Back for More: First Friday Night Live Returns April 1
First Concert to Feature The Shakedown, presented by Southern First Bank

GREENSBORO, NC (March 11, 2022) – Downtown Greensboro, Inc. (DGI) announces the return of its First Friday Night Live concert series, featuring a new line-up of bands spanning throughout 2022. The first concert of the year, sponsored by Southern First Bank, will be held April 1 and feature The Shakedown, known for their exhilarating R&B and dance covers. 

“Southern First Bank is excited to once again partner with DGI in sponsoring the initial 2022 First Friday Concert in Downtown Greensboro,” said Joe DePasquale, Regional President of Southern First Bank. “We remain committed to the long-term vision and success of the city of Greensboro and the greater Triad area. Having the privilege of sponsoring this community event is just a small token of our appreciation to our friends, partners, and neighbors.”

Thanks to a grant from ArtsGreensboro, a new addition to the 2022 series will be the inclusion of street artists at each concert.

“First Friday nights in Downtown Greensboro have always been a way for the community to gather to celebrate the arts in all forms. This partnership between DGI and ArtsGreensboro will ensure this tradition continues into 2022,” said Stacy Calfo, Director of Marketing for DGI.

First Friday Night Live on April 1st will be held from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Southern First Bank parking lot at the corner of Greene and Market streets.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs/blankets, as limited seating will be provided. Beers can be purchased on-site from local breweries, along with dining options from food trucks. 

Food vendor and street artist applications are now being accepted for the 2022 First Friday Night Live concerts. Visit for complete details.   

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