Live After Five

July 19th, 2018

Join us from 5:30 – 7:30pm every Thursday night in Town Square Park for the Live After Five music series, sponsored by Alaska Airlines and KTVA 11! This fun, annual, free event features good eats, a beer & wine garden, prizes and live music from local & out-of-state artists! The 2018 season runs from June 7th to August 9th! This season’s beer garden is sponsored by Midnight Sun Brewing Company and Williwaw featuring new beers and wine every week in the beer garden.

Join us the first week, June 7th at 5:30 p.m. for Woodrow in Town Square Park!

Blackwater Railroad Company playing during the 2017 Live After Five music series.

Blackwater Railroad Company playing during the 2017 Live After Five music series.

Live After Five, a weekly Thursday night concert series, sponsored by Alaska Airlines KTVA 11 is held each summer in Town Square Park in the heart of downtown. Whether in rain or shine, this free live music is a perfect gathering place for you and your friends after work! Come (or stay) downtown, enjoy the outdoor seating and tables, kick back with your beverage of choice, and soak in the summer fun. These concerts are guaranteed to end your week right!

Summer Schedule

June 7 – Woodrow

“Known for their ‘don’t let up-’til-the-lights-go-out’ sensibilities on stage, Woodrow offers a lot of variety for their listeners.”   – Anchorage Press

June 14 – Medium Build

Medium Build describes themselves as pop-rock, with Carpenter’s achingly honest lyrics taking center stage. His emotive vocals are amplified by the clever, theatrical instrumentals. Medium Build’s history started long before their first show last year. The project began as the solo endeavor of lead vocalist and guitarist Nick Carpenter.

June 21 – Emma Hill

Alaskan singer/songwriter Emma Hill and her co-writer/musician Bryan Daste have quickly made a massive impact with their alt/folk songs and their penchant for touching upon the deepest, most universal of subjects. They’ve been compared to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and their fourth album proves they’re not just a one-off, fly-by-night duo.

June 28 – 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 5 – H3

H3 is a Polynesian Reggae band based in Anchorage, Alaska. H3 signifies the three-part harmonies sung by the three original band members–Tau Vaaia Fakaoti, Shaun Pacarro, and George Noga. H3 also refers to the highway in Hawaii (Interstate H-3).

July 12 – The Forrest That Never Sleeps

The Forest That Never Sleeps is Kat Moore’s (of local band Super Saturated Sugar Strings) ballad project. Climb into her heart and swoon to her tunes.

July 19 – Super Frequency

With 3 lead singer/songwriters Super Frequency possesses a very eclectic, diverse sound that spans the musical spectrum from rock and funk to reggae, jazz and Latin and just about everything in between. All the members of Super Frequeny play/have played in many other well-established bands. Super Frequency is a collaborative band where everyone works to help better each other at their craft and bring each other’s musical ideas into reality.

July 26 – Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles

Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles are an American rock and roll band that has been releasing music since 1999. A dizzying array of music rooted in classic rock tradition and modern rock experimentation with a penchant for star gazey jams and tender folk like within their catalog. Think Wilco, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and My Morning Jacket.

August 2 – Blackwater Railroad Company

Alaska’s biggest folk rock band and 2017 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.

August 9 – Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina is an author and musician born in Sacramento and currently residing in no particular place. He is finishing his first novel, Hitomi, if you would just give him a second. His first book, the memoir Get It While You Can, was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award. He has released several albums and co-founded a ballet company. He teaches writing workshops around the world.

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