A group of Missoulians who are passionate about listening to, seeing and performing music in Montana have launched the Montana Area Music Association (MAMA). MAMA's goal is connecting and empowering musicians while working to sustain a healthy music community for the great state of Montana.

I recently spoke with MAMA president, Maria Zepeda, and she explained that this is a group for ALL musicians, not one specific genre. And she hopes it will bring all aspects of musicianship together, whether a band needs a drummer, someone to build them a logo, an artist to create a flyer, suggestions for venues or anything related to playing live music together, MAMA should be the group to turn to.

You can learn more about MAMA on their Facebook page and they do have a "Meet Your MAMA" event this Friday, November 15th at the ZACC from 7 - 10 p.m. It's a $10 suggested donation, it's for all ages and 4 bands will perform. If you can't make it this time, there will also be a songwriters circle coming up on Friday, November 29th.

Logo by Jack Stob