Subscribe for 17¢ / day


Ales for Trails, a music and beer expo benefiting Billings TrailNet, will move indoors Friday because of inclement weather.

Normally held in Dehler Park, the event will be held this year at the convention center at the Radisson Hotel on Midland Road.

Trailnet Executive Director Kristi Drake said the decision was made Thursday morning to move the fundraising event, which is set for Friday evening.

“Actually we had a lot of people call and ask 'Really? Are we really gonna do this at Dehler?'” she said. 

Musicians and vendors with electronic equipment would have faced cold and wet conditions. The National Weather Service forecast high temperatures in the low 40s and an 80-percent chance of rain.

Drake said the event will go on just as planned, but with a roof. Taxi vouchers and dedicated Uber cars will be available.

Five bands, brewery vendors and and other attractions will be on hand for the event, which begins at 5 p.m. Friday.


General Assignment Reporter

Reporter for The Billings Gazette.