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Free block party with music starting at noon!

Jamey Johnson and Dan Tyminski Added To Lineup

Main concert starts at 5 pm and features Lee Brice, Parmalee, Randy Houser, Montgomery Gentry, Colt Ford, Drew Green, and more!

Past surprise guests include Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley & more — you never know who is going to drop by!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Music City’s legendary honky-tonk, will celebrate its 62nd birthday in downtown Nashville Tuesday, October 4th. As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will feature entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage throughout the day — a FREE star-studded concert that is open to the public. Featured headliners include Lee Brice, Parmalee, Montgomery Gentry, Colt Ford, Randy Houser, and Drew Green! Tootsies recently announced the addition of award-winners Jamey Johnson and Dan Tyminski to the main stage lineup. The annual Broadway street party features performances from country music’s finest, and you never know who will show up!!

“Tootsie’s Birthday Bash is a birthday party where everyone gets to enjoy the presents. We announce most of the artists but we like to leave a surprise or two for the show. This year’s line-up looks great already and we still have people trying to get on the list.,” said Tootsie’s owner Steve Smith. “The music should start around noon with the main lineup starting around 5 pm.”

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Annual Birthday Bash attracts some of the biggest stars in music, including surprise appearances.

Additionally, Tootsie’s Owner Steve Smith and Ben Weprin, Founder & CEO of AJ Capital, have invited the media to attend a conversation about the past, present, and future of Nashville hospitality. This event will take place Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the Kid Rock private event space, 221 Broadway, Nashville TN 37201 on the third floor (enter on Third Ave S). Please RSVP to Catherine Cullom at

About Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge:
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has operated across the alley from the Ryman almost continuously since 1960. Its proprietor from 1960 to 1978, Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess, bought the lounge called “Mom’s” and named it for herself. According to tradition, a painter mistakenly painted the exterior orchid purple. The color was never changed and became Tootsie’s signature color. Over the years, she served such famous customers as Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, and Willie Nelson when they were still up-and-coming artists, and Tootsie was well-known for her generosity toward struggling musicians. The photo and memorabilia-lined walls are called “Tootsie’s Wall of Fame.”

Today, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is a must-see Music City destination for tourists and is frequented by locals, including some of the biggest names in country music, who often drop in and surprise patrons with impromptu performances. Kenny Chesney with classic rock icon Steve Miller, Keith Urban, Kix Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, and Hank Williams, Jr. are among the artists who have recently performed there. For additional information, visit

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MEDIA RSVP: Jeremy Westby

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