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Rock and Roll exhibit opens at the ZACC in downtown Missoula

Posted at 4:40 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 11:27:44-05

Missoula's rock and roll culture dates back decades and a University of Montana history class is highlighting the Garden City's musical past.

Students in Leif Fredrickson's Intro to Public History class have spent the past few months researching and interviewing local musicians.

The work paid off on Friday, as students opened an exhibit highlighting their work. The displays dive into local bands, venues, and record store histories.

Austin Haney did his project on the infamous Aber Day Kegger, and says this course changed his perspective on music.

"I think it's something that everybody can relate to. I know as a musician myself, it's kind of considered the universal language. We might not all be able to speak the same thing, we might not share all the same bits of history, but one bit that we all share is music."

There will be a rock show from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday at theZootown Arts Community Center.