Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Modernist Intersections Reception
Yellowstone Art Museum – Come celebrate our newest exhibition "Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection" on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the YAM.. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free for Members or with regular paid museum admission. This exhibition was drawn from a private collection in Santa Fe, and reveals the multiple intersections between various 20th-century artworks. The connections formed are sometimes obvious, often surprising, and in some cases completely serendipitous in their connection with topical political concerns of the 21st century. The exhibition includes works by regionally, nationally, and internationally known artists such as Bill Schenck, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among many others. http://www.artmuseum.org/exhibition/modernist-intersections/ LEAD SPONSOR: Anonymous, Anonymous CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: Anonymous
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 4:00 PM
99th Great American Pro Hill Climb
Billings Motorcycle Club – 99th Annual Great American Championship Pro Hill Climb Pro Event July 28, Friday 4PM – 11PM Pro Event July 29, Saturday 1PM – 11PM Trophy Hill Climb July 28, Friday 8AM - 3PM Two-Day Event: The Great American Professional Hill Climb is one of the Nation’s Largest Hill Climbs and is Billings, Montana’s premier outdoor moto event with event features including racing under the lights, side-by-side racing under the lights and new extreme hill designs and courses for each day. So fasten your seatbelts and mark your calendars for one of Billings Montana’s longest-running and extreme outdoor entertainment events … The BMC’s Great American Championship Hill Climb! This special event and the gnarly, unparalleled vertical mountain terrain found only at the BMC grounds, truly make it The Hill Climbing Capitol of the World.® A $50,000+ purse and the rights to one of the most prestigious hill climbing championships, attract professional motorcycle athletes from local, regional, national and international locations. Spectators come from around the Nation and Canada, filling the viewing areas and beyond to witness the pro champion riders and qualified challengers battle it out to the top of BMC’s Great American Hill. The 2-day event begins on Friday with afternoon and evening races that lead into the night with stunning vertical Side-by-Side “Showdown” racing under the lights. Saturday includes 601 cc bike, exhibition racing and later, the famous battles under the lights including side-by-side races. Saturday night the Great American Champion will be crowned. Entry Fee Tickets available only at the event gate. $15 Adult, one day or $25 for both days. Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult. Competitor Information Pro Online signup (deadline is July 21 at 11:55 PM) available at https://billingsmotorcycleclub.webconnex.com/greatamerican Trophy Climb (Friday July 28) download the sign up form www.bmcmontana.com Camping, Parking, Food, Beverage and Spectators Camping Fee (All Weekend) $30 Plenty of car parking, special motorcycle parking up front, and a variety of food and beverage concessions are available. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, tarp covers, toy haulers, campers, trailers, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful weekend of watching. Camping is available: $30 for the weekend. Related BMC Events Big Sky Challenge, Buffalo Wyoming Hill Climb, Nightmare Hill Climb, Fall Hill Climb Gas and Service Gas and market items at Casey’s Corner Gas station, 1.5 miles away. Moto parts and some mechanic service will be available onsite. Restrictions No outside alcohol, pets or camp fires. Friday, 4PM to 11PM - Trophy Hill Climb (just West of the main events) starts the weekend racing - Professional 450cc, Pro Altered, Masters and Senior Races - Under the Light racing and Side-by-Side Vertical “Showdown” - Pit Access and rider meets at any time Saturday, 1PM to 11PM - Exhibition 0-700 cc - Exhibition 701 – Open Big Bikes - Under the Light racing and Side-by-Side Vertical “Showdown” - Pit Access and rider meets at any time Contact the Promoters with any questions Cord Mitchell 406-672-8383 Darrell Devitt 406-855-9988 Trophy Hill Climb Promoters: Travis Spadt 406-694-3699 Erin Spadt 406-696-6804
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 30 @ 5:30 PM
Women's Retreat
Word of Life Fellowship – “Be Bold.”“Be Obedient.” “Be Healed.” “Be Encouraged, Dear Woman.” Join us for this year’s women’s retreat, July 28-30, at Abba’s Haven for our mountaintop experience. Early bird cost through July 17 is $80; cost after July 17 is $85. To register please stop at the table at the back or go online to www.wordoflifebillings.org. For additional information contact Krista at kdavis@wordoflifebillings.org or call the church office at 655-2002.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM
Billings Studio Theatre Special Event Just Add Water
Billings Studio Theatre – Just Add Water is a Billings Studio Theatre Special Event Three Performances Only Friday July 28th; 7:30 PM, Saturday July 29th, 7:30 PM Sunday July 30th 2:00 PM’ Synopsis JUST ADD WATER is the comic and touching tale of the Hoffman boys, three brothers who are unexpectedly brought together to deal with important family business. They don't agree on anything, and are faced with a family dilemma – how best to memorialize dear ol’ dad. But the Hoffmans are no ordinary family. Add to the mix loopy aunt Maggie, a philosophical repairman, a frustrated actress, and simmering childhood memories, and you have the comedic recipe for an exploding pressure cooker of laughs. Written by Emmy winner John Ludin, Just Add Water uses a comedic magnifying glass to examine parents, sibling rivalries and family reunions. With an unbearable heatwave adding to the tensions, the Hoffman household is anything but tranquil. Fortunately, help arrives from a mysterious visitor who proves that laughter truly is the best medicine. Just Add Water premiered in May of 2016 at The Ellen Theatre in Bozeman, MT. The original cast has been reunited for this limited engagement at Billings Studio Theatre. The cast includes Joel Jahnke, Rhonda Smith, Keith Krutchkoff, Mark Kuntz, Valarie Andrews, Kathy Jahnke and Harry Jahnke. Set design is by M.A. Hare, costume design by Michael Dixon and the production is directed by John Ludin. NOTE: There are adult themes and some language; recommended for audiences ages 15 and up. The Cast An Accountant ….…………Keith Krutchkoff An Editor ….…….…………Mark Kuntz A Mom………..…………… Kathy Jahnke An Aunt …………………… Rhonda Smith A Beauty Products Expert Valarie Andrews A Visitor ………….…….… Joel Jahnke A Priest …….…………… Harry Jahnke For Tickets Billings Studio Box Office Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Call 248-1141 Or online at www.billingsstudiotheatre.com Prices $20 Adults $18 Students and Seniors Three Performances Only Friday July 28th; 7:00 PM, Saturday July 29th, 7:00 PM Sunday July 30th 2:00 PM’ Comments about the Show Just Add Water’ is a play drenched in wit, its characters complete with feet of clay and hearts of gold.” Frank & Adele Seitz
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM
Asleep at the Wheel at The Pub Station Ballroom
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission RESERVED SEATING-Limited availability, 1 table with 6 chairs = $303 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2nx08qx • www.thepubstation.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • 1-877-987-6487 ******************* Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 46 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-winning 'Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys' is the band's most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star line up includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show and many other fine talents. Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2016. Now traveling as an 8-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you'll be dancin' down the aisles and swingin' all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 1:00 PM
Parkview Show'n Shine
Yellowstone Valley Mustang Club – We show up in our cars and hangout while letting the seniors at Parkview get out and enjoy the cars.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 - Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM
Turnpike Troubadours, Shooter Jennings & Waymore's Outlaws
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2nEV1Iz • www.thepubstation.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • 1-877-987-6487 ******************** Times are tough for just about everyone these days, especially for those who live in what is often referred to as the “flyover states,” in the heart of the country. People have become tougher, their skins have grown thicker and they have become much harder to win over. That especially holds true when it comes to the music that rolls into the bars, music halls and honky tonks of their towns. The overwhelming success that Turnpike Troubadours have had on the so-called Red Dirt circuit of those states says a lot about the quintet’s authenticity and fire, particularly because their music is not exactly what that scene in known for producing. “When we first started playing, people couldn’t have cared less that we were there,” recalls Troubadours’ frontman Evan Felker. “They were there to drink beer and raise hell and they didn’t really care what music was playing while they did it. But as we went on and as we got better, they started to listen. I mean, they were still drinkin’ plenty of beer, but before too long, they were actually coming to hear us and asking us to play our songs, and not just covers of traditional favorites and all the other stuff we’d been doing.” Not only did the crowds get more attentive, they kept getting bigger. As time went on, and the Troubadours broadened their touring circle, they moved on from tiny clubs in the more obscure corners of the Sooner state and started hitting – and selling out – prestigious venues like Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, the Firehouse Saloon in Houston and Antone’s in Austin. Over the course of the past five years, Felker, bassist RC Edwards, fiddle player Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson, have honed the rowdy, quick-witted sound that’s brought folks of all stripes together in front of those stages. And on Goodbye Normal Street, the Troubadours’ third full-length album, the band takes that blend of nice and easy and nice and rough and distills it into a 43-minute ride that takes in the scenery of America’s Heartland and the inner workings of a group of 20-somethings on a quest for something better. “This time around, we tried to balance things out,” says bassist Edwards, who shelved a steady gig as a pharmacist in late 2011 to concentrate on the band. “We wanted to combine the idea of getting something perfect, the way you can only do in a proper studio, with the energy of playing in front of a thousand people jumping around and screaming.” They attack that goal with gusto on Goodbye Normal Street, putting the pedal to the metal on “Before the Devil Knows We’re Dead” (a breakneck romp about regular folks who lived hard and died in a blaze of glory) and dialing back to a sensual closing-time waltz on “Call a Spade a Spade” (a cheater’s lament on which Felker duets with Jamie Wilson of the Trishas). Felker, who writes the majority of the lyrics – with an assist from Edwards, who penned the semi-autobiographical “Morgan Street,” about the band’s hardscrabble early days - has a knack for capturing slices of life in vivid detail. He can hit hard emotionally with a song like “Blue Star” (a bittersweet tale of a veteran returning from war) or tweak the listener with something like “Gin, Smoke and Lies” (on which he contrasts his own romantic plight with that of a rooster who manages to satisfy 20 partners, and not just one). “All the songs are about people we know,” he says. “And yeah, some of them are probably about me to some degree – the guy who ticks off the wrong girl from Arkansas, and the guy who doesn’t always like what he sees himself becoming. Mostly though, I think they’re just honest.” The band – which took its name from the Indian Nation Turnpike that connected so many of the smaller towns where they cut their teeth – gradually evolved from offering acoustic explorations of tunes by Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker to kicking out three or four sets a night of full-throttle roadhouse country – tinged with the punk rock attitude that was in the air during the members’ teen years. “We all pretty much grew up with hardcore country music around us,” says Felker. “I mean, sure, there was rock stuff in there, but the real old-school stuff, plus exposure to folks like Jason Boland and Cross Canadian Ragweed, really affected what we were playing. We’re really a product of both our influences and our environment. It wasn’t something that we sat in a room and dreamed up in one day.” That’s clear. The raw-boned energy of their 2007 debut, Bossier City, cut on a shoestring budget and aimed squarely at getting boots on the dance floor earned raves from many corners, including No Depression, which dubbed it “a testament to the small towns in which they were raised … with stories of longing, humor, tragedy and general life in rural America.” The quintet broadened its horizons on its sophomore outing, Diamonds and Gasoline, which spawned the Americana favorite “Every Girl” and brought them to the attention of folks throughout the country, and overseas. And with Goodbye Normal Street – the name a reference to another longtime band residence as well as a state of mind that they left behind long ago – they set their sights on conquering even more expansive territories. With songs like the blue-collar anthem “Southeastern Son” and the universally understandable breakup plaint “Wrecked,” they look pretty likely to conquer them. “This music, at its best, can put into words what we have been thinking for our entire lives,” says Felker, “and even at its worst, it gets people drinking beer and makes people happy. Either of those is fine with me.”
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jul 31 @ 9:30 AM
Insects
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Join us for a creepy crawly fun in the world of insects. Explore how insects live, their habits, and how insects can help humans. We will have edible creepy crawlies and make bug crafts to take home.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Aug 2 @ 10:00 AM
YAM's Coloring Book Marathon
Yellowstone Art Museum – Have some fun! In honor of National Coloring Book Day on August 2, 2017, the Yellowstone Art Museum will hold a coloring marathon from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come and go throughout the entire day. You’re welcome to bring your personal coloring book and tools from home to work on at the museum. Free for members and High 5 Pass cardholders, or included with regular museum admission. At the same time, the YAM will introduce their new artists’ coloring book, with each page designed by a different Montana artist. Coloring supplies and the coloring books will be available for purchase.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Aug 2 @ 8:00 PM
Jason Eady at Pub Station
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2uJ2EPt • www.thepubstation.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • 1-877-987-6487 ******************* On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the- curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots- oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting. The follow-up to 2014’s critically praised Daylight/Dark—an album that “belongs on a shelf next to Dwight Yoakam’s Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room, Joe Ely’s Letter to Laredo, and yes, even Willie Nelson’s Phases and Stages,” according to AllMusic—Eady’s latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012’s AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting the album’s acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic. “At the beginning I told everyone I wanted to make a record where, if the power went out, we could still sit down and play all the songs the exact same way,” says Eady, who points out that steel guitar is the only electric instrument featured on the album. Despite its subtle approach, the album radiates a warm vitality that’s got much to do with Eady’s gift for nuanced yet unaffected slice-of-life storytelling. “I’ve always been drawn to writing that’s got a simplicity to it, where you’re digging deep into real day-to-day life,” he notes. Here, that means touching on such matters as turning 40 (on the reflective, soul-stirring “40 Years”), his daughter’s growing up and going off to college (on the sweetly heartbreaking “Not Too Loud”), and the everyday struggle to “embrace the messy parts of life instead of trying to get the point where you’ve somehow fixed all your problems” (on “Rain,” a joyfully determined anthem featuring SteelDrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers). Throughout the album, Eady’s soulfully rugged voice blends in beautiful harmonies with his wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton. And on “No Genie in This Bottle,” the legendary Vince Gill lends his singular vocals to what Eady refers to as a “good old country drinking song.” In each track, Eady reveals a sharp sense of songcraft he’s honed since childhood. “Even back in my early days of getting into music, I always cared more about the writers than the singers,” says Eady, who grew up in Jackson. “I’d look up who’d written a certain song, and then go seek out more songs from that writer.” At age 14—the same year he started writing his own material—Eady began performing in local bars and showing his natural grasp of everything from soul and R&B to blues and country. After some time in the Air Force, he moved to Fort Worth and started playing open mic nights, where he quickly built up a devoted following. By 2005, Eady had made his debut with the independently released From Underneath The Old. For Eady—who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations—instilling each song with so much graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill in creating the new album. “When you first get started making music, your ideas are grandiose and more about the big picture. But the longer I’ve done this, the more I’ve realized that the real joy comes from the process rather than the end goal,” he says. “Now it’s about getting better and finding more of myself with every album. So instead of writing what I think people want to hear, I’m writing what I want to write and trusting that—as long as it’s coming from an honest place—it’ll hopefully mean something to the people listening too.”
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Aug 3 @ 7:00 PM
In This Moment, Motionless in White, Vimic, Little Miss Nasty
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 6PM Doors/7PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2peNbEf • www.1111presents.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • Shrine Auditorium (1125 Broadwater Ave, Billings) • 1-877-987-6487 ******************* Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It's both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn't all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow. "Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness," explains Maria. "She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That's the album." "We went into this with the title Black Widow," says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she's like the black widow pulling them all in." The record, the first for the band on Atlantic Records, picks up where the group's 2012 breakthrough, Blood, left off. That album saw In This Moment debut at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart position to date, and eventually sold over 250,000 units in the U.S. alone. It also spawned the single "Blood," which rose to #9 on the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Songs charts. A sold out headline tour, HELLPOP, followed, as well as appearances at the Uproar Festival and Rock On The Range, and jaunts with Shinedown and Papa Roach. After the whirlwind of Blood subsided, Maria and Chris retreated to Las Vegas in February 2014 to begin working on what would become Black Widow with longtime producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch]. While writing and recording in the studio, Maria and Chris both tapped into the fearless ethos that characterized Blood, inciting their next creative evolution in the process. "It's almost like I was growing up in this industry," Maria admits. "I swear I went from a girl to a woman. I used to hold myself back, and I had all of these fears. I woke up one day and realized it doesn't matter what anybody thinks. We have to do what we want to do. When I did that, I was freed. We could do this big grandiose show, and we could make the music we wanted. It began with Blood. That's where we started to come alive and figure out who we really are. We let go of any walls and limitations. Black Widow is us doing what's in our hearts." "Black Widow is a progression from the last record," Chris affirms. "That opened up the floodgates for us. There were no boundaries. We could just go for it. We weren't afraid of any ideas. We didn't worry about anyone's opinion. We approached the music with that attitude." Their boundless approach shines through in album opener "Sex Metal Barbie." Tempering an industrial crunch and sexually charged synths with gnashing riffs and hauntingly hypnotic vocal delivery, the track instantly transfixes, calling out haters who hide behind keyboards.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM
ArtWalk and Jam at the YAM
Yellowstone Art Museum – Museum admission is free during Artwalk and will once again begin with an early bird starting at 4 p.m. at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Meet your friends at the YAM to start your ArtWalk. Enjoy live music by Shane de Leon while checking out our newest exhibitions. Don't miss this opportunity to see the immersive exhibition "Archaea: Rosane Volchan O’Conor" closing on August 6th. The Art Collectors’ Corner will feature the work of Barbara Garrett, Steve Haraden, Neil Jussila, Steve Kuennen, Nick Lamb, Jim Poulson, Marc Vischer and Carol Welch as well as other selected work. Artwork in the Art Collectors’ Corner is available for purchase. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres provided, free parking, and first drink is free for new member sign-ups.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 5:00 PM
Summer ArtWalk in Downtown Billings
Yellowstone Art Museum – For more information, visit our Facebook page @ Billings Artwalk and check out our new, mobile friendly website: www.artwalkbillings.com. ArtWalk Downtown Billings is held five times each season. Many say it is downtown's best event.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM
First Free Friday Night
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Join Wise Wonders for an evening of fun and discovery for free from 6:00pm-8:oopm!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 7:00 PM
Flat Track #3 Under the Lights
Billings Motorcycle Club – Flat Track – Under the Lights Enjoy a high speed and classic American motorcycle event, the Flat Track! Races are Under the Lights on a fast 3/8 mile oval course equipped with bleachers and concessions. Flat track bikes are some of the fastest bikes on dirt … running serious miles an hour into each rear-sliding oval end turn. BMC flat track races continue to attract athletes from all over the region to challenge their bullet speed skills on Billings’ dirt. Watch new and vintage bike classes battle for the fastest finish. High speed flat track is fun for the whole family. Entry Fee Adults $10, Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult. Parking, Food, Beverage, Service and Spectators Plenty of parking, bleacher seating and concessions are available and family picnics are encouraged. Bring your lawn chairs, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful day of riding and watching. Camping is available. Gas and market items are 1.5 miles at Casey’s Corner. Competitor Information Race sign ups are from 4PM – 7PM, pits open at 4 PM, racing starts at 8PM. Classes include, Regular Flat Track bikes, Knobby, Vintage, and 4-Wheeler/ATV. Additional classes can be made if there are enough riders, such as beginner or 3-Wheeler etc. Some Pro events restrict ATV classes. Related BMC Events Flat Track Series #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, MX Scrambles Related Events this season This is a 5 Race Series on Saturday nights, plus the WarmUp® Flat Track with visiting Pros Restrictions No pets allowed. Contact the Promoters with any questions Nick Gabel: 406-839-3353 or Mike Marsh 406-656-9960
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM
The WarmUp® Flat Track with Visiting Pros
Billings Motorcycle Club – BMC Flat Track #5 Under the Lights: The WarmUp® with Visting Pros Enjoy a high speed and classic American motorcycle event, the Flat Track! Races are Under the Lights on a fast 3/8 mile oval course equipped with bleachers and concessions. Flat track bikes are some of the fastest bikes on dirt … running serious miles an hour into each rear-sliding oval end turn. BMC flat track races continue to attract athletes from all over the region to challenge their bullet speed skills on Billings’ dirt. Watch new and vintage bike classes battle for the fastest finish. High speed flat track is fun for the whole family. Entry Fee Adults $10, Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult. Parking, Food, Beverage, Service and Spectators Plenty of parking, bleacher seating and concessions are available and family picnics are encouraged. Bring your lawn chairs, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful day of riding and watching. Camping is available. Gas and market items are 1.5 miles at Casey’s Corner. Competitor Information Race sign ups are from 4PM – 7PM, pits open at 4 PM, racing starts at 8PM. Classes include, Regular Flat Track bikes, Knobby, Vintage, and 4-Wheeler/ATV. Additional classes can be made if there are enough riders, such as beginner or 3-Wheeler etc. Some Pro events restrict ATV classes. Related BMC Events Flat Track Series #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, MX Scrambles Restrictions No pets allowed. Contact the Promoters with any questions Nick Gabel: 406-839-3353 or Mike Marsh 406-656-9960
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Aug 6 @ 12:00 PM
Xmas in August
Yellowstone Valley Mustang Club – It's our Christmas party in August, HO! HO!HO!
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Aug 6 @ 1:30 PM
Church Baptism & Potluck
Word of Life Fellowship – Are you are interested in being water baptized? If so, please pick up a baptism information sheet at the Info Center, call the church office at 655-2002 or email tgriggs@wordoflifebillings.org. The entire congregation is invited out to celebrate on Sunday, August 6 at 1:30pm at Lake Elmo in the Heights. The church will provide fried chicken and beverages. Last names A-K: bring a salad and L-Z: bring a dessert.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Aug 6 @ 7:00 PM
He Is Legend, Islander, To Speak of Wolves at Pub Station
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 6PM Doors/7PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2sLAr9p • www.thepubstation.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • 1-877-987-6487 ****************** Belief can be a powerful thing. When shared even among a small group, possibilities remain endless. That brings us to He Is Legend’s fifth full-length offering, few [Spinefarm Records]. The communal faith belonging to a cadre of musicians, artists, and fans brought the collection to life. That’s why the title, a nod to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s occult treasure The Voice of the Silence, feels so cosmically apropos for the Wilmington, NC quartet—Schuylar Croom [vocals], Adam Tanbouz [lead guitar], Matty Williams [bass], and Denis Desloge [guitar]. “This is dedicated to the people who supported us through everything,” declares Croom. “I was inspired by the words of Helena Blavatsky. She’s basically the godmother of the occult, and she dedicated one of her books to the few. Basically, that means the few that follow the way. I thought it was very fitting for what we do. It took just a few artists and a few thousand of our fans to come through and say, ‘Fuck yeah, we want you to do another record.’ We left it up to them.” In 2015, He Is Legend wrapped up a marathon tour cycle for 2014’s triumphant Heavy Fruit with the likes of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Wilson. As songs like “This Will Never Work” cracked 370K Spotify streams, Heavy Fruit elevated the group to a new plateau with acclaim from Alternative Press, Revolver Magazine, L.A. Music Blog, New Noise, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. Returning home, the boys allowed their audience to make a decision on what would become album number five… “We started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo,” Croom goes on. “If we met the goal, we’d do it. If not, we wouldn’t. It was all or nothing. The response was pretty overwhelming. We found new life, energy, and creativity in this as a result.” With unique incentives like smoking jackets, amulets, and action figures, He Is Legend impressively raised 124% of their goal. During December 2015, the band retreated to a remote cabin in Carrboro, NC just 20 minutes from Warrior Sound: the studio where they cut both Heavy Fruit and It Hates You. The snowy setting and isolation instigated inspiration within Croom. “The cabin was really pivotal for us,” he says. “There was no cell phone service. The couple that owned it had dogs and cats roaming free. It’s this nice place literally in the middle of nowhere. Rather than turning on the TV at night, we’d be sitting around a fire to stay warm drinking wine. It brought an element of darkness out of me. I was in a strange place, dealing with some personal and family issues. I channeled that as I was stuck in the snow lonely. There was this longing for summer. In my eyes, the cabin had more to do with this music than we would readily admit.” This time around, the guys produced few with Warrior Sound owner Al Jacobs. They amplified every element of their signature style. Summoning ghosts of White Zombie, Soundgarden, and Nirvana, the riffs hit harder, the lyrics cut deeper, and the rhythms stick longer. “We tried to go for a minimalist approach,” he goes on. “We wanted to focus on all of the aspects we’ve ever brought to the table. There was a lot of anger and hostility in the music. That mainly came out of us redefining what we used to do really well. Our sound has changed a lot over the years, but that’s important for us to grow. Our fans expect us to morph a little. There’s a little bit of all our previous records in this.” few takes flight on the hypnotic guitars and haunting harmonies of opener “Air Raid.” It quickly blasts off into a gut-punching slam and powerful chant, “I don’t know why she’s out of breath at the door of death.” “‘Air Raid’ hits you like the fucking end of the world,” he exclaims. “It’s pretty self-explanatory as far as the lyrics go. It’s about how the earth wants humans to be gone. We’re a fucking cancer. It could shake us off like a dog shakes off flees. It’s as political as I’ve ever gotten.” “Sand” snaps into a barrage of distortion and percussion before slipping into one of the set’s most unforgettable choruses. “It’s the shortest song,” he continues. “It’s a banger that gets in and gets out. Lyrically, it’s about personal issues in my life I’ve been facing for a while.” Elsewhere, the psychedelic elegance of “Gold Dust” unlocks another facet of the fours-piece. “That might be my favorite song,” he admits. “There’s always one song that pushes where we are and shows where we could go next—or might not ever go again. I used a lot of imagery from a story that a friend told me. He ate mushrooms and had a spiritual awakening. I wrote from his experience and weaved some of my own into it. It’s about trying to see again what you’ve seen when you’re under the influence.” Completing the album, He Is Legend found the right partner for release in Spinefarm Records. Now, few are about to become many in 2017. “I want fans to feel like this album is theirs since they were ultimately responsible for it,” Croom leaves off. “We had to make it perfect for them. It’s important for us to hug them and say thank you as much as possible. We accomplished something great through having a cult following that wanted us to continue. I think it’s important for people to know that and see this came to life because of them.”
 
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    Monday Aug 7 @ 10:00 AM
Young Author's Camp
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Sharpen your pencils and come learn different styles of writing; including poetry, story starters and more. We will even hear from a real author about what it's like to write a book. Please bring a sack lunch (we are a nut-free facility) and a water bottle. Ages: 8-13 If you are a member please use the pay by check option to get $5.00 discount. Thanks