2017 Summer Concert FAQ

Tickets Go On Sale May 1st! 

Tickets will go on sale for the 2017 Summer Concert May 1st at 8 AM! The Philipsburg Rotary Club wants to thank each and every one of you who plan to purchase tickets and attend.  Proceeds will benefit our small, but strong community!

How much are tickets? 

Tickets are $35 in advance for adults, $15 for children 7-12, and free for children 6 & under. Tickets the day of the event will be $40 if they have not sold out. Merchandise from the bands and the event will be available for purchase as well.

Where can I buy 2017 Summer Concert Tickets?

You can buy tickets starting at 8 AM on May 1st through the Ticket River website.  Details to follow. Tickets are only available through this website. You can purchase them with any major credit card.

How many tickets can I buy?

We are not limiting the amount of tickets one person can buy this year, so as many as you’d like.

When can I expect to receive my tickets?

You will receive an email pdf which includes your ticket after purchasing. Details to follow. Bring your pdf ticket to the gate at the Winninghoff Amphitheater in Philipsburg on concert day.

Rotary AuctionWhat time do the gates open?

11:00 AM Saturday, August 19. Only ticket holders will be admitted from 11:00 AM until 11:45 AMto ensure advance ticket holders get priority seating. Day-of-event tickets, $40 at the gate, will then be sold only if the concert is not sold out. The status of ticket sales will be announced on this website.

Where is the concert being held? 

The Winninghoff Park Amphitheater is a terraced arena in the center of historic Philipsburg. It was inaugurated in 2010 and is noted for its excellent acoustics. You may wonder why an address doesn’t appear on most of the materials. This is due to the fact that Winninghoff Park is located within a block of our main street, Broadway, in downtown Philipsburg. Take the exit for Philipsburg on Montana Highway 1, drive up Broadway to the allocated free parking places and follow the flow of traffic. You can’t miss it. 

Get there early to reserve your seat on the terraced hillside.

Are there chairs?

No, chairs will not be provided. However, there is terraced seating designed for attendees to bring their own folding chairs and blankets. This seating is comprised of 15 tiers of grass-covered terraces on the North-facing hillside. We encourage everyone to bring a small folding chair, camp chair or blanket. The arena floor is a grassy flat space the size of a hockey rink in front of the stage, fit for dancing. Space will be limited so large chairs or umbrellas are not encouraged.

In what order will the bands play?

The first band at noon will be The Cold Hard Cash Show, followed by Jeremy McComb & his Hit Songwriter Friends, and then Shodown.

IMG_3432Can you bring food or drink to the concert?

No. Food and drink will be provided by vendors on site. Also, no coolers are allowed. There will also be drink tickets available to those waiting in line. Proceeds from these sales also go to our charity projects. Just like our past events, this concert is a charity benefit, so your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

What about pets?

Only service dogs are permitted in the park during the concert.

DSCN4916Is there parking nearby?

There will be  free parking lots setup for concert-goers within two to three blocks of the venue. You will receive a parking map along with your ticket(s).  

Are children welcome?

The event is for individuals and families. There will not be babysitting available, and parents must stay with their children. However there is a wonderful children’s playground at the grade school one block South of the arena.

DSCN4300Is there lodging in Philipsburg?

There is limited lodging in town Please visit the Chamber of Commerce website at www.philipsburgmt.com to see the options. We encourage you to reserve as soon as possible if you want to stay in Philipsburg. 

What about RVs or camping?

There are several RV parks that are listed on the same Chamber website. A free RV area [no hookups] will be available for Saturday night only at the Sunshine Station Restaurant next to Highway One. Showers are available at the local laundromat and one RV Park.

Also, there are US Forest Service camp grounds between five to 15 miles from Philipsburg.  

DSCF5340Will there be bus shuttles from Missoula, Helena, Butte, etc.?

The Philipsburg Rotary Club is working on arranging shuttles, if there is significant interest on the part of ticket holders. Updates on shuttles, parking and other concert issues will be sent out in emails to ticket purchasers throughout the summer.

Is there an airport in Philipsburg?

Yes, there is a 3,600 foot private runway at Riddick Field approximately one mile from the concert location.

What about handicapped access?

A special parking area for accredited handicapped vehicles will be set aside next to the concert’s main gate.  

Is there shade?

There will be shade area on the concert grounds, but concert-goers should come prepared with adequate sunscreen, hats and clothing, for a day under the hot Montana sun.

 We hope to see you on August 19th!