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 6, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Jameson and the Sordid Seeds

Women's Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

June 13, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Insufficient Funds

TBD

Weekly Music Sponsor

June 20, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Swamp Dawg

Women's Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

June 27, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Warren G. Hardings

Pioneer Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

July 4, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Matt Strachan and the Hoot Owls

Pioneer Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

July 11, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Skavocado

300 Block Last Chance Gulch

July 18, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Dodgy Mountain Men

Women's Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

July 25, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Justin Case Band

Pioneer Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

August 1, 2018

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

Women's Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

August 8, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Hawthorne Roots

Pioneer Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

August 15, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Red Elvises

Women's Park

Weekly Band Sponsor

August 22, 2018

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Helena Blues Project

Pioneer Park

August 29, 2018

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

Women's Park

Weekly Music Sponsor

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

Summer Employment

HBID and DHI hire for summer employment. One of the major roles is working each Wednesday for the Alive @ Five event. To apply, fill out the application and return to the HBID/DHI office. Seasonal Employment Application

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 2018 band application for Alive at Five will be made available the first week of January If you are a musician and would like us to consider you or your band for next year, 2018, please check again in January to download the application here! Or register online.  Thank you!

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

Food and craft vendors are part of what makes Alive at Five so great! If you are interested in applying and being considered by our committee, please check back here for the application, which will be made available the first week in January.

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 tab for more information, or please contact Julia Walsh – 447-1535 or [email protected]

Where is Alive at Five?

The event takes place in a different downtown location every week: Pioneer Park, Women’s Park, Last Chance Gulch and the Walking Mall.  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!

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!

Season-long Beer Garden Sponsors

Friends of Alive at Five

Could be you!

Play at Alive at Five

Registration to play at Alive at Five is now closed.

Registration Closed

Food & Craft Vendors

Apply now!

Food Vendors: Click here to download the application.

Craft Vendors Click here to download the application

Applications are due April 6th. Applications will not be accepted without all the materials requested in the application.

 

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.

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, download the application form here and return to the Downtown Helena staff no later than May 1st, 2018.

Alive at 5 Attendance: 20,000+

Summer Long Sponsor - $10,000

One Opportunity Available

21st Season of Alive at Five Presented by…

• Alive @ Five posters listing sponsor name “21st Season of Alive at Five presented by”
• 20% Discount on Alive at Five apparel for all employees
• Business banner displayed prominently each week
• On-stage name mentions with weekly attendance averaging 1500+ individuals
• Weekly radio name mentions on four local stations
• Opportunity to record additional radio ads throughout the Alive at Five season
• TV name mentions & logo
• Prominent recognition on Downtown Helena web page
• Regular Downtown Facebook postings with over 5500 likes
• Opportunity for prominent table or seating area reserved for your company at every week

Sound Sponsor - $10,000

One Opportunity Available

Sounds of Alive at Five brought to you by…

• Alive @ Five posters listing sponsor name “2018 Sounds of Alive at Five brought to you by”
• 40 Drink tokens provided for the season
• Business banners displayed at the sound engineer’s booth front and center EVERY week
• On-stage name mentions with weekly attendance averaging 1500+ individuals
• Weekly radio name mentions on four local stations
• Opportunity to record additional radio ads throughout the Alive at Five season
• TV name mentions & logo
• Prominent recognition on Downtown Helena web page
• Regular Downtown Facebook postings with over 5500 likes
• Opportunity for prominent table or seating area reserved for your company at every week

Weekly Band Sponsor - $1,200

13 Opportunities Available in 2018

• Your banner featured front and center of the stage
• The opportunity to get up on stage say something to the event
• Receives 20 free drink tokens
• On-stage name mentions
• Radio name mentions on your sponsorship week on four local stations & opportunity to record radio ad
• 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

** 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 2018

2018 Alive at Five Kids’ Corner Presented by…

• 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

Friend's of Alive at Five - starting at $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