Our flagship event is the Summer SLAM Festival. Hosted the first weekend of August, this event earns its reputation among local artists and attendees of consistently offering an expansive roster of talented Montana artisans and musicians whose abundance and variety is matched only by its quality. The festivities play host to creatives from all over our great state, welcoming those from all genres of art into the fold.
SLAM has something for everyone, offering an Artists’ Market, live Artist Demonstrations, Family Activities, a Montana-made Libations Garden, and Culinary Artisans featuring local flavors. Entertainment of all varieties graces the main stage at this free festival that showcases the many talents of Montana residents. Performances throughout the weekend include dance, theater, and live music.
A full schedule of performances, artist demonstrations, participating artists, culinary artisans, and information about SLAM is available prior to the event. Experience Montana art in its finest form and keep the arts alive and thriving in your community by attending the SLAM Summer Festival, first weekend in August every year at Bogert Park in Bozeman, MT!
We are funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.
2019 Summer SLAM Festival
11:00 AM Schubert String (Quintet classical)
11:55 AM Ukelele Cabaret
12:00 PM . Emma & The Ledge (rock)
1:00 PM . Alex Robilotta Jazz (jazz)
2:00 PM . Alex Platt Swing (swing)
3:00 PM . Love Darts (punk rock)
3:55 PM . The Verge (theater)
4:00 PM . Joe Knapp --Kelly Nicholson/Slomojoe-- (rock)
5:00 PM . Sam Platts (country/honky tonk)
6:00 PM . Tropical Bandwidth (latin jazz)
9:30 AM . Free Community Yoga class with BEND BEYOND
10:40 AM . Healing Spirals (belly dance)
11:00 AM . Wes Urbaniak (alternative)
12:00 PM . Matt Miller, Amber Ikeman, Steve Squared, Dive Bar Daughters, Jim Averitt (Americana singer songwriters powerblock-- 5 bands over 3 hours)
3:00 PM . Tom Catmull (folk)
4:00 PM . Cole & The Thornes (folk)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM . Bozeman Sewing Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM . Jason Baide from Gem Gallery
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM . Bunkhouse Brewery "The Art of Craft Brewing"
9:30 AM -11:00 AM . Yoga with Bend Beyond (mainstage)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM . Matt Piedalue - “How to Build a Monster”-ceramics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM . Dan Roberts - Luthier
Gallatin Art Crossing - sculpture/ welding
Daniel Van Antwerp
Nichole Croteau Baker
Breweries and Distilleries:
Photos from SLAM 2018 courtesy of Sorcha Matisse Brooks