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Pearl Jam to host public festival prior to Missoula Rock2Vote show

Sarah Gianelli

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On June 10, Pearl Jam announced Festival @ Griz Stadium, a community event that will take place on Aug. 13 prior to their Rock2Vote show in Missoula. The concert is sold out but the festival is free and open to the public, and will showcase progressive, Montana-led, non-profit organizations, family friendly activities, and local food and beverage businesses. There will be a variety of interactive arts activities and an entertainment stage curated by the Zootown Arts Community Center and Forward Montana, which will feature a diverse lineup of local artists, musicians, activists, and other speakers.

Pearl Jam bassist and Montana native Jeff Ament said, “We’re really excited to create a fun space for our favorite progressive groups to share their stories with our fans, the Missoula community and each other; eat, drink and hear some great local music. Cuts to the state budget have significantly reduced service to some of Montana’s most vulnerable and we stand with the organizations providing critical service to our neighbors.”

Representatives from Pearl Jam’s Rock2Vote show partners—Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana, and Montana Conservation Voters—will also be at the Festival @ Griz Stadium to register voters, educate the community and help ensure people get out and vote in November.

Pearl Jam encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the Festival @ Griz Stadium whether or not they are attending the show. The event will take place from 3-8 p.m. in the Grizzly tailgate area north of Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Visit rock2vote.com for more information.

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