Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell
The Livingston Hoot has announced the 2016 headliners and they’re not messing around! 20 time Grammy winner Vince Gill will join his good friend (and Hoot alumni) Rodney Crowell for what they’re calling “a street dance.”
The Hoot is a free community sponsored event providing fun, food and music on historic Main Street in downtown Livingston, MT. This year the Hoot is Thursday, August 4th, rain or shine.
Hoot producers Joanne Gardner and John Lowell created the event in 2014. “Livingston is such a special place, and we thought we’d throw our town a big party,” said Gardner. “We also realize how much great work the non profits of this area do and wanted to give them a chance to interact with the community in a fun environment.”
“The first Hoot drew 3000 people in 2014,” said Lowell. “Rodney Crowell was our first headliner and everyone loved the show. Local musical legend Bill Payne joined Crowell, with Steuart Smith on guitar and special guest John Mayer. It was a memorable night –and packed Main Street. This has turned into the biggest night of the year for many restaurants and bars in Livingston.”
Last year, the Hoot featured New Orleans trio the Tin Men and headliner Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings with special guest Phil Aaberg. The event drew close to 6000, and spread three blocks.
This year, the event will kick off at 4 PM, with a kid’s fun area available, and vendors with food, drink, art and more on Main Street. Opening act the Fishing Music Band with Mollie O’Brien kicks off the music at 6 PM and Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell with special guest Paul Franklin will take the stage at 8 PM. The International Federation of Fly Fishers is returning to Livingston for their Fly Fishing Fair and will be attending the Hoot.