The 31st season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru is back, August 16 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.
The Artisanals’ blend of heartland 70s rock and alt-Americana coupled with influences like Bruce Springsteen, My Morning Jacket and The Cars. Their four-track debut EP received critical acclaim from Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and Day Trotter.
Support: The National Reserve
The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and bluesy, boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music.
Opener: Emma’s Lounge
Emma's Lounge has the unique ability to morph from rootsy folk to rollicking rock and powerful soul, to head-turning electronic-tinged psychedelic funkiness. Their strange range of creative influence is united by the band's raw energy on stage.
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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