N. Lexington Avenue
Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month May – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue.
· alternative · indie · kids · local · progressive · rock
Asheville All-Stars at Downtown After 5
w/ Rock Academy students at Downtown After 5
Bringing together some of Asheville’s best musicians, the All-Stars show has quickly become a favorite of the summer. Audiences will be treated to a mix of original songs and fun covers. Students from Asheville’s Rock Academy will open the July show. Rock Academy gives young musicians the opportunity to meet and play together while learning from professional musicians. They may be young, but these kids rock!
· alternative · blues · funk · hip hop · indie · local · percussion · pop · progressive · rock · soul
Cedric Burnside at Downtown After 5
w/ Lyric & The Stump Mutts at Downtown After 5
With the blues running through his blood, Cedric Burnside has been playing music all his life and is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. Grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside, Cedric grew up on tour and has shared the stage with Jimmy Buffet, Black Joe Lewis and Widespread Panic. We’ll have two local openers for the August show. First up, The Stump Mutts playing all original alternative rock. Following, Asheville native, Lyric, takes the stage with her blend of pop, soul and funk.
· acoustic · americana · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · guitar · indie · instrumental · old time · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal
Billy Strings - Downtown After 5
w/ Whiskey Shivers at Downtown After 5
Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets, Billy Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Hailing from Austin, Whiskey Shivers’ bluegrass-fueled Americana infused with punk rock energy, is infectious and joyful.