First Friday Concerts

First Friday Concerts continue ON THE SQUARE in Historic Downtown Gainesville!


2024 Dates:

  • May 3rd: Hot Flash 80’s Band
  • June 7th: Vintage Vixens
  • July 5th: The Soul Purpose Band
  • August 2nd: Fly Betty Band
  • September 6th: Steve Bryson Band

Parking on Bradford / Spring Streets are blocked at 1pm in prep for the stage arrival. Streets close to thru traffic at 2pm, or whenever the stage arrives. Parking on Washington and Main Streets are blocked at 3pm.

At 4pm, a local solo artist will play a two hour set on the square, near main street, creating a fun atmosphere as people arrive for early shopping at boutiques and dinner at local restaurants.

At 5pm, streets close to thru traffic on Washington and Main Streets. Set up your chairs/blankets starting at 6pm. Grab a bite and a beverage downtown, the concert will go from 7 – 10pm! First come first serve seating. Bring your chairs and picnic blankets to mark off an area for your friends and family group to safely enjoy the concert.

Other Activities

  • New starting in August 2023: Axe Throwing!
  • Shop and Dine Downtown!
  • Food Trucks!
  • Get your Main Street / Downtown Gainesville-branded merchandise at the “Main Street Gainesville” tent in the middle of the square!


All Parking Decks are FREE in Gainesville!

  • Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main St.
  • Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St.
  • North Parking Deck, 100 Brenau Ave NE
  • Historic City Hall, 117 Jesse Jewell Pkwy.


Is this event handicap accessible?

  • Yes, there is handicap parking available in the Main Street Parking Deck, located at 301 Main St, as well as the North Parking Deck, located at 100 Brenau Ave NE.

Can concert-goers bring coolers?

  • Yes, you are welcome to bring coolers, but please no glass or alcohol. This event is intended to help support downtown businesses. We encourage you to purchase beverages, snacks and meals from one or more of the nearby restaurants or food vendors on site!

This event is presented by Main Street Gainesville, a program focusing on economic vitality through Historic Preservation in our downtown commercial districts.

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