Alive After 5 & Magic City Blues

Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

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We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 30, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

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We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 23, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

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We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 16, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

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We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 9, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

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We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: July 2, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

[dg columns="1" ids="1726"]
We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: June 25, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

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We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: June 18, 2020

Alive After 5

Live Music & Fun with 1500+ of Your Closest Friends!

COMING SOON! CONCERT SERIES GRAPHIC


Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community

Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.

2020 AA5 Series Line-Up:
(Full Line-up to be Announced March 23, 2020)

June 11: The Pub Station | Band: to be announced
June 18: Hooligan’s Sports Bar | Band: to be announced
June 25: Montana Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 2: Thirsty Street Brewing Co. | Band: to be announced
July 9: Daisy Dukes | Band: to be announced
July 16: Tiny’s Tavern | Band: to be announced
July 23: Walkers Grill | Band: to be announced
July 30: Magic City Blues & McCormick Cafe | Band: to be announced

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 wristband tents.

The 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. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold 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.


Event Resources

Band Booking Inquiry Form

[dg columns="1" ids="1726"]
We’re always looking for good volunteers to help with setup, wrist banding, and IDing from 4:45-8pm.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) coordinates each of the AA5 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.

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.

The AA5 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 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.

If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.


Our 2020 Season Sponsors:

 

Series Producer 

Composer Sponsors:

Orchestra Sponsors:

Chorus Sponsors:

Support Sponsors:

  • Posted on: June 11, 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 even draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.


2020 online vendor Application

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: June 6, 2020

2nd Annual Spring Art Challenge

The Members of Sandstone Gallery Artist Co-op invite you to join in celebrating the arrival of Spring by giving everyone an opportunity to show their creativity in their gallery at the April ArtWalk on Friday, April 3, 2020 5pm – 9pm.

How to Participate as an Artist:

  • Stop into the Sandstone Gallery @ 2913 2nd Ave N, Downtown Billings, to pick up your entry packet & canvas!
  • Entry fee is $10 and includes your 5×7 canvas. You may purchase as many entries as you would like.
  • Everyone is welcome to enter! There are no age restrictions.
  • Bring your imagination and creativity to life using any medium/materials you choose on the canvas supplied. Make sure the canvas can be hung on the wall.
  • Make sure you return your canvas to the gallery by Saturday, March 21st, 2020. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Your artwork will be included in the April Artwalk.
  • Awards will be given in different categories (including a children’s category) by Sandstone Gallery Members at the April Artwalk.
  • A People’s Choice Award will be recognized during the June Artwalk. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will start at the April Artwalk and end on May 29th.
  • Your artwork will be on display in our gallery for two months, April through May.
  • Encourage your friends and family to pick up a canvas and make art with you! You can tell everyone your art is on display at Sandstone Gallery in downtown Billings!
  • ArtWalk brings many people to downtown Billings. Your work will be seen by 100’s who appreciate the arts!
  • You may have your art for sale or for display only. Any sales are subject to a 30% commission to the gallery so price it accordingly (you get 70% of the sales price).
  • Artwork must be picked up the last week of May, the 26th thru the 30th.
  • If you have questions don’t hesitate to call Donna @ 406-534-1695.\

Go to our Facebook page and “Like” & follow @sandstonegallery to keep up to date on deadlines and information.

  • Posted on: February 19, 2020