“Country music is back” the flyer declares, “in a big way!”
10th Street Live (the venue formerly known as the Hall) in Palmetto will host a country music night every Thursday starting this week.
Country music, of course, never went away. But the country music nights at 10th Street Live seem to hearken back to the heyday of county dance clubs, in the “Achy Breaky Heart” era when line dancing was a big deal and even pop dance clubs hosted country nights.
The country nights at 10th Street Live start with line dancing lessons (with Rox, the flyer says) at 7 p.m., followed by live music from the Andy Purcell Band beginning at 8 p.m. and DJ Lance spinning the best in country and hip-hop from 10 p.m. until closing time at 2 a.m.
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Also starting at 10 p.m. is the return of “sink or swim,” a bar staple of decades past that offers unlimited drinks. (You have to pay $15 for the sink-or-swim part of the evening, but it’s still likely to be a good deal for people who are planning to have several cocktails.)