Hot Summer Nights

Join us every Wednesday in July from 6-9pm for Gainesville’s Hot Summer Nights on the Historic Downtown Square!

Hot Summer nights are all about celebrating our hometown, with homegrown fun!  As the sun goes down, head downtown for dinner, shopping, and live music. If you want to hang out for a while, plan to bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets or snag a spot on a bench in the park.

From 6-9 pm, enjoy local Gainesville vendors along with a local charity that we’ll be supporting/celebrating for the evening!

Featured Local Charities:

  • July 3: Project Y.E.T.
  • July 10: Family Promise
  • July 17: My Sister’s Place + Bloom Enterprises (formerly Randy & Friends)
  • July 24: Good Samaritan Food Bank
  • July 31: Choices Pregnancy Care Center

From 6-9 pm, the Gainesville Micro Music festival will provide music from local North Georgia Artists.




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.


Is this event handicap accessible?

  • Yes, there is handicap parking available in the Main Street Parking Deck, located at 301 Main St.

Can attendees 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.


Vendor Inquiries:

10×10 vendor spots are available each evening, featuring local Gainesville artists, businesses, pop-up shops, and more. For detailed vendor requirements and to apply, click here to see the application form.

Charity Inquiries:

We look forward to celebrating a local charity each evening during our Hot Summer Nights events. One 10×10 tent space will be designated for this charity to showcase what they are doing to make an impact in the community.  If you represent a charity and are interested in joining us for an event, please email for more information.

*2024 Charity spots are now full*

Musician Inquiries:

Gainesville Micro Music Festival

The ‘Gainesville Micro Music Festival®’ is hosted by a hometown musician and production artist, David Cramer.  David has trademarked a unique, vetted style of an Open Mic Night for communities around the Atlanta Area. We’re thrilled to feature North Georgia artists during our Hot Summer Nights event. If you’re interested in participating, please send an email with a link to an online demo video to:  Musicians will be given a 15-minute performance slot. A PA will be provided. This is a non-paid event.


Interested in becoming a sponsor for Hot Summer Nights Concerts?

Email for sponsorship inquiries.

Hometown Hero: Featured Series Sponsor: $1,000

  • 10×10 Tent space at the event
  • Stage mentions during the event
  • Logo on promotional materials where space permits
  • Promotional Post with your logo on Downtown Gainesville’s Social Media Channels
  • Business Name / weblink on website

Shop Local Sponsor: Individual Event Sponsor: $250 / Event

  • 10×10 Tent space at the event
  • Promotional Post with your logo on Downtown Gainesville’s Social Media Channels

Ready to be a Sponsor? Fill Out This Form to move forward with the process, and the Main Street Manager will be in touch with you!