St. John’s Summer Concert Series
- Fred & Marie Miller Pavilion
- 3940 Rimrock Road, Billings, 59102
With generous support from their fabulous slate of sponsors, St. John’s welcomes thousands of folks for free evenings of song and dance on five Thursday nights throughout the summer!
The Summer Concert Series has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1997 with a modest attendance of fewer than 100 fans. With 20 seasons under our belt, it is not unusual to have 2,000 fans gathered to enjoy one of our concerts during the season, with season attendance around 10,000.
August 2: Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs with opener Dan Page
Since 2013, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the northwest music scene. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and punctuated by songs performed with fervor and rock ‘n’ roll swagger. The Bird Dogs push the envelope of what a traditional string band is generally described as by fusing folk songs with country, pop, and rock. They’ve been hitting the road hard for the last four years, sharing stages with the likes of Keb Mo’, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, The Mavericks, Wynonna Judd, Mark Chesnutt, Blitzen Trapper, The Lil’ Smokies, Lewi Longmire and many more. The Bird Dogs released a live self-titled studio album in 2016, recorded at Basecamp Studio in Bozeman. Their follow-up album, titled The Vigilante Session, was recorded live at a forest service cabin in the Tobacco Root mountains.
Born under the big sky in Bozeman, Montana, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs consist of Matt Demarais on vocals/banjo, Ethan Demarais on bass, Lena (Laney) Schiffer on vocals/guitar, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin, and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.