--Spring 2012--

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2012) – With winter almost a memory, the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon is celebrating spring with a concert line-up that features favorite bands from “yesteryear” and a new, palate-pleasing menu.

George Thorogood (March 20). The musician who made “Bad to the Bone” a huge hit in the 1980s will rock the Wildhorse Saloon on March 20. George Thorogood, also known for covering Hank Williams’ “Move It On Over,” John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Bo Diddley’s “What Do You Love?,” has earned two platinum records and six gold records, selling 15 million albums worldwide. Tickets start at $20, and doors open at 6 p.m. http://bit.ly/xGMsxx

Ronnie Milsap, Phil Vassar & Friends (April 24). Some of country’s biggest stars will join forces to raise money for Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School in the Dustin Wells Benefit Concert. Ronnie Milsap, known for “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Any Day Now” and “Stranger in My House,” will team up with hit songwriter Phil Vassar and others for the show on April 24. The concert, begun by Nashville’s Dr. Dennis Wells, was established to honor the memory of his son, Dustin, a young musician who had dreams of making music his career.  Proceeds help provide affordable, quality music instruction to children from low-income families throughout Middle Tennessee. Additional special guests will be announced in coming weeks. Tickets start at $49. Doors open at 6 p.m. http://bit.ly/yCBwSQ

Three Dog Night (May 17). For the first time at the Wildhorse Saloon—and the first time in more than a decade—the band with more than 20 Billboard Top 40 hits, will play, and their hits “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Joy to the World” and “Black & White” are sure to rock the house. Three Dog Night will perform at the Wildhorse on May 17. Tickets start at $35, and doors open at 6 p.m. http://bit.ly/yF2yER  

New Menu Released. Laurie Potts, executive chef for the Wildhorse Saloon, has unveiled a new menu, including twists on some of her favorite recipes. The “Southern smokehouse cuisine” inspired menu adds items like a jalapeno burger, fried green tomatoes, char-grilled flat iron steak and salmon and a lemon chess pie (http://bit.ly/zRxJfI).  And, of course, diners can still enjoy favorites like the famous barbecue and fried pickles. The Wildhorse opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday – Sunday and at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

For tickets or more information on each show, call 615-902-8200 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.  The Wildhorse Saloon is located at 120 Second Avenue North in downtown Nashville.

ABOUT THE WILDHORSE SALOON
The Wildhorse® Saloon is a three-level, 66,000 square foot restaurant, bar, live music venue and dance destination that sees more than 1.5 million music fans stampede through its doors annually. Since opening in 1994, the venue has played host to the top performing artists in all genres, including Dolly Parton, Bret Michaels, Lady Antebellum, Ringo Starr, Rick Springfield and Craig Morgan. The Wildhorse is the largest per capita restaurant in all of Tennessee and also has the largest video wall in Music City, not to mention the largest dance floor. The Wildhorse Saloon is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit www.WildhorseSaloon.com.

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