May 19, June 16, July 21, August 19 and September 15, 2017
Downtown After Five provides free live outdoor music concerts in downtown Asheville every third Friday, May through September. Thousands gather on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass, 5-9 PM. Enjoy local and national beers and a variety of food vendors. To purchase alcohol, show a valid picture ID and buy a $2 wristband. The Asheville Downtown Association partners with five local nonprofits to sell wristbands at the event, each receiving a $2,000 grant. 2016 partners include: Asheville GreenWorks, Asheville Music School, CarePartners, Homeward Bound and the YMI Cultural Center.
2017 Line-up TBA!