The Grand Ole Opry returns to New York City beginning September 29th with a second annual series of free acoustic performances at Bryant Park.
Titled “Nashville’s New Music in New York,” the event, presented by the Opry and Southwest Airlines, will celebrate the long-running radio show’s birthday and Country Music Month. Appearing Monday, September 29th will be the Swon Brothers of Team Blake Voice fame. “Where It’s At” singer Dustin Lynch takes the stage Wednesday, October 1st, and Kristian Bush — Sugarland guitarist and newly-minted solo artist — performs Thursday, October 2nd. Other guests will appear in the park outside the perimeter of the Southwest Porch during the event. A full schedule and more details can be found here.
Also making the Nashville-to-New York trek will be the Opry’s signature microphone stand and a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House.
Air personalities from New York’s NASH FM 94.7 will host each event, which will be open to the public. Seating for the performances will be on a first-come first-served basis.
Fans in attendance will be able to 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,” says Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher. “It’ll be great to extend our birthday party and Country Music Month beyond Music City to New York City.”
The Opry’s official 89th Birthday Bash is set for Nashville October 10-11. For more information, visit the official Grand Ole Opry website.