The Livingston Hoot is Back in 2019!
The Livingston Hoot, a free, family friendly music and community event that has been a high point for four years in historic downtown Livingston took a break in 2018 due to street construction scheduled for Main Street. The Livingston Hoot will be back on Thursday, August 8th.
The performers will be Texas Boogie Legend Marcia Ball and swing band The Western Flyers.
Hoot co producers John Lowell and Joanne Gardner Lowell are pleased with what the event has become. “It has exceeded our expectations,” said John Lowell. “We are just thrilled with how many people missed it last year and have told us how much they love the Hoot.”
Livingston City Manager Mike Kardoes added, “The City of Livingston has been a proud sponsor of the Hoot and we have enjoyed the vibrancy and sense of community it brings to our Downtown. We certainly welcome the Hoot home to the new and improved Livingston Downtown in 2019.”
The Hoot has brought thousands of people downtown to enjoy free shows with artists Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Jon Cleary, Roy Rogers, the Tin Men, Fishing Music, the Quebe Sisters and many more special guests including Bill Payne, Phil Aaberg and John Mayer. The Hoot has been nominated for Governor’s Tourism Event of the Year and has won the Park County Community Journal’s “Special Event of the Year” honor for three consecutive years.
“The lion’s share of donations to keep the Hoot free and available to all has come from a small group of businesses and friends – we’re hoping to hear from businesses who haven’t sponsored yet to give our generous donors a break,” said Joanne Gardner Lowell.” We want to thank our fiscal sponsor the Park County Community Foundation, and supporters including the Livingston Business Improvement District, The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Energy, Yellowstone Country Tourism, First Interstate, American Bank, Bank of the Rockies, the City of Livingston, ERA Realty, Absoroka Realty, Ebert and Edgewater Apartments, Albermarle Condomniums, Glenn’s Food and Spirits, JLF Architects, Huppert, Swindlehurst and Woodruff, John Mabie, CPA, the Sport, Landsnorkel.com, Crazy A Ranch, Fly Fishers International, St. Andrews, Paradise Gateway, the Lore Kann Foundation, Livingston Health Care and Livingston Health Care Foundation, the Stockman, Parks Reece, Pat and Shelley Gilligan, Sensible Alternatives, Swandal Law, Watson Law, Whiskey Creek & The Attic and countless business and private sponsors in Park County for their support over the years. We benefit from in kind donations as well – thanks to the Murray Hotel, Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge, and our volunteers and crew that helps put on such a great show. We know the whole town benefits from this event, and welcome conversations about how you might get involved in the Hoot in the future.”
“The Park County Community Foundation is once again proud and honored to work with Hoot organizers to help bring this keystone event to Livingston’s Main Street,” said Executive Director Gavin Clark. “This year we are not only celebrating music and the arts but we are working to amplify another important aspect of Park County, the spirit of philanthropy and community service.”
Please check the website for vendor opportunities, a chance to volunteer, sponsorship information and how to involve your non profit organization in the Hoot.