Stone Age Romeos to headline Friday Night on White
Stone Age Romeos will headline Friday Night on White (FNOW) this Friday, Aug. 11. 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 include Virgil’s Jamaica, VFW Chuck Wagon, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Tacos Las Gringas, Charlie’s Kabob on Wheels, Presti Pizza, Smith’s Smokehouse & Smoothies, Southern Fried Lumpia Co., Trash Talk, Safari Eatz, Goodberry’s Frozen Custard, Waves Shave Ice, and Lumpy’s Ice Cream. Menus for these food trucks are provided on the Town website at https://bit.ly/FNOWFoodTrucks or visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “FNOW Food Trucks.”
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 2023 FNOW Concerts
The final FNOW concert of the season will feature Crush on September 8.
Free parking is available in several lots on the campus of 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 parking lots for Renaissance Place and PowerHouse Row. 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.
Designated drivers will be eligible to receive two complimentary waters during FNOW. To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license. Visit the Wake Forest Police Department Junior Cadets/Wake Forest Fire Department Explorers’ tent along East Owen Avenue for details. Water and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.
Parents & Caregivers – Please Help
A vast majority of the young people that attend FNOW behave responsibly. Unfortunately, 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.
The last call for outside beer and wine is 8:50 p.m. Festivities end along South White Street at 9:30 p.m.
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.
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: 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, Saving Grace Animals for Adoption, OrthoNC, Wells Family Dental Group, Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics, Ting Internet, Agape Insurance Group, Southern Lux Living – Allison Caudle Abbott, WakeMed, Triangle Family Dentistry, The Wake Weekly, CIRCA Magazine, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates, B & W Hardware, Co., Birkner Insurance, NuImage Surgical & Dental Implant Center, Avance Care North Wake Forest, Sole Dimensions, Coastal Credit Union, Chick-fil-A, Fidelity Bank, Hope Lutheran Church, The Butcher’s Market, Elemental Acupuncture and Wellness, Oberweis Dairy, Revival Recordings, Goldfish Swim School - Wake Forest, Med First Primary & Urgent Care, Wake Forest Charter Academy, Stanley Martin Homes, Strike & Barrel, Wegmans Food Markets, ProAudio & Light, Civic Federal Credit Union, Wake Forest Federal, Carolina Regenerative Health, 1st Choice Customized DJ Services, Renewal by Andersen, Planet Smoothie, and Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce.
For complete information about FNOW, visit http://bit.ly/FridayNightonWhite.
FNOW a Wake Forest Outdoors event. To view a complete listing of Town-sponsored springtime events and activities, visit http://bit.ly/WakeForestOutdoors. To receive email notifications concerning special events in Wake Forest, sign up for E-Notifier at https://bit.ly/WFEnotifier.