Got two left feet and want to celebrate good times? Big Band Dances in
Centennial Park every Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. this summer can help! Bring your
friends, family, favorite lawn chair and best pair of dancing shoes to join in on all the
FREE fun! The Summer Big Band Concert Series in Centennial Park features a different
band each Saturday night as well as dance lessons in various styles. The first group
dance lesson takes place from 7-7:30 p.m., followed by dancing to live music from 7:30-
8:30 p.m. The second group dance less is from 7:30-8:50 p.m. followed by dancing to
live music from 8:50-10 p.m. See the list of dates, featured bands and weekly dance
lesson styles listed below. Centennial Café will be selling food and drinks, and there will
be two food trucks each week. Come hungry and ready to dance! If you are not into
dancing, come have a picnic in the park, and enjoy the live music.
This summer marks the 33rd year of Big Band Dances! The event started in 1983
with the opening of Riverfront Park and has become a special summer event loved by
people of all ages in Middle Tennessee. The dances are presented by Metro Parks and
sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, radio station WAMB, Dance World, Arts
in the Parks and the Musician’s Union Trust Funds.
July 30: The Jerry Vinett Big Band (Tango)
August 6: Debi Bailes & Her Band (Cha-Cha)
August 13: The Paul Ross Orchestra (Foxtrot)
August 20: The Establishment (Waltz)
August 27: Music City Swing (Swing)
For further details, please call (615) 574-5665 or visit nashville.gov. Be sure to follow
and like the event on Facebook here.