Grizzly Songwriters Showcase Announced

Sept. 20, 2019

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MISSOULA – Nationally known singer-songwriters from across the country will descend upon the University of Montana to co-headline the Grizzly Songwriters Showcase at the Dennison Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Tom Catmull of “Sail On Gone,” John Floridis of “Musician’s Spotlight,” Susan Gibson of “Wide Open Spaces,” Kostas of “Timber, I’m Falling In Love” and John Pierce of “Sweet Annie,” will share their lyrics and stories behind the songs which have been made famous by artists such as the Zac Brown Band, Dixie Chicks, Dwight Yoakam, and George Strait, among others. All five artists have ties to the University of Montana and have called Montana home.

Kostas joins an elite group of songwriters with his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame when he is honored at their Gala in October.

Ticket prices for this remarkable event start at $10 for students, $30 for general admission and $50 for a limited VIP ticket, which includes a private question and answer session, and meet and greet. Tickets went on sale Sept. 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., and can be purchase online at

The concert is being produced by University of Montana Entertainment Management students in the College of Business. All proceeds from the event will go to the UMEM program.

For all direct inquiries, please call Sarah Peruzzi in the Entertainment Management Office at (406) 243-5696 or email


The University of Montana is the flagship university of the state. The College of Business at UM is nationally renowned and has been named the top business school in the Big Sky Conference by U.S. News and World Report for four consecutive years.