Back Porch Blues dance & workshop this weekend!

We are super excited about Saturday!! We’re starting something new on Back Porch Blues Saturdays. Our typical LIVE MUSIC dance will be from 7:oopm to 1:00am, but starting this month, we will have a 2-hour WORKSHOP for intermediates (and up) in the afternoon! This will happen every month – YAY LEARNIN’ !!

Teaching the workshop this month is Kenneth Shipp, former president of BDN and major dance badass!

Not ready for an intermediate class? Don’t worry! We will have our regular beginner class at 7:00pm at the Global Education Center.

The workshop and dance together is only $25. Or if you can only make it to one, it is $15 each.
Can’t afford that and want to attend both? Consider volunteering at the dance! If you volunteer at the dance, you get into the dance for free and then the workshop will only be $15. Sign up to volunteer in the Back Porch Blues event on Facebook (see link below).

Workshop will be at Pro Trac in Donelson (just a hop skip away).
Dance will be at the Global Education Center on Charlotte, in Nashville.

For more info:
Intermediate Worshop with Kenneth Shipp:
Back Porch Blues dance with live music:



A Time of Transition

As many of you know, Kenneth Shipp will soon be moving to St. Louis. He has been president of BDN since 2015, and much of what BDN is today is thanks to him. We wish him the best as his career takes a new direction.

Kenny will be here until mid-May, but has chosen to step down early in order that he may focus on the move and help with the leadership transition. As of April 1, Heather Adkins will be acting president (formerly vice-president, 2015-March 2018) and Myriam Chevalier will be president-elect.

Who is ready for Back Porch Blues?!

WE ARE! This Saturday, March 3, is our monthly blues dance, featuring some amazing DJs! Hannah Burns will be our guest DJ from Cookeville. She will be joined by our stellar Nashville DJs, Ruthie Bradt and John Brannon. So come join us and dance the night away!

7:00-8:00 Lesson with Sally and Phil
8:00-11:00 Dance with our DJs

$7 general admission, $5 military/student discount

Facebook event:


Discount Announcement


ANNOUNCEMENT: We are proud to now offer a military and student discount! We want to thank all members of the military for their service by giving them a $5 discount to this weekend’s Back Porch Blues. All those hardworking students will also receive a $5 discount. After discount, that is a whole night of music for $10!

BluesGeek 2018



Have you heard about BluesGeek? We’ve revamped something old, added something new, and sprinkled on a lot of fun. Join us Presidents Day weekend (February 16-18) for a weekend of blues idiom classes, panels on blues history and modern trends, competitions, and a host of female blues artists and djs.

Registration is now open: