A Pop-Up SummerNight is a block party with artistic flair! The event, sponsored by the City of Auburn / Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Auburn Arts Association and Auburn Downtown Merchants, is a self-guided art walk, featuring an artist market, live entertainment and downtown activities. Artists will have an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work while merchants offer late-night shopping and dining along with specials to keep you exploring downtown Auburn!


A Pop-Up SummerNight will be held in the Gay Street parking lot of Friday, June 12 from 5 – 9 p.m.


SummerNight is a free, downtown entertainment district event. Local and regional artists, live music by The Joe Bagley Band, children’s activities, late-night shopping and dining with downtown merchants and restaurants are just a few of the fun activities A Pop-Up SummerNight has to offer.


Despite the construction, Downtown is OPEN! Since A Pop-Up SummerNight is an Entertainment District Event, patrons are encouraged to visit these restaurants and purchase beverages to carry with you as you explore through the downtown shops and view the artist booths. Downtown restaurants and bars include:

  • Moe's Original Bar B Que

  • Quixote's

  • The Hound

  • Halftime

  • Sky Bar

  • Mellow Mushroom

  • 1716

  • Hamilton's

  • and more!


Merchant booths will be set up with local businesses offering their products and services. Here is a list of merchant booths that will be available:

  • Zoes Kitchen- Offering chicken and steak kabobs and bottles of their Greek dressing, as well as giving away sport cups and coupons

  • Steel City Pops- Offering a variety of popsicle flavors

  • Chick-Fil-A- Prize wheel with freebies as well as an appearance by the cow

  • Stamp Auburn- Giving away tshirts, koozies and buttons

  • Mama Mocha's- Offering a variety of coffees and desserts

  • Ellie Clothing- Offering stylish clothes, shoes and jewelry


Downtown businesses will also be promoting specials in their stores! They include:

  • Starzz Boutique- Save 20% OFF entire purchase from 5 - 9 p.m.

  • Stamp Auburn- Buy one get one 50% off anything and receive free koozie with any purchase

  • Ware Jewelers- 40% off their estate case, 10% off any men's items, some exclusions apply and receive free koozie with purchase all until closing at 6 p.m.

  • Behind the Glass- Entire store 20% off

  • The Locker Room- 15% off entire purchase

  • Mountain High Outfitters- 20% off rain wear and receive free promo tee with any purchase (4 - close)

  • 1716- $2 20 oz wells, $3 Vegas bombs and $1 burgers and dogs (6 - 9 p.m.)

  • Quixote's- $2 20 oz wells and $5 nachos  (5 - 9 p.m.)

  • The Pink Room- Buy one get one half off


This year’s SummerNight entertainment features local favorite The Joe Bagley Band. The Joe Bagley Band has been playing its particular brand of funk, soul, blues, country and rock in the Auburn area for nearly a decade.  Though two of the four members now live in Atlanta, all four members are Auburn University graduates and keep the Auburn area close to their hearts.  They have played nearly every music venue in the city over those ten years, and they continue to frequent popular destinations like Quixotes, 1716 and Cigar and Fine Spirits.  Their goal has always been to entertain the crowd with a combination of hard-driving, timeless covers; southern-bred originals; and lesser-known gems which bring the funk to all involved.     


All merchant, artist and volunteer applications are available online and due June 8.


To learn more about parking and the downtown construction, visit http://www.auburnalabama.org/cornerconstruction.


A Pop-Up SummerNight is  free to the public and will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact the SummerNight Headquarters at 334-501-2963.

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Downtown Auburn



Friday, June 7th,

6 - 10 p.m.