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April - September 2024
Downtown After Five provides free live outdoor music concerts in downtown Asheville every third Friday from 5-9 PM from April through September. 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.

2024 Downtown After Five Lineup: Coming Soon!

2024 Dates: April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, and September 20, 2024.

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 are also available for purchase. Enjoy cuisine from the area's top food trucks, including Cecelia’s Kitchen, Cooking with Comedy, Funnel King, Bears BBQ, Kernel Mike’s Kettle Corn, Ben and Jerry’s, Tin Can Pizzeria, and Simply Hot Dogs.

No pets or bikes are 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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