Music is in the Air: Billings Depot & Billings Symphony Partner to Bring Mini Symphony Performances Downtown
August 9, 2019 Billings Depot Press Release
Billings Symphony Popup Performance | Billings Depot
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:00 AM— 2:00 AMUTC
On August 9, the Billings Depot, in partnership with the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, announced they are bringing new popup, mini symphony performances to Downtown Billings.
Each two-hour performance at the Billings Depot will feature musicians of the Billings Symphony.
“We are shaking it up a little bit, going into different areas of the community,” says Billings Symphony Executive Director, Ignacio Barrón Viela. “The Lincoln Center is still our home, but different venues work really well for different concerts, and the acoustics and historic setting of the Billings Depot is just perfect for this. We’re really excited because these small performances also lend themselves to new partnerships.”
The first popup performance will take place on Tuesday, August 27 at 6pm at the Billings Depot, featuring Lindsey Selman, Lauren Carr, Laura Dalby, and Mary McCullough (also known as the Stillwater Strings). They will perform hits from the likes of Guns & Roses, Elton John, and Metallica.
“What an incredible way for Billings to experience the beauty of the Symphony in a casual setting, right in the heart of our walkable Downtown,” says Michelle Williams, executive director of the Billings Depot. “The Depot continues to collaborate with organizations around Billings to create experiences that benefit everyone in our community. From children to seniors, we want everyone to enjoy and take pride in this historic campus.”
- Tickets: $10/person
- Tickets available online at BillingsDepot.org
- Doors open 5pm | Performance begins 6pm
- Full Cash Bar
- Dress is evening casual
- Though the Depot can seat about 300, Williams advises getting your tickets ahead of time, as they're expecting a full house.
- The Depot is ADA accessible and seating for seniors begins at 5:30pm
All funds raised support the historic Billings Depot and the Billings Symphony in their efforts to enrich lives and contribute to the spirit and vitality of our community through the Explore Music! program.
Future performance dates and symphony dinner specials from the Depot's Montana Avenue neighbors will be announced on the organizations’ websites and Facebook pages so be sure to stay connected.
Riding the Rails of Billings Celebrations
Over a century before becoming Billings’ #1 wedding and special events venue, the Depot on Montana Avenue served a different purpose for large groups to gather. Since its construction in 1909 for use by three railroad companies, the Depot has always been the place to be in the heart of Billings Downtown Historic District.