Friday, February 26, 2010

Country artist, Gary Allan coming to MetraPark


The Details:
Gary Allan live with special guest Jack Ingram
Sunday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
Tickets are $29.75 and are on sale Saturday, March 6th at 10 am.  Available at the MetraPark Box Office, Rimrock Mall, local Cellular Plus stores, by phone at 406-256-2422 or online at

Country music fans will enjoy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thrice / Manchester Orchestra announce co-headline tour

In an imposing paring, two distinctly different powerhouses of indie rock have come together for a co-headline tour: California post-hardcore band Thrice and Atlanta, Georgia indie rock five-piece Manchester Orchestra.

Billings slips into the last leg of the tour and hosts one of 18 concerts the bands will co-headline. The show will take place April 29 at the Railyard Alehouse. Read Full Story...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Upcoming Rock in Billings

Tonight (Feb. 17th) you can catch Five Finger Death Punch live at the Shrine Auditorium along with Shadows Fall, Death Punch, and more.

Next Thursday, the Shrine Auditorium will be hosting Theory of a Deadman with Halestorm, Adelita's Way, and Taking Dawn.

Christian Rock fans can catch the Rock and Worship Roadshow on March 23rd at MetraPark for just $10 at the door.  Bands include Mercy Me, David Crowder Band and more.

Then, in April, those who are a bit more into punk can see NOFX with Teenage Bottlerocket and Tony Sly (Of No Use for a Name) April 23rd at the Shrine.

May 13th, Mastodon with Between the Buried and Me, Baroness, and Valiant Thor play the Shrine for metal fans.

Today, MetraPark was polling on their Facebook and MySpace pages for input on rock acts for MontanaFair.  Acts included Taking Back Sunday, Shinedown, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Saving Abel, Hinder, Blue October, Alice in Chains, and Sublime.  I'd say if any of those materialize, it should be a great MontanaFair show.  What do you think?

Lots of rock coming our way!

Friday, February 12, 2010

$5 Tickets available to the NRA Rodeo Finals

A limited number of tickets to the Northern Rodeo Association Finals on Feb. 18-20 at MetraPark are available for a short time for $5. At the NRA Rodeo Finals you'll see the northern region’s top 10 rodeo athletes in every event, along with colorful pageantry, talented rodeo clowns, a concert by Grammy-Award winning Kentucky Headhunters, and more.

The $5 tickets are available at the MetraPark box office or by calling (406) 256-2422 or toll free (800) 366-8538.  This is a limited time offer with only 150 tickets available per night at the $5 price. So if you want them, you better get them quick.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Walking with Dinosaurs coming to MetraPark

Today MetraPark announced a BIG show (literally and figuratively)--WALKING WITH DINOSAURS.  Seven shows will take place in the Rimrock Auto Arena from March 31st through April 3rd.

This show looks amazing--it's a theatrical experience but with the educational component.  It is based on the BBC Television Series. Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.  The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous.  The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail.

The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species.  The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic.  Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is the most successful family touring show right now and is the 4th Biggest overall touring show only behind Bon Jovi, UT, and AC/DC. I think this will be a show like nothing we've seen in Billings before.  We're lucky that it is headed our way. 

Check out more info about the show at: and

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Reggae comes to Billings

The Carlin is hosting a night of live reggae music with Rising Lion on February 13th at 10pm. $5 Cover at the door.

Rising Lion is a roots reggae, urban and dub artist based in New York and Florida.

Find out more about the band: