Moe Bandy to play at Roundup

One of the best shows of the Roundup Independence Days Extravaganza was the legendary Moe Bandy on stage during the event’s 10th annual celebration. The only problem was the old nemesis called rain. 

While rain did not completely wipe out Moe’s show, the performance was shortened due to the downpour. Moe expressed interest in returning some day. That day will be on July 4 at the Community Stage in Roundup’s City Park. Moe loved the people, the city, and the countryside, and is excited to be back. This time we hope for better weather.

The 2017 RIDE will begin on Sunday, July 2, at the Ridge Riders Arena with Cowboy Church with Dave Collins and the Buttons and Bows Youth Rodeo. Once again this year, a Civil War Experience Encampment will be near the stage starting at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. The experience is brought to the community courtesy of the members of the Rockies Civil War Association. They will also present a small program on stage at 6 p.m., followed by a visit from Sgt. John Ordway of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He is portrayed by Arch Ellwein from Humanities Montana.

Kids Kountry will be in Roundup City Park from noon to 5 p.m. on July 3, after the community parade. The evening performance starts at 6:30 p.m. with Jason Larson, followed by Bull Mountain Boys doing their own brand of originals and covers of country and southern rock. The headliners for the evening will come from Manitoba, Canada – Bed of Roses, a Bon Jovi tribute band. They not only have Bon Jovi down musically, they often do 12 costume changes. You will hear songs like “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “You Give Love a Bad Name” and all the hits. 

Fireworks will be immediately after the Bon Jovi show, courtesy of the Roundup Skylighters and Montana Poor Boys Pyrotechnics.

On Tuesday, July 4, RIDE will start at 7:30 a.m. with the third annual 5K-Walk-RIDE. For information or to register, go to imathlete.com.

The evening show will start at the Roundup Community Stage at 6 p.m. with Lonnie Bell hosting. Up-and-coming singer Melissa Forrette opens, followed by The Plug Nickels, and then Moe Bandy will take the stage. 

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