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Utopia taking stage Friday night
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The Main Street Live summer concert series will be featuring a crowd favorite this Friday night with Utopia. Get ready to dance. The band specializes in legendary, R&B dance music and more.

Taking the stage this Friday night for the third installment of the Main Street Live summer concert series is the popular performance band Utopia.
Specializing in legendary, old-school R&B dance music, modern hits, selected classics, rock, jazz and blues standards delivered with a dynamic sound, Utopia performs all over the South. The band has been featured as the primary act at music festivals, Middle Tennessee area concerts, and is a returning hit at Main Street Live, where the band is a crowd favorite.
 “The crowd in McMinnville is always good to perform for,” said band leader J.T. Northcutt. “We always have fun. It’s like a homecoming for me. I’m originally from McMinnville. I still have relatives there who I never get to see because we tour so much. I’m really excited about coming home. We are going to have a good time and get everyone engaged in the music.”
Utopia, out of Tullahoma, has seven members: Northcutt, Doyle Pentecost, Brent “Doc” Woodard, Brian Justice, John Steverson, Seth Rooks and Craig Bailey. The group has a unique ability to please audiences of all ages.
Among the extensive song list are “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett, “Get Ready” by The Temptations, “Papa was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations, “Shout” by The Isley Brothers, “Dance to the Music” by Sly and the Family Stone, “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “Caribbean Queen” by Billy Ocean, “Play that Funky Music” by Wild Cherry, “Kiss” by Prince, and “Black Magic Woman” by Carlos Santana.a
The Utopia creed: “What we project is more than sound. What you will hear is more than music. It is the expression of what our hearts and souls conceal. What we present is more than a show. The gift we give is the endowment of your spirit. We saturate your mind, and leave you high on the Utopia syndrome.”
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.
Utopia will take the stage at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Opening for the band will be Griffin Winton and Sam Young 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.