The 2015 Hoot drew about 6,000 people to see the Tin Men from New Orleans, and then Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings featuring Montana Humanities Award winning keyboardist Philip Aaberg. A second stage featured youth performers from the Shane Lelaini Center theatre camp doing songs from "Mary Poppins," and a reunion concert by local favorites The Fossils.
Non profit organizations set up booths to spread the word on their causes, while food trucks, street vendors and local restaurants fed and watered the multitudes. Families brought their kids to the childrens area to play on bouncy houses and dunk tanks, while friends and neighbors visited while the music played on a summer evening. Community support and grants enabled the Hoot to stay free for all attendees. This year the Hoot was honored by a finalist nomination for Governor's Tourism Event of the Year! After only the second year, this was a great honor.
The Park County Community Foundation came aboard as a fiscal sponsor in 2015, enabling donations to be tax deductible. Other sponsors include the Livingston Business Improvement District, and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Other sponsors include fiscal sponsor The Park County Community Foundation, Absaroka Realty, the Livingston Rodeo Roundup, David Viers & Associates, A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast, Northwestern Energy, Land Snorkel, Whiskey Creek Saloon, Lore Kann Foundation, and Huppert, Swindelhurst, and Woodruff P.C.