Symphony Under the Stars

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • Address
  • 1601 North Benton Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59601
  • Mailing Address
  • PO Box 1073
  • Helena, MT 59624
  • Contact Information
  • Phone: 406-442-1860

The Helena Symphony and Carroll College present Symphony Under the Stars as a gift to Helena and her guests. This year's concert marks the 11th year of this collaboration. Carroll College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and pre-professional college in Montana's capital city of Helena. Carroll College has earned top national and regional awards for its academic programs, professors and extraordinary tuition value.

The artistic vision is created and led by Music Director Allan R. Scott, an internationally-noted conductor from Philadelphia, PA. Since Maestro Scott's arrival in 2003 the Helena Symphony has reached record audiences and today is one of the leading symphonic organizations in the Rocky Mountain region.

Crowds of 15,000 or more come to Symphony Under the Stars to enjoy the music, the outdoors, and the fireworks. Not necessarily in that order! Many come early to soak up the summer sun, enjoy a picnic dinner with friends, or to just relax and people-watch on the hillside. A crowd favorite is the spectacular fireworks display that ends the concert.

Vendors are on site providing a variety of food and drink including beer and wine. Of course you're more than welcome to bring your own! There will also be an instrument 'Petting Zoo', where children of all ages can try playing many of the instruments found in the orchestra.

Seating on the lawn is free - bring your own chairs and blankets. It's recommended that you come early to claim your spot. By mid-afternoon most of the best areas have been taken. It's requested that no tarps be used, nor any sort of stakes (wood, plastic or metal) be driven into the ground. Most people will bring cans of food to hold their blankets down then donate them to the Helena Food Share, who will be there to collect. They collected over 8 tons of canned goods at the 2013 concert!

There are a limited number of reserved seats available in front of the stage if you're not interested in sitting on the hillside. These cost $25 each and are available for purchase after June 1st by calling the Symphony Box Office at (406)442-1860, or online at http://helenasymphony.org

Check the Symphony Under the Stars Facebook page for up-to-date news and information.


Jul 22, 14 11:05 PM

Jul 22, 14 11:03 PM

Driving Directions

Symphony Under the Stars is an outdoor concert held on the campus of Carroll College at 1601 N. Benton. The performance area is found on the north end of the campus, between Guadalupe Hall and Nelson Stadium. Free parking can be found on the south end of campus, or nearby parking garages off-campus.

Area Activities

  • Childrens Activities
  • Concert
  • Environmental
  • Fireworks
  • Food And Drink
  • Local Cuisine
  • Music
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Picnicking

Services And Amenities

  • Beer/Wine
  • Childrens Activities
  • Food Services
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Music
  • Parking
  • Public Restroom

Season / Hours Of Operation

  • Hours
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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