Empire Strikes Brass performs at the Downtown After 5 Kickoff Party & Lineup announcement show. (Mountain Xpress / Hayley Benton).
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.
The free downtown concert series takes place over the course of five months — from May to September, from 5-9 p.m., on Lexington Avenue near the Interstate 240 overpass.
And the lineup is… (drumroll, please):
May 16: St. Paul & The Broken Bones w/ The Broadcast
June 20: Drivin’ & Cryin’ w/ American Aquarium
July 18: Hayes Carll w/ Chatham County Line
Aug. 20: The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker w/ Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
Sept. 19: The Asheville All-Stars w/ Asheville Rock Academy
Here’s what Asheville has to say about the lineup: