Downtown After Five, Asheville Outdoor Concerts

Downtown After Five Concerts in Asheville

**Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the May and June shows will be live-streamed from the Orange Peel at www.IamAVL.com.

May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21 and September 18, 2020
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 32nd year in 2020. 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. Enjoy cuisine from the area's top food trucks.

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.

2020 Downtown After Five Line-up TBA

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

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