About the Artist
Dusty Slay is a stand-up comedian with a baritone voice so smooth it's like champagne in your ears. Dusty walks you through a childhood in the trailer park, his adult years in the workforce and as an occasional blackout drunk. He thinks skunks smell like weed and leaves the serious topics like race, religion and politics up to someone who, unlike him hasn't drank gas out of a water hose.
Slay has recently signed a development deal with ABC for a Blue Collar Single Mom comedy based around his childhood. Dusty was in invited to the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the 2018 New Faces and has appeared on several network shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC's Last Comic Standing. Dusty's comedy is regularly showcased on many nationally syndicated radio programs including Sirius XM, Pandora Radio and "The Bob and Tom Radio Show".
About the Venue
The Covellite Theatre
The Covellite originated as the First Presbyterian Church and was completed in 1896. The detailed sandstone and granite stonework with pronounced gothic architecture was a great improvement from the original wooden church that stood at the same site. Giant timber framed trusses hold up the roof and the ceiling is ornately crafted to maximize sound resonance. In 1957 the Presbyterians left the Covellite for a new building. The original pipe organ and bells from the belfry were taken with them at that time. Around 1959 a theatre group occupied the space and called it The Old Garden Court Theatre, though their group seems to have dissipated by 1963. For the next thirty years the building would mostly sit vacant. In the mid 1980s, money was granted to put on a new roof, install insulation and repair the original stained glass windows among other general repairs. Though some work was being done, no one was utilizing the space for anything except storage. Some of the grant work was not completed and the stained glass windows have never gone back into the building to date. In the mid 1990s the Thomas family from Butte bought the building with the intention of creating a grand live theatre venue. They are responsible for the name and commissioned Weitzel Signs, of Butte, to build the Covellite marquee. They also updated electrical service and greatly improved interior aesthetics. The Covellite only ran a couple seasons before the owners paths led to other ventures and it became vacant once again. Since 2015, the current owners have tried to focus on making the building as multi purpose as possible. Recent improvements to the audio and video systems have made the space compatible with many events and the building is constantly undergoing upgrades both big and small.
Butte, Montana, 59701