First Fridays

First Fridays is a free concert series offered on the first Friday of every month at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee. Concerts begin at 5 p.m., and last approximately one hour, with light refreshments served post-concert.

About First Fridays

*Please note: due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all upcoming concerts are subject to change. Concerts may be postponed, rescheduled, or offered only virtually via live stream.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!*

On the first Friday of every month, the community is invited to attend First Fridays, a free concert series open to Grace members and the public. This concert series spotlights various Milwaukee groups and performers, and past performances have included APERI ANIMAM, Chant Claire, Natalie Ford, Riso Quartet, and Camerata Milwaukee.

Concerts begin at 5 p.m., and last approximately an hour, with light refreshments being served afterwards (refreshments have been postponed for the time being).
Concerts are free, however donations are accepted. Proceeds go to supporting the artists and concert series.

Want to learn more?
If you would like information on next month's concert, scroll below to see the remainder of this year's line up.
Otherwise, contact Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org.

Gregory Hartmann
Fri., Feb. 5, 2021

First Fridays presents Gregory Hartmann!

Featuring Gregory Hartmann on the piano, this virtual concert's program will include the following works by Beethoven, Bach, Scriabin, and Chopin:

Beethoven Sonata Op. 22 in B-Flat Major
Bach French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major
Scriabin Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor
Chopin Etude Op. 10, No. 8 in F Major

Click Here to Read the Program
We hope you will join us via the Grace Downtown YouTube channel for this virtual concert in February!

*This is an online-only event*

Time: Friday, Feb. 5, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Brad Conroy, Guitar
Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

First Fridays presents Brad Conroy!

First Fridays has safely returned, offering concerts virtually! The next concert features guitarist Brad Conroy in the Grace sanctuary.
Watch for more details, such as the program repertoire, as they come available!

Time: Friday, Mar. 5, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

NO CONCERT
Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

Please note:
There is no concert on Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, due to Good Friday.

Yeram Yoon, Guitar
Fri., May 7, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, May 7, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Joseph Hauer
Fri., June 4, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, June 4, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Karen Beaumount
Fri., July 2, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, July 2, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

TBA
Fri., Aug. 6, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Rebecca Royce
Fri., Sept. 3, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

TBA
Fri., Oct. 1, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Aaron Zauner, Cello
Fri., Nov. 5, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

TBA
Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

TBA
Fri., Jan. 7, 2022

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee