In 2016 Groovetrail produced over 30 outreach performances, partnered with the Whitefish High School on this year’s jazz camp, and provided two students with private lesson sponsorships.

Our Gift of Music program will carry into the holiday season, with a schedule to be published soon.

If you’re interested in helping Groovetrail raise money to carry us into 2017, consider attending Halladay Quist’s Holiday Quest!

Holiday Quest


On December 9th, Groovetrail is teaming up with Love Lives Here and hosting an event celebrating light, love and acceptance in Whitefish. Starting at 7:00 during the holiday stroll this event will feature fantastic music, words of wisdom from community leaders, and an opportunity to come together as a community. Please join us! Free and open for all…

Celebrate the Light


Here are some past Groovetrail events…


April 1st, 7:30pm – ROMEO (Retired Old Man Entertaining *with* Others), a night of music featuring Tony Hernandez. Details coming soon.

March 17th, 3:00pm – Merle Robinson at Whitefish Care and Rehab

March 9th – Erica von Kleist at Bigfork High School Career Day

March 8th, 10:30am – Lee Zimmerman performance at Whitefish Care and Rehab

March 6th, 2:00pm – Andre Floyd plays Groovin’ on a Sunday, a benefit for Groovetrail at the Bigfork Performing Arts Center! Click HERE for info.

October 3rd & 4th – Zoo Fest


Groovetrail has teamed up with the Montana Music and Artists Coalition on this year’s spectacular Zoo Fest, being held October 3rd and 4th in Caras Park in downtown Missoula. The MMAC believes in supporting  local communities, and in educating people of all ages about the importance of artistic expression. This festival is a celebration of the immense talent that Northwest Montana has to offer, and Groovetrail is honored to be a part of it. Stop by around 6:30 to hear Groovetrail founder Erica von Kleist perform with Eric Krop. Not to be missed!

October 19th – Wasabi Dinner!


One Monday every month, Whitefish’s phenomenal favorite sushi restaurant generously donates a portion of their proceeds to a local non-profit. Groovetrail will be the featured charity on October 19th. Come have a roll and some green tea in honor of music for everyone! There may even be some surprise performances by local talent…


December 4th – Songwriting Showcase at the Center for Restorative Youth Justice


Groovetrail has partnered with the Center for Restorative Youth Justice on developing a songwriting course for students who attend their programs. Led by guitarist Halladay Quist, this eight-week intensive will culminate in a coffee-house-style showcase that will feature student’s original songs. The event is taking place during Kallispel’s Holiday Stroll, and is likely to start around 6:00.

Mid December, Date TBD – Fundraising dinner/Holiday Party for the “Gift of Music” program

Help Groovetrail start the New Year off right through providing live music performances for people who need it most. The Gift of Music program will bring local talent into hospitals, care facilities, rehab centers, shelters, and anywhere else live music is needed. Stay tuned for details!