Posted: Mar 22, 2012 12:56 PM by Dennis Bragg (KPAX/KAJ Media Center)
Updated: Mar 22, 2012 12:57 PM
MISSOULA- Steve Martin, who started his career as the "wild and crazy guy" but has become as well known for his writing and musicianship in later years, will be coming to Missoula for a concert this summer.
The Missoula Osprey announced Thursday morning that the legendary comedian and actor will be playing at Ogren Park Allegiance Field on Friday, July 20th.
Martin burst onto the comedy scene in the 1970s, gaining attention for his trademark white suit and style that combined straight-faced observational comedy punctuated with bursts of wild antics that gained him a big following on the college circuit and on Saturday Night Live.
Through the 1980s and 1990s, Martin moved more fully into acting, from cult movies like "The Jerk" to the more traditional "Father of the Bride" series. He then branched into writing, authorizing several critically acclaimed books and other works.
But more recently Martin has returned to his love of music, recording bluegrass albums and touring with the Steep Canyon Rangers, earning a Grammy Award for the album "The Crow" in 2010. And that's the show on tap for Missoula.
Tickets for the July 20th show will be offered as General Admission only with $59 seats on the field and $39 in the stands. Tickets for the show will go on sale at the MSO Hub Box Office on Friday, March 30th at 10 a.m. Concertgoers may also call (406) 543.3300 to reach the MSO Hub Box Office. Tickets are also available through Ticketfly.com.