UMEM Alumnus Michael Gill Brings Plus One Music Festival to Missoula

Plus One Music Festival, September 8-10, tickets on sale now

Michael Gill, a University of Montana Entertainment Management alumnus, is bringing a music festival to Missoula this September.

Gill is a Montana native who now lives and works as the talent buyer for the Central Saloon in Seattle, Washington. After years in the music industry, both in Montana and Washington, Gill established an extensive network of artists and musicians.

As a side project, Gill and a few colleagues have organized Plus One Presents, a company focused on creating opportunities for artists while building collaborative partnerships within our small artist community in Missoula.

Gill has reached out to UMEM and created opportunities for students to get involved and gain real-world experience in festival production.

Plus One Fest 2016 presents a unique twist on traditional festivals and is designed to generate relationships between Missoula and Seattle musicians.

Fifteen bands from Seattle and Missoula have committed to playing the festival. And each of those 15 bands will invite another band of their choosing. That’s a total of 30 bands in ONE weekend! Get all the info at