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Bon Iver

Bon Iver is playing at the KettleHouse Amphitheater on Thursday, May 31.

Monday brought another wave of concert announcements for Missoula's summer season, including shows by indie-folk icon Bon Iver, reggae act Dirty Heads, and a joint concert between trumpeter Chris Botti and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra.

Bon Iver will play the KettleHouse Amphitheater on Thursday, May 31.

Tickets are $39.50-$49.50, on sale at 12 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Top Hat, or 877-987-6487. To buy presale tickets on Wednesday and Thursday, go to

Vernon's project has a now-famous origin story. After the break-up of a relationship and a band, he spent a cold winter at a Wisconsin cabin, writing and experimenting with the sounds on 2008's "For Emma, Forever Ago," which emerged as a sleeper hit on an indie label.

His self-titled follow-up, 2011's "Bon Iver," brought Vernon even farther into the mainstream, as he won Grammys for best new artist and best alternative music album.

Vernon, who recorded some vocal tracks for Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Fantasy," went in a more experimental electronic direction for 2017's "22, A Million." It was nominated for a Grammy and made many year-end, best-of lists.

Also on Monday, the Huntington Beach reggae band Dirty Heads announced a KettleHouse amphitheater show on Friday, June 22.

The band is bringing Iration, The Movement and Pacific Dub. The band will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Wednesday.

Tickets to the all-ages show are $31 to $36. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the Top Hat, or 877-987-6487. To buy presale tickets on Thursday, go to


The Missoula Symphony announced a new collaboration, Symphony Under the Big Sky, at Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater.

Chris Botti performs at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 in Newport, R.I. 

The inaugural guest artist is trumpeter Chris Botti, who's won Grammys and performed with major orchestras, pop artists and jazz icons around the world.

The concert is Friday, June 15. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

MSO patrons can buy tickets starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14. The public can pick them up starting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16. The prices are $42.50 for general admission lawn and $92.50 for seated tickets in the pit. Go to Big Sky, Rockin' Rudy's, 866-468-7624, or

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