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 a beach party 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.
The group plays 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, Four on the Floor has been a popular band for the beach party theme during summer concerts.
Among the band’s extensive song list are “867-5309” by Tommy Tutone, “Ain’t 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 directors Brook Holmes and Paige Chastain are encouraging people to 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.
Main Street Live is a family oriented event. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited and smoking is not allowed in the crowd. All animals need to be leashed and owners must clean up after their pets.
Four on the Floor will take the stage at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Opening for the band will be The Silver and Gold Band at 6 p.m.
There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors beginning at 6 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Bring a chair and enjoy the music.