Friday Night Live (FNL)

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. 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! Please like and follow the Friday Night Live Facebook page and watch some of the videos posted there. If you like block parties, you won’t want to miss this one!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Stages and Locations

The following WDBA members host stages for Friday Night Live. To get on the schedule, please contact one of the Stage Managers as they are responsible for booking the bands.

Martha Merrell’s Books Stage

Martha Merrell’s Website
231 W. Main St.

Hannon’s Fine Food & Cocktails Stage

Hannon’s Website
357 W. Broadway

Waukesha Civic Theatre Stage

Civic Theatre Website
264 W. Main Street

Mia’s Italian Cuisine Stage

Mia’s FB Page
800 Clinton Street

People’s Park Stage

People’s Park Website
340 W. Main Street

Salty Toad Stage

Salty Toad FB Page
921 Friedman Drive

Crush Wine Bar Stage

Magellan’s Website
370 W. Main Street
Crush Wine Bar Website
378 W. Main St.
Magellan’s 262-542-0420
Crush 262-409-8417

BrewCade Pub Stage

BrewCade Website
257 W. Broadway

FNL 2023 Band Lineup

Friday Night Live Bands

FNL features a wide variety of local bands and musicians. FNL band lineup for 2023 coming soon!