The longest running radio show in country music history is branching out. For the first time in 92 years, the Opry is regularly offering fans visiting NYC, a chance to watch LIVE performances happening from it's home in Nashville.
In the heart of Times Square is the Opry City Stage. The four level entertainment complex, located at 1604 Broadway, includes retail, a restaurant, bar and, 2 performance areas. The area surrounding the lower stage was designed to resemble the Ryman Auditorium (stained glass windows included). The stage located upstairs on the "Studio" level features a variety of performances, including songwriters, where programming is being assisted by the Bluebird Cafe. Some of Nashville's most famous songwriters have already performed there including: Shane McAnally, who swung by with a few other writers (and Vince Gill) while in NY for the Grammys.
What's to Eat?
If you're trying to capture "Nashville," gotta have hot chicken. Yep. It's on the menu - along with pimento cheese dip, brisket, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, etc. And, if folks are REALLY thirsty for a taste of Nashville, they can order the "Hopry," made by Nashville’s very own Yazoo Brewery. Nom. Nom. Nom.
NY certainly has been getting it's fill of amazing Nashville talent. Back in December, Luke Bryan's Good Morning America performances took place from the Opry City Stage.
Lanco stopped by to perform and sign copies of their new album, "Hallelujah Nights" while they were in the Big Apple.
NYC's biggest country fans got to bring in 2018 with LOCASH at the Opry City Stage.
IF YOU GO:
Check out the massive Opry City Stage sign, made of 10,000 guitar picks, an oversized replica of the Ernest Tubb's guitar that says “Thanks” on the back of it and sink your teeth into those burgers burgers - one called the Tennessean and other named the Titan!