Billings Symphony: Guys and Dolls in Concert

This lightly staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend.

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

Visit https://billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/guys-and-dolls-in-concert/ for complete show synopsis.

 

  • Posted on: March 21, 2021

Billings Symphony: Guys and Dolls in Concert

This lightly staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend.

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

Visit https://billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/guys-and-dolls-in-concert/ for complete show synopsis.

 

  • Posted on: March 20, 2021

Billings Symphony: Guys and Dolls in Concert

This lightly staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend.

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

Visit https://billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/guys-and-dolls-in-concert/ for complete show synopsis.

 

  • Posted on: March 20, 2021

Billings Symphony: Holiday Pops!

Join the BSOC for the must-see holiday concert of the season: Holiday Pops! What better way is there to lift your spirits and get into the holiday mood than with your BSOC and guest artist Amy Schendel performing all your favorite carols and holiday favorites? We can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season with you!

Amy Schendel vocals
Featuring members of the Rocky Mountain Jazz Collective

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend. (Update 11/10/20: the live performances have been canceled)

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

AMY SCHENDEL

Amy Schendel is thrilled to be on stage with the Billings Symphony. A versatile performer, she is usually found in the clarinet section but has been a vocal soloist with Symphony numerous times. Amy’s operatic credits include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah, Mimì in La bohème, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Despina in Così fan Tutte, and the title role in Sister AngelicaSome of her favorite musical theatre roles have been the title role in Evita, Velma in Chicago, Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Ellen in Miss Saigon. Sometimes she can be found around town singing jazz standards with local musicians, a passion she has held for many years.

Amy is a dedicated music educator, serving her fifteenth year as the Director of Choirs at Billings Skyview High School and as co-conductor of Yellowstone Valley Voices. She travels around the state and beyond conducting honor choirs, adjudicating at festivals, and teaching at summer camps. Amy holds bachelor’s degrees in Clarinet Performance and Music Education, as well as a Master of Music Education from the University of Montana. She is a certified member of the VoiceCare Network and is currently serving as the President-Elect of the Montana Music Educators Association.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN JAZZ COLLECTIVE

The Rocky Mountain Jazz Collective was created in 2019 by highly respected members of the jazz community in Montana. Through education outreach in the community and regular performance in an environment that is best suited for listening, the mission of the RMJC is to create greater awareness and appreciation for jazz music and history in the Rocky Mountain region.

RMJC aims to increase appreciation and awareness of jazz music through the performance of themed programs consisting of material with cultural and historical significance to the history and development of jazz.

 

  • Posted on: December 19, 2020

29th Annual Strawberry Festival

Located in the streets of downtown Billings, the Strawberry Festival is a long-time cherished community event that opens the summer season. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, the scents of food-truck fare from Asian to BBQ, live street entertainment, over 90 merchants, live street entertainment, and a 60-foot long strawberry shortcake create by the Chefs and Cooks Association of Montana. With an interactive children’s area including free crafts and activities for all ages, this event draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 8/5/2020

The 29th Annual Strawberry Festival, currently scheduled for Sunday, September 13, has officially been cancelled. Unfortunately, the Global COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health and safety issue.

The annual festival is coordinated by the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), an organization made up of multiple nonprofits that promote and advocate for a vital city center through programmatic and place-making elements like event management, public art, green space development, business development, and downtown beautification projects.

Our mission as a non-profit is to act in the best interest of our downtown business community. We do not want to do anything to make a hard situation harder on the currently open downtown businesses or jeopardize their ability to remain open and operational. Additionally, Montana remains in stage 2 of the Governor’s economic re-opening stages, and stage 2 limits the size of gatherings where physical distancing cannot be maintained throughout. We believe monitoring attendance numbers and physical distancing would be extremely challenging for an event like this. This choice did not come easily however we feel this is the best decision for our downtown community and for the continued efforts to do our part to slow the spread of the virus.

We thank you for your support and understanding.


2020 vendor Application – CLOSED

Volunteer for this event

Event Resources

Coming Soon

  • Strawberry Festival Map
  • Skypoint Entertainment Line-up
Do you have additional questions regarding the Strawberry Festival? Please contact our Event Director, Lindsay Richardson and she’ll be happy to assist.

  • Posted on: September 13, 2020

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Babcock

“Oompa loompa doompety dock, We’ve got a classic at the Babcock”
One of cinema’s greatest star-turning performances, Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka elevated Roald Dahl’s chocolatier to a larger than life presence! The Babcock invites you to get your own golden ticket to relive this childhood favorite again on the big screen in a magical adventure through the greatest candy creator’s factory of wonderment.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: August 28, 2020

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure | Nostalgia Night(s) at the Babcock

The 80s were a fun and strange time to be a kid, and you need look no further than the oddly lovable and eccentric weirdo Pee-Wee Herman to be convinced of this. In his first feature film, Tim Burton took Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman’s man-child character on a quest across America to find his stolen bicycle, with plenty of memorable antics along the way. This Nostalgia Night(s), celebrate 35 years of Pee-Wee and the strange impact he left on our collective childhood.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
GET TICKETS NOW
arthousebillings.com/peewee/
  • Posted on: August 27, 2020

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure | Nostalgia Night(s) at the Babcock

The 80s were a fun and strange time to be a kid, and you need look no further than the oddly lovable and eccentric weirdo Pee-Wee Herman to be convinced of this. In his first feature film, Tim Burton took Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman’s man-child character on a quest across America to find his stolen bicycle, with plenty of memorable antics along the way. This Nostalgia Night(s), celebrate 35 years of Pee-Wee and the strange impact he left on our collective childhood.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
GET TICKETS NOW
arthousebillings.com/peewee/
  • Posted on: August 26, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: July 2, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: July 1, 2020