Hoot producers Joanne Gardner and John Lowell created the free community event in 2014 to welcome the International Federation of Fly Fishers return to Livingston, Montana. “Livingston is such a special place, and we thought we’d throw our town a big party,” said Gardner. “We also realize how much great work the non profits of this area do and wanted to give them a chance to interact with the community in a fun environment.”
“The first Hoot drew 3000 people in 2014,” said Lowell. “Rodney Crowell was our first headliner and everyone loved the show. Local musical legend Bill Payne joined Crowell, with Steuart Smith on guitar and special guest John Mayer. It was a memorable night –and packed Main Street. Even though no one knew what a Hoot was, they turned out by the thousands to enjoy the family friendly event. This has turned into the biggest night of the year for many restaurants and bars in Livingston.” For more photos, please go to the Livingston Hoot web site.
Supported by the Livingston Business Improvement District, Yellowstone Country Tourism, City of Livingston/Public Works Department as well as generous donations from First Interstate Bank, Land Snorkel, Lore Kann Foundation, and Huppert, Swindlehurst and Woodruff P.C.