Kenny Chesney

Country music singer Kenny Chesney will play at Bobcat Stadium on July 5 as part of his 2020 Chillaxification Tour. 

Country music singer Kenny Chesney will play at Bobcat Stadium this coming summer, returning to Montana for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Montana State University announced Saturday that the chart-topping performer is set to play in Bozeman on July 5 as part of his Chillaxification 2020 Tour. Chesney, 51, will be joined by opening acts Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $37.50 to $165.50.

This will be only the second time in recent years that Bobcat Stadium hosts a concert, the first having been Imagine Dragons in 2018.

Bozeman is one stop of 20 on Chesney’s cross-country stadium tour that kicks off in Arlington, Texas in April. Duane Morrison, senior director of MSU auxiliary services, said in a press release that it’s an honor for the campus to be part of the tour.

“If you look at his tour, we are by far the smallest market, and I think that speaks to the success of the university as a whole and the economic vibrancy of the Bozeman area,” Morrison said.

Chesney, originally from Tennessee, has won eight total Entertainer of the Year awards, four from the Country Music Association and four from the Academy of Country Music. He’s released 18 studio albums since 1994, and has had 30 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

Old Dominion came onto the country music scene in 2012, and was recognized as Group of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in both 2018 and 2019. The band will release a new album on Oct. 25.

Michael Franti & Spearhead is a band that plays a blend of hip hop, funk, jazz, folk and rock music, best known for the 2008 song “Say Hey (I Love You).” Franti is known as a musician and political activist and has been part of several other musical projects.

The July 5 concert will start at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at ticketwest.com.

Shaylee Ragar can be reached at sragar@dailychronicle.com or at 406-582-2607. Follow her on Twitter @shay_ragar.