Tootsies Orchid Lounge Celebrating Birthday With Two-Day Street Party
The world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 53rd birthday with a two-night event, kicking off on Thursday, Nov. 21, to coincide with the star-studded George Jones tribute concerton Nov. 22.
The celebration will extend into the street on Broadway in Nashville both nights. Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry, Darryl Worley and Daryle Singletary have all signed on to perform for the celebration on Nov. 21, with GAC and Sirius XM host Storme Warren serving as the evening's host.
“The Tootsies Birthday Bash has become an annual event that everyone looks forward to,” Tootsies proprietor Steve Smith says. “We kicked it off at the Ryman with Kris Kristofferson, Terri Clark, Mel Tillis and Jamey Johnson a few years back. Then Kid Rock and the Kentucky HeadHunters took the party to the street on Broadway. Last year Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser and Troy Gentry kicked it up a bit, and then there is this year."
The event is also expected to feature surprise performances from some unannounced country stars. Admission is free. Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting food donations in specially designated barrels from 2-6PM. Tootsies is offering a ticket for a complimentary beverage to those with a can donation.
The legendary bar has served some of country music's most iconic artists, including Pasty Cline, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and many others, and is still visited by some of music's biggest stars.
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