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.


Headlining the event is the Hot Tonic Orchestra, renowned for their high-energy performances that blend swing, Latin jazz, and popular music into a one-of-a-kind live experience. Led by bandleader Victoria Woods, whose sultry vocals and driving acoustic bass anchor the ensemble, and featuring the masterful arrangements of musical director and virtuoso guitarist Josh Hindmarsh, the band guarantees an evening of authentic swing, jazz, and irresistible Cuban dance rhythms. Whether it's lighting up the stage with Latin American flair or putting their own unique spin on popular tunes, Hot Tonic Orchestra promises to deliver a memorable performance that will have the audience grooving all night long.



Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

Park. Dine. Delight.

Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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