Friday Night Live


FRIDAY, August 18th:

Walnut & Chester: 
6pm: Ms. M & the Jokers – international
7pm: Dan Hubbard – singer/songwriter/Americana

Neil & Park: 
6pm: The Upper Bout Guitar Club – various
7pm: Caleb Cook Band – country/rock/blues/jazz

Neil & Church (One Main Plaza):
6pm: Riders of the Golden Maize – roots/rock/Americana
7pm: Desafinado – Brazilian jazz

Main & Chestnut (in front of Exile on Main & Dandelion):
6pm: Slick Lisp – alternative rock 
7pm: Passport Louis – hip-hop
7:30pm: OG Temple – hip-hop

There will also be a special celebration for the exciting new game release from Volition - Agents of Mayhem - at One Main Plaza, including a chance to play the new game, chat with the developers, and take photos with life size cutouts of the agents!

We will also feature our special weekly kids’ activity: Hula hooping with Satina!

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