Friday Night on White


2021 Friday Night on White
Friday, Sept. 10 ~ 6-9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

Friday Night on White will return in 2021 for one night only on September 10. Our headliner will be popular party band Crush.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to the start of the concert, the Town of Wake Forest will host a brief 9/11 20th Anniversary commemoration and salute our community's first responders.


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.

View our Downtown Dining Options

Food and dessert trucks for September will include Bo's Kitchen, Charlie's on Wheels, Cousins Maine Lobster, Hale Yeah Kitchen, Kona Ice, Lawrence & Perry Barbeque, Lumpy's Ice Cream, Southern Fried Lumpia Co., Stavi's Sandwiches, The Naked Empanada, the VFW Chuck Wagon, and Virgil's Jamaica.


Adult Beverages

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


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:

  • When approaching the front of the line, be prepared to move to the next available server. 

  • 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. Private lots are intended for business patrons only. Public lots that are open to Friday Night on White attendees are clearly marked.

Learn more about where to park during Friday Night on White


Uber & Lyft

Anyone planning to use Uber or Lyft to take you to or from Friday Night on White (FNOW) is encouraged to set the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., as the destination and pickup location.

Streets in the FNOW event area close at 2:00 pm and remain closed until cleared and cleaned, which is typically around 11-11:30 pm. By designating Town Hall as the destination and/or pickup location, you'll make it easier for yourself and your driver to connect, plus the festivities along South White Street are only a short block away. 


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.

Also, as much as we love your furry family members, we respectfully ask that you please leave your pets at home.


Weather Updates   

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 website, Nextdoor site and Facebook page. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town app will also receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes.

Please note: Due to the popularity of Friday Night on White, organizers make every effort to proceed with each concert as scheduled. However, when severe weather threatens, the safety of visitors, sponsors and performers is of utmost concern. As a result, decisions on whether to continue or cancel a concert are based entirely on the potential risks posed by inclement weather.

Review our weather policy

Town appFriday 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 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.



Friday Night on White
Downtown Development Manager

South White Street
Downtown Wake Forest


6-9 pm


Free parking is available along several downtown streets and lots on campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Items Not Allowed

Outside alcoholic beverages
Weapons of any kind
Unleashed pets

Items allowed

Lawn chairs

2021 Friday Night on White Sponsor Logos