Grand Ole Opry to Host Free Shows in New York City
The Grand Ole Opry is heading to the Big Apple. 'Nashville's New Music in New York City' is returning for the second year for a series of free acoustic concerts, held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, by some of country music's biggest stars.
The Swon Brothers, Dustin Lynch and Kristian Bush will each perform for the three-night event, with more artists expected to be announced shortly. The performances will occur in front of the Opry's famed microphone, in a wooden circle replicated from the original in the Opry House.
"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,” Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher says. “It’ll be great to extend our birthday party and Country Music Month beyond Music City to New York City.”
Air personalities from New York's country music station, NASH FM 94.7, will host each concert, which will be held at Bryant Park. Performances will begin at 6 PM ET. Seating is first come, first serve. Find more information here.
The series is part of the celebration of the radio show's 89th birthday and Country Music Month. The Opry's birthday celebration will continue in Music City on Oct. 10 and 11 with performances at the Grand Ole Opry by Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Keb' Mo', Greg Bates, Clare Bowen and others.