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Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors, continues on Friday, June 15 from 5-9pm with Space Capone taking the stage following opener, The Secret B-Sides. Taking place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown After 5 is located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240 and is always free.

Inspired by 70’s funk, soul and R&B, Space Capone blends horns, electronics and a tight rhythm section to bring a modern twist to their music. The band’s energy and stage presence are sure to whip the crowd into a dancing frenzy. Asheville locals, The Secret B-Sides, mix old and new-school funk and R&B, making them a perfect opener for Space Capone.

Thirsty concert-goers will find plenty to wet their whistle including local brews from Highland Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company. Plus, regional favorites Sierra Nevada, SweetWater Brewing and Magic Hat Brewing as well as national brands from Budweiser and Empire Distributing will be on tap. Wine and water will also be available for purchase.

To purchase alcohol attendees will need to show a valid picture ID and buy a $2 wristband. Proceeds from wristband sales for June’s event support Katy’s Kids. Katy’s Kids works with MANNA FoodBank to provide in-need schoolchildren a backpack of food to take home for the weekend.

From sandwiches to pizza and ice cream to tacos, food vendors offer a something for everyone’s taste.

Downtown After 5 is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and features a solar-powered stage, complimentary bike corral, compostable food and beverage containers, and staffed recycling and compost bins. Since implementing its greening initiative, the event has reduced the number of bags headed to the landfill to just a handful.

Downtown After 5 is a production of the Asheville Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district.
More information about Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found online at www.ashevilledowntown.org. or by following through social media including Facebook (www.facebook.com/AshevilleDowntownAssociation) and Twitter (@AvilleDowntown).

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