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WAKE FOREST — Weather permitting, Sleeping Booty will headline the first Friday Night on White concert of the year tonight.
The April 12 concert, which was scheduled to kick off the 2019 season, was canceled due to inclement weather. The free outdoor performance will take place from 6-9 p.m. along South White Street in historic downtown Wake Forest.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants. Plus, the following food and dessert trucks will be on site in the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St: 454 Grill, Bam Pow Chow, Bulkogi, Charlie’s Kabob Grill, Cousins Maine Lobster, Dusty Donuts, Kona Ice, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Moonrunners, The 13th Taco, The VFW Chuckwagon and Virgil’s Jamaica.
No outside alcohol or coolers are permitted during Friday Night on White, but beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase within the festival area.
All attendees wishing to purchase beer and wine will be required to present age identification and wear the provided identifying bracelet.
Beer serving stations will be located at the western end of Owen Avenue, adjacent to B&W Hardware; at the intersection of Jones Avenue and South White Street; and at the intersection of South White Street and Wait Avenue.
Wine serving stations will be provided at the wine tent located at the intersection of Wait Avenue and South White Street.
The last call for outside beer and wine is 8:50 p.m.
Festivities end along South White Street at 9:30 p.m.
Free parking will be available during each Friday Night on White at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and along several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest.
The remaining 2019 concerts will feature Love Tribe on June 14, Soul Psychedelique on July 12, Big Love on Aug. 9 and Crush on Sept. 13.
In the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, a decision on whether to proceed will be made no later than 4 p.m. Updated concert information will be posted on the town’s website, Nextdoor site and Facebook page and available by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569.
In 2018, the Friday Night on White concert series attracted well over 50,000 visitors to downtown Wake Forest.
For complete information about Friday Night on White, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Friday Night on White.”