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May 28, 2024

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Big Band Dances Turn 35!

Swingin' Saturdays! Centennial Park is the place to be to kick up your heels on Saturday nights, June - August.

Free family fun is always a welcome treat, and it’s even better when it’s a big to-do! This year marks the 35th anniversary of the popular Big Band Dances in Nashville's Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville).

Each Saturday, June – August (no dance on June 30), you and your kids can head over to the park’s Event Shelter from 7 – 10 p.m. Group dance lessons, courtesy of Nashville Ballroom & Company, take place from 7 – 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 – 8:50 p.m.

Each week features a different dance style and different live band while you kick up your heels. You can bring a picnic basket or take advantage of this year’s new food truck offerings. Two trucks will be on site each week — one savory and one sweet. In addition, a snow cone stand will be scooping refreshing cold treats. Here’s this year’s complete lineup:



JUNE 2 The Establishment (swing)

JUNE 9 The Jazz Alliance (waltz)

JUNE 16 The Moonlighters (rumba)

JUNE 23 South Jackson Street Band (tango)


JULY 7 Guardians of Swing (swing)

JULY 14 Debbi Bailes & Her Band (foxtrot)

JULY 21 The Paul Ross Orchestra (waltz)

JULY 28 Radio Daze (swing)


AUGUST 4 The Merchants of Cool (rumba)

AUGUST 11 The Lynn Beal Band (foxtrot)

AUGUST 18 Rory Partin & His All Star Big Band (tango)

AUGUST 25 Music City Swing (swing)


You’ll want to bring blankets and lawn chairs as picnic tables are limited. Follow the Twitter page at for weather cancellations.

Call 615-862-8440 or click HERE to get the food truck schedule.

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