Friday Night on White

​​​​Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join your friends and neighbors in downtown Wake Forest for another incredible season of Friday Night on White.

Presented by White Street Brewing Co., Friday Night on White takes place along South White Street on the second Friday of each month from April through September. The free concerts run from 6-9 p.m. and feature a variety of premier local bands

In addition, several downtown merchants offer a variety of special discounts, programs, and activities.

Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of roles.

Come join your friends and family and enjoy the music of some of our area's finest musicians while taking in the great atmosphere of Downtown Wake Forest.


2018 Band Line-Up

Bands will play rock and roll covers from classic to modern rock, with a little funk and original music thrown in.

Know Before You Go

  • Concerts get underway at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.

  • Last call for outside beer is 8:50 p.m.

  • Festivities along South White Street end at 9:30 p.m.



Tag your posts and photos! Attendants sharing on social media are encouraged to use the hashtag #FNOW. 


  • While you're downtown, you're invited to visit the variety of outstanding dining establishments in downtown Wake Forest or enjoy delicious food from a variety of food trucks that will be on site.

    • ​Downtown restaurants include Black & White Coffee Roasters, Backfins Crabhouse, The Burger Shop, Domino’s Pizza, The Forks Cafeteria, Hardee’s, LaForesta Italian Café & Pizzeria, Las Margaritas, The Lemon Tree, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Sugar Magnolia Cafe, Ollies Café, Over The Falls, Pizza Amore, Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs, and Wake Forest Coffee Co.

    • Food trucks at the April 13 event will include Baguettaboutit, Bam Pow Chow, Charlie's Kabob Grill, Cousins Maine Lobster, Fuzzy's Empanadas, Havana Dave's, Kona Ice, Lumpy's Ice Cream, Sweet Traditions, the VFW Chuckwagon, and Virgil's Jamaica.


  • Beer and wine are available for purchase. Age identification will be checked for beer and wine.

  • All transactions for beer and wine are with White Street Brewing Co. tokens.

  • Tokens are $5 each - including tax

  • Beer may be purchased with White Street Brewing Co. tokens at the following locations:

    • White Street Brewing Co. beer truck located in the Owen Avenue extension - in between B&W Hardware and Pizza Amore

    • White Street Brewing Co. beer truck located at the intersection of South White Street and East Jones Avenue

    • White Street Brewing Co. beer truck located at the intersection of South Brooks Street and Owen Avenue

    • Inside White Street Brewing Co., 218 S. White St.

  • Wine may be purchased with White Street Brewing Co. tokens 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.

  • PLEASE NOTE: During Friday Night on White, White Street Brewing Co. is the only approved outdoor vendor for beer and wine. Therefore, 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. 

  • Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase with cash only at the Wake Forest Police Department Explorer Post 401 tent. The tent is located along Owen Avenue - adjacent to the food and dessert trucks.

Help Us Reduce Your Time in the Beer Line 

Due to the incredible crowds that turn out for Friday Night on White, the lines for beer are sometimes long - but they move fast. You can help us reduce the wait times even more by remembering the following:

  1. When approaching the front of the line, be prepared to move to the next available server. There are at least three servers at each beer truck.

  2. Have your token(s) ready.

  3. While standing in line, read the beer descriptions and know which one you want to order or ask about. 

  • Free parking is available along several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest, including Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • However, some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Read all signage in the parking lot to determine what type of lot you are using. 

Items Allowed & Not Allowed
  • Bring a lawn chair and blanket - but if you bring a lawn chair and/or blanket, please place them in the street - not on the sidewalk. Please leave the sidewalks open for pedestrians.

  • Please leave your coolers and outside alcoholic beverages at home.


Volunteers are needed. Learn how you can help!


Weather Updates   
Friday Night on White concerts are scheduled to take place rain or shine. However, in the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, a decision on whether to proceed will be made no later than 3 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 of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes. 


Friday Night on White App 
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 2018 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 searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code.