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.

Amidst the challenges of the pandemic in 2020, K-Luv & The United Funk Foundation emerged as a powerhouse in the music scene, led by Kim, a seasoned vocalist and bandleader who handpicked Florida's most skilled musicians to form the ensemble. With a fusion of dance, soul, and R&B, they swiftly ascended to become Florida's most sought-after band, captivating audiences at private events, clubs, and restaurants across the state. Kim's extensive experience touring and collaborating with legendary artists like Wilson Pickett, BB King, and Al Green has infused the group with a rich musical pedigree, elevating their performances to a global standard, making them a sensation both locally and internationally.

Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

Park. Dine. Delight.

Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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