Music Ranch Montana is a unique venue, created by Frank & Karen Smith, with a God-splashed setting in beautiful Paradise Valley, just 9 miles South of Livingston, Montana.
The large barn-like structure is nestled in a hillside that had over 200 charges set to blast the rock away so the outside terraced seating (Sections B & C) could be shaped. It was covered with sod & is now the most amazing outside theater-style seating around. In the barn on the north side is a raised stage which allows the indoor seating (Section A) to have an up-close & personal experience with the entertainers on stage. In the summer months, the whole south side of the barn opens up so everyone located in Sections B & C not only has a great view of the stage but also gets to enjoy the breathtaking Absarokee Beartooth Mountain Range as well!
Quality sound can be enjoyed no matter where you choose to sit, with a line array sound system inside & 4 perfectly positioned large speakers built into dormers, located on the outside for Sections B & C to enjoy!
The grill is located on the west end, so be sure to bring your appetite!!
Be sure to stop & visit our Music Ranch Montana store for all of your Music Ranch memorabilia. We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, CDs, tumblers, coffee cups, & much more!
Music Ranch has clean indoor restrooms & we offer free overnight RV parking on show nights only. (No amenities or hookups)
Don’t forget to stop by & say hello to the ladies at the ticket counter, security, parking attendants, sound & lighting personnel, & everyone who makes all of this possible! And on your way out be sure to tell Frank & Karen Smith (Owners & Founders) “thank you” for providing a great place to have Music, Food, & Fun with Family & Friends!!
For more information on our dances & shows please visit our website musicranchmontana.net or call 406-222-2255. We look forward to seeing you at Music Ranch!!
Karen was born in Bozeman, Montana. Her parents, Tennett & Nellie Oma lived in Bridger Canyon & had music & a dance hall above their farm shop. For many years this dance hall was the center for community dances & gatherings in the area & the fun community spirit associated with it made a lasting impression on Karen.
Frank grew up in Canada, in Central B.C. & he loved singing & music from a very early age. He studied mechanical engineering & started & developed a manufacturing company along with maintaining an ongoing interest in musical activities. Frank moved to Montana more than 20 years ago to an improved environment for free enterprise (see www.towhaul.com) & he purchased a place in Paradise Valley. When Karen & Frank married in the mid-1990’s their common interest in music & community lead to their starting the first Music Ranch Montana at Frank’s place of business in Belgrade.
After founding TowHaul, and Frank’s decades of hard work and laying a good foundation, Karen and Franks daughter, Kim Wild of Bozeman became President and CEO and took the company through its growth stage over the following 25 years. TowHaul Corporation sold to a great new owner in October 2022 for the benefit of the brand, employees and customers in order to take it to new heights and keep the global brand going for the next hundred years! It still resides in Belgrade, Montana. Scott Wheat, is now heading up Music Ranch Montana as President along with Frank and Karen, and Kim is Vice President. Both families, with two children each, are very active in their support and enthusiasm for Music Ranch Montana. Karen & Frank recognize and appreciate that Legacy TowHaul has been a benefactor and supporter for their place of music. The venue and their home are located in Paradise Valley, South of Livingston, MT.
If you are interested in learning more about the foundation of Music Ranch Montana, click here to see Frank’s Story.