When a new concert is announced for Billings, I get excited. This is usually where my excitement ends as the Metra seems to only book three types of concerts: old bands from the ‘80s, hard rock bands that haven't made new music in a while, or country. I know we are in Montana and country is big, but Billings is really missing out on a big opportunity. One of the top radio stations in town is Hot 101.9, yet when you see the concerts at the Metra none of the concerts are from artists that are featured on this station.
I feel the Metra would be greatly surprised by the response it would get if they actually booked a concert with an artist from this decade. Billings could become an alternative to Denver for concerts if only those that book for the Metra would listen.