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Live Performances

Villalobos Brothers

November 2, 2017 - 7:30PM


One of today’s top Mexican ensembles serves up an intoxicating brew of traditional Mexican folk music spiked with classical and jazz so spectacular that the 2013 NPR “Battle of the Boroughs” declared them the BEST BAND IN NEW YORK CITY, their new home town.

School workshops.

Supported by Western States Arts Federation

Ranky Tanky

November 9, 2017 - 7:30PM


From the little-known Gullah tradition of the South Carolina sea islands comes a quintet with a sound so deeply American—so uniquely New World—it has shaped our nation’s art, food, language and attitude. Gullah music, wildly exotic yet deeply familiar, feels like the epicenter of American blues, soul, and gospel music. Since exploding on the scene at GlobalFest 2017, Ranky Tanky has played Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival, and is now ready to hit the Myrna Loy.

School workshops.

Supported by Western States Arts Federation and Montana Arts Council


November 14, 2017 - 7:30PM


You’ll never see your bike the same way again. SPIN is a comedic look at the world of the bicycle, delivered with a side of song, theater, and a superb amount of pizazz by award-winning Canadian performer Evalyn Parry.

Dublin Gulch with Willson & McKee present “Celtic Cowboy Christmas”

December 7, 2017 - 7:30PM


Montana’s beloved Celtic ensemble revives an old Helena tradition of celebrating the holidays Montana-style. With Irish dancing, cowboy poetry, celtic harp, clawhammer banjo—and soul cakes at intermission. The best way possible to usher in the Christmas season.

Montana Repertory Theatre Presents “On Golden Pond”

January 23, 2018 - 7:30PM

$22 Adult | $16 Students

Montana Repertory Theatre launches its 2018 national tour with this beguilingly simple tale of a single family and how they pull apart and then find each other. A beautiful classic about being lost—and found again.

International Guitar Night

February 13, 2018 - 7:30PM


Gypsy-jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt returns with a new team of earth-shatteringly fabulous guitarists. This year featuring Alberta-based guitarist Calum Graham, Scotland’s Marek Pasieczny, and winner of both fingerstyle and classical world championships, Michael Chapdelaine. Together onstage for this brief tour—unforgettable.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

February 22, 2018 - 7:30PM


Unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist, and NEA Jazz Master. The epic Dr. Lonnie is an authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades,   featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with just about everyone. This will be a pinnacle night.

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts

10 Strings and a Goat Skin

March 2, 2018 - 7:30PM


That’s all it takes to make a person happy. Really. This boundary-busting Prince Edward Island band plays Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. It’s a fiery, contagious and unique sound with a stage presence that soars.

Joan Soriano

March 9, 2018 - 7:30PM


This year Myrna hosts a rolling Afro-Caribbean music festival. It began with the raucously joyous Betsayda Machado in July, and continues with the voice of the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano. From the beaches of Santo Domingo comes 6-piece a steel-string bachata band so enticing you’ll forget it’s March outside.

Supported by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s ‘Southern Exposure’ program, with support from National Endowment for the Arts


March 13, 2018 - 7:30PM


Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with one of the biggest names in Irish traditional music. Led by iconic singer Cathy Jordan, Dervish is globally huge. They’ve played with James Brown, Neil Young, Sting and Iron Maiden. How much fun will it be to see them in our little Myrna?

‘Spiritrials’ with Dahlak Brathwaite

March 23, 2018 - 7:30PM


This multi-dimensional play layers character monologues, poetic verse, and sampling in a moving, funny piece that blurs hip-hop and dramatic performance. With an onstage DJ—playing game show host, chorus, and God—this energetic, irreverent, poignant piece explores justice, youth, race, hope, and the resilience and fragility of youth.

Supported by National Performance Network and National Endowment for the Arts

Special Show for Young Families! ‘I Laid an Egg’

April 6 & 7 - 10:30AM

$10 Adults | $7 Children

Double Image Theater Lab presents a sweetly surprising original show perfect for preschools and young families. Margot goes on an adventure with her imaginary friend, Egg, in a spellbinding world of shadows and household items.

Daymé Arocena

April 17, 2018 - 7:30PM


Myrna’s Afro-Caribbean festival peaks with the amazing Daymé Arocena, Cuba’s ‘global diva.’ With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Dayme is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music.

Supported by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s ‘Southern Exposure’ program, with support from National Endowment for the Arts.

The Fretless

May 17, 2017 - 7:30PM

$22 Adult | $18 Students

Canadian string quartet taking string music to fascinating places by transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. They bring four very different musical backgrounds together to shatter expectations in writing, creativity and performance.

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts