To celebrate the Grand Ole Opry’s 88th birthday and Country Music Month, the Opry and Southwest Airlines are flying some of Nashville’s brightest new stars including Tyler Farr, Love and Theft and Cassadee Pope to the heart of New York City for a series of free acoustic performances, called “Nashville’s New Music In New York,” at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. The Opry’s signature microphone stand and a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House will also make the trip.
“We’re looking forward to presenting to our friends and fans in New York some of the artists who’ve really excited our audiences during recent Opry performances,” Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager, said. “It’ll be great to extend our birthday party and Country Music Month beyond Music City to New York City.”
“Southwest Airlines and our partners from Bryant Park Corporation are thrilled to bring the sounds of Nashville to the Big Apple,” Kevin Krone, Southwest Airlines Chief Marketing Officer, said. “Partnerships like these give us the opportunity to showcase our top destinations to our New York Customers.”
Tyler Farr’s performance is set for September 30 while Love and Theft will take the stage on October 3. Cassadee Pope will perform on October 7. On-air personalities from New York’s NASH FM 94.7 will host each event.
Each performance is open to the public and will be based on a first-come first-served basis. Full schedule details as well as a chance to win a VIP trip to Nashville including airfare on Southwest Airlines and admission to numerous Nashville attractions can be found at opry.com/nyc.
The Opry will officially celebrate with its 88th Birthday Bash in Nashville October 4 -5.