Downtown After 5 Presented by Prestige Subaru
When: Friday, Sep 21, 2018 5:00 pm - Sep 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Where: North Lexington Avenue
Asheville NC 28801
Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru. Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month May – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.
West Coast hip hop outfit, The Pharcyde’s debut album racked up more than a million sales and was widely praised as one of the most influential hip hop albums of the 1990s. Today, The Pharcyde is still performing and touring the globe as they continue to hone their individual abilities yet carry on the original legacy. They still seduce their audience with the same boyish charm, but now it’s combined with the knowledge that has been bestowed upon them as men who have risen to the challenge of the rap game. The end result of this hard work is a band that’s still influencing hip hop artists and sounds and will continue to for many years to come.
Opener: Free the Optimus
Asheville’s own, Free The Optimus is a hip hop collective focused on bringing improvisational lyricism to jazz-influenced boom bap soundscapes. The jazz / hip hop mindset of free form collaboration is a vital component to the FTO live experience, as songs and structure are often tossed aside in favor of the energy and groove of the moment.
Lots of local beers on tap, wine, soda and water are all available for purchase. Plus plenty of local food vendors to choose from!
More information on Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found at ashevilledowntown.org.
Thank you to our sponsors:
The City of Asheville
98.1 The River
Crooked Tree Creative
Diamond Brand Outdoors
Asheville Color and Imaging
The Orange Peel
Able Rent a Jon