Allow me to say I told you so: 2013 was a lucky year for event-goers in Billings. The calendar was packed with concerts, live theater, art and festivals. Top-notch acts and events kept our dance cards full with a variety wider than the Magic City itself.
Quenby & the West of Wayland Band, led by singer and guitarist Quenby Landiorio, plays the final show at Bones Brewing. Admission is free for Saturday night’s show.
Conner Roma delivers his stand-up act at Bones Brewing during the Montana Comedy Competition. Roma, performing in front of an audience for only the fourth time, impressed the judges and captured first place.
Lukas Seely holds the traveling trophy for the Montana Comedy Competition, presented Saturday to Conner Roma. Seely started the tradition of a traveling trophy, having won the prize himself as a young comic.
At 12, Jaden Carlson is playing guitar and performing way beyond her years. In fact, the Boulder, Colo., native is playing beyond the ability of singer/songwriters twice her age.
Stand Up and Rock, a unique paring of comedy and rock, is Saturday night at Bones Brewing.
Singer-bassist Aaron Birdsall lives up to his band's name during the Flying Mammals' performance March 1 at Bones Brewing. Local rock band Cosmic Roots opened the show for the touring trio of Birdsall brothers, who hail from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
North Idaho rockers Flying Mammals play a show at Bones Brewing that also featured locals Cosmic Roots.
The Flying Mammals play in March under a banner that reads “It’s Always Better Live At Bones.” The brewery fell to hard times, however, and closed in November.
The Cosmic Roots opens for Flying Mammals at Bones Brewing on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013.