The Grand Ole Opry Is Celebrating Its Birthday and Country Music Month in NYC
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:43:00
The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating its birthday and Country Music Month in style and in the Big Apple. Let's find out how, shall we?
The Opry and Southwest Airlines are returning to the heart of New York City for a second annual series of free acoustic performances at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. The shows begin at 6pm.
Free music is good. Free, good live music is better. Free, good live music in NYC is the best.
Here is how thing shake out and shake down.
Nashville's New Music in New York is set to feature some of country music's top new acts including The Swon Brothers (September 29), Dustin Lynch (October 1), and Kristian Bush of Sugarland (October 2).
As part of the Nashville-to-New York experience, the artists will travel to Manhattan with the Opry's signature microphone stand and a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House.
Wow! Rad! The Opry is literally coming to NYC, in replica style.
Air personalities from New York's NASH FM 94.7 will host each event. Each performance is open to the public, and seating will be based on a first-come first-served basis. Other guests will be invited to be a part of each performance in the park outside the perimeter of the Southwest Porch. Full schedule details can be found at opry.com/nyc.
While there, fans can also enter for a chance to win a Nashville/New York prize package including roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and a Broadway show in New York, an exclusive series print, and merchandise from NASH-FM 94.7
"All of these artists have been with us at the Opry recently to showcase their new music, so we know our friends in New York are in for some great performances," said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. "It'll be great to extend our birthday party and Country Music Month beyond Music City to New York City."
The Opry will officially celebrate with its 89th Birthday Bash in Nashville October 10 through 11.
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