Explore: Venues Stay Open for First Friday on August 7th to Showcase the Local Creative Community

"Greensboro, N.C. – The public is invited to discover Downtown Greensboro and its creative community on Friday, Aug. 7. First Friday is a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Greensboro’s galleries, shops and alternative venues that participate with specially programmed arts events with extended hours (until 9:00pm) on the first Friday of every month. Look for green balloons outside of venues to denote First Friday participation. All events are free and scheduled from 6:00pm to 9:00pm unless otherwise noted.

First Friday is a collaborative program led by Downtown Greensboro Inc. in partnership with ArtsGreensboro. For further information and to see who's participating, visit First Friday on the DGI website and connect with us on DGI’s Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DowntownGreensboro) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/downtowngso) pages for updates.


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Beer Co. 121-D W. McGee Street:

Appalachian Mountain Brewery tasting this Friday at 6pm!!! We will be giving out samples of some brand new beers as well as some old favorites. We will also be pouring two AMB drafts!!!
Featured art work by visual artist, Mako Fufu. Live music by our visiting musician, DJ SPCLGST, from Raleigh, NC Complimentary refreshments and libations will be provided by Castle Catering. Schedule a future appointment for our spa or salon while attending the event and receive a 15% discount.
Featuring artwork by Aaron Sizemore, with Musical guest Jonny Alright & The Hot Rod Mamas. Food and refreshments provided by Cafe Europa.
Stop in and play at Elsewhere on First Friday where you’ll be part of an ongoing experiment of people, places, and things.
Join us for live music by the Piedmont Regulators from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Piedmont Regulators is a high energy string band from Hillsborough, NC. Cash Bar. Donations appreciated.
Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum for a First Friday "Back to School Bash"! Come enjoy live musical performances, Guilford County Schools guest speakers, and a "Back to School" raffle where prizes will be given all night!

Just Be - 352 S. Elm Street:
Lauren Hatfield with Valentía y Fuerza is a local Greensboro artist who makes "sleek and classy" accessories. She prides herself in using remnant fabrics, thus creating less of a footprint on our environment.

Reggae @ VybzNation - 219 W. Lewis Street:
Did you know there's an authentic Reggae club in the Triad? Enjoy the islands from the front patio, where you’ll hear the sounds of the Caribbean—Roots, Rock, Reggae @ VybzNation at the end of the Railyard.
The Urban Gardener - 120 Barnhardt Street:

Find your zen place this FIrst Friday! Musical entertainment from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Free refreshments including beer and wine. Explore downtown Greensboro's newest shopping destination, an urban garden center with live plants, flowers, accessories and garden art, including authentic Mexican folk art hand made from recycled materials."

- A Press Release

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