Downtown After Five, Asheville Outdoor Concerts

Downtown After Five Concerts in Asheville

May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20, 2019
Downtown After Five provides free live outdoor music concerts in downtown Asheville every third Friday 5-9 PM from May through September. They celebrate their 31st year in 2019. Thousands gather on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass to enjoy local and national beers and a variety of food vendors. While admission is free, you must buy a $2 wristband to purchase beer, hard cider and wine.

Downtown After 5 Asheville

Beer & Food
Lots of local beers and hard ciders on tap from 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 and water also available for purchase.

Food vendors and trucks include D.O.G.S., Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Kernel Mike's Kettle Corn, Moe's Original BBQ, The Grubbery Food Truck and Sunshine Sammies.

No pets or bikes allowed. Bring your chair, but no coolers or tents. The Asheville Downtown Association partners with five local nonprofits to sell wristbands at the event, giving each a $2,000 grant.

Nearby
Just a few blocks away is the Friday night Drum Circle. See more things to do in Downtown Asheville.

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