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Jun 29, 2023
Daily Inter Lake

Summer Entertainment Heats Up at the Wachholz College Center

By Daily Inter Lake Staff

Spend summer nights jamming to the sounds of country, blues, bluegrass, rock/psychedelic pop and classical music at the Wachholz College Center.

Performers are: Steep Canyon Rangers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, Portland Cello Project and Tab Benoit and The Rumble.

Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers performs at 8 p.m. July 7. According to their bio, the North Carolina-based bluegrass band was discovered by actor/comedian and banjo player Steve Martin who introduced them to new fans and gave them TV exposure. The band continued to develop their musical style into country, jam and Americana, headlining MerleFest and Grey Fox Bluegrass festivals.

Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winner Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are set to perform at 8 p.m. July 28. Stuart and his longtime band, The Fabulous Superlatives play music that “creates a sweeping, spacious feel that conjures up wide-open horizons and endless stretches of two-lane highway.” Their cinematic experience tips its hat to Bakersfield and Laurel Canyon in California, as it “balances jangle and twang in equal measure.”

“Get back to where you once belonged,” by attending the July 31 concert — Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. The tribute band is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. with a setlist that includes songs from Abbey Road and the Rooftop Concert along with everyone’s favorite Beatles hits. The concert promises to deliver a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the legendary Beatles.

If an intimate evening of classical music that blends the past with the present is more your pace, check out the Portland Cello Project at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Portland Cello Project will take audiences on a journey of enchanting melodies and powerful harmonies in celebration of the cello.

Close out the summer with Grammy-nominated Tab Benoit’s “gritty, soulful Delta swamp blues,” and be immersed in New Orleans culture with The Rumble at 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

Ticket prices range from $38 to $65. Processing fees may apply. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit or call 756-1400.

The Wachholz College Center is located on the Flathead Valley Community College campus.