Sustainable Missoula: Music venues step up efforts to protect river, recycle, compost

KettleHouse Amphitheater nestled along the beautiful Blackfoot River

By Sven Arneson, Community Engagement Manager at Logjam Presents
Published in Missoula Current, May 25, 2018

Missoula-based live entertainment company Logjam Presents has been steadily growing since its 2016 inception, gaining substantial support from Missoula residents and tourists alike.

As Montana continues to embrace live entertainment, Logjam has in turn accepted its responsibility and obligation to the community, doing what it can to ensure present and future generations have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

The owners of Logjam Presents also own the 1,500-capacity Wilma, the 4,500-capacity KettleHouse Amphitheater, and the 600-capacity Top Hat Lounge – all three venues located in greater Missoula.

The amphitheater hosted six concerts in its first season and is currently scheduled for three times that in 2018. Each year between The Wilma and Top Hat, over 120 ticketed events take place, in addition to the daily operations of Top Hat’s growing restaurant and bar business.

With the influx of traffic flowing through Logjam’s doors, the need for sustainable business practices became increasingly apparent to owner Nick Checota.

In December of 2017, Logjam Presents announced the launch of its Going Green Initiative– a collaborative effort to foster environmentally conscious practices that contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future for patrons, the surrounding community, and the world as a whole….Read the entire article at

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