Tameca Jones and Secret B-Sides play Downtown After 5, June 21

Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association:

The 31st season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns Friday, June 21 from 5-9pm. 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.

Headliner: Tameca Jones

Austin native, Tameca Jones’ powerful vocals fill the air. Her debut single, Hot and Bothered, has an old-school Motown vibe that makes the singer’s vocals shine bright. Jones’ sweet, honeyed, soulful got her pegged as the “queen of Austin soul” and crowned best female vocalist at the 2018 Austin Music Awards.

Support: Secret B-Sides

Locals the Secret B-Sides produce a fresh sound, rooted in the classic feel of R&B and soul music, updated with the modern sensibilities of hip hop.

Upcoming Events

July 19
Shamar Allen
Support: April B. & the Cool
Opener: Natural Born Leaders

August 16
The Artisanals
Support: The National Reserve
Opener: Emma’s Lounge

September 20
Asheville All Stars
Opener: Rock Academy

Each summer the Asheville Downtown Association partners with five local nonprofits to sell wristbands at the event. Each group receives a grant of $2000. The ADA has given more than $200,000 to area nonprofits through this program. June’s partner is Children First of Buncombe County. Other 2019 partners are: Asheville GreenWorks, Food Connection, Open Hearts Center and REACH (a fund of Homeward Bound).

Lots of local beers on tap including: Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Hi-Wire Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing, French Broad Brewing, Green Man Brewery and Bold Rock Cider, as well as beers from Western North Carolina and regional and national brands. Wine, soda, water and locally crafted Devil’s Foot beverages are also available for purchase.

We’re serving up plenty of local yumminess with food vendors: Delia’s Tea Time, D.O.G.S., FroZen Monkey, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Kernel Mike’s Kettle Corn, Moe’s Original BBQ and Sunshine Sammies.

More information on Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found at ashevilledowntown.org.

About Community Bulletin
Mountain Xpress posts selected news and information of local interest as a public service for our readers. To submit press releases and other community material for possible publication, email news@mountainx.com.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.