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Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a free concert series featuring music, outdoor dining, children's activities and more. Headliners perform "Pit" parking lot, which is transformed into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue. Merchants and vendors set up along the street in open air fashion with fun for the whole family!

Attention! John Waite's free performance moved indoors to Paramount Theatre. Click here to learn more >>

 
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About Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a free concert series featuring music, outdoor dining, children's activities and more. Headliners perform "Pit" parking lot, which is transformed into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue. Merchants and vendors set up along the street in open air fashion with 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! With low cost vendor fees, Friday Night Live is the perfect opportunity to gain exposure. Applications are now closed for 2018. See you next year!

 
 
 Summer event sponsors in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.
 

Premiere Downtown Event Sponsor 2017/2018

 
 

Corporate Hospitality Sponsor

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Summer Events Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsor

Summer Events
Sponsor

 Kinney Pike Insurance


Supporting Sponsor

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

Alley Gallery

Check out the show "My First Street He(art)" featuring artwork from street artists all over the world.

The Bookmobile

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

 

Casella Cares

Tutus, painted pots, handmade key chains, and bows that raise money for the American Cancer Foundation

Center Street Saloon

Enjoy outdoor seating with a great view of the stage.

 

Come Alive Outside

Make a smoothie with bicycle-power and learn about the importance of exercise.

Franzoni Real Estate: July 20th

Find light refreshments and downtown information at the starting location for the story walk.

 

Grandpa's Mexican Food: July 13

Authentic Mexican fare such as quesadillas, tamales, and more.

Happy Cow Cones

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

 

Hop N' Moose

Enjoy outdoor seating and grab an appetizer, pizza, and brews from Rutland Beer Works.

Let's Grow Kids

Kid-friendly activities provided by a campaign for more affordable, quality child care.

 

Magda Love Live Mural Painting: July 27th

NYC-based mural artist Magda Love will show off her skills on Center Street.

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: July 20th & 27th

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

 

Pelletier's Maple

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

Peter Huntoon Live Painting: July 20th

Watch master painter Peter Huntoon as he captures downtown imagery.

 

Phoenix Books

New books, artisan cards, apparel and more as well as a host for several literary events including the Story Walk.

Phoenix Inspirations

Beautifully-drawn henna tattoos by a local artist.

 

Photo Booth: July 13th & 20th

Get your picture taken in a fun background with a variety of props to commemorate your summer.

RAVE Car Show: July 13th

Check out a pre-show of vintage vehicles on Washington Street on July 13th.

 

Restoration Barbecue: July 13th & 20th

Pulled pork brisket, cabot mac n cheese, and more from a Texas-based food truck.

Rutland County Parent Child Center

Bubbles and fun activities from a non profit that advocates for affordable child care.

 

Rutland Free Library

Book giveaway, library information, Legos, and free promotional items.

Rutland Recreation Department

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

 

Rutland Rugby Club

Mini rugby balls and team information with a passing activity. 

Rutland Youth Theatre: July 20th

Catch a mini-performance by the kids of Rutland Youth Theatre, hosted by the rec.

 

Story Time with Rutland City Police Department: July 13th

Listen as Chief Kilcullen and other officers read from their favorite books at 6pm at Phoenix Books.

Story Walk: July 20th

Walk downtown and read a children's book in the windows of storefronts and at booths. Complete the story and be entered to win a gift card from Phoenix Books!

 

Street Performances

Catch local acoustic music from Nikki Adams on July 13th, and Jenny Porter on July 20th.

Teddy Bear Picnic: July 27th

Bring a blanket and your favorite Teddy to Phoenix Books for a special picnic.

 

T & J's Confectionery Delights

Hard and soft candies and local confections.

Two Pour Mares Beverage Co

Craft lemonades from a drink truck. 

 

Vibe Portrait Art

Tees from the "Ridiculous Optimism for Rutland" campaign - a cheerful slogan promoting positivity in Rutland County.  

Wonderfeet Kids' Museum

Make crafts on July 13th, participate in a carnival on July 20th, and play with water on July 27th. Museum admission is free during FNL!