Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month, May through September, and is held on North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. Come out for live music, plenty of local yumminess, and local beers on tap. Free admission.
May 19 – Headliner, High & Mighty Brass Band (New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences); opener, Josh Phillips Big Band
June 16 – Headliner, Sonny Knight & The Lakers (throwback soul, Gospel and country); opener, Northside Gentlemen (old soul classics and New Orleans funk)
July 21 – Headliner, AVL All-Stars; opener, Rock Academy students
August 18 – Headliner, Cedric Burnside (blues); two openers, Lyric (pop, soul and funk), and The Stump Mutts (alternative rock)
September 15 – Headliner, Billy Strings & Special Guests; opener, Whiskey Shivers