Missoula brewery and concert venue

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Big Sky Brewing Company concert venue
Big Sky Brewing Company’s new concert venue debuts June 3.

Knitting Factory Presents (KFP) and Big Sky Brewing Company (BSBC) BSBC have broken ground on several key infrastructure improvements after more than a year of in-depth planning. The locally owned and operated brewery, based in Missoula, will now feature an engineered amphitheater bowl, improving sight lines for all concert goers and allowing for multiple mixed configurations, including general admission and reserved seated options.

The new stage house will provide artists with a state of the art performance space and upgraded production capabilities. The venue offers scenic views of Lolo Peak and Big Sky Country sunsets.

“Big Sky Brewing Company has had a great time hosting concerts such as Bob Dylan, Pretty Lights, Wilco, The Decemberists, Chris Young, Lindsey Stirling and more in our backyard over the past six summer seasons,” said Neal Leathers, president and co-founder of BSBC. “These concerts have allowed us to contribute nearly $500,000 to local non-profit organizations serving the Missoula community at large.”

After nine months of designing site improvements, obtaining construction permits and hiring contractors, the brewing company has launched its new and improved venue. “We can’t wait to show it off to concertgoers and for the 2017 concert season to begin!”

To date, KFP and BSBC have hosted over 60 concerts at the brewery’s current home in Missoula and the 2017 Summer Concert Series has already lined up eight shows: The Trey Anastasio Band headlines the grand-reopening of the venue on Saturday, June 3; other performers include Rebelution June 23, Sublime with Rome July 4, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals July 18, UB40 legends Ali, Astro and Mickey July 19, Michael Franti and Spearhead Sept. 11. The Decemberists debut the inaugural Travelers’ Rest festival Aug. 12-13.

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