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Friday Night Live returns May 30th

Friday Night Live, a series of free, live street-side performances by musicians, is back for another summer in Downtown Champaign. 40 North is producing the series again this year, and you can check out the information from their website below:

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 third year, is presented through the generosity of Midland States Bank, with support from Champaign Center Partnership and Illini Radio Group as well as a grant from the City of Champaign.

Friday Night Live is held from 6-8 p.m. 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 [email protected]. All types of performances and collaborations are welcome!

Check out our interview with Kelly White from last year while you’re at it.

Executive Editor

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