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Jammin' with the General lights up the square Thursday night

Gabe Farmer • Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Lebanon’s square came to life Thursday night with music, dancing and shopping during the second Jammin’ with the General event. 

People from the Lebanon community and beyond gathered on the historic downtown square to learn line dancing and to enjoy a performance from Daryl Singletary. 

The event was started by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce as an effort to rejuvenate Lebanon’s historic square.

Although rain during the day left the square a little damp, the event began at 5:30 p.m. with line dancing lessons, just as planned. 

Many found the idea of dancing on the square a little too daunting, but some gathered in front of the stage and showed off their moves along to songs such as The Cupid Shuffle and The Electric Slide. 

From toddlers to the older folks of Lebanon, several people let loose with the music and grooved through the night. 

Between songs, door prizes were handed out to winning ticket stubs that were drawn from a bucket. Prizes included a flower arrangement, a Logan’s gift card and even cash. 

Stores all around the square kept their doors open throughout night with displays set up outside to allow those who attended the event to shop around. During breaks in the event, many people walked around the square to see the historic buildings and shop. 

Following the line dancing, Daryl Singletary strode onto the stage to perform. 

Singletary kept the crowd excited throughout the night with crowd participation and upbeat songs. Singletary’s own children even made a quick performance, playing in front of the stage during one of his songs.

“I would ask parents to come get their children, but these little ones are mine,” Singletary joked.

Singletary and his band were a big hit with the crowd, getting lots of applause and cheering throughout the night. 

Singletary said of the event, “It was good, we had a ball, and we had a good crowd and a big time.”

The third and final Jammin’ with the General event of the year will be held on the square on July 18. 

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