The 31st season of Downtown After 5 concludes Sept. 20 from 5-9 p.m. with a performance by the Asheville All Stars.
The show on North Lexington Avenue is free and open to the public.
The Asheville All Stars show has quickly become a favorite of the season, featuring some of AVL’s best musicians making music together.
Opening the show will be Asheville Rock Academy. Students from Asheville’s Rock Academy will open the September show. Rock Academy gives young musicians the opportunity to meet and play together while learning from professional musicians.
Each summer the Asheville Downtown Association partners with five local nonprofits to sellwristbands at the event. Each group receives a grant of $2000. The ADA has given more than $250,000 to area nonprofits through this program.September's partner is Food Connection. Food Connection collects surplus fresh meals from restaurants, caterers and institutions, and delivers them to community partners who feed those in need, in order to reduce food waste and ease the pain of immediate hunger.
The show is free and there will be lots of local beers on tap including: 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, water and locally crafted Devil’s Foot beverages are also available for purchase.
We're serving up plenty of local yumminess with food vendors: Delia’s Tea Time, D.O.G.S., El Kimchi, FroZen Monkey, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Kernel Mike's Kettle Corn, Moe's Original BBQ and Sunshine Sammies.
More information on Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found at ashevilledowntown.org.