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    Fri, 09 May 2014 10:02:41

    See Full Nashville Dancin' Lineup! - It's set for summer Thursdays!

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    Get those dancin' shoes out, Music City!

    Free, fun times are ahead every Thursday this summer. Thursday is the new Friday, you know?!

    Nashville's Thursday night summer celebration, Nashville Dancin', presented by Dollar General, is back and ready to rock! Your hosts for this year are the hilarious duo Caroline and Jen from CBS's Amazing Race, along with beloved Nashvillian -- Storme Warren.

    The free event kicks off at Riverfront Park on June 12 at 5 PM and will run every Thursday through July 31. Those in attendance can expect to taste true Nashville as the city's favorite food trucks line up on First Avenue ("Food Truck Row") to showcase the unique culinary scene in Music City while East Tennessee distiller, Ole Smoky Moonshine, will be on site to mix up specialty summer cocktails.

    "For the second year, Dollar General is excited to support Nashville Dancin' and continue our commitment to our hometown community," said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General. "At Dollar General, we work hard every day to help people save time and money so supporting a free, local event that benefits our city and provides free music downtown is a natural fit."

    Natives will be pleasantly reminded of Dancin' in the District, the bygone concert series that ran for 13 years on lower Broadway. Last year, event creator Tom Morales (TomKats Catering, the Southern, Loveless Cafe) revived the weekly series with a brand new spirit while staying true to the principals that had originally made Dancin' in the District a success. When asked why Morales revived Dancin', he cited three things, "The timing was right, Mayor Dean was receptive and Dollar General stepped forward to keep it free."

    Whether you're a professional working downtown, a family driving in from the suburbs, or a first time visitor looking to explore the capitol city's diverse entertainment district, Nashville Dancin' presented by Dollar General sure won't disappoint.

    June 12
    Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
    Los Colognes
    The Kernal & His New Strangers

    June 19
    Xavier Rudd
    The Main Squeeze
    Ash Grunwald
    Ray Scott

    June 26
    Will Hoge *presented by State Water Heater
    Drake White & The Big Fire
    Clare Dunn
    Brian Collins

    July 3
    Apache Relay
    Promised Land Sound
    EL EL

    July 10
    Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
    Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
    Kansas Bible Company

    July 17
    Hayes Carll
    Rayland Baxter
    James Wallace & The Naked Light
    Oak Creek

    July 24
    Space Capone
    Sol Cat

    July 31

    For more info, visit nashvilledancin.com.

    Anyone plan to dance in Nashville?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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