Montana’s Logjam Presents Signs Exclusive Booking Agreement For Missoula’s Ogren Park

Logjam Presents – Logjam Presents
Further solidifying its position in the Montana market, Logjam Presents has inked a deal to exclusively book
The city-owned Ogren Park is also the home of the minor league baseball team the Missoula Osprey. A statement from Logjam said the company is working with the city to expand the stadium’s capacity from approximately 8,000 to 10,000. 
“Missoula is on the map as a quality music community and this agreement meets a number of our goals, including using the community asset that is the stadium for events in addition to the wonderful entertainment the Missoula Osprey offers during its season,” Missoula Mayor John Engen said in a statement. “Logjam is a great local company that employs more than 200 in Missoula, is a generous community partner and delivers high-quality entertainment for Missoulians and visitors.”
Logjam opened in 2016 with Nick Checota – owner of Top Hat Lounge and The Wilma Theater in Missoula – at the helm. Since its founding the company constructed the 4,000-capacity KettleHouse Amphitheater alongside the Blackfoot River in Bonner, Mont., and announced plans in May to build a 1,500-capacity venue in Bozeman, Mont.
Ogren park hosted Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers June 7, reporting $364,805 grossed on 5,249 tickets. Last year Paul Simon played to 8,300 fans for a $456,500 gross, with tickets going at $55 a pop. The new agreement with Logjam is aimed at increasing the number of shows moving through the venue.
The independently owned Logjam Presents is quietly becoming a force in the lesser-traveled roads of Montana, and owner Nick Checota previously told Pollstar he feels there is a lot of potential in his market. 
“A lot of the promoters that work in this region, the Northwest region, are headquartered in other markets,” Checota said. “We feel this market is unique and having a presence here really gives us an advantage in understanding the types of music this market wants to see and the types of entertainment this market wants to buy.”