With the current lack of live rock music available due to the lock-down, this upcoming festival promises to be a truly one of a kind event that will rise head and shoulders above past events, if for no other reason than it brings the spirit of rock and roll, which is the spirit of America, back on stage and back in front of the masses the way it was meant to be!
Located on Highway 2 - Four Miles East of Lewis & Clark Caverns I-90 East, Take Exit 256 at Cardwell * I-90 West, Take Exit 274 at Three Forks.
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday August 12-14, 2021.
Montana's Home Grown, Ultimate Die-hard Rockfest
Known as “Montana's Home Grown Rockfest,” this festival has a reputation for bringing together fresh lineups and a rejuvenated spirit that plays hard off of our past history.
When the founders of Rockin' the Rivers first decided to put their love of rock music to good use by organizing what they hoped would become the ultimate die-hard rock festival, Montana was quickly settled on as the perfect place to host an annual event due to its ability to offer attendees a truly immersive experience thanks
to its sprawling and secluded landscape. There is something about rock music and the beauty of nature that combine perfectly to create an atmosphere that elevates a festival to a whole new level.
An incredible celebration of rock like no other.
For the past two decades, Rockin’ the Rivers has been held just outside of Three Forks, Montana, on a 140-acre venue that comes complete with a natural amphitheater that just so happens to be perfect for an incredible celebration of rock like no other. By choosing a location that lends itself to heightened sound quality. Whether you’re in front of the stage or towards the back of the crowd, you’ll never miss out on your favorite song.
From the moment you arrive at the campgrounds to the moment you leave, it’s difficult to tell just how much time has passed, and you feel almost as though you’ve entered into your very own rock oasis! You’re surrounded by fellow rockers and get quickly caught up in the excitement, energy, and overall vibe that the festival provides.
With no one nearby to complain about noise levels or to interfere with the festivities, it’s often considered to be the prime location for true rock fans.
Known as “Montana's Home Grown Rockfest”
This festival has a reputation for bringing together fresh lineups and a rejuvenated spirit that plays hard off of our past history. It serves as the perfect excuse for people to pack up for the weekend, forget work and the rest of the world, and simply get out and have some fun here at one of America’s premier rock festival.See Line-Up
There’s something about listening to my favorite music while surrounded by a huge crowd that I just can’t describe. It’s definitely my favorite weekend out of the whole year, and I plan my entire year’s schedule around it! I can’t wait for next year’s festival!Kevin Riley
Many people come back year after year for this festival not only because of the great music and camaraderie of the other patrons but because of the extraordinary spirit they claim they feel here in this part of the country. When a lot of like-minded people get together to just genuinely enjoy something as powerful as music in such a breathtakingly beautiful area like this, it creates a powerful energy and bond that can’t be found anywhere else. Everyone becomes your friend, and you feel genuinely at home, even with the large and loud crowd surrounding you. Bonds have been made. Lifelong friendships have been formed. It’s an experience unlike any other.
Bringing together such an amazing collection of talented and influential rock groups with the absolutely stunning Montana landscape, this festival has become one of the countries’ must-attend rock shows. With the current lack of live rock music available due to the lock-down, this upcoming festival promises to be a truly one of a kind event that will rise head and shoulders above past events, if for no other reason than it brings the spirit of rock and roll, which is the spirit of America, back on stage and back in front of the masses the way it was meant to be! We understand just how anxious everyone is to return to their favorite Montana amphitheater and campsite, so we’re working diligently to make this an unforgettable celebration.
Each year, we try to expand our lineup at least a little bit. We don’t just want you to hear your favorite groups; we want you to find your new favorite groups. Beyond that, we want to be as inclusive as possible. Yes, this is a rock festival, but we like to include some heavy metal in addition to a few “old-time” favorites. Don’t be shocked if you happen to see a surprise reunion on stage on the same day that you get introduced to a group you’ve never even heard of before. We like to keep it fresh, exciting and build anticipation for the upcoming years’ festivals.
We’ve been organizing and hosting Rockin’ the River for over two decades now, and we have no intention of quitting any time soon!
No matter whether you prefer rock music, heavy metal music, or you just love music; this festival was designed for you. Buy your tickets, pick your campsite, and come prepared to forget life outside of the festival and fully immerse yourself in a truly epic rock experience.
In addition, due to the magnificent landscape and setting of the festival, if you want to make an entire week out of the trip and see some sights, enjoy some fishing at one of the three nearby rivers that are known for producing blue-ribbon winning trout,
or venture out onto a canoe or kayak, it’s the perfect opportunity for an extended vacation. Visit both Three Forks and Bozeman to complete your trip and prolong your Montana adventure.
Although we were beyond sad to have to cancel the festival in 2020 - which was also going to be our 20th Anniversary Festival - due to the pandemic and social distancing mandates, there is a bright side! The delay has allowed us to increase our budget and work towards bringing in an expanded and exciting lineup for our August 2021 dates. Not only are we currently working to secure all of 2020s missed lineup (as shown below), but we are also in the process of scheduling additional groups in order to make this 20th Anniversary Festival one of the most rockin’ yet!