Downtown After Five – Whiskey Shivers – September 15, 2017
Downtown After 5 started in 1988 as a small event to bring people to Downtown Asheville and has since grown significantly bringing an average of 5,000 per event to Downtown Asheville. It is a production of the Asheville Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district.
More About Whiskey Shivers: www.whiskeyshivers.com
Barefoot, sleeveless and sweaty, Whiskey Shivers frontman and fiddle master Bobby Fitzgerald never stops smiling on stage. “All right! Let’s kick this thing in the face!” he barks, as the band tears into their stringed instruments at breakneck speed.
“Whiskey Shivers isn’t just the five of us on stage, it’s everybody in the room,” Fitzgerald says. “We try to bring everybody into the moment and get them to realize there’s no wall between us and the crowd. We’re all in this together, and we’re all here to have a good time. We’ll do our best to facilitate it, but it takes all of us to make it happen. When you start to feel that, you can’t help but feel a little attachment and become invested in the show. You realize, ‘Oh, I’m here to have good time too!’”