2023 Big Band Dance Schedule

Big Band Dance

Metro Parks Music and Creative Parks Nashville, with the support of Centennial Park Conservancy, is excited to return to the Centennial Park Event Shelter this summer for the 2023 Big Band Dance Series! The community is invited to dance and listen to over a dozen local swing and jazz Big Bands from June 3rd to August 26th.

Free dance lessons will be provided by Dynamic Ballroom and Performing Arts at 6:30pm. Dance styles covered include Rhumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Two-Step. The band show times start at 7:00pm.

There will be water and food trucks available along with Fratello’s Italian Ice and Love Fest Lemonade!

Date Band Food Trucks
June 3 Rory Partin All-Star Big Band Inka Trailer, MommaJoy, Livvi’s
June 10 Merchants of Cool J&D Smokers, Motor City Eats, A Mott’s Food Truck
June 17 South Jackson St. Band Livvi’s, MommaJoy
July 8 Radio Daze Cousins Lobster, Southern Spoon, Roscoe’s
July 15 J. Bradley Big Band Rolling Recipe, Mikey’s Pizza
July 22 Debbi Bailes and Her Band Inka Trailer, Livvi’s, J&D Smokers
July 29 The Lynn Beal Big Band MommaJoy, Livvi’s
August 5 Jazz Alliance Elliston Place, Smokin’ Butts, Zilla’s Pit
August 12 Music City Big Band Southern Spoon, Motor City Eats, Elliston Place
August 19 Music City Swing Rolling Recipe, Smokin’ Butts
August 26 The Moonlighters Roscoe’s, Cousins Lobster, Zilla’s Pit