Grab a friend, grab those dance shoes … Alive at Five is back better than ever

Alive at Five kicks off the official start of summertime fun downtown Wednesday, June 1.

Grab a cold beer, a hot taco and get movin’ to the beat of Americana rock.

Or, if salsa, newgrass, or funk is more your style – no worries – there’s plenty of that on tap too.

Helenans gathered at Pioneer Park for the weekly Alive at Five concert series in the July 2021 photo.

GARY MARSHALL, bmgphotos.com

This year’s Alive at Five lineup includes some favorite faces, plus some out-of-state bands that will be playing dance tunes you might not hear that often in Helena.

This summer, 10 bands are slated, instead of the shortened season last year of eight.

“Last year, the bands were hyper-local,” said Mike Rooney, former operations director for Downtown Helena, Inc., who selected the bands for this summer and last.

“This year I wanted to focus on attracting people to Helena, as well,” he said. “We’re still focused on community, but we also wanted some bands from outside the state that could be a draw.”

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