Bozeman venue the Rialto and Montana-based promoter Logjam Presents have entered into an exclusive agreement under which Logjam will promote and produce live entertainment events at the Rialto. The two companies will work together to ensure that the theater continues to serve as a music and culture hub for the Bozeman community.
"We are very excited to partner with Logjam at the Rialto," said Matthew Beehler, General Manager for the Rialto. "Our goal has always been to bring great acts to Bozeman, and we believe this new partnership will help us deliver on that. We're so proud of what we've built at the Rialto, and want to ensure the venue is a vibrant part of downtown Bozeman. We believe Logjam will help us build a pipeline of great live music, comedy and other live performances that will take advantage of all the venue has to offer. While we hope to increase the frequency of acts, the Rialto will continue to host private events and be managed and operated by Columbia Hospitality."
According to Nick Checota, owner of Logjam Presents, "Logjam is excited to partner with the Rialto to bring world-class artists to Bozeman. With the renovations made to the Rialto in 2018, the Rialto offers a best-in-class, 500 capacity venue to promote and produce live events for the Bozeman community. Having a venue of this quality will allow us to add many of the shows we currently bring into the Missoula market into Bozeman."
As with its other venues, Logjam is committed to creating an exceptional concertgoer experience at the Rialto. The experienced team of Logjam will bring added expertise to venue booking, operations, production and promotions. According to Checota, "Logjam Presents promotes more live events than any company in the state of Montana. We bring the expertise of a large national promoter, but as a Montana-based and owned company, we also provide a commitment to our state and the Bozeman community."
The agreement will be effective starting September 1, 2019.
About Logjam Presents
Logjam Presents is a venue operator and promoter of entertainment events and private functions. The Montana-based owners of Logjam Presents own the 1,500 capacity Wilma, the 4,500 capacity KettleHouse Amphitheater and the 600 capacity Top Hat Lounge as well as exclusive booking rights for the 14,000 capacity Ogren Park -- all four venues located in greater Missoula. Logjam is also currently constructing the ELM, a 1,500 capacity venue in Bozeman, Montana, slated to open January 2020. According to industry trade association Pollstar, Logjam Presents ranks in the top 100 promoters worldwide. With an exclusive focus on the Montana music scene, Logjam Presents is committed to creating a world-class customer experience in state-of-the-art venues. For more information visit www.logjampresents.com.
About the Rialto
Situated in the heart of downtown Bozeman, the iconic Rialto is an artistic, cultural and inspirational venue that features a dynamic theater, private meeting and event space, and bar overlooking Main Street. Originally built in 1908 as a storefront and converted into a theater in 1924, the Rialto re-opened in 2018 after sitting vacant for over a decade. The reimagined venue integrates historical elements and modern design to serve as a creative outlet for artists, audiences and guests alike. The Rialto is owned by a group of local partners and is managed by Columbia Hospitality. For more information, visit www.rialtobozeman.com.