Downtown ToNight


The 23rd Season of Downtown ToNight kicks of on Thursday, June 6th, 2024


Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 pm | June, July & August in Caras Park.

Live music, food trucks, Caras Park. That’s right, Downtown Tonight has returned to the heart of Missoula. Local food trucks will be on hand to serve up the delicious food that you crave all winter long.

Its time to gather and reconnect in the Heart of Missoula, at Caras Park!


NEW THIS YEAR! Missoula Makers Collective Market at Downtown ToNight featuring 30 local artists each week!


Don’t forget to check out Downtown ToNight’s sibling event, Out to Lunch ~~~~> More info HERE

Each summer, thousands of people come through Caras Park in the Heart of Downtown Missoula, Montana on Wednesdays at lunchtime and Thursday evenings to enjoy two of the longest standing traditions in Downtown Missoula – Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight.  As part of this tradition we hire both local and out-of-area talent to provide music throughout each event.

We are looking for dynamic bands who are family-friendly, fun, energetic, and will truly add to the atmosphere of our events. Please note that we are not looking for individual solo artists or individual instrument players. Bands must be able to play for entire length of event (please refer to each event’s time); breaks can be included throughout set. Questions? Please email [email protected] or call 406.543.4238.


2024 Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight Band Application

Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024

2023 Entertainment Lineup
June 1 – DJ TRX
June 8 – Red Light Challenge
June 15 – The Idle Ranch Hands
June 22 – Wild Prairie Smoke
June 29 – Russ Nasset & the Revelators
July 6 – Mudslide Charley
July 13 – Kyle Curtis & the Promised Lands
July 20 – TBA (Best of Missoula Band)
July 27 – The Teccas
August 3 – The Western Front Band
August 10 – C.S.N.Y & Joni Mitchell Tribute
August 17 – Marshall Catch
August 24 – The Timber Rattlers
August 31 – Joan Zen

Each year, the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) hosts public events that aim to bring our vibrant community together in the heart of Downtown Missoula. The MDA is seeking food vendors to enhance our events and create a festive atmosphere. Vendors will be chosen based upon numerous factors including but not limited to: power consumption, size of vending operation, type of food, performance at previous events, MDA membership status, etc. Be aware that the use of sustainable serving materials is mandatory for all food vendors at MDA events.


2024 MDA Vendor Application

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024

2023 Food Vendors
Banh Missoula
Big Dipper
El Cazador
Isla’s Lemonade
Kamoon Arabian Cuisine
M-80 Chicken
Madeline’s Mediterranean
Mountain Berry Bowls
Nourishing Cultures
Pattie Wagon
Ragheef Arabic Flatbread
River City Eats
Sa Wa Dee
Stuffed 406


Interested in providing a children’s activity at Downtown ToNight in 2024? Email [email protected] for more info.

June 1 – Carroll-Henderson School of Irish Dance
June 8 – Child Start Inc., Head Start
June 15 – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
June 22 – Be Bear Aware Campaign
June 29 – CASA of Missoula
July 6 – Clay Studio of Missoula
July 13 – Child Start Inc., Head Start
July 20 – SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning
July 27 – Carroll-Henderson School of Irish Dance
August 3 – Be Bear Aware Campaign
August 10 – Clay Studio of Missoula
August 17 – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
August 24 – Championship Training
August 31 – CASA of Missoula


Caras Cash makes the perfect gift for friends, family and employees. This money is good for food and beverages during Out To Lunch and Downtown ToNight. Purchase Caras Cash at the Downtown Missoula Partnership office located at 218 E. Main Street, by phone at 406.543.4238 or email us at [email protected]

Interested in volunteering at Downtown ToNight? Signup available HERE

Here are some transportation and parking tips and tricks for when you head to Downtown ToNight this summer!
  • Parking is FREE after 5pm (after 6pm in the garages). Downtown Missoula Nights and Weekends Parking Map
  • Parking right next to Caras Park is in high demand. We recommend parking a little farther away to avoid traffic congestion (see the map below).
  • YES – the gate arms are down in the garages 24/7. NO – you don’t have to pay for parking evenings (after 6pm Mon-Fri) and weekends, but you still have to take a ticket.
  • YES – Parking spots designated as leased spaces in the parking garages ARE AVAILABLE for public use evenings and weekends. NO – you won’t get ticketed or towed if you park in a leased spot evenings and weekends.
  • Ride the Line! Mountain Line is a great way to come Downtown and save some gas. It’s also Zero-Fare and all routes come to Downtown!
  • Ride the trails! Missoula has a terrific trails system, especially along the river and leading right into Caras Park. Get more information on biking, and generally commuting, around Missoula from Missoula in Motion.


Curious about where to park for Downtown ToNight? There are many locations within a 5 minute walk.

2023 Downtown ToNight Sponsors


Season-Long Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Trail 103.3 Montana's Quality Rock

The U 104.5 Missoula Radio

Greening Sponsor

Clearwater Credit Union

Table Sponsors

A+E Design

Black Knight Security


Child Start

Clark Fork Coalition

DCI Engineers

Dick Anderson Construction


First Security Bank

Hansen Law Practive

Healthy Missoula Youth

Hide & Sole

Ink Realty Group

Liberty Electric

Missoula in Motion


Mountain Line

NorthWestern Energy

One Eleven Boutique

Park Side Credit Union


S.G. Long

Stockman Bank

Trout Unlimited


Worden Thane


American ATM

D.A. Davidson

Sound Creations