The Asheville Downtown Association announces the lineup for the 26th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors. Taking place the third Friday of the month from May through September from 5-9pm on North Lexington Avenue, Downtown After 5 is always free and open to the public.
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ (drivinncryin.com)
The last time Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ headlined the Downtown After 5 stage, it was the largest crowd in the history of the music series. Playing their own style of Southern rock since the 80s, DNC has shared the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sonic Youth and Neil Young. Their new album “Turntable” is being touted as the band’s best work in two decades.
American Aquarium (americanaquarium.net)
Hailing from Raleigh, American Aquarium has spent the last six years on the road building a fan base from coast to coast. Whether you call it alt-country, Americana or roots rock, one thing is for certain-their music is a fresh voice that borrows from many forms of the American songbook.
Nonprofit Wristband Partner: LEAF Community Arts
LEAF Community Arts uses music and the arts to empower children and adults from varying socio-economic backgrounds in order to build communities. LEAF is visibly seen throughout the downtown community through the Easel Rider, a mobile art lab that provides creative space for children and adults alike.
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