Missoula's got talent. Take the opportunity to see and support these local performers, some of whom have received international recognition.   

1. Caroline Keys (Americana, folk)

This Sussex School teacher has played in a number of Missoula bands, most notably Broken Valley Road Show and Stellarondo. Mean to Stay, her first solo album, was released in June 2017. Facebook Twitter

2. The Cold Hard Cash Show (classic country)

Headed up by guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson, this Missoula-based Johnny Cash tribute band has been spreading the music of The Man in Black since 2005. Facebook

3. John Floridis (bluesy, folk-rock)

Host of the Montana Public Radio program "Musician's Spotlight," guitarist and songwriter Floridis's latest album is Live from 11th & Grant. Facebook

4. Lil Smokies (progressive bluegrass)

Missoula's most popular band walked away with the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for Best Band. Facebook Twitter Instagram

5. Reverend Slanky (funk, r&b, soul)

For over a decade, this large and lively band has been using horn-powered rhythms to get Missoulians dancing and groovin to the funk. Facebook

6. Shakewell (funk, neo-soul, rock)

Shakewell's jams have been shaking up the Missoula club scene for the past five years. They released their first album, Marzula, in November 2016. Facebook Twitter Instagram

7. Shane Clouse (country)

Montana native and singer-songwriter Clouse doubles as owner and manager of The Pink Grizzly, a Missoula nursery. He's released four albums and opened for Dierks Bentley. Facebook 

8. Sho-down (country, classic rock)

This crowd-pleasing, high-energy quintet plays Missoula's Sunrise Saloon on a regular basis. Facebook

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9. Tom Catmull (alt-country, pop)

Catmull has been a fixture of Missoula's music scene for coming on two decades. He's got five albums to his credit and a relentless performing schedule. Facebook Twitter Instagram

10. The Whizpops (childrens)

Kids and their parents can both agree that The Whizpops are a blast to listen to. Ranger's Rick's Trail Mix Volume I, the band's third album, came out in 2016 in collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation. Facebook