REVEL AT THE TASTE OF BILLINGS


Revel 2020 is Postponed

Due to recent recommendations by the Unified Heath Command in Yellowstone County and Governor Bullock, it is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the Depot will be postponing Revel 2020.

As a community event center, the Depot wants to ensure the health and safety of our staff, partners and the community so we’re taking all necessary precautions to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

The Depot staff and Board of Directors are currently evaluating new dates for this event. We’re grateful for the community’s continued support and efforts to unite during this trying time. We’ll be announcing new dates and times for Revel 2020 as they become available. All tickets and table sales will remain valid for the new dates.

For more information and health guidance regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC or WHO websites. For additional questions, please contact us at the Billings Depot 656.7273


Revel is the next phase of Taste of Billings and is the very first experiential event for Billings, allowing attendees to enjoy a dining experience through all five senses.  

Revel will highlight 11 teams each featuring 1 business, 1 chef, 1 artist and 1 butler. These teams will be creating unique dining environments called Coves, using the business as the theme and incorporating all 5 senses into the space. Maybe you’ll be dining in an elegant cave environment or a cove dripping with ink. Maybe one course of the meal will be served blindfolded or a projection artist will help you visually see time. Each cove is different and highlights the talents and creativity of the team in ways you’ve never considered.

The most luxurious, spectacular event of the year! REVEL is the first of its kind allowing each REVELer to create their own unique experience. You decide how much fun you have. This is Carnival meets Black Tie Formal.

Revel is still the Depot’s largest fundraiser. As a community owned nonprofit, the Depot raises funds to help preserve and protect the four historic buildings on the Depot campus and ensure they remain open and accessible to the community. All donations from sponsors, partners and guests contribute to preserving these precious buildings for future generations.

Want to get involved? Contact Michelle Williams: michellewilliams@billingsdepot.org

The Billings Depot is proud to announce our Revel 2020 Cove Teams:

COVE TEAM 1: Montague’s Jewelers

  • Artist: Ann Jackson, Jackson & Co. Interiors
  • Chef: George Caldwell, Lilac
  • Butler: Staci Obie, Guild Mortgage
  • Cove Theme: A Night at the Oscars

COVE TEAM 2: Newman Restoration

  • Artist: Judd Thompson
  • Chef: Jason Marble, Enzo
  • Butler: Laura Hopkins, MCE Billings
  • Cove Theme: Chaos to Clean

COVE TEAM 3: 360 Office Solutions

  • Artist: Brian Murnion, MINT Film Festival
  • Chef: Willie McCormick, The Sassy Biscuit
  • Butler: Ginger Roll, NOVA
  • Cove Theme: Office Space

COVE TEAM 4: AD Creative Group

  • Artist: Kevin Meyer
  • Chef: Richard Boggs, Stacked
  • Butler: Liz Dubray, FSA
  • Cove Theme: The Allure of Advertising

COVE TEAM 5: Briggs Distributing / Coors

  • Artist: Kelly Bourgeois
  • Chef: Travis Behrends, Jakes Downtown
  • Butler: Genia Castro, Graphic Finesse
  • Cove Theme: Grains to Glass

COVE TEAM 6: Big Sky Economic Development / VisitBillings / Downtown Billings Alliance

  • Artist: Jim Gainan, Gainan’s Midtown Flowers
  • Austin Stewart, Buffalo Block
  • Shawnee Krauszer
  • Cove Theme: Origins & Evolutions

COVE TEAM 7: Northern Hotel

  • Artist: Ann Jackson, Jackson & Co. Interiors, Robert Johnson, Fine Art
  • Chef: Lisa Rembold, TEN
  • Butler: Berta Murnion
  • Cove Theme: Into the Future

COVE TEAM 8: Cushing Terrell

  • Artist: John McConnell, Midland West Mfg
  • Chef: Matt Makowski, The Fieldhouse
  • Butler: Kayce Kumpula, PayneWest Insurance
  • Cove Theme: Transforming Environments

COVE TEAM 9: Montana Beef Council / Gorgeous Vodka / Ranch House Meats / Stockman Bank

  • Artist: Paul Sutterheim, Free Spirit Artworks
  • Chef: Jason Corbridge, Parasol
  • Butler: Molly Schwend
  • Cove Theme: Fire & Ice

COVE TEAM 10: State Farm Insurance / Crooners

  • Artist: Louis Habeck, Fine Art
  • Chef: Jeremy Engebretson, Petroleum Club
  • Butler: Lee Slehoefer
  • Cove Theme: Crooning with a Good Neighbor

COVE TEAM 11: Q2

  • Artist: Emily Krieger, Furguson Lighting
  • Chef: Stephen Hindman, Stacked
  • Butler: Kendra Fike, Q2
  • Cove Theme: Give Light

Each Cove Team consists of a business, artist, chef and butler (project manager) who work together to create a dining environment based on the sponsor’s brand. They are challenged with finding ways to incorporate all five senses and create a one-of-a-kind art piece, auctioned off during the preview night to support the Depot’s fundraiser.

Our Cocktails & Coves preview party is being sponsored by PayneWest Insurance who will be creating a unique experience for our VIP sponsors and guests.

­Revel takes place April 3 and 4 at the Billings Depot. Tickets will go on sale in February and start at only $95 for general admission. To dine in cove, tables are $2000 each and seat between 8-14 people. Email Michelle Williams to be added to the wait list for cove tables MichelleWilliams@BillingsDepot.org. Follow REVEL on the Depot’s Facebook page for updates.

Join the REVELution!

For additional information or for interviews, contact:

  • Michelle Williams, Executive Director, Billings Depot, 469.358.0180
  • Cassie LaGreca, Revel Event Chair & Owner of Better to Gather, 312-206-8723
  • Shilo Cook, Revel Event Co-Chair & Realtor at Century 21, 406-544-0096