The Town of Wake Forest will continue its free outdoor music series with Brickhouse on Friday, May 13. 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 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 May 13 include Arepa Culture NC,Bam Pow Chow,Baton Rouge Cuisine,Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels,Cousins Maine Lobster,Fuzzy’s Empanadas,The VFW Chuckwagon, Virgil’s Jamaica,Kona Ice,Lumpy’s Ice Cream, and Sweet Stacey Cakes.
No outside coolers are permitted during Friday Night on White, but beer, wine, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase. All attendees wishing to purchase beer and wine will be required to present age identification and wear the provided identifying bracelet.
In response to the incredible turnout for the April 8 Friday Night on White and the constructive feedback provided by attendees, event organizers have announced the following changes to Friday Night on White beginning with the May 13 event:
- In addition to beer – wine, soft drinks,and water will be available for purchase.
- 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 the Information Tent located in the vicinity of Shorty’s for details.
- Beer and wine tokens will be available for purchase at four points of sale tents – instead of one. The tents will be situated at each end of South White Street, near the intersection ofOwen Avenue/Brooks Street, and on South White Street near Shorty’s.
- Tokens may also be purchasedanytime during normal business hours inside White Street Brewing Co.
- Additional beer and wine serving stations will be added, including a second White Street Brewing Co. beer truck.
Free parking will be available along several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest and at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Art After Hours will officially resume in October, but several downtown merchants and art galleries will offer special arts-related programs and activities on the second Friday evening of each month as part of Friday Night on White. For complete details, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/merchant-specials.aspx.
Friday Night on White commemorative t-shirts are on sale for $5 each. The t-shirts are available in black and lime green – now in both youth and adult sizes – and can be purchased at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., during normal business hours with cash, check or credit card. During the May 13 concert, the commemorative t-shirts will also be available for purchase with cash or check at the Information Tent.
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 training and a commemorative 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.
Other bands scheduled to perform during Friday Night on White include The Will McBride Group on June 10, Stone Age Romeos on July 8, The Remedy on Aug. 12, and Crush on Sept. 9.
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 2016 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., Back Alley Coffee Roasters, McPherson Family Eye Care, Mitchell Heating & Cooling, North Raleigh News, Gladwell Orthodontics, The Wake Forest Weekly, Dirty Dogs Spa,Coastal Federal Credit Union,Raleigh Radiology,Chick-fil-A,Edward Jones,Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital,Carillon Assisted Living,Wake Audiology,CIRCA Magazine, Lowes Foods, Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, Candlewood Suites, The Rolesville Buzz, Esthetics by Caris, Page 158 Books, and Ads N’ Art.
For complete information about Friday Night on White, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Friday Night on White.”
Friday Night on White is a Wake Forest Live event. For a complete listing of upcoming Wake Forest Live concerts and performances, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Wake Forest Live” and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WakeForestLive/.