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Jul 20, 2023
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Spend an Evening With Pianist Holly Bowling

Tickets are on sale now to see pianist Holly Bowling perform at the Wachholz College Center on the campus of Flathead Valley Community College Aug. 11.

Whether behind the piano on a windswept mountainous cliff, at a hallowed venue such as Carnegie Hall, or playing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most legendary musicians in history, solo pianist Bowling subverts convention with virtuosic playing, emotional immersion, and a thirst for invention.

Bowling’s Wachholz performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $16.50 to $22.

The classically trained pianist’s recent work has encompassed arranging music of bands such as Phish and the Grateful Dead for piano.

In 2015, she arrived as an exciting outlier on “Distillation Of A Dream: The Music Of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano.” As her profile rose, she delivered “Better Left Unsung” only a year later. For this triple-LP, she rearranged iconic moments from the Grateful Dead on her piano. It bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top Classical Albums Chart. She went on to share the stage with everyone from The Dead’s Weir and Phil Lesh to Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Jim James, Branford Marsalis, Don Was, Robert Randolph, Greensky Bluegrass, and more. Along the way, she graced the bills of Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads and Haynes’s annual Christmas Jam and unveiled the concert recording Live at the Old Church. Simultaneously, she co-founded improvisational rock outfit Ghost Light in 2018. Engaging a faithful audience even in the midst of the “new normal” of 2020, she launched a series of living room livestreams chronicled on the eight-volume Alone Together: The Living Room Sessions highlighted by her innovative re-imaginings of Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and many others.

Acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Relix, and more, she once again flips the script on her 2020 album and second reimagining of Grateful Dead staples entitled Seeking All That’s Still Unsung. For more information on Bowling visit

Tickets may be purchased at or at the Wachholz ticket office, 795 Grandview Drive in Kalispell. For more information visit or call 756-1400.