The 31st season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru is back, June 21 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.
Austin native, Tameca Jones’ powerful vocals fill the air. Her debut single, Hot and Bothered, has an old-school Motown vibe that makes the singer’s vocals shine bright. Jones’ sweet, honeyed, soulful got her pegged as the “queen of Austin soul” and crowned best female vocalist at the 2018 Austin Music Awards.
Support: Secret B-Sides
Locals the Secret B-Sides produce a fresh sound, rooted in the classic feel of R&B and soul music, updated with the modern sensibilities of hip hop.
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).