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 Support the Series?
If you would like to support the concert series, you can make a donation at any time.

Text to Give: 414-404-5193
Donate Online - CLICK HERE

All donations given go on to support the artists and the First Fridays 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.

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.

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

First Fridays presents Yeram Yoon!

Enjoy a performance by guitarist Yeram Yoon on Friday, May 7, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Yoon will perform works by Sergio Assad, Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, and Vicente Asencio.

Click Here to Read the Program

Time: Friday, May 7, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Joseph Hauer
Fri., June 4, 2021

First Fridays presents Joseph Hauer!

Enjoy a performance by pianist Joseph Hauer on Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Hauer will perform works by Frederic Chopin, Ernesto Lecuona, and Maurice Ravel.

Click Here for the Concert Program

Time: Friday, June 4, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Karen Beaumount
Fri., July 2, 2021

First Fridays presents
Karen Beaumont, Organist!

First Fridays has safely returned, offering concerts in-person! The next concert features organist Karen Beaumont, performing works by Buttstett and Bohm, in the Grace sanctuary.

Time: Friday, July 2, 2021

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Three Tenors MKE
Sat., Aug. 7, 2021

SPECIAL TIME!
Saturday, Aug. 7 @ 6 p.m.

First Fridays returns with a special Saturday night concert! On Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m., enjoy a free concert featuring the Three Tenors Milwaukee!

This trio, comprising local musical talents Tommy Hahn and Tim Rebers and Broadway star Andrew Varela, will perform a selection of favorite Broadway and operatic works!

CLICK HERE TO READ CONCERT PROGRAM: (will be uploaded week of concert)

Concert is free to attend (donations appreciated) and open to the public.

All donations given go to supporting the performing artists and concert series at Grace.
Text to Give Now:
414-404-5193

Time: Saturday, Aug. 7, 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

TBA
Fri., Feb. 4, 2022

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee