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Beach party planned for Friday's Main Street Live
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It’s party time at the Main Street Live summer concert series. Grab something festive and join Four on the Floor this Friday night as the group brings the beach into downtown McMinnville.
“We’ve played Main Street McMinnville for a few years now and we really enjoy it,” said Dwight King, lead singer of Four on the Floor.
Four on the Floor is a six-member band from Fayetteville. Rounding out the other band members are guitar player Pat Sloan, drummer and vocalist Rusty Reeves, bass player Jim Sloan, guitarist Joe Widner, and keyboard and guitarist Tony Nickelson.
“Pat won’t be with us this time,” said King. “He is up in New York right now. There are enough of us to keep on going. The music will go on.”
The group has played classic songs from the baby boom generation — from the soulful sounds of the 1950s and ’60s to the pop, disco and dance tunes of the ’70s and ’80s — since 1986 and has become a popular band for the beach party theme during summer concerts.
Among the band’s extensive song list are “867-5309” by Tommy Tutone, “Aint Too Proud to Beg” by the Commodores, “Browned Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “Dancin’ in the Moonlight” by King Harvest, “Earth Angel” by the Penguins Baritone, “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, and “YMCA” by the Village People.
To set a scene of when beach parties were popular, Main Street McMinnville executive director Carla King is encouraging individuals two wear beach party items, such as leis, Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, straw hats, colorful glasses, and bring their antique cars from the 1950s and ’60s.
There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors. Parking and admission are free so bring a beach chair or beach towel and enjoy the music. Come early and stake out a good spot.
Four on the Floor will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Food and beverage vendors open at 6 p.m. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Smoking is not allowed in the crowd.
Main Street Live summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. Events are free due to sponsorship by Dr Pepper Bottling Company, the Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, Security Federal Savings Bank, River Park Hospital, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand, McMinnville Electric System, city of McMinnville, Peg Broadcasting and the Southern Standard, your source for local news.