Friday Night Live


FRIDAY, August 26th

Walnut & Chester:
6pm: Mark Smart and his Virtual Jazz Orchestra
7pm: Justin Rondón – folk/jazz/rock/experimental

Main & Chestnut
6pm: Big Mo – blues/soul/funk/rock/Motown
7pm: CJ Run – hip-hop
7:30pm: OG Temple – hip-hop

Neil & Park:
6pm: Big Bluestem String Band – bluegrass
7pm: Tell Mama – soul/funk/jazz/R&B

Neil & Church (One Main Plaza):
6pm: Bones Jugs – Americana/ragtime
7pm: Candy Foster Unplugged – blues  

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 fifth 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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Weekly Family Activity Sponsor:

With support from:

Business Partners:
Cafe Kopi
Christopher & Co
CMT Ventures
Champaign Telephone Company
Esquire Lounge
Hyatt Place
Hickory Point Bank
Mary Ann Royse Law Office
One Main Development
Pekara Bakery 
Thomas, Mamer & Haughey, LLP 
V. Picasso