Library to host Great American Swing Dance for GABBF

Published 5:24 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Great American Swing Dance has become an annual event during the Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF). On Thursday, June 2 from 7:30 to 9:00, p.m. the tradition continues. Hosted by the Boyle County Public Library with support from the Friends of the Library, the family-friendly swing dance is a wonderful event for music and dancing enthusiasts alike. The dance provides an evening of great music and fun, and is always well attended even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

The event will feature a swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m., followed by the Swing Dance from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Music for the dance will be provided by The Walnut Street Ramblers. Held in the Library Park, guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and their dancing shoes. The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public. (In the event of rain, the lesson and swing dance will be held in the Library Lobby.)

The full GABBF schedule and music lineup is below.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

5:30-8 pm Downtown Gallery Hop

7:30-9 pm Great American Swing Dance featuring the Walnut Street Ramblers- Boyle County Public Library

Friday, June 3, 2022

12 pm- Lunch and Learn featuring Storyville Stompers- Art Center of the Bluegrass

4:30 pm- Walnut Street Ramblers Concert at Shaker Village (Mercer County)

4:30-10 pm- Whitaker Bank’s Bayou and Brass- Weisiger Park (321 W Main St/Courthouse)

5:30-7 pm- Sponsor Reception- Central KY Federal Savings Bank

Saturday, June 4, 2022

8 am- Run for the Brass 5k- Millennium Park

8:30 am- Yoga in the Park- Constitution Square Park

10 am- Wagons and Wheels Contest- Constitution Square Park

11 am- Main Street Parade

12 pm- Main Stage Music Begins, Food Village and Festival Market Open- Centre College

12-3 pm- Kids Creation Station- Centre College

1pm- Vintage Baseball Game- Centre College Baseball Field

5-11 pm Great American Picnic- Centre College Lawn

Sunday, June 5, 2022

8 am- Bike Ride with the Wheelmen- Danville Bike and Footwear

9:15 am- Community Ecumenical Service- Festival Main Stage- Centre College

11 am-4 pm- Main Stage Music, Food Village and Festival Market Open- Centre College

Please note that there is no Balloon Race or Quilt Show this year.

2022 Music Schedule

Thursday, June 2, 2022

7:30–9pm Walnut Street Ramblers- Great American Swing Dance- Boyle Library

Friday, June 3, 2022

12–1pm Storyville Stompers – Lunch and Learn- Art Center of the Bluegrass

4:30–5:30pm Walnut Street Ramblers- Shaker Village

Whitaker Bank’s Bayou and Brass in Weisiger Park and Surrounding Streets (321 W Main)

4:30–5:15pm Storyville Stompers Gospel Concert- Trinity Church

5:30–6:30pm Single Barrel Brass- Weisiger Park Stage

6:30–7pm Circle City Sidewalk Stompers- Weisiger Park

7–8pm Storyville Stompers Brass Band- Weisiger Park Stage

8–8:30pm Circle City Sidewalk Stompers- Weisiger Park

8:30–10pm Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Brass Band- Weisiger Park Stage

Saturday, June 4, 2022

11am Main Street Parade featuring multiple bands, including Advocate Brass, Nasty Nati Brass Band, 202nd Army Band, Circle City Sidewalk Stompers, Storyville Stompers, March Madness, and more!

Main Stage Music from 12–11pm at Centre College

12–1pm Crossroads Brass Band

1:15–2:15pm Band of the California Battalion

2:30–3:30pm 202nd Army Band

3:45–4:45pm Circle City Sidewalk Stompers (performance on Walnut Street)

5–6pm Walnut Street Ramblers

6:15–7:15pm Advocate Brass Band

7:30–8:30pm Southern Stars Symphonic Brass

8:45–9:45pm Boston Brass

10–11pm Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Brass Band

Sunday, June 5, 2022

9:15–10:30am Salvation Army Lexington Corps Band-Community Ecumenical Service

11am–12pm Southern Stars Symphonic Brass

12:15–1:15pm Heartland Winds

1:30–2:30pm Dublin Silver Band

2:45–4pm Boston Brass