Friday Fest, the free, outdoor summertime concert series returns this year with an exciting lineup of bands who will bring the audience to their feet! The events run from 5-9 p.m. and are located on the lawn of the Van Wezel.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs, take in the music and the sunset, and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors!

Note: Bringing in food, beverages and coolers from outside Friday Fest is prohibited.

Closing out the 2024 Friday Fest season will be Big Night Out, a dynamic variety dance band renowned for their electrifying performances spanning Latin, R&B, and island dance music genres. Led by the commanding vocals of Joni Adno, the band boasts a powerful horn section and grooving conga beats, captivating audiences with their infectious energy. Over the past 17 years, Big Night Out has emerged as one of southwest Florida’s most sought-after dance bands, featuring top-tier musicians from the area. Their versatility shines through as they have entertained crowds at a diverse array of events including weddings, conventions, house parties, galas, neighborhood block parties, and large concerts. With their lively repertoire of party music, Big Night Out promises to be the perfect finale to the concert series, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

Park. Dine. Delight.

Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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