Busy weekend coming up for the arts on Main Street

News-Argus Staff

Lewistown native singer/songwriter Eryn Bent returns to Lewistown on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Eryn Bent


There are a lot of big arts-and-entertainment-related events taking place this weekend in Lewistown, and all members of the community are encouraged to go check them out.



Lewistown native Eryn Bent is returning from Santa Fe, New Mexico to play a show in her hometown during her “Still Somewhere in the Gray” tour. Bent’s performance will take place at the Loomis Gallery located at 221 West Main Street. Local artist Charlie Denison will open.

This is the last show of Bent’s Montana tour, which began Oct. 6 at Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. Bent also performed in Bozeman, Butte, Missoula and Philipsburg.

Friday’s show begins at 7 p.m.



Haeli Allen is reuniting with her sister-in-law, Kenzie Palmer, Saturday evening at the Rising Trout Cafe for a night of acoustic entertainment. The performance includes original songs and cover songs, as well as a special performance by Haeli’s little brother, Hagan Majors. It’s appropriate Hagan will be performing, as the concert is a fundraiser for his Hamilton High School choir to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for him and we want to help make it happen,” Haeli said.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts a 7 p.m.



The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association is sponsoring an event called “For jazz lovers, members and friends.”

Local jazz band Roadside Attraction will serenade the crowd, mixing saxophone, keys, a tight rhythm section and soothing jazz vocals. Band members include Janet Grensten, Chris Hildebrant, J.D. Moore, Brian Priest and Jeanette Priest.

“It’s going to be a real nice event,” Arts and Entertainment District Board President Carol Woolsey said.

The event takes place in Chokecherry Lane at 4 p.m. There will be veggies, cookies, beverages and Woolsey’s seasonal treat, “ghoulish” (goulash).

“The ghoulish is a witches brew,” Woolsey said. “It’s got hamburger, bacon, pasta, tomatoes, onions and more. Come enjoy.”




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