Friday Night Live Weekly Lineup


FRIDAY, August 25th

Walnut & Chester: 
6pm: Jaybirds – jazz
7pm: Dustin Danger – singer/songwriter

Neil & Park: 
6pm: Whiskey Shadows – rock /soul/ R&B
7pm: Mark Mills & Friends – Americana

Neil & Church (One Main Plaza):
6pm: George Turner Quartet – jazz
7pm: Samba Soul Band – classical Brazilian Samba

Main & Chestnut (in front of Exile on Main & Dandelion):
6pm: Nick Rainey – indie/singer-songwriter
6:30 pm: Elise – rock
7pm: Reckasto – funk / soul

Also featuring our special weekly kids’ activity: Bubbles with Joyful Bubbles

Downtown Champaign is the backdrop for 40 North's Friday Night LIVE, a free street-side performance series open to the general public. Friday Night Live, in its sixth year, is presented through the generosity of Midland States Bank, No Regrets Tattoos, and Illini Radio Group, with support from Champaign Center Partnership as well as a grant from the City of Champaign.

Friday Night Live is held from 6-8pm every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Performances are held at the intersections of Neil & Church, Neil & Park, and Walnut & Chester in Downtown Champaign.

Friday Night Live includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, and blues, along with a cappella, bellydancing, and live painting.

If you are a local performer interested in being a part of Friday Night LIVE, please contact Kelly White at 217.351.9841, or All types of performances and collaborations are welcome!

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Business Partners:

CMT Ventures
R Rentals

Watson's Shack & Rail
Esquire Lounge
Hyatt Place
Hickory Point Bank
Mary Ann Royse Law Office
One Main Development
Pekara Bakery
Thomas, Mamer & Haughey, LLP 
V. Picasso