Monday, June 20, 2011

The music is back on in Sula!

Edit (July 5, 2011):  We've recently found out that the remainder of the season at the Jump has been cancelled.  Bummer. . . .

Sula's artsy amphitheater, which is now known as The Jump, opened its summer concert season on Saturday with Milton Menasco and the Big Fiasco, a Bozeman-based trio that plays an energetic blend of original reggae, country, rock and blues.

The Jump is my favorite place for live musicI'm too old and curmudgeonly for crowded bars full of people trying too hard to be seen or prowling around on the make.   The open design of the Jump and its smaller, more laid-back crowd make for an enjoyable evening with a community feel. It's a great place to connect with friends and to enjoy:

the band . . .

the backdrop . . .

and the beverages.

Milton Menasco and the Big Fiasco are a fun group, with groovy, make-you-wanna-dance music.  Frontman and songwriter Milton Menasco is an excellent musician, and he's also a free spirit, as evidenced by his Facebook page, which says his religion is Miltoneism.

Guitar face!  He was rocking the wah-wah pedal on this one.

John Sanders lays down a fluid bass line with tasteful runs that add plenty of depth and texture.

Adam Greenberg drives an authentic reggae beat with effective use of toms and well-timed rim shots.

Milton catches some air.

Hang time!  Milton's wife, Amanda, says this is about as high as he gets.

It was a fun show and a great evening.  We caught up with some friends we hadn't seen since the final concert of last year, and we enjoyed a lot of good music.

Party on!


  1. Rock on!! Hope y'all are doing great.

  2. A great time was had by all who braved yet another cool and rainy Montana evening. Rock on, Milton!

  3. Now this looks like fun. I absolutely love the detail shot on "Catchin Some Air." Thanks, I needed that.