Every Friday throughout the summer, Talkeetna is the place to be for live music, as the Live at 5 Summer Concert Series takes center stage.

Co-sponsored by Denali Arts Council and the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, Live at 5 runs through August 30, with new bands playing every Friday at 5 p.m. The concerts are free and have become quite the community event. The Village Park is located in the heart of downtown Talkeetna, among the many shops and restaurants and has great accessibility.

The concerts are family friendly, and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, food from downtown restaurants and more. They feature artists and bands from around Alaska, as well as a few visiting bands. The series is popular with locals and visitors alike, as the concerts definitely have the unique, laid-back Talkeetna vibe.

Here's the entire performance line-up for the 2024 summer season!

May 24 Ukulele Russ
May 31 Nothin' but Kharma
June 7 Steve Durr
June 14 H3
June 21 Glacier Blues Band
June 28 Braided River
July 5 Denali Cooks
July 12 Deke and the Whippersnappers
July 19 Weeping Willies
July 26 Wasteland Hop
August 2 Raised by Elephants
August 9 Two Crows For Comfort
August 16 Vintage Retro
August 23 Zen Trembles
August 30 Rose's Pawn Shop

For more information, visit the Denali Arts Council's website at www.denaliartscouncil.org.