WILDHORSE SALOON HAPPENINGS
--August 2009--

Bluegrass for a Cause, August 4.  Multiple award-winning and internationally known bluegrass superstar Alison Kraus and Union Station are teaming up with fellow bluegrass artists Jerry Douglas, Cherryholmes, Cadillac Sky and more to benefit the Chris Fontaine Family.  Fontaine is a Nashville-area husband and father who is battling a rare bone and soft tissue cancer.  Because of a pre-existing condition, this Williams Fine Violins’ luthier was not able to receive medical coverage, but due to his loyalty and hard work for some of Music City’s finest artists, this Tuesday, August 4, 2009 concert is being held to raise money for his medical costs.  Kraus has released 11 albums in her more-than-20-year recording career, including hit songs like “When You Say Nothing At All,” “Whiskey Lullaby,” “Stay” and major contributions to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.  Doors to this event open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 6 p.m.  Reserved seating and general admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50.  For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

Collin Raye, August 7.  The country star known for “Somebody Else’s Moon,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “Little Rock” will bring those hits live to the Wildhorse Saloon stage on Friday, August 7, 2009.  Collin Raye, who earned four number-one Billboard country singles, 21 Top Ten singles, four platinum albums and multiple nominations from the Country Music Association and Association of Country Music, is also known for his humanitarian work with organizations like Boys Town, First Steps, Special Olympics, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and more.  His show at the world-famous Wildhorse is one of many slated on this artist’s summer and fall tour schedule.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.  General admission tickets are $15, reserved main floor seating tickets are $30 and reserved seating tickets with a meet-and-greet are $55. For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

Can You Duet? Final Concert, August 8. Thousands of country star hopefuls auditioned, but only two will make the cut to become country’s next duo.  The hit series on CMT, Can You Duet?, was filmed at the Wildhorse Saloon, and a live viewing of the season finale and naming of the winning duo will take place at the legendary venue on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at 8 p.m.  Join all the fans and friends of this popular show to find out who will be crowned the winner of this popular series.  For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.   
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Book Your August Event at the Wildhorse Saloon and Save!  What better place to hold your next special event, party, work outing or business meeting than downtown Nashville’s number-one dining and dancing destination?  Planning your next event at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon promises a fantastic time that your guests and attendees will not soon forget.  And during the month of August, the Wildhorse Saloon is waiving all charges related to room rental and production fees for special events.   The Wildhorse has a menu chock-full of mouthwatering dishes and drinks to satisfy all tastebuds, and with three floors of action-packed fun—including billiards tables, the largest dance floor in town, DJs, dartboards, world-class concerts and multiple bars—the options for your event are endless.  For more information on booking your next event at the Wildhorse Saloon, contact the venue’s sales and catering team at 615-902-8222.

Party with the Cowboys, August 15.  The Professional Bull Riding Association will be in Nashville Saturday, August 15, 2009, in the Jack Daniel’s Invitational, and the official after-party is at the Wildhorse Saloon.  After the event ends at the Sommet Center, all the cowboys will be on-hand at the legendary venue in downtown Nashville to sign autographs and mingle with fans.  The after-party starts at 9 p.m., but be sure to stop in early for Chef Laurie Potts’s acclaimed “Southern smokehouse cuisine” and fantastic drink specials. For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

Sugar Ray, August 18.  The California rock band who exploded onto the music scene in the late 1990s with their hit song “Fly” will perform live at the Wildhorse Saloon, Tuesday, August 18.  Sugar Ray, also known for “Every Morning” and “Someday,” recently released a new album, Music for Cougars, and the band is in the midst of a U.S. tour, making Nashville one of its stops.  Opening for Sugar Ray will be Fastball, the Austin, Texas rock band who made “The Way” popular in 1998.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.  General admission tickets are $15, reserved main floor seating and second floor railing seating tickets are $25 and reserved seating tickets with a meet and greet are $70. For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

The Charlie Daniels Band, August 27.  “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” will be heard live from the Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy Award-winning country music legend, The Charlie Daniels Band, on Thursday, August 27 at the Wildhorse Saloon.  Performing as part of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) series “It All Begins with a Song,” Daniels and his band support the work of NSAI, an advocacy organization established in 1967 for protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.  Doors to this show open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission tickets for the second and third floors are $20, reserved main floor seating and second floor railing seating tickets are $40 and reserved

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tickets with a meet and greet are $100. For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

 

38 Special, August 28.  ‘80s rock lovers have only one place to gather on Friday, August 28:  the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon, where Southern and arena rock band 38 Special will no doubt rock all their hits into the wee hours of the morning.  The band, formed by Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant, had hits with songs like “Hold on Loosely” in 1981, “Caught up in You” in 1982 and “If I’d Been the One” in 1983.  The band is currently on the Can’t Stop Rockin’ 2009 Tour to America with STYX and REO Speedwagon, a tour dedicated to raising awareness about hunger among American school children.  Special guest Tyler Bryant will open for 38 Special.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.  General admission tickets on the second and third floors are $20, general admission tickets for standing room only on the main floor are $40, reserved seating tickets on the main floor are $50 and reserved seating tickets with a meet and greet are $85. For more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

Buy Tickets Early for the Best Seats to Some of Nashville’s Hottest Upcoming Concerts:

  • Loverboy, Friday, September 4, 2009
  • Pat Green, Friday, September 25, 2009

For tickets or more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

ABOUT THE WILDHORSE SALOON
The Wildhorse® Saloon turned a three-level historic warehouse into a 66,000 square foot live music and dance destination.  The Wildhorse is simultaneously a restaurant, bar, concert site and dance venue.  Annually, more than 1.5 million music fans stampede to the Wildhorse to have a great meal, catch the hottest concerts and learn the newest dance steps.  Over the course of a normal year, the Wildhorse uses around 3,000 gallons of barbecue sauce and about two million pickle slices in its famous fried pickle recipe.  Nearly 50,000 T-shirts have been sold have sold in the gift shop, and more than 10 million bottles of beer have been consumed in the restaurant.  The Wildhorse has been involved in more than 4,000 television shows and tapings.  The Wildhorse is the largest per capita restaurant in all of Tennessee and also has the largest television screen 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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