UM Grizzly Songwriters Showcase Announced

September 25, 2019

The poster for the Grizzly Songwriters ShowcaseMISSOULA – Nationally known singer-songwriters from across the country will assemble at the University of Montana to co-headline the Grizzly Songwriters Showcase at the Dennison Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. All proceeds benefit UM’s Entertainment Management Program.

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 the stories behind the songs which have been made famous. Their works have been used by artists such as the Zac Brown Band, Dixie Chicks, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait, among others.

All five artists have ties to UM and have called Montana home.

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 Q&A session and meet and greet. Tickets are now on sale at

The concert is produced by Entertainment Management students in the UM College of Business. UMEM introduces students to the business of entertainment while giving them the opportunity to learn from top professionals in the industry, both alumni and additional industry leaders, in a relaxed classroom environment. This one-of-a-kind program offers an incredible opportunity for students looking to break into the entertainment industry. More information is online at

For more information on the Grizzly Songwriters Showcase, call Sarah Peruzzi in the Entertainment Management office at 406-243-5696 or email


Contact: Sarah Peruzzi, UMEM program coordinator, 406-243-5695,