Alive After 5 kicks off June 5 with new bands, venues and local craft beer

2014-04-25T09:33:00Z 2014-05-14T16:41:08Z Alive After 5 kicks off June 5 with new bands, venues and local craft beerBy Jaci Webb The Billings Gazette

The Downtown Billings Association’s Alive After 5 kicks off June 5 with a new venue and a new band to the series, bluegrass group Lil’ Smokies.

The free event runs outdoors at various Billings venues on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. The series opens at the Fieldhouse Cafe, 2605 Minnesota Ave. Food and beer are available for purchase.

The series runs through Aug. 28. The DBA is again sponsoring a Family Fun Night Aug. 21 at North 31st Street and 4th Avenue North. The event features a kid’s entertainment area with crafts, games, a climbing wall, and a bouncy slide. The night will also feature food trucks, music by the Midlife Chryslers, and local craft beer and spirits.

Here’s the schedule:

June 5, Fieldhouse Cafe, Lil’ Smokies

June 12, Don Luis, Maw Band

June 19, The Billings Depot, The Clintons

June 26, McCormick Café, Funk in the Trunk

July 3, Yellowstone Art Museum, Adam Ezra Group

July 10, Walkers Grill, South Park Line

July 17, Tiny’s Tavern, Yabba Griffiths

July 24, Monte Carlo, Downtime

July 31, Montana Brewing Co., Repeat Offenders

Aug. 7, Pug Mahon’s, The Big Caboose Allstars

Aug. 14, The Rex, Dirty Power

Aug. 21, DBA, Midlife Chryslers

Aug. 28, Stampede, Cure for the Common

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