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The Great Falls Symphony's biggest party and fundraiser of the year

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This sassy and soulful band delights audiences of all ages performing songs with depth, humor, and a contagious amount of pure joy. 


They deliver an addictive blend of jazz, soul, and classic pop—and aren’t afraid to throw down a New Orleans second line.

Marina writes and arranges to her heart’s content. Plus, she sings, plays bass, and leads the band.
It’s like a magic show.

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was originally a rag-tag team of regular jammers at The Nectar Lounge in Seattle.
They released their self-titled freshman album in 2018.


In March, 2019, they won the Battle of the Bands at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle,
proving this jazz crossover group has something to offer all listeners.

"When I listen to Marina Christopher's music I'm reminded of Joni Mitchell's
pop-jazz fusion and other songwriters of the era like Billy Joel or Randy Newman. Songs are difficult to write, good songs doubly so."

—Abe Beeson, KNKX Public Radio


Can't make it to the Black Tie & Blue Jeans but still want to contribute?

Silent Auction

In addition to the incredible music, food, and dancing, there will be an impressive silent auction that will feature irresistible items and experience packages from local businesses, artists and community members. Auction range from guided fishing trips, to local dining and entertainment events, to a variety of products and services—there is something for everyone!

Balloon Pop

There will be a balloon pop prior to the start of the live auction where every balloon is filled with a Montana scratch ticket for a chance to win cash. The grand prize balloon will be filled with $500 cash!

Dessert Auction

There will also be the opportunity to vie for your favorite delectable desserts. Choose from an irresistible array of  cupcakes, pies, and tarts you can enjoy after dinner!

Paddle Raise for Youth Orchestra and Music Education Programs

For those who don’t find the perfect item in the silent auction, there will be an opportunity to raise their paddles in support the Symphony’s educational mission and Youth Orchestra during the “Paddle Raise."

Support valuable youth programs while having a great time!

Each winning bid or purchase you make at our Black Tie Blue Jeans event supports the Great Falls Symphony's Youth Orchestra and many other education programs! 


Every year the Symphony provides scholarships for private music lessons and Youth Orchestra participation, Youth Matinee performances for thousands of local elementary school children, sends members of the Chinook Winds quintet and Cascade Quartet to teach and give outreach performances to schools in the area, and runs the Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia programs for our city's aspiring young musicians. 


This is all possible because of the generous support of Black Tie & Blue Jeans patrons, donations, and sponsors. So purchase your Black Tie & Blue Jeans tickets today and  get ready to treat yourself to awesome auction items and indulge in great food, music, and company!



Thank you to our generous Headline Sponsor for Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2022!