Steve Riddle, left, and Rob Quist of the Mission Mountain Wood Band get down on a Caribbean cruise ship in 2010.

Photo by James Woodcock/Billings Gazette

By Kim Briggeman

PHILIPSBURG – A concert designed to rekindle the revelry, charity, charm and camaraderie of Missoula’s Aber Day Keggers of the 1970s is set to take this town of 850 by storm.

Three original members of the Mission Mountain Wood Band will be on stage Saturday with three newer bandmates to headline the Aber Day Reunion Concert in Philipsburg’s Winninghoff Park Amphitheater, a hillside venue that in itself captures the flavor of those days of yore at the Miller Creek Rodeo Grounds.

Online ticket sales through the University of Montana Alumni Association closed Aug. 10, and a capacity crowd of 2,500 is expected to flood into this picturesque Flint Creek Valley burg.


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