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First Fridays - Brightside

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Event by First Fridays at Five, Inc. in Downtown Roanoke VA! Net proceeds benefit area non-profits. Tonight's non-profits include: Ronald McDonald House, KOVAR, Total Action For Progress

The Band:

Brightside will entertain you with your favorite rock and alternative hits from the 80s, 90s, and today! Brightside plays classics from Pearl Jam, Sublime, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matchbox 20, Green Day, The Killers, and many other great bands!
Sharing fun songs from the 90's and beyond brought 4 talented musicians (and Marshall) together in 2012 to form Brightside.
Based just north of Charlotte, NC the band has become a regional favorite. Three of the founding members remain in the band. Patrick on drums, Bryan on Lead Guitar, and Marshall playing Guitar and Keys. Y'ALL - Marshall is from the Roanoke area! All have enjoyed experiences with multiple groups over the last fifteen years, but consider Brightside their home.

Learn more about the band

Gates open at 5:00PM. Tickets are purchased at the gate. Entry is just $5. Must be 21 or older to attend. No re-entry.


We have delicious food for sale from Mountain Grille Food Truck. They offer a great menu in addition to non-alcoholic beverages.
Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted.

Mountain Grille

Event Parking Instructions:

Please park at the Williamson Parking Deck (free after 5:00pm) or anywhere in Downtown Roanoke that is convenient. We're a quick walk from the Downtown area to Franklin Road where all events are held.


Please bring your own chair, all bags are subject to search.

The Good Stuff:

Beer, sangria, club cocktails and hard seltzers available for purchase. Our featured craft brewer rotates per event. We have domestic favorites as well. Stay tuned for more information on the featured craft brewer as the event gets closer.

Please No:

weapons | coolers or outside containers | outside food or beverage | tents or umbrellas | pets