Final Friday started as a small block party last summer, and grew into a big celebration of a neighborhood and local business. John McCaskill, owner of Megafauna and co-founder of the series, says the idea for Final Friday was born from the need to grow his local business through local events. And local remains a theme for Final Friday, a music walk and bazaar that kicks off its second season tonight in the the up-and-coming River North neighborhood. On the last Friday of every month through August, bands will fill five stages throughout the area, and businesses will keep their doors open, some offering discounts to those with tickets to the music walk.
Rooftop performance at the first Final Friday.