Friday Night Concerts

Enjoy the 2012 Friday Night Concert series; every Frida from 7-8:30pm, btween May 18th & September 7th


The 2014 Friday Night Concert season is in full swing!

A little bit about the Friday Night Concert Series...


Downtown Chico, City Plaza

7:00 - 8:30pm

The Alternators provide music, dancing and fun for all at the Friday Night Concerts! Now in our 37th year, the Friday Night Concerts have been a favorite summertime tradition Held weekly, the Friday Night Concerts are Chico's best place to hear live, local music for free. Located in City Plaza, in the heart of downtown, the concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from blues to swing and from Classic rock to reggae.

2014 Concert Schedule:

May 9 -  Big Mo & the Full Moon Band - Blues - Sponsored by:  Smokin' Mo's BBQ

May 16 - Urban Legend - Variety Rock - Sponsored by:  Formal Education & Upgraded Living Magazine  

May 23 - Swamp Zen - Jam Band - Sponsored by: Woodstock's Pizza

May 30 - The Retrotones - Classic Rock/Country - Sponsored by: Powell's Sweet Shoppe

June 6 - The Amy Celeste Band - Blues/Soul - Sponsored by: Chico State Summer Session 

June 13 - The Alice Peake Experience - Family Friendly Dance Rock - Sponsored by: Tres Hombres

June 20 - Los Caballitos de la Cancion - Latin Dance Music - Sponsored by: Gabrielle Ferrar Diamonds

June 27 -  The Blue Merles -Alternative & Traditional Country - Sponsored by: Diamond W Western Wear

July 4 - Friday Night Concert Independence Day Celebration featuring The Alternators - Anthemic Rock Experience - Sponsored by: Hotel Diamond & Johnnie's Restaurant Click HERE for more info!

July 11 - Swamp Daddy - New Orleans R&B - Sponsored by: Kirk's Jewelry

July 18 - Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co. - Melodic Rock/Funk/Jam - Sponsored by: Mom's Restaurant

July 25 - Los Papi Chulos - Latin Jazz, Funk & Salsa -Sponsored by: Gabrielle Ferrar Diamonds

August 1 - Decades - From Chuck Berry to Katy Perry - Sponsored by: CSUC Alumni Association

August 8 - The Revells - Cool Hits and Boss Beats - Sponsored by: Campus Bicycles

August 15 - Quasimofos - Rock/Alterna-pop/Ska/R&B - Sponsored by: Duffy's Tavern

August 22 - The Jeff Pershing Band - Original Rock and Funk - Sponsored by: Tres Hombres

August 29 - Mystic Roots - Reggae/Hip-hop - Sponsored by: The Pita Pit

September 5 - Mossy Creek - Bluegrass/Americana - Sponsored by: Madison Bear Garden

September 12 - Sapphire Soul - Blues/Soul/Classic Rock - Sponsored by: The Upper Crust Bakery


Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors for the 2014 season have been secured!  If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity for exposure and brand awareness for the 2015 season, please contact Stephanie at

Thank you to our generous Community Sponsors:

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Recology Waste Zero

Tri Counties   Bank


Thank You to Our Media Partners:

Bob FM   Z Rock          Thunder Radio xx

Fox 20 TV



Power 102 FM





June – August, the Chico Art Center hosts “Art in the Park” a free interactive activity for kids.  Check back in May for a complete schedule of art activities!

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Lost and Found

Lost & Found items from the Thursday Night Market & Friday Night Concerts are held at the DCBA offices for 30 days. Unclaimed items are turned over to the Chico Police Department after 30 days.