Symphony in the Park

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax to an evening of music under our big Montana sky featuring the Billings Symphony with special guest, Chris Smith. Round out your experience with picnic fare from participating food trucks.

  • Posted on: June 25, 2023

The Test of Time: A Chorale Concert

This concert features works by some of the world’s most renowned composers, from the Renaissance to the present day. Tomás Luis de Victoria represents the height of the Spanish Renaissance with his setting of O magnum mysterium. The range of expressive depth by contemporary American composer Z. Randall Stroope is found in both the charm of The Pasture and the power of The Lamentations of Jeremiah. “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem is beloved by choirs all over the world. The Chorale and Symphony string and woodwind players present these and other masterworks that speak to the modern soul through enduring meaning and transcendent beauty.

  • Posted on: March 5, 2023

The Test of Time: A Chorale Concert

This concert features works by some of the world’s most renowned composers, from the Renaissance to the present day. Tomás Luis de Victoria represents the height of the Spanish Renaissance with his setting of O magnum mysterium. The range of expressive depth by contemporary American composer Z. Randall Stroope is found in both the charm of The Pasture and the power of The Lamentations of Jeremiah. “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem is beloved by choirs all over the world. The Chorale and Symphony string and woodwind players present these and other masterworks that speak to the modern soul through enduring meaning and transcendent beauty.

  • Posted on: March 4, 2023

M is for Music

Sarah T. Murdoch is sure that M is for … Meh. There are ZERO jellyfish in the Orchestra and not a single dinosaur. Could music be its own adventure?

In this humorous introduction to the symphony, Sarah wonders, “What is music for? What does it do? And is fancy-schmancy orchestra music for everyone?” Geared toward K–6 students and their families, this 45-minute concert is designed to delight, move, and educate

  • Posted on: January 14, 2023

Billings Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

The Billings Symphony Youth Orchestra presents their annual fall program as part of their 15th season—their first under the Billings Symphony umbrella! Four orchestras are composed of students from preschool to college age and include homeschool students and students from outlying rural schools.

  • Posted on: December 4, 2022

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!

Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that runs June 16 to August 4, 2022. Each concert takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings.

The series’ entertainment line-up changes annually and ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands.

Thursday, August 4

Location: outside of McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Ave.

Band: W.C. Huntley & Marcedes Carroll

W.C. Huntley and Marcedes Carroll  are pairing up their acoustic county sounds for a night inspired by country singer/songwriter greats like John Prine, Guy Clark, and Merle Haggard.


Admission: 

Admission for Alive After 5 remains free for the public, however, 21 and older individuals wishing to consume alcohol must purchase a $2 wristband at one of the Purple tents.

The $10 V.I.P Experience:

Each concert includes a special shaded V.I.P area with chairs, tables, ice cold bottled water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Only Twenty-six $10 V.I.P wristbands are available each week on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot in the V.I.P area either visit the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street suite A or call (406) 294-5060, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm to pre-pay and reserve your V.I.P spots.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

This event is made possible by the host locations and our event sponsors.
Series Producer: Valley Credit Union
Composer: TDS Fiber
Orchestra:  Desert Mountain Broadcasting
Chorus: First Interstate Bank 

Interested in sponsoring this event or other events: email LRichardson@downtownbillings.com

We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm. All volunteers get a free wristband, food/beverage voucher, and bottled water.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 16. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 23.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 30.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 7. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 14.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 21.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 28.

Click to volunteer for Thursday, August 4.

Or contact, info@downtownbillings.com for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the Alive After 5 concerts from set-up to tear-down and beyond. Each concert date takes place at a “Host” location within the Business Improvement District (BID). The concert series brings over 10,000 people to downtown Billings each summer.

The Alive After 5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The anchoring hosts included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahons, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and began with just 5 summer concerts around downtown. Tiny’s Tavern added in as an anchoring host in 2004. Over the years, the idea grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to its current state.

Most of the DBA signature events such as St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fest, Holiday parade, Christmas Stroll, First Friday efforts, and more, are not revenue generators for the DBA, but are coordinated in efforts to bring people to downtown boosting the vitality of the downtown businesses. AA5 not only brings people downtown it is also one of the few revenue generating events thrown by the DBA. The revenue generated by the AA5 series helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of the other DBA community-centric events throughout the year.

If you would be interested in more information on hosting an Alive After 5 in the future please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2022 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

 

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: August 4, 2022

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!

Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that runs June 16 to August 4, 2022. Each concert takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings.

The series’ entertainment line-up changes annually and ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands.

Thursday, July 28

Location: outside of Tiny’s Tavern, 323 N. 24th St.

Band: Cole & the Thornes

Cole & the Thornes is a mountain reggae band based out of Bozeman, MT.


Admission: 

Admission for Alive After 5 remains free for the public, however, 21 and older individuals wishing to consume alcohol must purchase a $2 wristband at one of the Purple tents.

The $10 V.I.P Experience:

Each concert includes a special shaded V.I.P area with chairs, tables, ice cold bottled water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Only Twenty-six $10 V.I.P wristbands are available each week on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot in the V.I.P area either visit the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street suite A or call (406) 294-5060, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm to pre-pay and reserve your V.I.P spots.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

This event is made possible by the host locations and our event sponsors.
Series Producer: Valley Credit Union
Composer: TDS Fiber
Orchestra:  Desert Mountain Broadcasting
Chorus: First Interstate Bank 

Interested in sponsoring this event or other events: email LRichardson@downtownbillings.com

We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm. All volunteers get a free wristband, food/beverage voucher, and bottled water.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 16. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 23.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 30.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 7. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 14.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 21.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 28.

Click to volunteer for Thursday, August 4.

Or contact, info@downtownbillings.com for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the Alive After 5 concerts from set-up to tear-down and beyond. Each concert date takes place at a “Host” location within the Business Improvement District (BID). The concert series brings over 10,000 people to downtown Billings each summer.

The Alive After 5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The anchoring hosts included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahons, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and began with just 5 summer concerts around downtown. Tiny’s Tavern added in as an anchoring host in 2004. Over the years, the idea grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to its current state.

Most of the DBA signature events such as St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fest, Holiday parade, Christmas Stroll, First Friday efforts, and more, are not revenue generators for the DBA, but are coordinated in efforts to bring people to downtown boosting the vitality of the downtown businesses. AA5 not only brings people downtown it is also one of the few revenue generating events thrown by the DBA. The revenue generated by the AA5 series helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of the other DBA community-centric events throughout the year.

If you would be interested in more information on hosting an Alive After 5 in the future please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2022 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

 

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 28, 2022

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!

Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that runs June 16 to August 4, 2022. Each concert takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings.

The series’ entertainment line-up changes annually and ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands.

Thursday, July 21

Location: the Walker’s Grill parking lot, 2700 1st Ave N.

Band: Favorite Sons

Favorite Sons is a collection of performing artists based out of Nashville, TN, curated by Walker’s owner Bill Honaker. More details to come.


Admission: 

Admission for Alive After 5 remains free for the public, however, 21 and older individuals wishing to consume alcohol must purchase a $2 wristband at one of the Purple tents.

The $10 V.I.P Experience:

Each concert includes a special shaded V.I.P area with chairs, tables, ice cold bottled water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Only Twenty-six $10 V.I.P wristbands are available each week on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot in the V.I.P area either visit the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street suite A or call (406) 294-5060, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm to pre-pay and reserve your V.I.P spots.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

This event is made possible by the host locations and our event sponsors.
Series Producer: Valley Credit Union
Composer: TDS Fiber
Orchestra:  Desert Mountain Broadcasting
Chorus: First Interstate Bank 

Interested in sponsoring this event or other events: email LRichardson@downtownbillings.com

We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm. All volunteers get a free wristband, food/beverage voucher, and bottled water.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 16. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 23.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 30.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 7. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 14.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 21.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 28.

Click to volunteer for Thursday, August 4.

Or contact, info@downtownbillings.com for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the Alive After 5 concerts from set-up to tear-down and beyond. Each concert date takes place at a “Host” location within the Business Improvement District (BID). The concert series brings over 10,000 people to downtown Billings each summer.

The Alive After 5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The anchoring hosts included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahons, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and began with just 5 summer concerts around downtown. Tiny’s Tavern added in as an anchoring host in 2004. Over the years, the idea grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to its current state.

Most of the DBA signature events such as St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fest, Holiday parade, Christmas Stroll, First Friday efforts, and more, are not revenue generators for the DBA, but are coordinated in efforts to bring people to downtown boosting the vitality of the downtown businesses. AA5 not only brings people downtown it is also one of the few revenue generating events thrown by the DBA. The revenue generated by the AA5 series helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of the other DBA community-centric events throughout the year.

If you would be interested in more information on hosting an Alive After 5 in the future please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2022 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

 

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 21, 2022

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!

Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that runs June 16 to August 4, 2022. Each concert takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings.

The series’ entertainment line-up changes annually and ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands.

Thursday, July 14

Location: outside of Montana Brewing Company, 113 N. Broadway

Band: Repeat Offenders

Repeat Offenders is a cover band based out of Billings, MT. They cover rock hits from the 80’s and beyond.


Admission: 

Admission for Alive After 5 remains free for the public, however, 21 and older individuals wishing to consume alcohol must purchase a $2 wristband at one of the Purple tents.

The $10 V.I.P Experience:

Each concert includes a special shaded V.I.P area with chairs, tables, ice cold bottled water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Only Twenty-six $10 V.I.P wristbands are available each week on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot in the V.I.P area either visit the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street suite A or call (406) 294-5060, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm to pre-pay and reserve your V.I.P spots.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

This event is made possible by the host locations and our event sponsors.
Series Producer: Valley Credit Union
Composer: TDS Fiber
Orchestra:  Desert Mountain Broadcasting
Chorus: First Interstate Bank 

Interested in sponsoring this event or other events: email LRichardson@downtownbillings.com

We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm. All volunteers get a free wristband, food/beverage voucher, and bottled water.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 16. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 23.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 30.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 7. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 14.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 21.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 28.

Click to volunteer for Thursday, August 4.

Or contact, info@downtownbillings.com for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the Alive After 5 concerts from set-up to tear-down and beyond. Each concert date takes place at a “Host” location within the Business Improvement District (BID). The concert series brings over 10,000 people to downtown Billings each summer.

The Alive After 5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The anchoring hosts included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahons, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and began with just 5 summer concerts around downtown. Tiny’s Tavern added in as an anchoring host in 2004. Over the years, the idea grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to its current state.

Most of the DBA signature events such as St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fest, Holiday parade, Christmas Stroll, First Friday efforts, and more, are not revenue generators for the DBA, but are coordinated in efforts to bring people to downtown boosting the vitality of the downtown businesses. AA5 not only brings people downtown it is also one of the few revenue generating events thrown by the DBA. The revenue generated by the AA5 series helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of the other DBA community-centric events throughout the year.

If you would be interested in more information on hosting an Alive After 5 in the future please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2022 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

 

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 14, 2022

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!

Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that runs June 16 to August 4, 2022. Each concert takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings.

The series’ entertainment line-up changes annually and ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands.

Thursday, July 7

Location: Downtown Billings Alliance on N. 29th St. between 2nd Ave N. & 1st Ave N.

Bands: Gilda House & Joyce from the Future

Gild House is a performing artist from Billings, Montana, who describes her music as Synths & moods.
Joyce from the Future is an Indy Rock band based out of Billings, Montana.


Admission: 

Admission for Alive After 5 remains free for the public, however, 21 and older individuals wishing to consume alcohol must purchase a $2 wristband at one of the Purple tents.

The $10 V.I.P Experience:

Each concert includes a special shaded V.I.P area with chairs, tables, ice cold bottled water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Only Twenty-six $10 V.I.P wristbands are available each week on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot in the V.I.P area either visit the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street suite A or call (406) 294-5060, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm to pre-pay and reserve your V.I.P spots.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

This event is made possible by the host locations and our event sponsors.
Series Producer: Valley Credit Union
Composer: TDS Fiber
Orchestra:  Desert Mountain Broadcasting
Chorus: First Interstate Bank 

Interested in sponsoring this event or other events: email LRichardson@downtownbillings.com

We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm. All volunteers get a free wristband, food/beverage voucher, and bottled water.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 16. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 23.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., June 30.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 7. 

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 14.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 21.

Click to volunteer for Thurs., July 28.

Click to volunteer for Thursday, August 4.

Or contact, info@downtownbillings.com for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the Alive After 5 concerts from set-up to tear-down and beyond. Each concert date takes place at a “Host” location within the Business Improvement District (BID). The concert series brings over 10,000 people to downtown Billings each summer.

The Alive After 5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The anchoring hosts included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahons, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and began with just 5 summer concerts around downtown. Tiny’s Tavern added in as an anchoring host in 2004. Over the years, the idea grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to its current state.

Most of the DBA signature events such as St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fest, Holiday parade, Christmas Stroll, First Friday efforts, and more, are not revenue generators for the DBA, but are coordinated in efforts to bring people to downtown boosting the vitality of the downtown businesses. AA5 not only brings people downtown it is also one of the few revenue generating events thrown by the DBA. The revenue generated by the AA5 series helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of the other DBA community-centric events throughout the year.

If you would be interested in more information on hosting an Alive After 5 in the future please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2022 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

 

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 7, 2022