The 26th Season of Downtown After 5, kicks off Friday, May 16 from 5-9pm taking place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown After 5 is located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240 and is always free. See information about the series, and details about time, parking, and more here.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones (stpaulandthebrokenbones.com)
Headlining the May event, St. Paul And The Broken Bones is gaining national exposure with a recent feature on NPR’s Morning Edition and a shout out from Rolling Stone Magazine. The band’s Southern soul sound is described as gritty, elemental and tight, and that sound translates to their high-voltage live show sure to enrapture the crowd.
The Broadcast (thebroadcastmusic.com)
Also recently featured on NPR (All Things Considered), opening band, The Broadcast is making regional waves. Drawing much of their ambiance from 70’s classic rock, they’re a band with an explosive female lead singer, riffing guitar, mood-altering keys and a rock-solid rhythm section.
Nonprofit Wristband Partner: Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound works to end chronic homelessness in the Asheville area. The organization recently celebrated placing its 500th person into permanent housing with 89 percent of those placed remaining in stable housing.
To purchase alcohol attendees will need to show a valid picture ID and buy a $2 wristband. Proceeds from wristband sales will support a nonprofit organization.
From sandwiches to pizza and ice cream to tacos, food vendors offer a something for everyone’s taste.
Downtown After 5 is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and features a solar-powered stage, complimentary bike corral, compostable food and beverage containers, and staffed recycling and compost bins. Since implementing its greening initiative, the event has reduced the number of bags headed to the landfill to just a handful.
Downtown After 5 is a production of the Asheville Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district.
More information about Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found online at www.ashevilledowntown.org. or by following through social media including Facebook (www.facebook.com/AshevilleDowntownAssociation) and Twitter (@AVLDowntown).