Downtown After Five timeline

1988 — DTA5 begins as Moonlight Over Downtown

1989 — First Moonlight Over Downtown 5K occurs through downtown parking garages

1991 — Bela Fleck and the Flecktones kicks off the DTA5 season; are still the top attended concert with nearly 10,000

1992 — DTA5 settles moves to the former Pack Square (around the Vance Monument)

1995 — Local artist Ann Vasilik creates her print “Moonlight Over Downtown” and proceeds benefit ADA

1997 — Fashion show held as part of Asheville’s Centennial Celebration

1998 — Donna the Buffalo and Southern Culture on the Skids both draw large crowds

1999 —  Pagans, witches and other practitioners protest at the August DTA5 event

2000 — Around this time, the wristband program benefiting local charities begins

2004 — DTA5 launches its green efforts in the mid-2000s

2006 — DTA5 moves to Battery Park near The Grove Arcade, due to Pack Square Park construction

2008 — DTA5 finds a new home on North Lexington Ave.

2012 — Drivin’ N Cryin’ brings an estimated 7,500 people to the Lexington Ave. location

2013 — DTA5 celebrates its 25th anniversary and the unveiling of the Pack Square Park pergola canopy

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