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Get your Celtic on with Jack!

We don’t need much of an excuse to take the beautiful summertime drive down the Bitterroot.

But for those of you looking for a good reason, may we suggest the upcoming Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton?

Whether as a participant or just an onlooker, a fun experience is pretty much all but guaranteed at this 9th annual event. The list of activities is long, but here are some highlights:

• Highland Athletic Competitions: If super strong men in kilts hurling logs sounds like fun, then you don’t want to miss the Highland games. There’s lots of events for women and children in here too, and all participants receive a weekend pass plus a T-shirt. CLICK HERE for a schedule of events or to register.

• Dancing, drumming and piping competitions: Nothing brings us back to the old country like traditional Celtic song and dance, and the weekend is packed with competitions and showcases by all ages and abilities.

• Food: Nothing completes a festival like delicious food and drink, and at the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering you’re going to be delighted by all the traditional fare options, including Scottish smoked salmon cheese pate, whiskey and scotch tastings and more!

Also, be sure to catch the Beards & Braids contest, the Tug-o-War and free piping and language classes throughout the weekend.

This year’s Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering kicks off at 9 am Saturday, August 18 and runs through the end of day Sunday. A full schedule of events is available HERE – or be sure to stay on top of the latest news and happenings on the group’s Facebook event page.

This year, 105.9 Jack FM is excited to be giving away TWO free weekend passes to the event. Just comment on the post over at Jack’s Facebook page and we’ll pick our winners at the end of the day Wednesday! Slainte!

-Zeke Campfield

Jack FM Missoula is celebrating the arrival of the warm weather season with ticket giveaways to one of the most anticipated events of the summer!

Tune in starting Tuesday, May 1st, and when you hear the Eddie Vedder wail text “JACK” to 848-1059 and you’ll automatically be registered to win. We’ll collect names all through the month and give away a pair of tickets every Friday through June 1st.

That’s five different chances to win a pair of tickets to see Pearl Jam perform LIVE at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Monday, August. 13th!

Whether you win tickets or not, be sure to join Jack at the pre-concert blast – we’ll be set up at Caras Park with all your favorite food and drink vendors, live entertainment and more!

Good luck, and happy sunshine from your friends at 105.9 Jack FM Missoula.

Pearl Jam ticket contest!
Get your Jack Sack on!

Montana Lottery and 105.9 JackFM invite you to try your luck at a Jack Sack!

Starting Feb. 26, when you hear the cue text LUCKY to us at (406) 848-1059 to be entered to win one of 10 lucky Jack Sacks.

What’s inside?

Well, that’s the catch. Jack’s not telling.

But you can expect some Montana Lottery scratchers, maybe some FREE concert tickets, a gift card or two to your favorite local businesses … If you’re REALLY lucky you might take home some sweet Jack schwag! Each Jack Sack is a little bit different than the next, but some sacks are luckier than others!

We’ll collect names and numbers throughout each weekday and then pick two lucky Jack Sack winners every Friday in March!

So, you got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, Jackhead?

The best part isn’t the time outdoors, though that’s certainly near the top of the list.

No, the best part about hunting, at least according to Jack, is all the tasty eating that comes for the six to nine months following.

Deer, elk and more deer – that sounds like breakfast, lunch and dinner to Jack.

This fall, Jack is absolutely delighted to offer up a sweet hunter’s package that honors not just the sport – but the eating part, too. Not one but TWO loyal Jackheads will be walking away this month with a $500 gift certificate to Snowy Mountain Rifles plus a gigantic top-loading freezer from Fred’s Appliance.

If you’re not familiar with Snowy Mountain Rifles, it’s probably because they just now set up shop in Missoula.

Don’t get it wrong – they’ve been putting together made-to-order custom long-range hunting and tactical rifles in wester Montana for years.

But now they’ve got a BRAND NEW shop open out on Stockyard Road just off North Reserve, where they also offer gunsmithing, cerakoting and sell rifle accessories like night force optics, vortex optics – even camo clothing and gear.

Stop by sometime and check ’em out. Whether your game is hunting elk in the high country or shooting steel, Snowy Mountain can hook you up with extreme power, extreme range and extreme accuracy.

So now the big question … how do you win?

Well, there’s two ways. Starting Nov. 6 you can follow fill out this online form with all your details … OR … starting that same day you can register in person out at Snowy Mountain Rifles. They’re open 9-6 every weekday and they’ll be glad to get you all signed up.

Jack will draw two winners – the first on Nov. 10, the second on Nov. 17.

Best of luck to ya. And if you do manage to get something tasty in that there freezer, don’t forget who sent ya …

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Jack’s got your Zootown hacks!

Nothing announces the end of summer in Missoula like the crush of students that arrive the last weekend of August.

Yes, it’s true – the fall semester has arrived, and while the official fall season is still a few weeks out we all know that Missoula’s summertime fun has pretty much come to a close.

But that doesn’t mean there’s not a heck of a lot to be done over the coming weeks and months.

Whether you’re a returning UM student or brand new to town, we’ve compiled a short list of “Missoula hacks” to help you make the best of your time here:

this-just-in-the-subaru-has-now-officially-been-named-786638• Yes, Missoulians love our cars – Subarus, especially – but we love any and every opportunity to ditch our cars as well. We’re especially proud of our cool new-ish bike lanes downtown (they’re green and impossible to miss), as well as our zero-fare Mountain Line bus service, which will get you just about anywhere you need to go for free!

• That said, downtown bike parking can be just as hard to find as car parking. And whatever you do, don’t think that Missoula’s love affair with biking means you don’t need to lock yours up …

• Jam band freaks have a cozy corner of their own, and it’s called The Top Hat. Check out “Grateful Dead Hour” every Monday from 5-7 pm, and the Phish-themed “Sharin’ in the Groove” happy hour MOST Wednesdays at 4:30.

• You haven’t had a breakfast burrito until you’ve had one from Market on Front. Make sure you check it out before the snow starts falling – they have an amazing patio for people-watching in and soaking in some Vitamin D.

• You can’t go wrong with either of our local ice cream parlors. If you couldn’t tell by the line, Big Dipper Ice Cream is a Missoula institution with dozens of great flavors – and lots of opportunities to meet happy fellow locals and visitors. And though it has less options, fans of Whitefish-based Sweets Peaks are dedicated to their unique flavors, locally sourced milk and cream, and much smaller line.

• Scout out all of the local coffee shops, pick the one you like best and plan to spend the next four years there. That’s where we do our studying, our socializing, our relaxing – and sometimes our napping. And whatever you do, don’t forget to tip your barista.

• You’re not truly a local until you flaunt your local-ness. What do we mean? Whether it’s a T-shirt, a hat or a bumper sticker, Missoula-, Montana- or 406-themed gear is required for all residents. That includes both while you are hanging out in town as well as traveling. It’s also first on your list of gift ideas for anyone who doesn’t live here.dubbed-coffee-nap-researchers-claim-drinking-coffee-having-quick-power-_uw2t

• Speaking of local-themed clothing and accessories, The Green Light downtown has a big sale the last weekend of every month. Those 406 shirts you see all your attractive friends wearing? That’s where they got them.

• There’s a two-way tie for best hangover cure. Pretty much anything on the weekend brunch menu at Burns Street Bistro is to die for; but don’t miss an opportunity to try the appropriately-named “Hangover Stew” at Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop downtown.

• Same with happy hour: Some swear by the bar seating at the Mustard Seed, but do note you will NOT find a seat if you don’t get there early! Others will point you to Bridge Pizza on the Hip Strip, where you’ll get a free 10 ounce beer with one slice of pizza and a free pint with two slices every day from 3-5 pm.

• There’s only a handful of all-night eating joints, and only one that’s truly locals. It’s called The Oxford Saloon, but locals call it the “Ox.” If you were wondering, yes – it’s inside matches its outside; but no, they no longer serve brains and eggs. We like to call it “historical” – but no matter, it’s the best place to catch a late-night, post-bar snack and it’s pretty much always full of fascinating people.

• There’s free stuff everywhere if you know where to look for it. We won’t name names, but with a little tenacity you can enjoy free slices of locally baked bread, free chunks of amaaaazing donuts and cookies, free jams, jellies, fudge – even wine. Here’s a hint: Start with the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, and plan to be downtown the first Friday evening of every month.

• Finally, speaking of free stuff – you’ve found Missoula’s No. 1 spot for giveaways. We’re talking tickets to all the best concerts and events, gift certificates to your favorite stores and restaurants, free auto inspections and details – even lotto tickets! All you gotta do is follow Jack on Facebook, stay on top of Jack’s website blog or just keep your dial tuned in to 105.9, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to walk away a winner at some point in the near future.

There’s lots of other great corners and coves in town, but this is a good place to get started. If you’ve got a favorite “Missoula hack,” we’d love to hear it! Send us a message on Facebook or drop us an email at aubrey@missoulabroadcasting.com.

However long it is, we hope you enjoy your time in Missoula!