When it comes to the music scene, Bozeman lived with an unfair reputation for a long time. While natural beauty and adventure abound in Gallatin County, Bozeman suffered from a lack of good music venues, and the resulting stereotype that the county’s most populace city never supplied quality music.
Now, things have changed with the revitalization of several venues Downtown. If you ask a local, they’ll tell you that the stereotype simply isn’t true. Not only does Bozeman routinely ship in unique and excellent music that spans genre boundaries, there are also a number of exceptional and commensurately-unique venues in which to see some of this great music.
For years now, Live from the Divide has been one of the hottest tickets in town.
While Bozeman has seen unprecedented growth in the last 20 years, nothing typifies this turnaround better than the North Bozeman neighborhood, and more specifically, businesses like Live from the Divide.
30 years ago, North Bozeman was pock-marked with condemned homes, closed storefronts and shuttered industrial spaces. Now, it’s a magnet for the town’s creative entrepreneurs and small business gurus. Live from the Divide, in a lot of ways, sits at the center of this revitalized neighborhood identity.
Live from the Divide is as much a concept as it is a music venue. The venue is located in a 100-year old rail yard building just to the East of the Wild Crumb, and offers concert-goers a certifiably unique music listening experience.
LFTD puts on up to six acoustic Americana sets each month in a venue that’s limited to just 50 seats. This cap on capacity keeps each show intimately unique, and deeply personal.
Alcohol is BYOB, and each show is rebroadcasted on KGLT, the area’s alternative radio station, as well as on the LFTD website.
Even if you haven’t heard of many of the upcoming acts, we suggest choosing a show, buying tickets, and opening yourself up to the new experience. After all, LFTD has hosted the likes of Sturgill Simpson before he made it big.
Who will you see?
Mike McLure June 19
Carson McHone July 2
Folk Revival Family July 17
All Upcoming Acts
Address: 627 East Peach Street, Bozeman, MT