Live After Five Going VIRTUAL in 2020
The Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd., has made the difficult decision to move Live After Five out of Town Square Park and transform the event to a virtual format. To keep our Anchorage community safe, while providing the participants the opportunity to enjoy local music and support Alaskan artists, we will stream our event on Facebook LIVE at 5 p.m. and it will be aired on KNBA radio at 7 p.m.
Enjoy the Alaskan summer virtually with our annual Summer Concert Series: Live After Five!
This fun, annual, free event is sponsored by Alaska Airlines, KTVA 11 and KNBA. The 2020 season runs from June 4th to August 6th. Stay tuned for drink and food specials brought to you by downtown restaurant. More information to come!
TAKE A SURVEY & ENTER TO WIN!
Tune into a Live After Five concert, take a survey online on our Facebook page and get entered to win 2 round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines. *You must be present to win.* The survey winner will be drawn at the last concert on August 8th!
Enjoy with friends and family from the comfort of your house or go tune in at 7 and watch it with your friends – every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. on Facebook LIVE and at 7 p.m. on KNBA!
LIVE AFTER FIVE – 2020 SCHEDULE
June 4th – Medium Build
Anchorage, Alaska based Medium Build is the project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Nick Carpenter. He creates richly layered, pop-rock tracks that are more than meet the ear. Weaving raw, emotionally honest lyrics with driving instrumentation, Carpenter effortlessly blends the electronic with the analog and draws the audience into sad songs you can dance to.
June 11th – Blackwater Railroad Company
Alaska’s biggest folk rock band and 2018 Live After Five crowd favorite, Blackwater Railroad Company is back again for Live After Five to get everybody dancing. Like good moonshine, this folk-rock group was formed in the small town of Seward in 2012, and consistently delivers warm, cheery evenings. The music can be defined in many ways, but the overarching themes include folk, bluegrass, rhythm and blues and country songwriters from the late 60s and 70s.
June 18th – Rosie & the Buds
Rosie Rush is a singer songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska. She has an interest in a wide variety of genres including funk, indie, folk, and jazz, which she studies at the University of Southern California. Her sound is an interesting mix of elements from genres that have shaped her. Rosie’s music is influenced by the works of Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Bon Iver, and Racheal Price. Rosie’s immense love of her family and the natural world have heavily affected her songwriting. Being a lifelong Alaskan, Rosie grew up outside in the summer sun and the winter snow. Rosie is working very hard on a debut album that will be released hopefully in the next 3-4 months.
June 25th – Sun Dog AK
SunDog is a heavy funkadelic band based outside of Anchorage in Chugiak, Alaska. We are Abi Sparkman, Deven Lind, and Philip Giannulis.
July 2nd – Kittiwake
Kittiwake’s music is deeply personal. She uses complex key and tempo changes backed by ambient textures and heavy bass. She connects with the community through her music which is composed with deep personal lyrics that create a intimate connection with her audience. Her songs are performances, cathartic ceremonies, releasing shared trauma through sonic waves, movement, and screaming.
July 9th – The Jangle Bees
The Jangle Bees is an original and exciting rock band from Anchorage, Alaska. Their music is reminiscent of a time when twelve-string electric-guitars ruled the airwaves, and songs about heartache made you get up and dance the night away.
July 16th – Hannah Yoter Band
Hannah Yoter is well versed in the language of acoustic music. From an early age her world was filled with songs and stories that spanned generations and genres of folk music. Hannah has assembled a band and refined her sound that sits right in the middle of Americana roots and classic country. Hannah and her band have traveled all over the state for numerous performances and opened for acts such as Lonestar, Ha Ha Tonka, Pretty Gritty and The California Honeydrops.
July 23th – TBD
JULY 30th – TBD
August 6th – TBD
Another free downtown community event brought to you by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, made possible by Alaska Airlines, KTVA Channel 11, and iHeart Radio.