Magic Pipers set to kick off 2024 Friday Night on White

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 2:24pm

The Magic Pipers will kick off the 2024 Friday Night on White (FNOW) concert series on Friday, April 12. The free outdoor concert will take place from 6-9 p.m. along South White Street in historic downtown Wake Forest.

Food & Refreshments

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants. A variety of food and dessert trucks will also be on site in the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St., and along East Owen Avenue. Food and dessert trucks scheduled to participate on April 12 include Chirba Chirba Dumpling, The Naked Empanada, VFW Chuck Wagon, Cousins Maine Lobster, Virgil's Jamaica, Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels, Mama Churros, La Katrina Tacos, Kono Pizza, Not Just a Fry Guy, Crumbstruction, Lumpy's Ice Cream and Kona Ice. Menus for these food trucks are provided on the Town website at and as a function of the Town app (see Friday Night on White, Food Truck Menus).

Beer & Wine Sales

  • No outside alcohol or coolers are permitted during FNOW, but beer and wine will be available for purchase within the festival area starting at 5 p.m.

  • Alcohol vendors manage their own alcohol sales and are responsible for identification checks as required by law.

  • Norse Brewing - Tickets may be purchased in advance at Norse Brewing or at the event starting at 5 p.m. Tickets may then be redeemed at the event for a pint of beer for each ticket redeemed. Unused tickets may be redeemed during normal business hours at Norse Brewing.

  • White Street Brewing - Tokens may be purchased in advance at White Street Brewing or at the event starting at 5 p.m. Tokens may then be redeemed at the event for a pint of beer for each token redeemed. Unused tokens may be redeemed during normal business hours at White Street Brewing.

  • Several beer serving stations will be situated throughout the festival area, including the western end of East Owen Avenue, adjacent to B&W Hardware; along East Owen; at the intersection of East Jones Avenue and South White Street; and in the vicinity of the South White and Wait Avenue intersection.

  • Wine serving stations will be located on East Owen Avenue and near the intersection of Wait Avenue and South White Street. 

Remaining 2024 Concerts

The remaining 2024 concerts will feature Irresistible Groove on May 10, Bounce! Party Band on June 14, The Brickhouse Band on July 12, Sleeping Booty on August 9, and Crush on September 13.

Last Call

The last call for outside beer and wine is 8:50 p.m. Festivities end along South White Street at 9:30 p.m.

Parents & Caregivers – Please Help

Most young people that attend FNOW behave responsibly, but there is a small percentage that are disruptive. That’s why we’re asking parents and caregivers to help us preserve the FNOW experience for our downtown merchants and visitors by supervising their children. With your help, we can fulfill our commitment to ensure that FNOW offers a positive atmosphere where friends and family gather for a time of safe fun.

Social Media

Anyone sharing their pictures on social media is encouraged to use #FNOW and #FridayNightonWhite.

Uber & Lyft

Anyone planning to use Uber or Lyft is encouraged to set the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., as the destination and pickup location. 


Free parking will be available at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and along several side streets and parking lots throughout downtown Wake Forest and beyond. Please note: some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private, such as the Renaissance Plaza parking lot. 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 FNOW attendees are clearly marked.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, organizers will announce a decision on whether to proceed as early as possible. Updated concert information will be posted on the Town 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 FNOW, organizers will make every effort to proceed with the concert as scheduled. However, when severe weather threatens, the safety of visitors, sponsors and performers is our number one priority. As a result, decisions on whether to continue or cancel a concert are based entirely on the potential risks posed by inclement weather.

Thank You Sponsors

White Street Brewing Company, Gladwell Orthodontics, McPherson Family Eye Care, Mitchell Heating & Cooling, Foxy 107/104, Capital Chevrolet, Capital Powersports, Blue Water Spa, Republic Services, OrthoNC, Wells Family Dental Group, Triangle Family Dentistry, Cardinal Points Imaging of the Carolinas, The Loading Dock, Southern Lux Living – Allison Caudle Abbott, Benchmark Community Bank, Anytime Fitness, The Wake Weekly, Hope Lutheran Church, Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics, B & W Hardware, Co., Edward Jones, Birkner Insurance, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates, Wake Forest Dental Arts, Avance Care North Wake Forest, Enhance Dental, The Pace at Holding Village, CIRCA Magazine, Chick-fil-A, Fidelity Bank, Hawthorne at the Forest, NuImage Surgical & Dental Implant Center, Synergy Face + Body, Elan Dental, Triangle Risk Advisors, The Butcher’s Market, Breakthrough Physical Therapy, Wake Forest Charter Academy, Cameron & Furman CPAs, Ting Internet, Sylvan Learning of Wake Forest, Kwench Juice Café, Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, The Lindley at Grove 98 Apartments, ShipOnSite of Wake Forest, Gutter Shutter, Wake Forest Federal, Carolina Regenerative Health, 1st Choice Customized DJ Services, Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and ProAudio & Light.

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