17 shows that rocked Billings in 2017, and one you still have a chance to see Dec 6, 2017 Dec 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS 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 Dierks Bentley performed for 7,382 people at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Saturday, April 22. BRONTE WITTPENN, Gazette staff Garth Brooks 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 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 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 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 Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke performed at Magic City Blues on Aug. 5. MEG OLIPHANT, Gazette Staff Head and the Heart Head and the Heart played the Alberta Bair Theater on Aug. 9 CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 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 Nickelback and Daughtry played the Rimrock Auto Arena on Aug. 27. Attendance was set at 6,379 people. LARRY MAYER, Gazette Staff Bonnie Raitt 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 Boz Scaggs brought his blue-eyed soul to the Alberta Bair Theatre on Oct. 9 CHRIS JORGENSEN, Gazette Staff Flogging Molly 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 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. 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