The third Hoot was held on August 4th, 2016. Our headliners were Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell and their band, featuring Paul Franklin on pedal steel. Opening the event was the Fishing Music Band featuring Mollie O'Brien. As usual, the children's area with bouncy houses and rides was a popluar place to be, and the folks down there were able to hear the music due to the satellite speakers that were placed down the block. Many of the local businesses had a record night (again), and there were 12,000 (yes, 12,000) people in attendance. The Hoot has doubled in size each year.
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, A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast, Northwestern Energy, Land Snorkel, Lore Kann Foundation, and Huppert, Swindelhurst, and Woodruff P.C.