Children’s Entertainer Bill Harley Returns to Missoula

May 05, 2017

MISSOULA – Popular Grammy Award-winner Bill Harley will bring his songs, stories, wit and wisdom to a concert in Missoula on Mother’s Day to benefit Montana Public Radio.

Harley, who has been called “the Mark Twain of contemporary children’s music” by Entertainment Weekly, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, in the University of Montana Dennison Theatre.

Tickets are available at and range from $11 to $21. MTPR provide a number of seats for Missoula Youth Homes, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Watson Children’s Shelter.

 “Whenever Bill comes to Missoula, get ready for fun,” said MTPR corporate support coordinator Ann McDowell. “We think his program of stories and music is the perfect family event for Mother’s Day.”

Harley is a singer, storyteller, author, playwright and two-time Grammy award-winning family entertainer, whose songs and stories paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His audiences span the generations from young children to great-grandparents.

Harley has more than 30 recordings. His books, based on his songs, stories and poems, also stand out with recognition from Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus, American Booksellers Association and Publishers Weekly. He’s won numerous Parents’ Choice Awards and American Library Association Awards.

MTPR is a public service of the University of Montana. MTPR FM Broadcast Stations are 89.1 Missoula (KUFM); 91.5 Missoula, city (K218AI); 91.9 Hamilton (KUFN); 89.5 Polson (KPJH); 90.1 Kalispell, Whitefish, North Valley (KUKL); 90.5 Libby (KUFL); 91.7 Kalispell, city (K219BN); 101.3 Swan Lake (K267BJ); 91.3 Butte (KAPC); 91.7 Helena (KUHM); 91.7 Dillon (K219DN); and 89.9 Great Falls (KGPR).

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Contact: Ann McDowell, MTPR corporate support coordinator, 406-243-4044,; Linda Talbott, MTPR development director, 406-243-4215,