Friday Night on White, downtown Wake Forest’s popular outdoor music series, continues with Big Love on Friday, July 14.
Presented by White Street Brewing Co., Friday Night on White takes place along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest from 6-9 p.m. on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants during every Friday Night on White. A variety of food and dessert trucks will also be on site in the parking lot of Fidelity Bank, 231 S. White St., and along Owen Avenue. Food and dessert trucks scheduled to participate on July 14 include Big Al’s BBQ,Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels,Cousins Maine Lobster, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteak, Kona Ice,Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Not Just Icing, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Spanglish,VFW Chuckwagon, and Virgil’s Jamaica.
Event organizers urge anyone planning to attend Friday Night on White to know the following:
No outside alcohol or coolers are permitted during Friday Night on White, but beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase within the festival area.
All attendees wishing to purchase beer and wine will be required to present age identification and wear the provided identifying bracelet.
During Friday Night on White, White Street Brewing Co. is the sole approved outdoor vendor for beer and wine. All beer and wine consumed outdoors within the festival area must be dispensed by White Street Brewing Co. in the approved container which bears the event logo.
Beer and wine tokens will be available for purchase at three points of sale tents, which will be situated at each end of South White Street and near the intersection ofOwen Avenue/Brooks Street.
Beer and wine tokens may also be purchasedanytime during normal business hours inside White Street Brewing Co.
Beer serving stations are located at each end of Owen Avenue, adjacent to B&W Hardware and at the Brooks Street intersection; at the intersection of Jones Avenue and South White Street; and inside White Street Brewing Co.
Wine serving stations are provided at the wine tent located at the intersection of South White Street and Owen Avenue (adjacent to Fidelity Bank) and inside White Street Brewing Co.
Designated drivers will be eligible toreceive two complimentary soft drinks or waters during each Friday Night on White concert. To be eligible, you must be at least 21-years-old with a valid driver’s license. Visit any of the three information tents for details.
The last call for outside beer and wine is 8:50 p.m.
Festivities end along South White Street at 9:30 p.m.
Anyone sharing their pictures on social media is encouragedto use #FNOW and #FridayNightonWhite.
Free parking is available during each Friday Night on White along several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest and at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. However, some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Concert-goers are urged to read all signage in the parking lot to determine what type of lot they are using.
Friday Night on White commemorative T-shirts are on sale for $10 each. The T-shirts are available in dark gray and green in a variety of styles and sizes and can be purchased at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., with cash, check or credit card. T-shirts will also be available for purchase with cash or checkat the Information Tent during each Friday Night on White concert – while supplies last.
Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of roles during Friday Night on White. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old and will receive a commemorative event T-shirt. Civic groups and community organizations are especially encouraged to participate. For more information or to sign up, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/friday-night-on-white.aspx.
Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to Friday Night on White in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and utilizing the app’s “Friday Night on White” function. Designed to offer smart phone users instant access to important details about this year’s outdoor music series, the function includes the complete 2017 concert schedule, the lineup of participating food and dessert trucks, parking information, weather updates and more.
IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the town’s free app by searchingfor “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, orin Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided atwww.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.
Friday Night on White is scheduled to take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, a decision on whether to proceed will be made no later than 4 p.m. Updated concert information will be posted on the Town’s Facebook page and available by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town’s app will receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes.
The following sponsors have generously contributed to Friday Night on White: White Street Brewing Co., iHeart Media, Gladwell Orthodontics, McPherson Family Eye Care, Mitchell Heating & Cooling, Capital Powersports, Sam’s Club, Wells Family Dentistry, Nu Image Surgical & Dental Implant Center, The Wake Forest Weekly, The Rolesville Buzz, The News & Observer, Back Alley Coffee Roasters, Pro Audio & Light, Coastal Credit Union, Dirty Dogs Spa, Wake Forest Acoustical Corporation, B&W Hardware, Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital, Pure Line Plumbing, Sole Dimensions, Break Through Physical Therapy, Lowes Foods, Stanley Martin Homes, Birkner Insurance, Chick-fil-A of Wake Forest, Circa Magazine, 27587 Magazine, Fidelity Bank, Carillon Assisted Living of Wake Forest, Candlewood Suites, Rainbow Child Care Center, Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, Heritage Med Spa and Ads ‘n Art.
Future bands scheduled to perform during Friday Night on White include Love Tribe on Aug. 11 and Crush on Sept. 8.
Following the Sept. 8 Friday Night on White, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will host the first-ever “FNOW After Party” from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event will feature the band that kicked off the 2016 and 2017 Friday Night on White concert series, “The Magic Pipers.” Tickets for the FNOW After Party are on sale for $5 each (plus tax) at www.wakeforestnc.gov/fnow-after-party.aspx. A limited number of tickets are available, so the event is expected to sell out in advance. If it does not, then tickets will be available at the door.
For complete information about Friday Night on White, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Friday Night on White.”