Comedy Hypnotist Michael Swenson twists reality and transforms audience volunteers
into hypnotized super-stars live on stage! Watch as volunteers become celebrities,
musicians, dancers, washing machines and more! Michael is an author, speaker and an
award winning entertainer who continues to  perform on some of the world’s largest stages!
His energized personality and creative imagination always has
audiences laughing hysterically while volunteers have a blast on stage! Michael’s shows are fast paced,
fun-filled and guaranteed to be a family experience with laughter, excitement and hypnotizing fun for the entire audience!








From Missoula, Montana the Loose String Band plays an energetic mix of ‘ameri-grass’ music, from progressive bluegrass to
Janice Joplin, as well as original tunes. You’ll hear mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitars and bass. Soaked in harmonies,
each song gets LSB’d – it’s a trip!

They will be here July 28th – August 1st




Jeopardy meets the Three Stooges in the comedy game show that’s one part general knowledge,
two parts part physical mayhem, and three parts just plain wacky.




We are The Nick Crawford Band!  Although we’ve changed our name and have had a few members go on to other things this year we are happy to back!  I’m Nick Crawford lead singer and fiddle player for the band, I come from Heart Butte, MT and I would like to welcome everyone back to the 2017 Montana State fair and the 3 Rivers Stage, our home the last 3 years.  Since last years performance we’ve slowed down quite a bit on our traveling and have been keeping it close to home but you can still find us playing all those good ol’ fiddle greats along with some new-aged rock roll mixed with a little something of our own we wanted to add this year!  Here is a little info on our new local band members performing this year:

Darin Habel, drummer, was born and raised in Montana growing up in the Valier, a small town of about 500 people.  Darren started playing drums when he was 6 and has been loving it ever since.  The first drum set he bought was ironically enough Tucker Klette’s (the bands guitar player) drum set years ago .  He’ll be attending MSU for college after transferring from Eastern Washington University where he worked for the Big Sky football champs.  His parents are Roni and Jody Habel along with two sisters Marisa and Mikenzie, who have all been extremely supportive as he follows his dream of drumming and music production, even while keeping them up all hours of the day and night practicing.  “I Can’t wait to get this started and see all of the people having a good time at the fair enjoying good music! Rock on!!”

Tucker Klette, guitar, is a Montana Made Musician!  Tucker has been strummin, drummin, and ticklin ivories, from the time he was young to when he was over seas while in the U.S. Army, up to this very day.  He also hails from the wonderful oasis known as Valier MT, Tucker credits his success in music to the motivation and support he receives everyday from the friendly members of the community he lives in.  “I feel honored to perform at the 2017 Montana State Fair and I hope that all of you fair go-ers create an experience for a lifetime to share and I can’t wait to see you there for the great food and nice folks, the Rodeo Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Cowpokes!”

We’ll be performing (2) 1-hour shows per day all 9 days of the fair, so we encourage you too grab a cold one, stock up on some fried food on a stick and then go catch one of our “Nick Crawford Band” performances or one of the many other performers and shows set up this year on the 3 Rivers Stage!  SEE YOU THERE!!!