The 31st season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, is back, September 20 from 5-9pm. Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month May – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.
Asheville All Stars
The All Stars show has quickly become a favorite of the season, featuring some of AVL’s best musicians making music together. This year's all AVL talent includes: : Cary Fridley, Leigh Glass, Rachel Waterhouse, Hope Griffin Music, JC Mears, Riyen Roots, Jacob Baumann, Spaceman Jones, Silas Durocher, Jack C Mascari, Justin Powell, Kayla McKinney - curated by Josh Blake.
Opener: Asheville Rock Academy
Students from Asheville’s Rock Academy will open the September show. Rock Academy gives young musicians the opportunity to meet and play together while learning from professional musicians. They may be young, but these kids rock!
Each summer the Asheville Downtown Association partners with five local nonprofits to sell wristbands at the event. Each group receives a grant of $2000. The ADA has given more than $200,000 to area nonprofits through this program. 2019 partners are: Asheville GreenWorks, Children First, Food Connection, Open Hearts Center and REACH (a fund of Homeward Bound).
Lots of local beers on tap including: Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Hi-Wire Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing, French Broad Brewing, Green Man Brewery and Bold Rock Cider, as well as beers from Western North Carolina and regional and national brands. Wine, soda, water and locally crafted Devil’s Foot beverages are also available for purchase.
We're serving up plenty of local yumminess with food vendors: Delia’s Tea Time, D.O.G.S., FroZen Monkey, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Kernel Mike's Kettle Corn, Moe's Original BBQ and Sunshine Sammies.
More information on Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found at ashevilledowntown.org.
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