2024 Alive After 5 Summer Concert Series lineup announced

Our most anticipated summer concert series, Alive After 5, is back for its twenty-first anniversary season. The 2024 Alive After 5 series, is presented by us (the DBA) and Valley Credit Union. The series runs Thursday evenings, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, June 6 to July 25, 2024. The outdoor concerts occur weekly at different downtown locations (except the week of July 4th).

Admission: Admission is free to the public, however, those 21 and older, wishing to consume alcohol will need to purchase a wristband for $3. 

The V.I.P. Option: Twenty $10 V.I.P wristbands are available each week, and can be purchased before 12:00 pm each Thursday, either in person at the DBA’s office located at 102 N. 29th St. or by calling the DBA office at (406) 294-5060. The V.I.P. area offers a shaded space for you to cool off, hang out, and enjoy the show. The V.I.P. The area includes tables, chairs, free ice-cold water, and a great view of the stage. 

The revenue generated through the wristband sales at each Alive After 5 helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of our downtown beautification projects, public art projects, and other free community-centric events we host throughout the year.

Sign up to volunteer to help. We need volunteers to help wristband and greet attendees at each of the Alive After 5 events. Volunteer shifts are 2 hours each (start at 4:30pm or 6:00pm) and include a free beverage & food voucher to use within the event and a free $3 wristband (for volunteers over 21 years old) so you can enjoy a drink should you wish to.

Alive After 5 started in Billings in 2003, by a group of downtown restaurant and property owners. At its beginning, Alive After 5 featured five Alive After 5 locations including Walkers, McCormick Cafe, Montana Brewing Company, the former Pug Mahon’s, and the former Rex restaurant on Montana Avenue. Over its twenty-one year history, Alive After 5’s concerts have been hosted at a variety of different locations throughout downtown’s Business Improvement District (B.I.D.). The 2024 season welcomes new hosts, some favorite locations, and a line-up of local and national touring bands. The series, coordinated by the DBA from set-up to tear-down and beyond, brings over 11,000 people to downtown Billings each summer.

The 2024 season was sponsored by Valley Credit UnionHensel LawMari MintThe Best Western Clocktower InnStella’s Kitchen and Bakery, and Desert Mountain Broadcasting Radio group (Planet 106.7Classic Hits, My 105.998.1 KBEAR94.1 KSKY910 ESPNThe Zone 96.3). 

Thank you for supporting the businesses that support our efforts to keep downtown both clean and safe.