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June 23, 2024

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Friday Night Live Music Returns to Murfreesboro

Fill your first Friday Nights of the month this summer with local music in Murfreesboro.

The Friday Night Live summer series returns each month this summer June through September. The free concerts are 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and feature a local cover band performing on stage in front of the Rutherford County Historic Courthouse.

“For 19 years Main Street has used the power of music to bring our community together and create a sense of place for everyone,” said Sarah Callender, Executive Director.

The public square entrance is blocked for the evening’s concert and people bring chairs to sit in the streets and listen to music. Local restaurants are open around the square and there are also a variety of food trucks. Free parking is available around the downtown and attendees are encouraged to park in the City Hall Parking Garage off Vine Street, one block from the public square.

2024 Friday Night Live lineup:

  • June 7 – Music City Swing (big band)
  • July 5 – The O’Donnell’s (country)
  • August 2 – The Nashville Alternators (80-90s)
  • September 20 – Bizz and Everyday People (R&B)

Music City Swing opens the Friday Night Live concert series with their twenty-piece band playing big band favorites from the era of WWII. Music City Swing was the very first band to perform downtown for the Friday Night Live concert series 19 years ago.

“This band brings all the dancers downtown! You just can’t sit still when Music City Swing performs,” says Callender.

“We even have some new songs to perform such as ‘Jump’ by Van Halen in the big band style,” says the band’s lead singer Karl Wingruber.

To learn more about future bands performing, visit here.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.