Another fun summer event is in the works for the Nashville community. Mayor Karl Dean announced earlier this week the return and rebranding of a free summer music series, ‘Nashville Dancin’.’ This event was formerly known as ‘Dancin’ in the District.’
Nashville Dancin’, which is presented by Dollar General, whose headquarters are located here in Middle Tennessee, will feature its kickoff event on June 13 at Riverfront Park, with snacks and refreshments provided by popular local food trucks. Free parking will be available at LP Field and a courtesy shuttle will be available making runs between LP Field and Riverfront Park.
Doors for the events will open at 5 p.m. with music set to begin at 6 p.m. The free concerts are scheduled to go on every Thursday in Riverfront Park from June 13-Aug. 1 (with the exception of July 4th).
The original Dancin’ in the District was held at Riverfront Park every summer from 1994 to 2005 and was the city’s longest-running free event. The series is credited with helping with Lower Broadway’s revitalization effort.
Nashville Dancin’ is expected to attract 10,000 to 15,000 music fans to Lower Broadway every Thursday with a projected economic impact of $5 million over the series. Aside from its entertainment purpose, Nashville Dancin’ will also have a charitable aspect by way of a text-to-donate campaign to benefit The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and The Pencil Foundation.
The official artist line-up won’t be released for a couple of weeks, but organizers say the series will showcase a wide variety of musical genres and musicians at different sages of their careers. Both local and non-local talent will be included in the event.
Be sure to check out this fun new event when it debuts on June 13th. For more information, visit the website here.