The 31st season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru is back, July 19 from 5-9pm. Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rdFriday of the month May – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.
Shamarr Allen (of Galactic and The Underdawgs)
The definition of New Orleans, Allen’s influences ranger from jazz and hip hop to rock and funk. Allen was the longtime trumpet player for Galactic and has collaborated with the likes of Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Harry Connick Jr and Lenny Kravitz. His unique sound and exemplary talent transcends musical boundaries.
Support: April B. & the Cool
Expressive vocals and impressive guitar work are just part of what makes April B. & the Cool special. Drawing style and inspiration from Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Funk, Rock, Jazz and Reggae music, April B. puts it all together in sultry and alluring fashion.
Opener: Natural Born Leaders
With a uniquely powerful, thought provoking, and lively stage show NBL is a bite of hip-hop-gumbo-funk with strong, musical burst of soul that will make your soul hungry for more and your feet aching from dancing.
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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