Neon signs against a blue sky at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First Friday Kicks Off with Some Country

If you happen to be in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month, it’s no secret that First Friday is a must see as it takes over Downtown Las Vegas with art, food, music, entertainment and all things creative.  While you may argue this is every single day when visiting Downtown, First Friday can best be described as when it transforms and comes to life in its truest form.

This most recent passing Friday, Place on 7th married country to the First Friday atmosphere with the kick off of the Downtown Country Throwdown. You know I had to throw on my boots and see just what Downtown Project had to offer the Las Vegas country music scene.

The dual indoor-outdoor venue was breathtaking and gave the feeling of a backyard party, complete with mason jars and sunflowers throughout the venue. The outdoor portion was lit by strung bistro lights, the moon and the lights hung above us as we danced our favorite line dances, some that were taught during the early evening lessons and a handful of two steps for a little partner dancing on the slick concrete that doubled as a dance floor.

DJ Shaddix did an amazing job keeping the dance floor and the light-hearted atmosphere going all throughout the evening. A welcome feeling with so many heavy hearts as April is the milestone of declaring our city Vegas Strong for six months.

For those that needed a break from dancing during the unusually warm spring evening, or just came for the fun atmosphere, there was Jenga, multiple cornhole boards and a photo-booth guaranteed to provide entertainment for all who dared to step behind the lens, playful props included.

I have a feeling this will become a monthly habit for many country music lovers in the city.


Written by ashleighrenay

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