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The Friday Night Live outdoor music event takes place every summer Friday night from June 2, 2023 to September 1, 2023 (with July 7, 2023 being an INDOOR ONLY FNL) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Downtown Waukesha.

Thousands of people come to our beautiful downtown to enjoy the weather, dining, shopping, and a wide variety of live music as we close down the streets for our weekly summer music festival.

Where: Downtown Waukesha

When: Fridays, June 2 – September 1 (Except July 7 where some business will hold indoor performances)

Stage Locations

  1. Martha Merrell’s Books // 231 W. Main Street
  2. Waukesha Civic Theatre // 264 W. Main Street
  3. Brewcade // 257 W. Broadway
  4. Salty Toad // 921 Freidman Drive
  5. Hannon’s // 357 W. Broadway Street
  6. People’s Park // 337 W. Main Street
  7. Mia’s Italian Cuisine // 800 Clinton Street
  8. Magellan’s and Crush Wine Bar // 370 W. Main Street

The number before the band indicates the stage location they are playing at. Stage locations can be found above.

June 2, 2023

  1. Fair Webber
  2. Lindsay & Jon
  3. The Wingmen
  4. Matt & Sadie
  5. Sound Therapy
  6. Stray Voltage
  7. Sweet Bobby &
    Da Tommy Gun Show
  8. Katie Mac

June 9, 2023

  1. Post Turtles
  2. Ken Williams/The Keystones
  3. The Bail Jumpers
  4. Haulin’ Brass
  5. Dead End Blvd Band
  6. Scott E. Berendt & Friends
  7. Billy Leathal
  8. Robert Allen Jr. Band

June 16, 2023

  1. Aspanglow
  2. Kaleidoscope
  3. Midnight Train
  4. Tonegeoff
  5. Kilroy
  6. Bath Band
  7. Totally Neon
  8. After Hours Band

June 23, 2023

  1. Amped Up
  2. Kirsten Grace Vocals
  3. Big Shoes to Phil
  4. The Hit Men
  5. Troublemakers
  6. Water Dogs
  7. Pierre Lee Band
  8. Ryan McIntire

June 30, 2023

  1. Sawyer Road
  2. Too Feet Tall
  3. Whiskey Richards Trio
  4. Bruce Humphries &
    The Rockabilly Rebels
  5. Los Guys
  6. Electric Blu
  7. Sidewinderz
  8. Andrew Gellas Band

July 7, 2023 (Indoors)

  1. Bill & Lin O’Connor
  1. The Hungry Williams
  1. Bail Jumpers

July 14, 2023

  1. Post Turtles
  2. Joseph Michael Vocals
  3. Twang Dragons
  4. The Bail Jumpers
  5. Dirty Boogie
  6. Higbee/Hannen
  7. Casual Intent Band
  8. Last Bees

July 21, 2023

  1. Fair Webber
  2. Montage
  3. Bedroom Liars
  4. Robert Allen Jr. Band
  5. Rock Shop Bands
  6. Sidewinderz
  7. Last Bees
  8. Allstar Jazz Ensemble

July 28, 2023

  1. Acoustic Collective
  2. Catelyn Picco
  3. Dawn of Tyme
  4. Lost in a Name
  5. Driving Buddies
  6. Cactus Bros.
  7. Cynthia Starich Ft. Chris Hanson & The Gang
  8. Nostalgia

August 4, 2023

  1. Fair Webber
  2. Emile Grunfelder
  3. Revival
  4. Afternoon Hangover
  5. Sound Therapy
  6. Fat Andy
  7. Fuzzknuckle
  8. After Hours Band

August 11, 2023

  1. Post Turtles
  2. The Dolce Duo & Co
  3. Johnny T-Bird & The MP’s
  4. Mississippi Leg Hounds
  5. Abracadabra
  6. Solo
  7. Amped Up
  8. Four on the Floor

August 18, 2023

  1. Acoustic Collective
  2. The Casual Intent Band
  3. The Wingmen
  4. Mission River Band
  5. American Grafitti
  6. Fat Side Up
  7. Maddie Joe
  8. Los Guys

August 25, 2023

  1. Bill & Lin O’Connor
  2. The Wayward Kites/Ryan Rehak
  3. No Signal
  4. Rust Bucket
  5. Dead End Blvd Band
  6. Stray Voltage
  7. Fuzzknuckle
  8. Baby Blue Band

September 1, 2023

  1. Amped Up
  2. The Heartbursts
  3. Candy Cigarette
  4. Afternoon Hangover
  5. Sound Therapy
  6. Block Party
  7. Julian Kozak
  8. The Hit Men

Please note that, for safety reasons, NO cars will be allowed in the FNL footprint between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Any cars parked in the footprint after 5:00 p.m. WILL BE TOWED, AT OWNER’S EXPENSE!

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