The Asheville-based soul/rock quartet believe that the song’s “message of togetherness and love” is especially relevant in 2020.
Instead of a packed house, musician April Bennett and local hip-hop band Lyric played to a nearly empty space at the Orange Peel for the May 15 livestream of Downtown After 5. “It was definitely weird playing in one of the biggest rooms in the city with no people in it except for the staff who were recording it,” she remarks with a laugh. “But I was really glad for that [opportunity]. It was definitely a much-needed morale boost during these crazy, crazy times.”
Downtown After 5 goes digital to kick off its 2020 concert series with a pair of local bands.
Southern Avenue formed after Ori Naftaly, who had a successful solo career in his native Israel, came to the U.S. to participate in the International Blues Challenge.
Friday, May 18, the 30th annual Downtown After 5 concert series launches with an especially localcentric show: Asheville All-Stars, a super-group comprised of a rotating cast of Asheville’s favorite singers and musicians.
After the fourth annual showcase on Aug. 19, over 75 musicians will have represented their city as an Asheville All Star.
The Jeff Thompson Giving Trio, which draws on the additional talents of keys player Aaron Price and drummer James Kylen, plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Jul 16.
This week’s roundup includes Buckethead, Susto, Cha Wa and Shantih Shantih.
Local band Holy Ghost Tent Revival opens for the Suffers at Downtown After 5 — a free street festival held on Lexington Avenue — on Friday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m.
Relive concerts by Jim Lauderdale, World Party, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Robert Earl Keen, Downtown After 5, Transputer, Slayer and more.
Local cajun-zydeco band Bayou Diesel kicked off the 2015 Downtown After 5 concert series, opening for C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Here’s a tune from the opening set: “Co Fa – I Need Your Love”
These are not your ordinary love songs. And some aren’t actually love songs at all — Malcolm Holcombe’s “Pitiful Blues,” EDJ’s “For the Boy Who Moved Away” — but the emotions still apply. On this week’s playlist: • “When You Were Mine” by local rockers Posh Hammer. • “Pitiful Blues,” the title track from the new album […]
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.