Downtown Rutland
The heart of Rutland County.

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a free concert series featuring music, outdoor dining, children's activities and more. Headliners perform on Center Street and merchants and vendors set up along the street in open air fashion with fun for the whole family!

Graphic for the Friday Night Live Concert Series occurring on July 13th, 20th, & 27th in 2018.

Thanks to all who made our 2019 season a success!

About Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a free concert series featuring music, outdoor dining, children's activities and more. Headliners perform on Center Street with vendors set up along the street and fun for the whole family!

Hey Vendors, Apply with Us!

Looking for an opportunity to get your product or consumable in front of over 1,000+ community members? You've come to the right place!

Summer event sponsors in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.

Gold Downtown Event Sponsor


Friday Night Live Stage Sponsor

2019 Bronze Downtown Event sponsors of Friday Night Live in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.

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~ Check back frequently as we add new vendors daily! ~

Alley Gallery

Check out “EXACTITUDE,” featuring work by Christian Aaron Mendoza, a New York City based artist from Nicaragua, in the Center Street Alley.

The Bookmobile

New and gently used books at affordable prices from a locally-owned store.


Born to Dance

Check out the new studio and register for classes at the open house.

Calypso Connections

Live steel drumming demonstrations by Jennifer Cohen.


Center Street Saloon

Enjoy drink specials indoors.

Catamount Radio

A live remote from Catamount Radio’s on air personalities.


Charming Cheeks

Face painting with intricate + fun designs.

Come Alive Outside

Learn about the Summer Passport Program and try out the smoothie bike.


Diamonds and More

Check out a selection of diamonds, and more!

Drum Journeys of Earth

Learn about and take pictures with the skellies of the Rutland Halloween parade.


Frogs and Lily Pads

Browse a large selection of educational, fun and engaging children’s toys.

Galactic Toy Drop

Root beer floats by Gailano Construction to benefit BROC’s Toys Under the Tree and The Galactic Toy Drop, featuring Ghostbusters on July 12th and Star Wars on July 26th.


Handcarved by Ernie

Hand-carved sandwiches cut and roasted in-house.

Happy Cow Cones

Soft serve ice cream, Hawaiian shaved ice, novelty bars and floats.


Heritage Family Credit Union

Bean bag toss, games and more from our presenting sponsor.

Hideaway Tavern

Enjoy outdoor seating with food, drink, and craft beer options.


Hop’N Moose

Enjoy outdoor seating, Rutland Beer Works drafts, and pub fare or wood-fired pizza.

Lulu Pouf

Organic, all-natural cotton candy in unique flavors freshly spun on-site.


Mama T's Country Kitchen

Texas-style barbecue featuring pulled pork, Brisket BBQ sandwiches, mac n' cheese and chips.

Mission City Church

Mission city church is back with a bouncy house and refreshments.


O'Pablos Food Truck

Mexican fare featuring tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and more with vegan + gluten free options.

Mr. Ding-a-Ling & Traveling Treats

Hot dogs and your favorite frozen treats from the legendary ice cream truck.


Pelletier's Maple

Fried dough, cold drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.

Phoenix Books

Story time with Rutland Fire Department on the 12th, choose-your-own-adventure on the 19th, and enjoy the Find Waldo Grand Celebration on the 26th.


Phoenix Inspirations

Henna body art with whimsical, long lasting designs by artist Heather Reynolds.

Rave Car Show Preview

Enjoy classic cars lined up on July 12th as a preview of the RAVE car show on Washington Street.


Richard White Book Signing

Purchase a copy of Richard’s new book, Shattered Glass, dedicated to Mill River Students.

Rutland County 4-H Mechanical Bull

Ride a mechanical bull for a small fee to benefit Rutland County 4H on July 19th.


Rutland Free Library

Free, space-themed books and stickers promoting the moon rocks exhibit at RFL.

Rutland Recreation Department

The Rec will host a range of activities including pottery demos, performances and more.


Same Sun of Vermont

Learn about solar energy and play “bounce back” at their booth.

Suicide Prevention Foundation

Paint wellness rocks and gather resources and aid to those affected by suicide.


Taso on Center

Multicultural dishes, unique cocktails and outdoor dining.

The Escape Room

New! Book a room at the grand opening of the Rutland Escape Room.


T & J’s Confectionery Delights

Locally-made candies and confections.

Vermont Army National Guard

Interactive activities and 30-minute educational classes on military skills.


Vermont Center for Independent Living

Try a white cane safety demonstration on July 19th the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impared, and a bike safety demo on July 26th with Col Cycling.

Wonderfeet Kids' Museum

Check back soon for activities announcements that are unique for every night!


101 the One

Live remote from the hit radio station, 101 the one.