But hey! Nashville Dancin' is back with this year's lineup, and it is absolutely a step in the right direction. Taking place every Thursday evening between June 12 and July 31 at Riverfront Park, this year's Dancin' will feature headliners including Houndmouth, Xavier Rudd, Will Hoge, Hayes Carll and more. The most Cream-approved bill, in case you wanted to know, is the July 3 shindig, which will feature performances from The Apache Relay (stream their brand-new record here), Steelism, Promised Land Sound and El El. The shows will go down at 6 p.m. ("doors" at 5), there will be food trucks, and each one is free. See more info here.
And if you're wondering what you'll do with your summertime Thursdays once Nashville Dancin' has passed, no worries: Live on the Green announced their dates yesterday, and they're doing the Thursday night thing from August 14-28, plus a three-day stretch Sept. 4-6 (lineup to come).
Click through after the jump to see the full Nashville Dancin' lineup.
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
The Kernal and His New Strangers
The Main Squeeze
Drake White and the Big Fire
The Apache Relay
Promised Land Sound
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Kansas Bible Company
James Wallace and the Naked Light