Those who've been in Nashville awhile may remember a weekly event at the waterfront called Dancin' In The District. It was beloved. Like a good movie, it's gettin a sequel and coming back October 10th.
Dancin in The District was an early 90's thing to remind everyone why we're music city. Nothing was happening downtown and this got everyone together to enjoy music, have a beverage, discover new artists, and dance. It worked.
The founder, restaurateur Tom Morales, told MusicRow.com:
“Dancin’ quickly became the catalyst to bring people downtown and was a selling point for investment on Lower Broadway,” notes Morales. “The Titans were the title sponsor at one point and the Predators engaged as well. The riverfront ‘happy hour’ quickly grew to crowds of over 10,000 people and the vitality of Lower Broad was back. As Nashville begins to face another identity crisis we felt the revival of such an event as Dancin’ in the District would be a perfect opportunity to remind locals, especially those new to Nashville, that Lower Broadway was once a platform for music discovery. This free community event brought music back downtown and we’re working hard to do it again.”
This time around it'll be run by Acme Feed and Seed. It'll be free, all ages, and pet friendly too! The acts haven't been announced yet. Money earned from concessions and stuff will go to Music Health Alliance, an organization that helps connect professional musicians with the medical and financial solutions they might need.