Fridays are worthy of celebration in any week. The daily grind gives way to the wide-open window of the weekend and, in warm-weather months, downtown Asheville’s streets take on a festive atmosphere of buskers, shoppers and diners claiming patio seating. So Downtown After 5 — held the third Friday of each month, May-Sept. — capitalizes on what’s already a party-in-the-making.
At a kickoff party at The Orange Peel, the Asheville Downtown Association announced the summer 2014 lineup for the Downtown After 5 music series, followed by an electrifying performance from Empire Strikes Brass.
If anyone questions the validity of the Huffington Post's recent article regarding the fluff which fuels Asheville's reputation, then you should look no further than the absolutely preposterous Earth Day celebration which was auspiciously sited on the rolling , um, pavement of Lexington Avenue. Yeah, that’s right: an Earth Day celebration on pavement. Had the […]
Two local bluegrass faves warmed up the crowd at a gray and chilly Downtown After 5 on Friday, Sept. 16.
Cedric Burnside, filling in at the last minute for the Lee Boys, played to the revelers at Downtown After 5. Lubriphonic was first up. At the end of the evening, they all played together. Jesse Hamm caught it all.
A death in The Lee Boys’ family forced the cancellation of the band’s headlining appearance at Downtown After 5 on Aug. 19. Cedric Burnside Project will take the stage instead.
Charlotte’s New Familiars and Charleston’s Blue Dogs played the double bill on Friday, June 16. Jesse Hamm caught the show.
Charleston, SC,-based roots and Americana band The Blue Dogs and Charlotte-based rockers The New Familiars perform at tonight’s at Downtown After 5.
From funk jams (like Lubriphonic, pictured here) to country rock and from steel pan to sacred steel, this year’s Downtown After 5 lineup has it all. The first free block party takes place Friday, May 20.
If you missed the final Downtown After 5, we’ve got you covered with Jesse Hamm’s videos of the free outdoor show.
We’re a little late posting Jesse Hamm’s footage from last week’s DTA5, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun to watch.
Photos from the Friday, Aug. 20 Downtown After 5.
The free street festival features local band Nuevo Montuno and Miami’s Spam Allstars.
A slight drizzle didn’t deter the crowds at Friday’s Downtown After 5.