The fifth season of Downtown Norfolk Council’s First Fridays street parties start Friday, April 7 at the Downtown campus of Tidewater Community College, 300 Granby Street. Each First Fridays event runs from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer in an authentic Downtown setting.

“DNC is thrilled to partner with the Virginia Arts Festival for the April and May First Fridays programming to help celebrate an exciting 21st Arts Festival season,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. “We invite everyone to enjoy this fun musical series as well as our vibrant businesses and dynamic residential community. We are extremely grateful to the support of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. and the Wells Fargo Center, the presenting sponsors.”

2017 Season Schedule:

Friday, April 7 
The Special Guests - Dance, Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop, Blues, Jazz, Rock
TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street 

Friday, May 5 – Cinco De Mayo Celebration 
Bio Ritmo - hard salsa, Latin dance band
MacArthur Center Green, corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street 

Friday, June 2 
BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove - pop, funk, soul, R&B
The Plot, NEON District. Corner of Olney and Granby Street

Friday, August 4 
Brackish Water Jamboree - original contemporary stringband and country blues and Gina Dalmas and the Cow Tippin’ Playboys - country, rock, indie
TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street

Friday, September 1
Buddha Council - Reggae and DJ CanRock - local’s favorite
TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street

Friday, October 6 
Fleet Forces Rock Band and DJ CanRock - local’s favorite.
TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street

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