Posted October 31, 2019 in News and Events by Jim Markel
Ready for your event, book now!
Are you ready to make some memories? Red Oxx spent two years developing the empty gravel lot next to our Factory Outlet store into a unique and beautiful splash of natural greenery in the heart of a landscape of concrete and pavement.
Now that the Event Lawn has been tested and accepted during OxxFest 5, the herd is ready to rent the lot for just about any outdoor occasion. Think: weddings, concerts, family reunions, plein-air painting events, petting zoos, car shows, farmers markets, flea markets, art shows, yoga and tai-chi classes, dog shows, any outdoor event when you need a sunny and shady central location here in Billings.
The Red Oxx Events Lawn features nearly 10,000 square feet of lawn space, landscape beds, a gravel path from one end to the other, a blockrock retaining wall to keep riffraff out, and a variety of site boulders, all scattered among a lovely plush green amphitheater-styled lawn while shaded by dozens of trees. Below are some quick FAQs for you to peruse to learn more about it.
Q: What is the lot size? 95 feet by 105 feet for nearly ten thousand square feet of landscape.
Q: Is there electricity available, such as for stage lights, sound systems, and portable generators?
A: Currently there is power available with 400 amp service running three grounded outlets featuring six plug-ins total. These are located down behind the gabion wall, and next to the natural amphitheater stage area.
Q: Do you have access to trash for waste removal?
A: The city of Billings supplies large trash receptacles located in the alley out back. There are also trash dumpsters owned by Red Oxx located behind the store. Red Oxx may be able to supply trash cans from the factory for smaller events upon request – vendors responsible for emptying them.
Q: My event takes place in the evening. Is there lighting available?
A: Currently, there is none supplied by Red Oxx. Again, this may become an on-site feature in the future.
Q: We’re planning a nice wedding and don’t want any crazy wedding crashers. Can Red Oxx provide Security?
A: Red Oxx recommends renting security from Sundown Security to watch the lot.
Q: What is the parking situation like?
A: There is a large gravel lot across from our Factory located about a block away. There are also 8 spots for handicap or band parking in front of the store. Event attendees can also park along 4th Avenue, and 13th and 14th also have streets on-street parking. Do not park in the paved space behind the factory as that is private property and you may get towed.
Q: Some of our patrons are in wheelchairs, have baby strollers, or use walkers. How do you plan to take care of them?
A: As mentioned, there is disability access parking in front of our store. During Oxx Fest 5 we discovered the brick rubble pathways through the lot were challenging to navigate for attendees in wheelchairs and strollers. Red Oxx plans to prioritize this for more easy and smooth access.
Q: What is the distance from Billing Heights Airport?
A: The Red Oxx Outdoor Events Lawn is 3.5 miles, or about 7 minutes away, down the hill in the Billings Urban Revival District.
Q: How far from a local Bus Stop?
A: The City Bus Stop is located on the corner of 13th St N and 4th Ave N. This supplies the Jefferson Bus Lines which departs a mere 0.6 miles distant – that’s just two minutes away.
Q: We’re planning on driving to a concert featured at your Event Lawn accessing from I-90. How far is it from Highway access?
A: Red Oxx can be accessed from I-90 from two locations. Both the North Exit 452 and the South Exit 450 about about the same distance from I-90, that being about four miles, or a nine minute drive in mild traffic. You can check out a driving map here.
Q: We love shade, especially under the hot blazing Billings sun.
A: Red Oxx has you covered. We planted 22 beautiful trees throughout the lawn space, mostly around the west and north perimeters.
Q: I’ve got a truckload of concert equipment. Can I access the lot with my truck and trailer?
A: There is an alley access and load area located in behind stage area. This is blocked by our security gate, open to vendors.
Q: I’m planning a big shindig. Everyone will be seated. What is your seating capacity?
A: The lawn can accommodate about 500 chairs. You will have to rent the chairs yourself.
Q: What about standing room for concerts?
A: Standing capacity is up to 600 attendees.
Q: Do you provide fire protection or an alarm?
A: Currently the city of Billings does not require protection for an outdoor event.
Q: What if something goes wrong or there’s some criminal activity at our event? Do you have any closed circuit security cameras?
A: Currently only the entrances to our store are covered by security cameras and a state-of-the-art alarm system.
Q: What if the weather turns bad during my event?
A: Weather protection is not available from Red Oxx at this point. There is talk about possibly making sail shades, like we have for our outdoor employee break area at the factory. We recommend renting tent structures for weather protection.
Q: Is the event lawn covered by insurance?
A: Of course, Red Oxx only carries the best insurance policy for use of this space. Happy to email you our policy coverage.
Q: Our event is planning a large meal. Is there kitchen access?
A: While there is no kitchen access directly on site, over at the factory a block away there’s the ability to use our industrial scale kitchen. There are two industrial convection ovens, a large six burner gas stove, and plenty of counter space to organize and prep your meal. It was used for the Oxx Fest 5 Grand Opening.
Q: Wow, all that sounds great. I’m interested. Can you tell me what is your pricing structure?
A: Red Oxx is currently working with Better To Gather who specializes in weddings. For concert promotions, Red Oxx teamed with 11:11, our local music promoters.
Call us today at 1-888-733-6999 to book your outdoor event or to get a personal tour of the new Red Oxx Events Lawn.
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