Downtown After 5 Features “Joslyn & The Sweet Compression” on Friday, August 19th

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Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns to Lexington Avenue on Friday, August 19, 2022, with Joslyn & The Sweet Compression.

After cultivating her dynamic voice and performance skills in backup roles and stage plays, Joslyn Hampton teamed with her stepfather, Marty Charters to compose a captivating set of tunes and assemble an ace band. Joslyn & The Sweet Compression combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul on their self-titled debut album, released in 2019. A headlining favorite at regional clubs and music festivals, they are poised to engage fans across the country with widespread touring in 2021.

Sister Ivy will also perform during the event. Sister Ivy is the voice of the vine that weaves in and out of roots and open air, mixes with the weeds, and climbs to lofty vistas on the limbs of grand trees. A quizzical poet with a voice brimming with turbulent emotion and heartfelt presence, she moves to join the juxtaposed, not only lyrically, but musically, with careful dissonance and timely resolve, blending the mundane with the magical, providing unexpected nourishment and plenty of food for thought.


Lots of local and regional brews, as well as cider, seltzer and wine available for purchase. Plus, several food vendors will be there!

Visit’s Downtown After 5 Guide for additional information.

Prepared by Asheville Downtown Association.