Alive After 5, Thurs. July 20, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Walkers Grill (2700 1st Ave. N)
Band: Honyaker featuring Josie Dunne, Guthrie Brown, and Luke Enyeart

Honyocker [Pronounced Hon-ya-ker]: Old Montana cowboy slang for those who lack respectability or social graces; prone to exhibiting frequent displays of the screaming yips. Fortunately, these screaming yips will be some of the better ones.

Walkers Grill will host Alive After 5 on Thursday, July 20th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in their parking lot. Featuring Honyocker, Billings will rock out to a collection of musicians curated by the father-son duo, Bill and Will Honaker (hence the nickname Honyocker). Will Honaker, a talented musician raised in Billings, works out of Nashville, TN and directs, produces, and records for numerous artists in Nashville and beyond. Will’s father, Bill Honaker, is not only the proprietor of Walkers, he too, is a musician. Bill has played drums with numerous bands and artists locally over the years.

“I can’t imagine a better collection of musicians, all with their own sound and style. I’ve always been proud of our unique music at Walkers’ events, but this one will go down in the books as one of my favorites.”

Bill Honaker – Walkers Grill proprietor

One of the talented artists joining the Honaker duo is Josie Dunne, a pop/soul singer-songwriter from Chicago, IL. With influences such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Amy Winehouse, Josie has adapted a unique style in her music. Her beyond-her-years soulful voice shines over her cleverly crafted, catchy songs.  She currently lives in Nashville, TN, where she is in the middle of working on her next recording project.

Joining Josie on stage is Guthrie Brown, a Nashville transplant by way of “old Montana”. Guthrie began playing the guitar at age six and, by the age of seventeen, journeyed to Nashville to pursue the dream of being a professional songwriter, recording and performing artist. Many will remember Guthrie and his band opening for John Fogarty at the 2015 Magic City Blues Festival.  In between touring, Guthrie continues to write songs for himself as well as other artists.

Luke Enyeart, a songwriter, guitar player, and producer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota will also be a part of the July 20th performance. Luke has toured and performed professionally with such acts as Katie Pruitt, Ryan Bingham, Chastity Brown, and more. Luke released his debut album under the name, “Lukester”, with Acrophase Records late last year.

These talented performers are joined by Nashville artist John McNally as well as some of Montana’s finest musicians, Sam White on sax, Jerom Hein on trumpet, Erik Olson on keys and Lloyd “Mr. Funk” Marsh on vocals and percussion.

This year’s 20th Anniversary of Alive After 5 is presented by our title sponsor Valley Credit Union. The all-ages weekly summer concert series takes place outdoors at a different downtown location Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, June 8 to August 3. 


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

The V.I.P. Area
A special tented V.I.P. area with seating options, tables, free ice-cold water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. Only twenty, $10 V.I.P wristbands are available for purchase each week. To purchase a V.I.P. Wristband ahead of time you can call (406-294-5060) or visit the DBA office (116 N. 29th Street) Monday through Wednesday 9am to 4pm. All remaining V.I.P. wristbands will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis each Thursday on-site directly at the week’s Alive After 5 V.I.P. area.  

Who Makes Alive After 5 possible?

Alive After 5 is coordinated annually by our team at the downtown Business Improvement District (B.I.D.). Valley Credit Union has been the producing (title) sponsor of the Alive After 5 concert series since 2019. Supporting sponsors include TDS Fiber, MariMint, Alpha Overhead Door, B-Town Vapes & Glass, Hensel Law, Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery, ClockTower Inn, Planet 106.7, Zone 96.3, Classic Hits 105.9, KSKY 94.1, KBEAR 98.1, ESPN 910, and Earth First Aid. Each series sponsorships help cover the booking costs of the many local, regional, and national bands in the line-up.