Music series awakens with Here Comes the Sun

Mission Valley Live series opens with Sept. 27 with Beatles Tribute

On Stage

Mission Valley Live introduces a new season of live music with Here Comes the Sun – Beatles Tribute – 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center in the middle school.

Next is the Mission Valley Live series in Pamyua, performing Inuit soul on Oct. 28.
Next is the Mission Valley Live series in Pamyua, performing Inuit soul on Oct. 28.

The series, founded in February 2015, brings professional, live performing arts programs to Miission Valley audiences, including evening concerts and educational outreach programs to local schools.

This year’s series opens with this Beatles tribute band, featuring five top-notch vocalists and instrumentalists, celebrating the hits and the “B-sides” of one of the most influential musical groups ever. Why five performers? The Beatles were obviously the “Fab Four,” but they couldn’t perform much of their music live. By adding a fifth member, Here Comes the Sun creates a fresh and vibrant concert experience.

Here Comes the Sun also performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at UMW Beier Auditorium in Dillon.

Next up in the Mission Valley Live series is Pamyua, performing Oct. 28 at Polson High School auditorium. This unusual musical quartet blends Inuit drum/dance melodies with R&B vocal styling and arrangements.

Since forming in 2015, Robin Layne and The Rhythm Makers have been filling dance floors around Vancouver, B.C., and performing at festivals across Canada and beyond. They perform Nov. 10 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center.

Pollo Loco (aka Crazy Chicken), brings foot stompin’ country music from Great Falls to Polson High on Jan. 26.

NIC + DESI, featuring Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar, sing, dance, and share their love story in a duo celebration of classic and contemporary Broadway on March 1 at Polson High.

The String Fever String Quartet, appearing March 29 at  the Ronan Performing Arts Center, features five- and six-stringed electric violins, called violectras, plus a viola and a cello.

The ninth season ends with Montana’s own John Roberts y Pan Blanco, performing April 25 at Polson High. With vocals in Spanish, English and Portuguese, this group melds high-energy funk, African and Latin grooves with soulful instrumental solos, aimed at sharing musical and cultural diversity with the audience.

Tickets are available online, at, or at the door.