The Asheville Downtown Association today announced the lineup for the 30th anniversary season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru. 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. More information here.
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.
We're serving up plenty of local yumminess with food vendors: Delia’s Tea Time, D.O.G.S., El Kimchi, FroZen Monkey, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Kernel Mike's Kettle Corn, Moe's Original BBQ and Sunshine Sammies.
Thanks to all of our sponsors!
Prestige Subaru, Budweiser, Empire Distributors, Sierra Nevada, Pisgah Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Go Mini’s, Explore Asheville, Renaissance Hotel, The City of Asheville, Alt 101.1, the828, Crooked Tree Creative, CPI Security, Carolina Hemp Company, Theology Pub, Mellow Mushroom, Dig Local Asheville, Asheville Color and Imaging, Asheville Music Hall, Strada, Able Rent a Jon.