2024 Alive After 5 Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

Get ready for an unforgettable summer as the most anticipated concert series in Billings, Alive After 5, returns for its twenty-first anniversary! Presented by the Downtown Billings Association (DBA) and Valley Credit Union, the 2024 Alive After 5 series promises to be a spectacular celebration of music, community, and summer fun. Running from June 6 to July 25, 2024, these outdoor concerts will light up Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at various downtown locations, except for the week of July 4th.

2024 Alive After 5 Concert Line-up

June 6: Zech Peabody Band and Kalyn Beasley & The Honky Tonk Arcade at The Pub Station
June 13: Counting Coup at Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill
June 20: Arterial Drive at Thirsty Street Brewing Co.
June 27: Repeat Offenders at Montana Brewing Co. (at Skypoint)
July 11: El Wencho at Hooligan’s Sports Bar (at Skypoint)
July 18: The Hellroaring at The Monte
July 25: The Love Darts at Kirks’ Grocery

This year's lineup features a mix of local favorites and nationally touring bands, ensuring that every concert is a unique experience.

Admission Details

Admission to Alive After 5 is free for everyone, making it a perfect event for families, friends, and anyone looking to enjoy great music in the heart of Billings. For those 21 and older who wish to enjoy alcoholic beverages, a $3 wristband is required. These wristbands help to ensure responsible drinking while supporting the event.

Exclusive V.I.P. Experience

For a more comfortable and exclusive experience, consider purchasing one of the limited V.I.P. wristbands. Available for $10 each, only twenty V.I.P. wristbands are sold each week. These can be purchased in person at the DBA office located at 102 N. 29th St. or by calling (406) 294-5060 before 12:00 pm each Thursday. The V.I.P. area offers shaded seating, free ice-cold water, tables, and chairs, all providing an excellent view of the stage.

Support Community Initiatives

The revenue generated from wristband sales directly supports the coordination and facilitation of downtown beautification projects, public art installations, and other free community-centric events hosted by the DBA throughout the year. By attending and purchasing wristbands, you're contributing to the ongoing enhancement of our beloved downtown area.

Volunteer Opportunities

Alive After 5 relies on the dedication and support of volunteers to ensure each event runs smoothly. Volunteers are needed to help with wristband sales, greet attendees, and assist with various event tasks. Each volunteer shift is 2 hours long (starting at 4:30 pm or 6:00 pm) and comes with a free beverage and food voucher to use during the event, as well as a free $3 wristband for those over 21. Volunteering is a fantastic way to enjoy the concerts, support your community, and meet new people.

A Brief History of Alive After 5

Alive After 5 began in 2003, initiated by a group of downtown restaurant and property owners who saw the potential for a weekly summer concert series. Initially featuring five locations, including Walkers, McCormick Cafe, Montana Brewing Company, the former Pug Mahon's, and the former Rex restaurant, the series has grown tremendously over the past two decades. Throughout its history, the concerts have been hosted at various locations within the downtown Business Improvement District (B.I.D.), drawing over 11,000 attendees each summer.

The 2024 season not only welcomes new hosts and familiar favorites but also boasts an impressive lineup of bands that will make each Thursday night memorable. The DBA coordinates every aspect of the series, from setup to teardown, ensuring that Alive After 5 continues to be a highlight of Billings' summer calendar.

Join Us for a Summer of Music and Fun

Alive After 5 is more than just a concert series; it's a community celebration. Whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor, these concerts offer a wonderful way to enjoy live music, delicious food, and the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Billings. Mark your calendars and prepare to join us for an incredible summer filled with great music, community spirit, and unforgettable memories.

See you downtown this summer!