Dancin' in the District

this Ain’t our first rodeo

Launched 1994...


Dancin’ in the District was Nashville’s premiere concert series that brought music back to Music City. After being held in the alleys of downtown Nashville for two years, the event eventually upgraded to the banks of Riverfront Park. Held in the heart of Nashville for over a decade, this free event helped define this city’s music community. Early acts included Wilco, Cake, Steve Earle, and many more. The beloved music series returned to Riverfront Park as “Nashville Dancin’” during the summers of 2013 & 2014 when original creator, Tom Morales, began work restoring the historic Acme Farm Store Building nearby on Lower Broadway. The event is curated to feature artists that appeal to a wide range of tastes, local retail vendors, and food and drink that highlights the best that Nashville culture. 

We’re happy to be back, Nashville. Now let the good times roll.


Rooted in history


honoring local musiC

& vendors


preserving music city



“Before Live On The Green & Musicians Corner, there was another free concert series that absolutely ruled Music City summers . . . ”

Nashville Buisness Journal

“Dancin’ in the District, a free summer concert series that drew fans to Riverfront Park from 1993 into the mid 2000s, is making a comeback . . . ”

Nashville Noise

“We’ve got good news for longtime Nashville residents! Dancin’ in the District is coming back to Riverfront Park this year . . . "



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