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Grand Ole Opry & Southwest Airlines To Team With BBR Music Group For Summer Music Series In NYC’s Bryant Park

Parolee, appearing July 26 (image by Joseph Llanes)

Parmalee, appearing July 26 (Image by Joseph Llanes)

The Grand Ole Opry® and Southwest Airlines®, in partnership with BBR Music Group, are returning to the heart of New York City for a three-week series of free acoustic performances at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park.

The Circle in the City summer series is set to feature three acts who have become Opry fan favorites: Parmalee, July 26; Lindsay Ell, August 2; Thompson Square, August 9. All shows will begin at 8:30 p.m. Each of the artists will travel to Manhattan with the Opry’s signature microphone stand and will continue the 90th anniversary year tradition of throwing down a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House, a la an “Opry Circle Throwdown.” Fans can watch each of the shows live on the Opry’s Facebook page.

Lindsay Ell, appearing August 2 (Image by Jason Myers)

Lindsay Ell, appearing August 2 (Image by Jason Myers)

New York’s NASH FM 94.7 will host the Bryant Park concerts. Each performance is open to the public, and seating will be based on a first-come first-served basis. Other guests will be invited to be a part of each performance in the park outside the perimeter of the Southwest Porch. Details will be available via social media and at opry.com.

Ell and Thompson Square are set to follow their Tuesday night New York City performances with Wednesday night appearances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Fans will be able to follow their journeys from New York to the Opry via social media and at opry.com/oprybound, where they can also win an OpryBound VIP package including airfare to Music City aboard Southwest Airlines, hotel accommodations, and Opry prizing.

Thompson Square, appearing August 9 (image by Nathan Chapman)

Thompson Square, appearing August 9 (image by Nathan Chapman)

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