Live Music packs downtown First Friday

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The Pinkgrass Girls will play inside the Co-Op Plaza on Friday, July 1, from 5-8PM.
The Pinkgrass Girls will play inside the Co-Op Plaza on Friday, July 1, from 5-8PM.

For First Friday, downtown Fairbanks will feature an eclectic and talented array of live musical performances.

Local bluegrass and gospel quartet the Pinkgrass Girls will perform live at the Co-Op Plaza tonight from 5-8PM. Originally hailing from North Carolina, the Pinkgrass Girls consists of three young girls and their mother. They’ve been singing together as a group since 2006.

While featuring the artwork of Madara Mason, Alaska House Art Gallery will also include live music by local jazz maestro Ron Veliz, as well as a concert and CD release party by Nashville singer/songwriter Sarah Peacock.

Peacock is no stranger to the Fairbanks music scene having performed at the Monday Market in 2013 and 2014, as well as the Midnight Sun Festival most recently in 2016. Peacock’s visit to Alaska is part of a larger statewide tour celebrating her newest album Dream On.

The Fairbanks Arts Association hosts Renaissance lutanist Tim Robb for a Gazebo Night performance starting at 7PM in Pioneer Park. Robb, who plays the lute, will perform in the park every Friday in July.

Kittiwake will perform Friday night as part of the Art Battle 4 Orlando being held at 8PM on the 5th floor of the Parking Garage.
Kittiwake will perform Friday night as part of the Art Battle 4 Orlando being held at 8PM on the 5th floor of the Parking Garage.

Art Battle FBX will feature a special First Friday downtown: Art Battle 4 Orlando. Proceeds raised from the event (and from an art auction on July 8 at Venue) will go toward survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. The Art Battle begins tonight at 8PM on the 5th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage. 

The Art Battle will also showcase several musical acts, including local band Kittiwake and folks singer Dara Rilatos. The event also features several DJ’s including DJ Pika and DJ RARA AVIS.

Starting at 8PM, there will be a live jazz performance at Jazz Bistro on 4th. The bistro features live jazz on a weekly basis.

At 8:30PM, local legends Sand Castle will play at McCafferty’s. The band is the cafe and eateries house band and plays, without fail, every Friday and Saturday night.

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