17 shows that rocked Billings in 2017, and one you still have a chance to see Dec 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save 2017 was a great year for concerts in Billings. Here are some of the shows we hope you didn't miss. Dierks Bentley Buy Now Dierks Bentley performed for 7,382 people at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Saturday, April 22. BRONTE WITTPENN, Gazette staff Garth Brooks Buy Now Garth Brooks performed June 9 during his five-concert series of sold-out shows at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. BRONTE WITTPENN, Gazette Staff Paul Simon Paul Simon performed at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. CASEY PAGE, Gazette Staff Firefall with Poco and Orleans Buy Now Firefall performed with Poco and Orleans at the Legends of Country Rock Festival on July 22 at the new Cove Creek Pavilion. More than 4,000 attended the outdoor concert, the first of two held over the summer. CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Turnpike Troubadours Buy Now Turnpike Troubadours played a sold-out show on July 29 at the Pub Station. (They're pictured here at a 2016 shot at ZooMontana.) The Pub Station show was one of 12 sold-out shows at the venue in 2017. Chris Jorgensen, Gazette Staff Brian Setzer Buy Now Brian Setzer played the Budweiser Stage during Magic City Blues in downtown Billings on Friday, Aug. 4. REBECCA NOBLE, Gazette Staff Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke Buy Now Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke performed at Magic City Blues on Aug. 5. MEG OLIPHANT, Gazette Staff Head and the Heart Buy Now Head and the Heart played the Alberta Bair Theater on Aug. 9 CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Buy Now Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar perform at MontanaFair in 2017. REBECCA NOBLE, Billings Gazette Steve Earle Steve Earle and the Dukes played ZooMontana on Aug. 18 CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Nickelback and Daughtry Buy Now Nickelback and Daughtry played the Rimrock Auto Arena on Aug. 27. Attendance was set at 6,379 people. LARRY MAYER, Gazette Staff Bonnie Raitt Buy Now Bonnie Raitt's set at the Alberta Bair Theatre on Sept. 6 included both standards and surprises. CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid played the Pub Station on Sept. 23 with his longtime band The Sharks. CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Boz Scaggs Buy Now Boz Scaggs brought his blue-eyed soul to the Alberta Bair Theatre on Oct. 9 CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Flogging Molly Buy Now Flogging Molly played a sold-out show at the Pub Station Ballroom on Oct. 18. The kilts were flying that night. CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and William Bell Buy Now Charlie Musselwhite promised, "We got the blues in the house tonight." And he followed through on that, blazing through James Cotton's "West Helena Blues" and "I'm Goin' Home" at the Alberta Bair Theatre on Oct. 25. Grammy Award winners Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and William Bell brought their show 'Take Me to the River' to town as part of a national tour. CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco is a joyful soul with a rebel's fire and when DiFranco performs, she makes you feel like you're part of something bigger than yourself. She played the Babcock Theatre on Nov. 3. CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Foo Fighters Still to come this year, the Foo Fighters, featuring Dave Grohl, are set to play the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Dec. 9. Learn more at metrapark.com. Associated Press Tags Photography Concert Garth Brooks Paul Simon As featured on Metal detectors at Foo Fighters concert signal new era for security at MetraPark About 7,500 Foo Fighters concertgoers filed through metal detectors at MetraPark on Saturday… More information More premium parking opens up for 8,000 Foo Fighter fans in at MetraPark With cheers and crowds, Krispy Kreme opens its doors again in Billings Montana officials have a month to address jail crowding — or they'll lose $2M Tester joins small group of Democrats in partnering with Senate Republicans to loosen banking rules Retired Wyoming archaeologist's passion inspires update of ancient Native exhibit Candidate field for Yellowstone County auditor narrowed down to two Burning death trial: Co-defendants offer no explanation for attack on Crow Agency woman Plan to close Colstrip power plant by 2027 approved, leaving $10M for community transition Laurel man who fired dozens of shots at police in standoff gets 40 years in prison Yellowstone National Cemetery will host Pearl Harbor Day ceremony Thursday Man accused of stabbing downtown coffee shop owner Glacier Lake Road closed south of Red Lodge Glendive man who reported his 80-year-old father's death denies homicide charge Montana mule deer killed near Canadian border tests positive for wildlife-killing disease Montana budget analysts seek better way to estimate revenue Delta flight takes unplanned potty break in Billings Montana wildlife reserve to offer bison hunts on the prairie Sandee's moves into old Blondy's location south of downtown 26-year-old Great Falls man killed in single-car rollover identified Tightened security and traffic rules for Foo Fighters concert at Rimrock Auto Arena Rift widening between senior group, Billings parks and recreation department Gianforte hires new chief of staff — a Winifred native with almost 20 years congressional experience 2 men rescued after boat gets stuck on a Stillwater River sandbar Burning death trial: Suspect gave agents, psychologists different versions of what happened Montana expects deep budget cuts related to Senate tax plan Big Bear Sports Center will not re-open this holiday season Officials search for suspect who climbed through take-out window at pizzeria northeast of Billings Montana company settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work House bill would make concealed carry permits valid in any state that issues them Northern Idaho hunter shot in the behind after partner mistook him for an elk Montana hunt to determine spread of wildlife-killing disease altered as more deer test positive 2 flu-related deaths reported in Flathead County US to review ended protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears Wildlife-killing disease and special deer hunt subject of Joliet talk Bones Arcade shooting witness sought by police Sunny skies and warmer weather expected this week in Billings Information sought on deer poaching south of Chinook Montana girl uses Christmas money to pay others' lunch debts End of a long journey: Montana Engelmann spruce lights up the darkness at U.S. Capitol A long way from Montana: Capitol tree is lit in Washington, D.C. Audit: Montana's child protection agency has improved but changes still needed Good grief, Charlie Brown's epic journey to find the meaning of Christmas BSO presents 'A Dickens Christmas' pops concert Dec. 16-17 Nashville artist Hailey Steele highlights Christmas in the Country show at the Shrine Billings photographer to show works at Evelyn Cameron Heritage Center 'Peter Pan' soars Dec. 14-16 at Skyview Reel in the holidays with 'A Celtic Christmas' at NOVA Holiday of Tour of Homes showcases festive decor Roberts musicians at the Garage Pub; Cold Hard Cash at the Pub 'I was tired of people not seeing the beauty in Eastern Montana' Moss Mansion presents 'It's a Wonderful Life — Live Radio Play' Show to feature works by 7 Billings artists Billings Brass presents holiday concert Dec. 10 Open house showcases Growth Thru Art, Cold Mountain Pottery Noted Billings artists set dates for annual show Ucross Christmas celebration is Dec. 9 Rocky Music Department presents Lessons and Carols STP comes to town with new singer; pop and rock country on the way Roundup hosts Christmas Stroll on Dec. 2 Historian, dance caller Mark Matthews to discuss history of contradance Club Wrap Bookmobile FWP approves new Bitterroot River fishing regulations Attorney claims 'bad faith' after man released from jail, immediately picked up by ICE Daines bill would release wilderness study areas for other uses Montana crews to help with California wildfires 10 must-see shows in Billings in 2018 Todrick Hall, 'American Idol' semifinalist, YouTube star and Broadway performer, sets Billings show From wildfires and wild politics to big concerts and groundbreaking hunts, these are our top stories from 2017 Insane Clown Posse to play Pub Station Ballroom Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Most Popular 20-year-old Montana hunter's Missouri River Breaks bighorn ram ties world record Lawsuit: Longtime trainer at Eastern Montana high school groomed, sexually abused as many as 100 boys Quick thinking, good fortune saves man mauled by grizzlies in Beartooth Mountains 12-year-old arrested in Billings house fire that hospitalized 6 Teen seriously injured Saturday in head-on collision on Old U.S. 10 near Laurel promotion Register for a chance to win $500! promotion Download the 406 Sports app Get all the latest Montana sports scores, highlights and features on the 406 Sports app.