GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 28, 2023) – With the City of Gainesville's 2023 First Friday Concert Series coming to an end, concert-goers have just one more chance to get down in downtown Gainesville with the final performance slated for this week featuring country folk band Six Foot Ramblers.
The Main Street Gainesville-hosted concert takes place from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, on the historic square in downtown Gainesville.
“First Fridays feel like homecoming on the square; it’s a time where the whole community comes together,” said Main Street Manager Nicole Parham.
Events are free and open to the public.
“First Friday concerts are held with the goal of bringing our community downtown to support our small businesses,” Parham said. “Our hope is to give our retailers a boosted night of shoppers, our restaurants a full evening of patrons, and to remind the community about all the great services and businesses that make up the fabric of downtown.”
The main stage will be located at the corner closest to Roosevelt Square, at Bradford and Spring streets. Bradford and Spring streets will close by 3 p.m. to allow crews to set up the stage and other equipment.
"We’ll close parking earlier, but by 5 p.m., Washington and Main streets will be closed to traffic, allowing time for food trucks to get in place," Parham said.
Set up your chairs/blankets on the lawn starting at 6 p.m., then grab a bite and/or beverage downtown or at a nearby vendor.
Be sure to visit with City staff who will be slinging some freebies and cool Main Street- and Gainesville-branded merch at a nearby tent.
Find free and covered parking at any one of the following downtown parking decks, all located within walking distance to the square: Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main St.; Gainesville North Parking Deck, 100 Brenau Ave. NE; and Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St.
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