The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) and Valley Credit Union are excited to announce the 2022 Alive After 5 summer concert series line-up.
The seven-week series takes place outdoors at a different downtown location Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, starting with a June 16 concert in front of the Pub Station at 2502 1st Avenue North featuring local bands, Counting Coup and Calvin and The Coal Cars.
June 16 – Counting Coup & Calvin and The Coal Cars at The Pub Station
June 23 – Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers at Hooligan’s Sports Bar
June 30 – Wes Urbainiak and the Mountain Folk at Uberbrew
July 7 -Gilda House & Joyce from the Future at Downtown Billings Alliance
July 14 – Repeat Offenders at Montana Brewing Co.
July 21 – Favorite Sons at Walker’s Grill
July 28 – Cole & the Thornes at Tiny’s Tavern
Aug 4 – W.C. Huntley & Marcedes Carroll at McCormick Cafe
Admission is free to the public, however, those 21 and older wishing to consume alcohol will need to purchase a wristband for $2. Each concert will have a special shaded V.I.P. area with seating, tables, free ice-cold water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Each week a limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands can be purchased either in person at the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street or by calling the DBA office at (406) 294-5060 each week leading up to the Thursday concert. Any remaining V.I.P. wristbands will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis each week on site at Alive After 5.
This nineteen year old concert series is a community favorite and brings over 10,000 people to the streets of downtown over the course of a summer. Its success is due heavily to the community’s support and the help of the season sponsors; Valley Credit Union, TDS Fiber, and Desert Mountain Broadcasting, and First Interstate Bank.
The Alive After 5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 with just 5 summer concerts around downtown by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The initial host locations included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahon’s, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and Tiny’s Tavern quickly jumping in to host in 2004. Over the years, the series grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to it’s current 8 concerts.
Alive After 5 summer concert series is coordinated by the downtown Business Improvement District (BID), a non-profit arm of the DBA organization whose work plan focuses on a clean and safe downtown.