2019 First Fridays Downtown Street Party

If it's the first Friday of the month, you know where to be: Downtown Norfolk's favorite street party is back for it's seventh season! Each First Fridays event runs from 5-8:30pm and features music, drinks, and plenty of fun all in an authentic downtown setting.

2019 Season Entertainment and Locations:

Friday, September 6

Liz Cooper and The Stampede

Dream-folk psychedelic rock blending Liz's unique vocal texture with a picking and playing style from acoustic to electric rock

Opener: Blush Face - From Richmond, this four-member band brings 'lectric lullaby pop rocks to town.

  5pm-8:30pm

  300 Block of Granby Street, Corner of College Place and Granby Street

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Friday, September 6

First Fridays After Party 

You don't have to go home, but you CAN stay here. There's always a party happening somewhere in Downtown Norfolk. Start your night with us, then check out what the rest of Downtown Norfolk has to offer.

  Before, During, and After First Fridays

  Downtown Norfolk

See everything to do here.

Where to Eat 

If your stomach is growling before, during, or after First Fridays, Downtown Norfolk's restaurants are there for you. Here are some of our favorite spots to grab some grub on First Fridays.

See our picks here

Where to Park 

Coming into Downtown for First Fridays? Downtown Norfolk has plenty of parking options available from on-street to parking garages close to the event, and we review them for you here.

Check out First Fridays parking options.

Friday, October 4

Greyhounds 

Brings the Austin, Texas music scene to Downtown with a unique sound that mixed R&B, soul and funk

Opener: BJ Griffin - Classical/R&B/POP/ELECTRONIC/Alternative/Folk/Soul

  5pm-8:30pm

  300 Block of Granby Street, Corner of College Place and Granby Street

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Past Entertainment:

Friday, April 5
Where: 300 Block of Granby Street, Corner of College Place and Granby Street 
Headliner: Levitation Room - This L.A. quartet delivers psychedelic rock reminiscent of the 60s.
Opener: Ladada - Sun-drenched songs inspired by early Motown and 60s garage rock.

Friday, May 3
Where: 300 Block of Granby Street, Corner of College Place and Granby Street 
Headliner: Kat Wright - Plenty of soul in this gritty and emotive rock and roll performer who is described as "Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse."
Opener: Del Florida - A D.C. band featuring amorphic dream pop that has opened for indie rock group TOPS.

Friday, June 7
Where: The Plot, in the NEON District, corner of Granby Street and Olney Road
Headliner: Super Doppler - Retro Psych-Country Rock n Roll band from Norfolk, VA.
Opener: Illiterate Light - Rock with gritty guitar melodies, honest lyrics and a thundering bass.

Friday, August 2
Where: 300 Block of Granby Street, Corner of College Place and Granby Street 
Headliner: Yarn - Hailing from N.C., this band melds bluegrass-influenced music, a gentle spirit and a rock and roll heart.
Opener: South Hill Banks - Jam-infused bluegrass from Richmond

Vendors: 
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