Fridays in the Asher marks new era for entertainment, series

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - The magic is back – and stronger than ever – in downtown Cheyenne.

Fridays in the Asher, an eight-week, Friday night concert and live visual and performance arts series will return with its 2017 season on March 24. And it’s returning with its most prominent lineup ever.

After five seasons at the Hynds Building, the series has found a new home at the Asher Building, located at 500 W. 15th Street. And the series will ring in its new location in a big way, as acclaimed Denver indie rockers Kissing Party and Bleak Plaza will headline the kickoff show of the 2017 series.

Admission for the concert is $5.00 at the door, and beer/wine coolers will be available for purchase for attendees over the age of 21. All other concerts for the 2017 series will also cost $5.00 at the door, with the possible exception of a TBA show on April 28, which will feature a national headliner; price of admission will be announced with the announcement of performers on that night.

It is a strong dose of cutting-edge music and entertainment offered at
an affordable cost – because the concert series is entirely volunteer
organized and not-for-profit. And the caliber of entertainment has
only jumped up an echelon from previous iterations.

Matthew Santos, a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from
Chicago, will play the series on April 7, anchoring a talent-laden
lineup of premier bands and songwriters from the Front Range area,
as well as another national performer to be announced.

Santos was featured on Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar” – which was
nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2009 Grammy
Awards and charted highly on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list. He has
received critical acclaim for his soul and folk solo performance, and
he is renowned as one of the most singular vocalists in the music
industry today.

Rising Colorado musicians Edison and Slow Caves also feature on
the lineup.

In addition to live music, the series will also feature live visual and
performance artists from Cheyenne and the Front Range area each

Fridays in the Asher operates through Arts Cheyenne, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for arts, arts education, and culture in the Cheyenne community.