Friday Night Live


FRIDAY, June 23rd

Walnut & Chester:
6pm: Mark Smart & his Virtual Jazz Orchestra
7pm: Domenic & Nicolina Di Girolamo – acoustic pop

Neil & Park:
6pm: Big Bluestem String Band – bluegrass
7pm: Sixth Street Brass – New Orleans jazz/funk/rock

Neil & Church (One Main Plaza):
6pm: DR Dixie Band – jazz/Dixieland
7pm: Katie Flynn & Co. – jazz/cabaret

Also featuring our special weekly kids’ activity: Juggling & Magic with Michael Moxie!


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, Illini Radio Group, and the City of Champaign, with support from Champaign Center Partnership.

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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With support from:

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