The following is a release for George Everett of Mainstreet Uptown Butte:    

The Markovich Family Foundation in conjunction with Summit Beverage has awarded a total of $100,000 over five years to support the Montana Folk Festival in 2024 and in the years to follow.  This year, $20,000 will be granted to the Montana Folk Festival by the Foundation.  This support will be doubled by the ongoing challenge grant of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.

Thanks in large part to this major support, the 2024 Montana Folk Festival will return to Butte on July 12, 13 and 14, after a successful return in 2022 and 2023 from the abyss left in society by the pandemic of 2020 and 2021.

“Summit Beverage has been a longtime supporter of the Montana Folk Festival as a beverage supplier and partner. We feel proud to be able to support an event that attracts thousands of visitors from across the nation and creates economic, social and cultural benefits for Butte and surrounding communities throughout Montana. Our 2024 Markovich Family Foundation contribution is an increase over previous years and demonstrates our commitment to the success of this event.," said Rachel Markovich, Executive Director of the Markovich Family Foundation.

The Foundation was established in 2012, by the Markovich Family to address the needs of our communities that fall in one of four pillars – Community Service, Education, Health & Hunger and Athletics & Arts.

“Giving back to the communities, in which we operate, is a responsibility that we take very seriously.  We place high value on our customers, communities, and employees for their contributions to the beer business today, and over the last 55 years across Western Montana.

We are humbled that we find ourselves in a position to engage in these philanthropic efforts and encourage others to join with us to support this great community event.” said Mike Markovich, Summit Beverage Vice President of Community Relations.

Sponsorships that businesses consider meeting this challenge come with many benefits as well to ensure they receive the recognition for their support that they deserve.  These are described on the festival website at, or call 406-565-2249.

For details about the Montana Folk Festival returning to Butte July 12-14, visit or on Facebook at

For details about the charitable works of The Markovich Family Foundation, visit

And, to learn more about Summit Beverage that makes this support possible, visit

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