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 remaining 2020 concerts are subject to change. Concerts may be postponed, rescheduled, or offered only 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.
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.

America, I Like You
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

First Fridays presents

America, I Like You:
Songs by, for, and about Americans

Featuring:
Tim Rebers, tenor
Maggie Rebers, piano

This program will showcase a variety of classical, folk, jazz, and musical theater selections that are distinctly American.

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Time: 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Jeremy Hiniker
Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

First Fridays presents
Jeremy Hiniker: Classical Guitarist

September’s concert features guitarist Jeremy Hiniker, and a program comprised of Bach, Tansman, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, and Pernambuco.

Read the Full Program Now:
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Attend either in-person (masks required for ages three and up), or watch from the comfort of your home via the Grace Facebook page.

Concert is free, donations are graciously accepted.

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Time: 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

 

Lake Cottage Duo
Fri., Oct. 2, 2020

First Fridays presents
Lake Cottage Duo

Sheri Mattson, oboe and Juanita Becker, piano, will present a concert program featuring Tres Lendas for solo oboe (Beltrami), Three Romances Op. 94 (Schumann), and Sonata Op. 32 (Raphael).

Time: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Kyle Thompson
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Duo Coriolan
Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

No Concert
Fri., Jan. 1, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Jan. 1, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee