3rd Thursday on Main concert series

The 3rd Thursday on Main summer concert series will feature a free performance each month in downtown Gallatin through September.

The State Farm 3rd Thursday on Main free summer concert series will return next week to downtown Gallatin after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Matt Warren will headline the first night of the series with Wynn Varble and Danny Myrick on June 17. There will also be an opening performance by Salty Dogs.

The concert will be the first of four performances scheduled to take place on the third Thursday of each month from June through September. Each one will start at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m.

“The lineup this year is outstanding,” said Donna Belote, executive director of Historic Downtown Gallatin which organizes the event each year. “It’s the perfect time to come down, get something to eat, do some shopping and enjoy some music. Everything will be open downtown.”

As many as 2,000 people are expected at each concert in the series. Organizers encourage attendees to bring their own seating since only a limited number of chairs will be available each night.

Food and alcohol will also be available to purchase from nearby restaurants.

Additional acts scheduled to perform during the 3rd Thursday on Main concert series this year include:

July 15: T. Graham Brown with opening appearance by Eric Heatherly and The Record Store Troubadours

Aug. 19: Darryl Worley with opening appearance by Adam and Amy Pope

Sept. 16: Eric Blankenship and Friends

“This was the lineup we originally had scheduled for last year but had to cancel because of the pandemic and move it all to this year,” Belote said. “All of these performers are very well known and well liked, so we’re expecting a really good turnout. We’re ready to get back going and the downtown merchants are too.”

Parking for each 3rd Thursday on Main concert will be available throughout downtown Gallatin. Street closures for each performance will begin at 5 p.m. each night and will include Public Square along with North Water Avenue from Franklin Street to Main Street.

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