Slapstick Improv Comedy

But, FIRST….let’s laugh…ALOT! First Fridays at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts always means Slapstick Improv! Keller Paulson and a crew of amazingly funny people will keep you snickering, giggling, haha-ing, guffawing, knee slapping and LOLing!
See for yourself…plan to start your month of with laughter at NOVA!

  • Posted on: December 2, 2022

Slapstick Improv Comedy

But, FIRST….let’s laugh…ALOT! First Fridays at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts always means Slapstick Improv! Keller Paulson and a crew of amazingly funny people will keep you snickering, giggling, haha-ing, guffawing, knee slapping and LOLing!
See for yourself…plan to start your month of with laughter at NOVA!

  • Posted on: November 4, 2022

Slapstick Improv Comedy

But, FIRST….let’s laugh…ALOT! First Fridays at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts always means Slapstick Improv! Keller Paulson and a crew of amazingly funny people will keep you snickering, giggling, haha-ing, guffawing, knee slapping and LOLing!
See for yourself…plan to start your month of with laughter at NOVA!

  • Posted on: October 7, 2022

Slapstick Improv Comedy

But, FIRST….let’s laugh…ALOT! First Fridays at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts always means Slapstick Improv! Keller Paulson and a crew of amazingly funny people will keep you snickering, giggling, haha-ing, guffawing, knee slapping and LOLing!
See for yourself…plan to start your month of with laughter at NOVA!

  • Posted on: September 2, 2022

Slapstick Improv Comedy

But, FIRST….let’s laugh…ALOT! First Fridays at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts always means Slapstick Improv! Keller Paulson and a crew of amazingly funny people will keep you snickering, giggling, haha-ing, guffawing, knee slapping and LOLing!
See for yourself…plan to start your month of with laughter at NOVA!

  • Posted on: August 5, 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 July 28, 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.

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 July 28, 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.

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 July 28, 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.

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

31st Annual Strawberry Festival

Presented by the Downtown Billings Alliance and TDS Fiber, the annual Strawberry Festival takes place in the the streets of downtown Billings. This long-time cherished community event is Billings largest street festival and kicks off the summer event season. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, the scents of food-truck fare from French Crepes, noodle bowls, to BBQ,  over 90 merchants, live street entertainment, and pallets and pallets of fresh Montana sourced berries. The Strawberry festival offers up fun activities for all ages.

This large event draws a crowed from all over the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.

This event is supported by additional event sponsors Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum.

 

2022 Festival Vendor Application 

Application Deadline: 4:00pm, Thursday, June 2, 2022

Late Applications Accepted through 4:00pm Tuesday, June 21, 2022 with an automatic $25 late application fee 


Volunteer for this Event

Coming Soon

  • Strawberry Festival Map
If you are interested in sponsoring this large community event email our Community Engagement & Events Director, Lindsay at LRichardson@downtownbillings.com and she can share current sponsorship opportunities (opportunities range $500-$1,500)
Our events wouldn’t be possible without the help of awesome volunteers like you. We appreciate all the extra help we can get, whether it’s assistance during the 5:30am vendor arrival/check-in or helping at the Skypoint info booth. All volunteers are provided with food and beverage voucher, bottled water, and any items needed to perform position. View the day’s volunteer opportunities here or email info@downtownbillings.com for a list of times and tasks we need your help with.  

  • Posted on: July 9, 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 July 28, 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

June 16 – Counting Coup & Calvin and the Cole Cars @ The Pub Station

June 23 – Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers @ Hooligan’s Sports Bar

June 30 – Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk @ Uberbrew

July 7 – Gilda House & Joyce from the Future @ N. 29th St. and the DBA

July 14 – Repeat Offenders @ Montana Brewing Co.

July 21 – Favorite Sons @Walkers Grill

July 28 – Cole & the Thrones @ Tiny’s Tavern

View the full downtown event calendar HERE

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.

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