Construction starts on Bozeman’s new entertainment venue
Missoula-based Logjam Presents broke ground on its new 1,500-capacity venue in Bozeman March 4. The live performance venue, located at 506 Seventh Ave., is directly adjacent to the RSVP Motel.
Logjam CEO Nick Checota announced plans to build the new theatre in May 2018 and expects to complete the project by January 2020.
The name, ELM, follows a longstanding tradition of naming venues after people (think “Wilma” in Missoula, “Myrna Loy” in Helena, “Ellen” in Bozeman). Specifically, the initials pay tribute to Nick and Robin Checota’s three children “while also representing a brand that fits the aesthetic design of the venue.”
The Checotas also own the Top Hat and The Wilma in Missoula, which both entailed substantial renovations, and the KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner.
By building ELM from the ground up, Checota plans to construct “a world-class venue that maximizes functionality through contemporary architecture,” equipped with top-notch sound, production and sight lines.
Learn more at logjampresents.com.
Photo: Architect’s rendering of The Elm.