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

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.
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
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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 Chelsie Mattek at cmattek@gracedowntown.org.

Bayan, Mandolin
Fri., Nov. 4, 2022

First Fridays presents
Stas Venglevski, Bayan (Button Accordion) & Misha Litvin, Mandolin! 

Date: Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Tenors MKE
Fri., Dec. 2, 2022

First Fridays presents "Tenors We Have Heard on High," with Tenor MKE! Tenors Tommy Hahn, Tim Rebers, and Andrew Varela light up your Christmas season with a powerhouse performance featuring holiday hits from carols to jazz.

Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Amanda Koch
Fri., Jan. 6, 2023

First Fridays presents Amanda Koch, viola! Details to follow.

Date: Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Violin & Guitar
Fri., Feb. 3, 2023

 First Fridays presents Letitia Jap, violin & Kyle Thompson, guitar! Details to follow.

Date: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Clarinet & Piano
Fri., Mar. 3, 2023

First Fridays presents
Orlando Pimentel, clarinet & Elena Abend, piano! Details to follow.

Date: Friday, Mar. 3, 2023

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

NO CONCERT
Fri., Apr. 7, 2023

Please note there is no First Fridays concert on Friday, Apr. 7, 2023, due to the observance of Good Friday.

Classical Guitarist
Fri., May 5, 2023

First Fridays presents
Chandler Dillingham, guitar! Details to follow.

Date: Friday, May 5, 2023

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Sopranos & Piano
Fri., June 2, 2023

First Fridays presents
Cecilia Davis & Ruth Brown, sopranos, with Maggie Rebers, piano! Details to follow.

Date: Friday, June 2, 2023

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee