Welcome to Fool's Gold's website.  We are known as "Ennis Montana's Premier Party Band".  We're  all about fun times, partying, and dancing.  The music spans 3 decades and three genres of music: country, blues, and classic rock.  Every song played evokes memories or gets your toes tapping.  Its not uncommon to see the dance floor filled from the beginning to end at our shows.  There are a smattering of original tunes as well ...... that are fresh and lively.  Fool's Gold is a classic 5 piece band.  Two guitars, bass, and drums and often keyboards.  Strong vocals and harmonies.  We invite you to join us at shows and leave with a big smile on your face.  We are constantly adding to our repertoire and we pull from it to make the night and the mood as positive as possible.  Reading the crowd and catering to their enjoyment is how we operate.  We hope to see you soon!!!

Latest Happenings

Coming into Spring 2021 

Hi everyone.  Covid slowed down performance in 2020.  There is a pent up demand for music as we approach spring.  We have already booked several weddings throughout the upcoming spring, summer, and fall.  We will be playing private parties, charity events and bar gigs.  We will be up in Whitefish playing at the Great Northern in Whitefish this summer.  Don't forget the big barn party at the BarMZ in Norris Montana on the 12th of June.

If any of you are thinking a private party, christmas parties, New Year's, etc.  Consider booking them soon as we are getting quite booked up.  The band is still the same cast of characters.  We have added a number of new tunes to the repertoire as well.  We look forward to seeing you soon!!!

2020 Fall 

Well, we have survived the summer. We were able to play at a small wedding in Bozeman, MT.
We enjoyed being around people and got to do what we love, play music and entertain! Our schedule is still uncertain as we navigate this season. We hope to see people out and about this next summer and look forward to 2021! We are still available for events, please reach out! If you enjoy our company please leave us a review!

Covid-19 Spring 

A number of our gigs have been postponed or canceled due to the Coronavirus.  We start up in June again.  God willing.  We have weddings in June, a tour to Minnesota in July, and weddings and gigs in August and September.  We will post them as they get closer.

We all are saddened with the death of John Prine.  It's getting real out there.  You all stay safe and do practice social distancing!

Winter is here! It's too soon though........... 

We started to get snow storms in late September.  Now that it is late October they are becoming more frequent and heavier.  The summer was a busy one for Fool's Gold.  We had many weddings, private parties, and bar gigs.  We have one more gig for the year on New Year's Eve in West Yellowstone at the Wild West Saloon.  It was a great party there last year!  We are already getting pretty booked up for weddings and private parties in 2020.  If you are planning a wedding I advise you to call soon.  We have a 5 Star rating on weddingwire.com as all of the reviews from our brides and grooms have been outstanding.  As we book shows we will announce them here on our site as well as on our facebook page.  We hope to see you in the upcoming year!

Spring has sprung in the Madison Valley 

This year is stacking up to be a great summer in the Madison Valley and music opportunities abound.  Fool's Gold will be playing a number of events like the 2019 Beer and Spirits Festival, the 7th annual Willies Pig Roast, 4th of July Parade and BBQ in Ennis, private parties and weddings.  We will also be playing a few bar gigs in West Yellowstone, Bozeman and Ennis.  Check out our facebook page and website for our calendar of events.

We hope to see all our friends and meet some new ones along the way.  We have lots of new music and a fantastic line-up in the band.  Make sure to check us out!  God Bless America!!!!

Montana Summers - I think it was on a Tuesday this year.... 

Fool's Gold is going strong with private events, weddings, and bar gigs.  Coming up are gigs at the Gallatin River House Grill in Big Sky, Sunrise Saloon in Missoula, The Gravel Bar in Ennis, The Eagles in Bozeman, The Blue Moon Saloon in Cameron, and the Wild West in West Yellowstone.  In addition we are doing some weddings and private parties.  We are now taking bookings for weddings and private parties in 2019.

The band has a super solid set list and we continue to add new songs regularly, especially with harmonies.  We would love to see you all come out to one or more of our upcoming gigs.  We thank all of you loyal followers for spreading the word.  See you on the road.

Hunting season is upon us... some changes this fall 

What a busy summer for the band.  Weddings, private events, and bar gigs.  We played some new venues for the first time, The Bale of Hay (in Virginia City), The Wild West (in W. Yellowstone), and The Two Bit Saloon (in Whitehall).  We have had some personnel changes as well.  My long time friend and bass player, Lem Boyd, has chosen to move on and perfect his singles act.  We wish him the very best.  You might see him on stage with us from time to time.  He surely will be missed.  Brian Cartwright joins Fool's Gold to replace Lem on bass.  Brian has been the leader of another band, AlterEgo, for over 20 years.  Brian brings a lot of bass and singing skills to the band and is a welcome addition.  We have a number of gigs planned throughout the fall and winter at both the Gallatin River House, in Big Sky, and the Wild West in W. Yellowstone.  We will also be playing at one of our favorites, The Blue Moon Saloon in November and December.

We are booking weddings already for the spring and summer of 2018.  If you are contemplating one or know someone who is, let them know about us.  We love weddings!!!!  Also, its time to book your Christmas parties and New Year's parties.  Keep us in mind as we are filling up fast.  We look forward to seeing you out there in beautiful SW Montana this fall and winter.

Spring is Upon Us 

Hi all Fool's Gold Fans.  We had a busy winter playing inside and in the dark.  Now its time to start playing outside in the light.  We will be playing a number of new venues this spring and summer.  We will start on April Fool's Day at one of our favorite venues, the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, in Big Sky.  Next is the Annual Willies Pig Roast in Ennis, MT in early June.  Private parties in June, July, and August along with a couple of visits to the Wild West in W. Yellowstone.  We'll have a couple of weddings spattered in there as well.  We are fortunate to have a great new drummer join the band, Jake Boggess.  He is featured on the home page playing a drum solo in Miss You.

Let us know if you are thinking about having a party or wedding.  We would love to help you out.  There are a couple of videos from some recent wedding performances on the site as well.  We hope to see you soon!

Hunting Season is over time for Ski and Fool's Gold Dancing Season  

Fool's Gold has a pretty action-packed winter coming up.  We have added some new tunes to the repertoire and some new venues to play as well. We start off this winter at the Blue Moon Saloon in Cameron, MT.  New Year's Eve we will be in Big Fork at Marina Cay.  Then we have some gigs in Big Sky, MT at the Riverhouse Grill in January, February, and April Fools Day!  We would love to see you at any or all of these gigs.  We will be sure to keep the beat up and you out on the dance floor.

If you are planning a wedding this spring or summer...better call soon as we are getting booked up.  I believe our first wedding in 2017 is on March 18th.

Fall is here in the Madison Valley Fool's Gold will be back in the bars 

After an extremely busy summer with weddings, rodeos, events and private parties, Fool's Gold will be playing some bar gigs.  The next gig is on October 21st at the Gravel bar for the annual Hunter's feed.  We will be a Willies Distillery, the Blue Moon Saloon, and the Eagles in Bozeman.  We have a number of new tunes to play and the band is happy to get back to our roots.... playing in bars.  We hope to see you at one of the shows coming up!

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Previous events

Fool's Gold-34th Annual Hunter's Feed

Gravel Bar, 305 E Main Street, Ennis MT

We are back again to work with all the hunters to ensure a great kickoff to the 2019 elk and deer season. At the world renowned GBar on mainstreet in Ennis. Come early to town to taste all the great game recipes made by the local proprietors then hope in to the GBar for the show and dancing!!!

Fool's Gold- Ennis 4th of July Parade and BBQ

Downtown Ennis, Main Street, Ennis, MT

Fool's Gold will be on a float doing patriotic tunes during the parade. Then it's time for the BBQ in the bank lawn where we will do a full set of tunes. Can't wait to see you there!!

7th Annual Willies Pig Roast

Willies Distillery, Main Street, Ennis, MT

Fool's Gold will be headlining a very talented group of bands at the 7th annual Willies pig roast. Left for Dead starts it off, followed by Bo and Casey, then Fool's Gold takes the stage from 3pm till 6pm. Food and drink will be readily available throughout the entire day! You won't want to miss this one, for sure!

2019 Tap in to Ennis

Lions Park, main street, Ennis, MT

Fool's Gold is headlining the annual Beer and Spirit Festival in Ennis. A little piece of Americana. We would love to see you and raise a glass of local brew!