The 8th Annual First Fridays street-party season starts Friday, April 3 on Granby Street. Each First Fridays runs from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food, drinks and fun for all ages. All events are free and open to the public.
“This is an extremely popular series and a great opportunity to mix and mingle before heading out to experience the restaurants and nightlife along Granby Street,” said Downtown Norfolk Council Marketing Director Jessica Kliner.
First Fridays is produced by Downtown Norfolk Council and sponsored by S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. and Wells Fargo Center. Local vendors offer an assortment of food items available for sale including local craft beer and wine. The after party continues in Downtown with an assortment of restaurants and venues to explore within easy walking distance.
2020 Season Entertainment and Locations
April 3 – Granby Street
Headliner: Ona, indie rock from West Virginia
Opener: Landon Elliot, Richmond-based singer/songwriter
May 1 – Granby Street
Headliner: No BS Brass Band, combines the spirit of New Orleans with modern funk from Richmond
June 5 – The Plot – NEON District
Headliner: Ballroom Thieves, Motown to classic rock and metal – see them on their way to Bonnaroo!
Opener: Fox & the Bear, VEER music award-winning indie duo
August 7 – Granby Street
Headliner: South Hill Banks, Floyd-fest winners with jam infused bluegrass
September 4 – Granby Street
Headliner: Kendall Street Company, jazz-grass infused psychedelic bliss from Charlottesville
Opener: Darzo, metaphor, melody, and rhythm from Charlottesville
October 2 – Granby Street
Headliner: Super Doppler, hometown favorites
Opener: Paper Aliens, spacey, soulful, jazz-infused funk-rock sound hailing from Virginia Beach
Downtown Norfolk Council is a private, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of businesses and individuals working toward a dynamic, attractive and prosperous Downtown. DNC also manages the Downtown Norfolk Improvement District, a 50-block special services district with enhanced services that keep Downtown friendly, safe and spotless. Connect with Downtown Norfolk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit DowntownNorfolk.org.