Friday Night Thunder


FNT logoIt’s all about enjoying small town done right. Every third Friday, the City along with the Citrus MOPARS Car Club work together to host the live music car cruise-in. Each month is crafted to make the event unique and special. Don’t forget to circle the square and visit the local merchants and restaurants for specials.

Find the music located near the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Questions about the car cruise-in go to the Citrus MOPARS or call 352- 341-1165. Event questions? Email or (352) 341-7820. Event is rain or shine. Check  our Facebook page for weather and event updates. 

Dec. 21, 2018
Live holiday and pop hits by Citrus High’s Breez
Enjoy beautiful holiday songs along with top 40 hits by these amazing local singers. Check out the Citrus MOPARS car cruise-in.

Jan. 18, 2019
The Band 4-Play Live
This is a great party band that will get the crowd dancing. Check out the Citrus MOPARS car cruise-in.

Feb. 15, 2019
Rhythm Express Live
This band is funky and fun and will play hits to celebrate Black History Month. Check out the Citrus MOPARS car cruise-in.

March 15, 2019
Lochlann Live
Check out this Celtic band with a fiddle just in time for the St. Patrick’s Day coming that weekend. Check out the Citrus MOPARS car cruise-in. In partnership with the Inverness Business Leaders Business Expo.

April 26, 2019 (note 4thweekend due to holiday on 3rdFriday)
Friday Night Thunder Goes Green with Duke Energy
Entertainment TBD. This Arbor Day celebration is full of amazing giveaways. More to come in Spring 2019.

May 17, 2019
Entertainment TBD
Grand Living at Friday Night Thunder. Check out the Citrus MOPARS car cruise-in.

June 21, 2019
Citrus MOPARS DJ play classic pop, doo-wop and rock hits of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Don’t miss the car cruise-in.

July 19, 2019
Citrus MOPARS DJ play classic pop, doo-wop and rock hits of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Don’t miss the car cruise-in.

August 16, 2019
Insight Credit Union Welcome Elvis.
Elvis DJ is in the house for this special Friday Night Thunder with giveaways and Elvis’ top loved songs all evening. Don’t miss the car cruise-in.

September 20, 2019
TC & Sass live
This high energy 1980s dance band will put a smile on your face. As they say, you will, “dance your Sass off.” Don’t miss the car cruise-in.

Event Information & Contacts

Vendor Inquiries
This event is about the downtown restaurants and shops and does not have street vendors at this event, and recommend interested vendors read our vendor policy and procedures.

Performance Inquiries
This event typically books 6-12 months in advance. The recommended way to connect is to follow the steps in the performance inquiry page.

Car Cruise-in Inquiries
The car cruise-in is a labor of love for the Citrus  MOPARS. Please call 352- 341-1165. Cars cannot park for the cruise-in before 3:30 p.m., and must be legally parked at the conclusion of the event at 8 p.m. Guidelines for Car Cruise-in participants at Friday Night Thunder.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office requires that if you decide to remain after 8 p.m., you must re-park your car in a designated spot with front end towards the curb. Feel free to then go enjoy your evening. This will allow normal traffic patterns to resume.