Montana has increasingly become a place where great shows are coming through all the time, so it's always good to hear we're probably getting a whole lot more down the line.

A little while back, Logjam Presents - the concert organization that owns Missoula venues like Kettlehouse Amphitheater, The Wilma, The Top Hat, and Ogren Park - announced a plan to bring a new 1500-person venue to Bozeman. Now, they've officially announced that construction begins next week!

They're billing it as the "Ultimate Concert Experience," and building starts on Monday, March 4th. The venue will be called ELM, and they're expecting to be able to open it in Winter 2020.

Here's a little bit about ELM from their website:

"Building ELM from the ground up, Logjam has taken full advantage of designing a world-class venue that maximizes functionality through contemporary architecture. The ELM will provide best-in class sound and production, excellent sight lines and efficient customer circulation throughout the building.

Logjam has worked closely alongside sound technicians and architects to ensure that the ELM will deliver a top-notch sonic experience through substantial investments in acoustic treatments. Similarly, each architectural component was designed in the context of great functional design to allow patrons to move freely throughout the venue, while creating safe and secure entry points and an efficient concession design.

From its contemporary architecture to best-in-class customer flow, to consistently great concertgoer view lines, to exceptional artist production, the ELM will be the best venue of its size in the Western US — all owned and operated by an independent Montana company."

So the real question is, who will be the first band to play ELM? It's gotta be someone big to kick things off right. Who do you want to see?


More From Alt 95.7