Get Ready for Live Music and Fun in Downtown AshevilleForget Memorial Day as the official start of summer! In Asheville, summer starts with the first Downtown After Five concert. Check out this year’s line-up of free summer concerts:
- May 21, Stephaniesid and Jennie Arnau: Stephaniesid is a local indie-pop favorite that’s been featured on NPR’s “World Café” and “All Songs Considered” while Jennie Arnau offers a blend of Americana, Alt-country and rock.
- June 18, Drivin’ and Cryin’ and Velvet Truckstop: Drivin’ and Cryin’ brings their brand of Southern rock and folk blues to the stage. Velvet Truckstop offers southern rock jams with a hint of electric blues.
- July 16, Josh Phillips Folk Festival and Soulgrass Rebellion: Josh Phillips takes the audience back with a pure take on roots, folk, soul, R&B, rock and reggae. Soulgrass Rebellion is known for a high-energy show that blends roots, reggae, bluegrass and soul.
- August 20, SPAM Allstars and Nuevo Montuno Salsa Orchestra: Straight from Miami, The SPAM Allstars takes the stage with their Latin sounds. Nuevo Montuno Salsa Orchestra gets the crowd moving with Puerto Rican-style salsa.
- September 17, Larry Keel & Natural Brige and Grayson Capps: Larry Keel & Natural Bridge offer an acoustic Americana performance followed by Southern soul and roadhouse blues from Grayson Capps.
May 12, 2010