Alive at 5

Alive @ Five is a summer concert series that takes place every Wednesday during the months of June, July, & August. The series offers a fun event where food and craft vendors, local bands and members of the community can celebrate summer in various parks and hot-spots in the Downtown area.

June 7, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tucker Down

Womens Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

June 14, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Red Elvises

Pioneer Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

June 21, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Band of Drifters

Great Northern Town Center

Weekly Band Sponsor

June 28, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Off in the Woods

Womens Park

July 5, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Ten Years Gone

300 Block of Last Chance Gulch

Weekly Music Sponsor

July 12, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Paige And The People's Band

Pioneer Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

July 19, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Johnny Rawls

Womens Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

July 26, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • John Roberts Y Pan Blanco

Pioneer Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

SoFi

August 2, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Big Soul

Womens Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

Montana Internet

August 9, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Afrosonics

Pioneer Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

August 16, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs

Womens Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

Morrison Maierle

August 23, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Kitchen Dwellers

Pioneer Park

August 30, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Reverend Slanky

Womens Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

The event runs from 5-9PM and has a rotating location and entertains fun crowds averaging 1500-3000 people.

Family Friendly!

The event is free, family-friendly and everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy!

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase

Persons 21 years of age or older must show valid i.d. and purchase a $1 wristband before purchasing alcohol

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a musician and I’d like to be a part of Alive at Five. How do I get on the line-up?

The 2017 Alive at Five season lineup is set and we are looking forward to an exciting, diverse offering of music for this, our 20th season. If you are a musician and would like us to consider you or your band for next year, 2018, download the application here! Or register online here.  Thank you!

I’m a food or craft vendor. How can I be a part of Alive at Five?

We have a great selection of food trucks and vendors for the 2017 Alive at Five season.  If you are interested in being part of the 2018 festival, download the application here!

I’m interested in becoming an Alive at Five Sponsor.

We are so grateful to our Alive @ Five sponsors.  Please let them know that you appreciate their support of the festival!  We are always accepting sponsorships.  If you would like to be an Alive @ Five sponsor, visit our Sponsorship page for more information.

Where is Alive at Five?

The event takes place in a different downtown location every week: Pioneer Park, Women’s Park, The Great Northern Town Center and the 300 Block of Last Chance Gulch.  Check each weeks page for the exact location.  Alive @ Five is a great way to revisit Helena’s beautiful, historic Downtown!

When is Alive at Five?

Alive at Five takes place from 5 to 9 pm, every Wednesday night during the months of June, July & August.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Alive at Five is free and family-friendly. Everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy. Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for purchase. There is a list of food vendors on every Alive @ Five weekly page.  Enjoy the Helena’s beautiful summer evenings, good music, cold beverages and a great selection of local food.

Who puts on the event?

Alive at Five is organized and produced by Downtown Helena, Inc., a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting and publicizing Downtown Helena in our community; encouraging and developing a spirit of cooperation among members; establishing and developing cooperative advertising, promotional campaigns and activities; fostering favorable public relations for Downtown Helena in various communities, organizations and agencies in the area served by Downtown Helena.

The event is planned and produced by a volunteer planning committee who dedicates many, many months of time and energy. There are also many entities working together to make the event possible, including but not limited to Helena Parks and Recreation, Helena Police Department, the Helena Business Improvement District and all the generous sponsors whose continued support keeps Alive @ 5 free and open to the public for everyone to enjoy!

Where do the proceeds from the event go?

Proceeds from Alive @ 5 go towards keeping the event free and open to the public. From musician fees to porta johns, it costs a great deal to produce the event and make it better each year. Also, proceeds from Alive @ 5 help support the important work of Downtown Helena, Inc., a non-profit business membership organization dedicated to promoting the heart of the community: Downtown!

20th Season Presenting Sponsor

We are so GRATEFUL to Montana Internet for sponsoring our 20th Season of Alive at Five and helping to make this summer awesome!

Equipment Sponsor

Thank you to Lehrkind’s Coca Cola for a VERY generous seed donation for MUCH-NEEDED equipment upgrades! Alive @ 5 now has a brand new, professional stage covering!

Wristband & Downtown Flower Basket Sponsor

Season-long Community Partnership Sponsor

Season-long Beer Garden Sponsors

Play at Alive at Five

Downtown Helena Inc. is no longer accepting applications from bands for the 2017 season.

 

Registration Closed

Food & Craft Vendors

Downtown Helena Inc. is no longer accepting applications from vendors for the 2017 season.

 

Registration Closed

Friends of Alive @ 5

Support Helena’s Best Event for only $100. Sponsorship goes towards general event costs, plus:

  • Your logo on a “Friends of Alive @ 5” banner
  • Banner appears at every show during the season = 13 weeks!
  • Social media promotion throughout the season
  • Sponsorship recognition on DHI’s webpage

For more information or to request an invoice, call 447-1535 or email the address above.

Registration Closed

Non-Profit Support

Each week, Alive at Five hosts one community non-profit to allow that organization the opportunity to spread the word of their worthy mission to the Alive @ Five crowds.

To participate as a Non-profit, down the application form here and return to the Downtown Helena staff no later than May 1st, 2017.

Alive at 5 Attendance: 20,000+

Summer Long Sponsor - $10,000

One Opportunity Available
  • Logo on stainless steel, Commemorative 20th Year Alive at Five Cup
  • On-stage name mentions with weekly attendance averaging 1500+ individuals
  • Opportunity to hang business banners on stage
  • Weekly radio name mentions on four local stations
  • Opportunity to record additional radio ads throughout the Alive at Five season
  • TV name mentions & logo
  • Downtown web page name mention & logo
  • Downtown Facebook postings with over 5500 likes
  • Alive @ Five posters listing sponsor name “2017 Alive at Five Presented by… YOU!”
  • Receives 40 free drink tokens

Weekly Band Sponsor - $1,000

13 Opportunities Available in 2017
  • On-stage name mentions with weekly attendance averaging 1500+ individuals
  • Opportunity to announce the band that week at the event
  • Opportunity to hang business banners on stage
  • Weekly radio name mentions on four local stations
  • Opportunity to record our radio ad for the week of your sponsorship
  • TV name mentions & logo
  • Downtown web page name mention & logo
  • Downtown Facebook postings with over 5500 likes
  • Alive @ Five posters listing sponsor name and announcing Band
  • Receives 20 free drink tokens** We request sponsors to provide 6-10 volunteers for the day of their sponsorship to help with various aspects of running the event, including, but not limited to, serving beer and wine and working the wristband station.

Kid's Corner Season Long Sponsor - $2,000

2 Opportunities Available in 2017
  • Sponsorship goes towards kids’ programming each week, including Playable Playgrounds• On-stage name mentions with weekly attendance averaging 1500+ individuals
  • Opportunity to hang business banners at kids’ corner
  • TV name mentions & logo
  • Downtown web page name mention & logo
  • Downtown Facebook postings with over 5500 likes
  • Alive @ Five posters listing sponsor name “2017 Alive at Five Kids’ Corner Presented by… YOU!”

Friend's of Alive at Five - $100

  • Sponsorship goes towards general event costs• Your logo on a “Friends of Alive @ 5” banner
  • Banner appears at every show during the season = 13 weeks!
  • Social media promotion throughout season, including Facebook (over 5500 likes), Instagram and Twitter