Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 6:00pm/Show at 7:00PM
$22 Advance/$25 Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, February 19th at 10am.
Additional fees may apply.
The Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best- selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003),Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), andEasy Star’s Thrillah (2012), as well as original albums First Light (2011) and Until That Day (2008), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Since 2009, the All-Stars have played over 350 shows in over 30 different countries on 6 different continents, truly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae touring acts in the world.
Easy Star All-Stars will be performing “Dub Side Of the Moon” & other hits Thursday, April 28, 2016 Eagles. Eagles is located at 316 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715.
General Admission 21+ Doors at 8:00pm/Show at 9:00PM $22 Advance/$25 Day of Show Tickets on sale Friday, February 19th at 10am. Additional fees may apply. The Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best- selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), as well as original albums First Light (2011) and Until That Day (2008), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Since 2009, the All-Stars have played over 350 shows in over 30 different countries on 6 different continents, truly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae touring acts in the world. Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Cactus Records (29 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
Billings, MT--They say one's trash is another's treasure. Perhaps nowhere is that more true than when describing a man who turns discarded iron into beautiful works of art.
Having learned from his father, Frank Schwegel started creating art from horseshoes as a means to reflect his own personal style. "My father made pieces from horseshoes for years and gave them as gifts, Frank said. "When I started it was to decorate my home." Turning horseshoes into art was a natural way to combine his creativity with his love for horses. It didn't take long for his friends to take notice of his unique designs and begin placing their own custom orders.
Frank's creations are limited only by his own imagination. Some of his smaller designs include wall mounted crosses, shamrocks, hearts and welcome signs. His larger designs feature life-sized depictions of dogs, bald eagles and horse and bull heads. He also makes unique and functional horseshoe wine racks.
Frank's designs are clearly influenced by a lifetime in the west. Growing up in Montana and spending 40 years traveling in the logging trade have filled his head with an unlimited supply of artistic inspiration. Those images continue to be fueled daily by riding horses with his wife, Kathy, on their ranch near Rapid City, South Dakota. "In the last year I retired and started doing my art full-time. I'm currently working on a 3/4 scale stage coach," Frank said. He added, "Returning to do shows in Montana is great because it will always be home."
You can find a sampling of Frank's work at booth #645 inside the Montana Pavilion. He always enjoys talking about his pieces and swapping a few horse stories. You can find more about Frank's designs at www.facebook.com/ranchhorseshoeart and more information about the MATE Show and Home and Health Expo at www.themateshow.com.
By Alyssa Barnes
This February will be the 40th year of the MATE, the largest Agriculture Trade Show in the region. Since 1976 the MATE has been held the third week of February. As a part of the MATE, the Home & Health Expo offers displays of products and services specifically related to health and the home. The three day event has had an attendance of over 14,000 people. Over 550 booths display trusted equipment and the latest technology for farming and ranching. The NILE (Northern International Livestock Exposition) purchased the MATE in 2008.
Casey Donahew Band
Friday, April 1, 2016
Babcock Theatre (2810 1⁄2 Second Ave North, Billings, MT)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at / Show at
$22 Advanced/$25 Day of Show
Additional fees may apply
Tickets on sale Friday, February 19th at 10AM!
In just over 10 years, Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who consistently sells out venues across the country. From Red Rocks to his regular stomping ground, Billy Bob’s Texas, Donahew burns up stages of all sizes, serving up his own sizzling brand of country to his devoted eager fans. Donahew has topped the Texas charts time and again with each single, racking up TWELVE No. 1 singles throughout the course of his impressive, self-made career. With the help of wife Melinda, he has painstakingly carved out a niche for himself on the country scene and built his career from the ground up, one show at a time. His efforts have pushed him to heights he never could have imagined when he first plugged in on stage at the Thirsty Armadillo bar back in Fort Worth’s Stockyards in the Fall of 2002, and began constructing his own field of musical dreams. The Lone Star favorite now routinely packs venues across the country selling out rooms on a regular basis. Powering those shows are his successful albums, which consistently land at the top of the iTunes sales charts as well as songs on the Texas radio charts. Donahew has released four independent albums to critical and commercial acclaim. His 2011 release, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, debuted at No. 2 on the ITunes Country Chart and No. 10 on the Billboard Country Chart and spawned three No. 1 singles: the title track, “Double Wide Dream,” “Let’s Not Say Goodbye Again,” and “One Star Flag.” Casey’s latest CD, STANDOFF, quickly topped the iTunes Country Chart at No. 1, upon its release, and also hit the Overall iTunes Chart in the No. 8 position. STANDOFF has also yielded five No. 1 radio singles “Whiskey Baby,” “Small Town Love,” “Lovin’ Out of Control,” which is Donahew’s fastest rising single to date, “Not Ready To Say Goodnight” and the most recent No. 1, “Loser.” Donahew is currently recording his next studio album with acclaimed producer Josh Leo (Love & Theft, Timothy B. Schmit and Alabama, among others). This marks the first time Donahew has engaged a producer. Producer Josh Leohas performed on over 150 records, produced 21 singles that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, written six singles that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, and won 6 BMI Millionaire awards.
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