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Free Music Friday at Top of the Roc

From 2013-2015, Free Music Friday was the longest running live music showcase in Charleston, IL. On one Friday each month, Cavetone Records ran a free concert at Top of the Roc on the square in Charleston. Each bill featured the best local and touring artists, and true to the name, there was never a cover charge. It was home to the music festival Top of the RocStock, two Cavetone Records Anniversary Spectaculars, and the annual Doppelgängers Ball.

Hundreds of musicians took the stage at Free Music Friday. Here is a complete list of every band and artist who performed at the event:


Thee Pilot Show - 5/25/13 - The Ex-Bombers, Cedar Plank Salmon, Malt Liquor, The Young Gentleman