Please join us as an artist, vendor, musician, entrepreneur or another market booth type in the Music Alley Marketspace next to the Mercury Ballroom ever First Friday Night and all day on the following Sunday.
Artists and small business owners are welcome to set up for free to show, share and sell their work each month. Artist to provide their own table and chairs. Booth locations are available on a first-come-first-serve basis starting from the front of the Market and moving back. Sign up can be found below.
On First Friday if the weather is nice we hold an outdoor Music Alley Night Market next to the Mercury Ballroom from 5pm – 8pm in collaboration with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. We also hold an all-day market occasionally too in case of good weather and special events. There is no fee to sell or show your work at either market as this is an initiative to support the local creative community. All artists, creators or producers of anything local, hand made or homemade or locally designed are welcome to join us at no cost.
Friday Night Markets at Music Alley
What: Music Alley Night Market
Where: 613 south 4th street (First Friday if good weather) and at 4th Street Live on the following Sunday (rain or shine under full cover)
When: First Friday of each month 5pm – 8pm
Cost to attend: Free
Cost to set up a booth: Free (Bring your own tables)
Rain Policy: Canceled for rain
Cover from the weather: No cover outdoor market
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/musicalleymarket/
Vendor Sign up: https://firstfridayhop.com/market-vendor-and-street-vendor-sign-up/
Closed group for artists: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476532186427509/
Please keep in mind that the Music Alley Market is for artists, crafters, farmers, and creators of natural, local, homemade, handmade or other items produced locally or produced by artists, poets, musicians, makers, tinkerers, performers or other creative people. There will be no fees for any creative vendor. Small businesses who do not produce their own products or services locally are asked to contact us directly for vending opportunities and fee information.
Below you will see a parking and loading map to help you plan your set up for both events.
Parking for the Music Alley Location next to Mercury Ballroom on Friday nights, — On-street parking is less than 10 feet from the market entrance and you can also pull up directly to the alley from the back. The only place you can’t pull up your car is directly on to the teal colored part of the alley. There are also several garages and lots on the same block which I have highlighted on the attached map.
Load-in: We suggest that people arrive one hour before the event opens to set up. If you need to set up earlier or later please let us know in advance so we can make sure you have space ready for you.
This is an artist-run market and we want you to join us in running a great market that helps support local artists.
Please feel free to help us promote our brand new market page to let people know where they can come to see and purchase your work. https://www.facebook.com/musicalleymarket/
Send a message to the facebook page and let us know you want to join the core group and we will add you as one of our editors on the market facebook page. Please feel free to post photos of your work once you are added. Please note: You may need to go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/?category=invites to accept and join the page after you have been added.
Please note this is an open market. You do not need to check-in, you can just show up and set up. Spaces at the event are first-come-first-serve so when you arrive please set up in the next available space along the market walk. There will be additional spaces on the street for food trucks and mobile stores (at meters) and spillover space on the sidewalk leading to the market to accommodate additional vendors.
Events at 4th Street Live! are rain or shine. 4th Street Live! is fully covered.
Events at Music Alley market are canceled if there will be rain. Music Alley Market does not have any cover.
Friday is a night market from 5-8pm. These markets happen at the same time there are large crowds on the street for events at Mercury Ballroom the Palace and other spots on South 4th Street.
Sundays are an all-day market. We added Sundays because there has been so much rain and we wanted to hold a secondary art market in case of rain on a First Friday. Dates will vary.
From the Group Managers:
Jae: Hi! Looking forward to meeting you at the market! Please reach out if you have any questions. You can friend me on social – @designwebjae or on my cell phone, my number is in my signature below and you are more than welcome to text me any time with any questions you have. Please, no calls unless requested by text first. 🙂
Please find all the rules, parking information and photos below.
AGREEMENT & LIABILITY
As a vendor, you agree not to hold Republic Bank First Friday Hop, Music Alley Market, any of its subsidiaries, anyone employed or associated with the Market or the owners of the shared market space, responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen articles on market dates and further agree not to hold any of the aforementioned entities or persons responsible for any accidents or personal injuries, should they occur. I fully understand that Music Alley Market does not screen any participants, vendors, customers or visitors in the Market, and I fully understand and agree that I proceed at my own risk and assume all risks involved or associated with such Market; and I also agree that I proceed at my own risk and do assume all risks involved or associated with the goods I sell or give away, the services I provide, the assistance I give, and/or the work I perform. I agree to accept full personal responsibility for the consequences of all my action and/or inaction associated with such Flea Market as well as the actions or inaction of my helpers (if any). I fully understand and do hereby release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Music Alley Market, its employees, representatives, agents and volunteers, against any and all liability and loss for damages suffered by me, my helpers, and/or any third party, including property damage, personal injury and/or illness, which are caused by or in any way related to or arising out of my action or inaction, or the action or inaction of my helpers (if any) as a participant in such Market. I hereby represent to Music Alley market that I currently take all responsibility for or have liability insurance coverage on myself and on the business I represent, and I agree to maintain such insurance or personal responsibility while participating in such Market.
By filling out this form or participating in this event you agree to all guidelines and liability policies set forth herein this document. This agreement between Music Alley Market, the community which maintains and promotes the event, and the vendor, will be binding on all parties.
- Please arrive early as space is limited and available first come first serve.
- Please bring your own table and chairs for the event.
- You may set up a backdrop against only brick walls, Please attach, hang and lean nothing on the mural walls.
- Please set up your table in the next available space along the wall starting from the front of the market.
- All booths must leave a clear walking space in front of the booth area.
- No booth tents will be permitted due to space constraints.
- Please be courteous to your neighbor. This is a community of support and mutual promotion.
- Load in is from South 4th street entrance or can be accessed through the connecting alleys.
- No cars are permitted on the painted alley area.
- Tables may be set up in the areas with the blue dotted line.
- Musicians may set up in the red area.
- To use the orange patio area (and electric plugs) please request permission from Belmar Baked and Cellar Door prior to the event date.
- Restrooms can be found at serval businesses on the same block. Please be polite and respectful of each establishments restroom policy.
- The Music Alley Market is an open market space. We do not have booth setters or staff on site.
- The Market is Community run. Please join us in making suggestions to improve the event and to promote and advertise the event.
- Join the closed group for artists: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476532186427509/
*All on-street parking free after 6 pm. During the day meters can be fed with cash or credit card or by Go502 app. Parking lots are highlighted with color and price for event/day rate. Loading is from the back of the alley or from the front of the alley. You may pull your car up and load in the pink zones noted on the map. If you stop at a meter during the day you may need to feed the meter. Please do not park in the loading zones and move your vehicle to a parking space as soon as you are loaded or unloaded.