NASHVILLE DANCIN’ PRESENTED BY DOLLAR GENERAL TEAMS UP WITH BUD LIGHT MUSIC FIRST 50-50-1 ON AUGUST 1 TO PRESENT COLT FORD, A THOUSAND HORSES, QUAKER CITY NIGHT HAWKS AND SCARLETTA FOR A 21+ SHOW
Nashville, Tenn. - July 29, 2013 - Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General is teaming up with Bud Light Music First 50-50-1 to bring the first-of-its-kind, one-day national music festival to Nashville music lovers ages 21 and over. As the grand finale to Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General, the Bud Light Music First 50-50-1 is a special live music event that is poised to make history by connecting music fans everywhere with one concert in every state on a single day – Thursday, August 1. Leading the celebration in Music City will be headliner Colt Ford—an Athens, Ga., country musician and former professional golfer who has landed on Billboard’s country, independent and rap album charts. A Thousand Horses, Scarletta and Fort Worth, Texas group the Quaker City Night Hawks will kick off the night with foot-stomping southern rock, hip-shaking country twang and fist-pumping roots rock. For this special finale event of the Nashville Dancin' presented by Dollar General concert series at Riverfront Park, concert-goers must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Doors open at 5 p.m.
“This is the perfect way to close out the triumphant return of Nashville Dancin' presented by Dollar General. Since the start, Dancin' has been all about bringing music lovers closer to the music they love and offering a variety of music styles for locals and tourists. Ending our first season back in Nashville with the continued support of Dollar General and a partnership with Bud Light Music First 50-50-1 is a fabulous way to wrap up the season. No one should miss this special edition of Dancin'," said Tom Morales, producer for the event.
As usual, music fans can enjoy Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General with FREE parking at LP Field and the FREE shuttle service courtesy of Grand Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to help keep Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General a FREE event by continuing to support event sponsors by visiting their stores, booths and websites.
Rounding out the festive atmosphere will be a plethora of choices from Nashville's favorite food trucks, including DegThai, The Grilled Cheeserie, Pazze Italiano and Riffs Fine Street Food. Jeni's Ice Cream will also be onsite to delight. Artist merchandise will be available for purchase at Nashville’s first and only mobile clothing boutique, The Trunk. One hundred percent of profits from Nashville Dancin' merchandise will be donated to the charities of choice, and a portion of the proceeds from artist merchandise will be donated to the three participating charities, including: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and PENCIL Foundation.
Concertgoers will also be able to connect with other music fans through the Bud Light Music First Myspace hub, where they can watch select Bud Light Music First 50-50-1 performances, which will stream from concerts in various U.S. cities for this unique concert experience. Bud Light Music First is a program designed to create and celebrate various music firsts, and the Bud Light Music First 50-50-1 concert event is being created in partnership with Live Nation, Myspace and Universal Music Group.
“It’s been a great year, and we appreciate the dedicated fans who have come out just once or every Thursday night to support the comeback of Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General. We are looking forward to bringing more opportunities for music fans to share and connect through music in our great city,” said Angie Gore, producing partner and head of communications for the festival.
For more than a decade, Dancin’ in the District, the precursor to Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General, was a local tradition, bringing some of the best live music to downtown Nashville and helping to revitalize lower Broadway. With the city’s growing economy and the current national attention on Music City, Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General has been a welcomed addition to the city's entertainment landscape. Each weekly concert features diverse lineups, including Americana, rock, blues, pop, and country with a focus on Nashville's local talent.
Produced by TomKats Inc. and Kaleidoscope Media, LLC, the return of the longest-running, free weekly summer concert series represents a collaborative effort by Dollar General, the office of Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and sponsors including State Water Heaters, Bud Light, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Twice Daily, Town and Country Ford of Nashville, Grand Avenue, Real Water, Metro Parks, Green Village Recycling, Horton Group, Holiday Inn Express, Atlas Hills, Sunbelt Rentals, Mapex Drums, Hard Rock Cafe, The Green Truck Movers, Nashville Scene, Xfinity, 102.5 The Game, 102.9 The Buzz, FOX 17, Now Playing Nashville Yelp and Governor's Highway Safety Office: Booze It or Lose It. Dancin’s charities of choice include: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and PENCIL Foundation.
Fans 21 and older can learn about Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General and Bud Light Music First 50-50-1 by visiting www.nashvilledancin.com, facebook.com/nashvilledancin or twitter.com/nashvilledancin.