Friday Night on White

Friday Night on White

2022 Schedule

  • May 13 – Sleeping Booty Band
  • June 10 – The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra
  • July 15 – Love Tribe
  • August 12 – The Brickhouse Band
  • September 9 – Crush

Friday Night on White is a popular concert series held in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The 2022 schedule promises an exciting lineup of performances. On May 13, Sleeping Booty Band will take the stage, followed by The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra on June 10. Love Tribe will perform on July 15, while The Brickhouse Band will entertain the crowd on August 12. The series will wrap up on September 9 with a performance by Crush.

Know Before You Go

If you’re planning to attend Friday Night on White, there are a few important details to keep in mind. The concerts start at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m., providing hours of entertainment for attendees. However, it’s important to note that the last call for outside beer is at 8:50 p.m. After the concerts end, the festivities along South White Street will conclude at 9:30 p.m.


Friday Night on White encourages attendees to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #FNOW. By tagging posts and photos, participants can be part of the online conversation and help spread the word about this exciting event.


In addition to the great music, Friday Night on White offers a variety of delicious food options. While you’re downtown, you’re invited to visit the excellent dining establishments in downtown Wake Forest. Alternatively, you can enjoy a tasty meal from one of the many food trucks that will be on site at each event.

The food and dessert trucks for the concert on April 8 include Bulkogi Korean BBQ, Charlie’s on Wheels, Cousins Maine Lobster, Doherty’s Paddy Wagon, Hale Yeah Kitchen, Kona Ice, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Mama Voula’s, Smith’s Smokehouse & Smoothies, The Naked Empanada, the VFW Chuck Wagon, and Virgil’s Jamaica.

It’s important to note that the Town of Wake Forest will not offer an open application process for food truck vendors in the 2022 Friday Night on White concert series. Instead, they will honor their commitment to the food trucks that were booked for the canceled 2020 season. Any unclaimed spots will be filled by invitation only, with priority given to Wake Forest-based trucks. If you’re interested in participating as a food truck vendor in future events, you can email your contact information to Lynnette Beadle to be notified when the 2023 application becomes available.

Adult Beverages

While outside alcohol and coolers are not permitted during the event, Friday Night on White offers a selection of beer and wine for purchase within the festival area. Beer and wine sales will begin at 5 p.m., an hour before the concerts start. Wristbands will be used for age identification, and they will be required for alcohol purchases. Attendees can obtain wristbands at the entry tents starting at 5 p.m. Each alcohol vendor is responsible for their own sales.

Tickets for beer can be purchased in advance at Norse Brewing or at the event starting at 5 p.m. These tickets can be redeemed at the event for a pint of beer for each ticket. Any unused tickets can be redeemed during normal business hours at Norse Brewing. Tokens, on the other hand, can be purchased in advance at White Street Brewing or at the event starting at 5 p.m. Tokens can also be redeemed at the event for a pint of beer for each token. Unused tokens can be redeemed during normal business hours at White Street Brewing.

Designated drivers who are accompanying attendees are eligible to receive two free tickets for a free bottled water at the Fire Explorers tent located on Owen Avenue. The Fire Explorers will also be selling bottled water and soft drinks to the general public.

Reduce Your Time in the Beer Line

Friday Night on White attracts incredible crowds, which sometimes leads to long lines for beer. However, organizers have strategies in place to ensure the lines move quickly. To help reduce wait times, attendees are advised to keep the following tips in mind:

  • When approaching the front of the line, be prepared to move to the next available server. This will help keep the line moving efficiently.
  • While standing in line, read the beer descriptions and decide in advance which one you want to order or ask about. This way, you can quickly place your order when it’s your turn.


Free parking is available in several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest. One of the convenient parking locations is Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. However, it’s essential to pay attention to signage in the parking lots to determine whether they are public or private. Some parking lots may appear to be public but are actually intended for business patrons only. Public lots that are open to Friday Night on White attendees will be clearly marked.

If you need more information about where to park during Friday Night on White, you can find additional details on the event’s website.

Uber & Lyft

For those planning to use Uber or Lyft to travel to or from Friday Night on White, it’s recommended to set the destination and pickup location as Wake Forest Town Hall, located at 301 S. Brooks St. This will make it easier for both drivers and passengers to connect. Additionally, the festivities along South White Street are only a short block away from Town Hall.

It’s important to note that streets in the Friday Night on White event area close at 2:00 p.m. and remain closed until cleared and cleaned, typically around 11-11:30 p.m. By designating Town Hall as the destination and/or pickup location, attendees can ensure a smooth and convenient transportation experience.

Items Allowed & Not Allowed

When attending Friday Night on White, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind regarding the items you can bring. It’s encouraged to bring a lawn chair and blanket to make your experience more comfortable. However, if you do bring a lawn chair and/or blanket, please place them in the street rather than on the sidewalk. This will help keep the sidewalks clear and accessible for pedestrians.

It’s important to note that coolers and outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the event. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees. Additionally, while furry family members are loved, pets are respectfully asked to be left at home during the event.

Weather Updates

In the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, organizers will make a decision on whether to proceed no later than 4 p.m. To stay informed about any schedule changes, attendees can check the Town’s website, Nextdoor site, and Facebook page for updated concert information. Those who have downloaded the Town app on their smartphones will also receive a push notification message with any schedule changes.

It’s important to note that Friday Night on White organizers make every effort to proceed with each concert as scheduled. However, the safety of visitors, sponsors, and performers is of utmost concern. Therefore, decisions on whether to continue or cancel a concert are based entirely on the potential risks posed by inclement weather.