On September 21, Nashville's legendary Bluebird Cafe and airline partner Southwest Airlines will take the sounds of ABC’s hit television show Nashville to 35,000 feet with an intimate performance onboard a Southwest flight from Nashville to New York City.

In traditional Bluebird style, the performers will play their original material by trading songs between the three performers.  This performance, that will be presented just two days before the first episode of Nashville-Season 4, will celebrate the season launch by welcoming Charles Esten (Nashville's Deacon Clairburne) who will join songwriter Kim Richey, and the country music duo Striking Matches, to take some of your favorite Nashville tunes Live at 35®. Both Richey and Striking Matches have penned tunes that were featured on the weekly series, known for its musical selections.

Once this Nashville-inspired flight lands in New York City, the three acts will take to the stage at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park, to give visitors a taste of a Bluebird Cafe “In the Round” performance, a format made famous at the club where the performers take turns playing their original music, sharing the stories behind the songs, and accompanying each other instrumentally and with backing vocals.

As we can’t share details on what specific flight our Live at 35 will take place on, the performance at the Southwest Porch is open to the public and we encourage fans of ABC’s Nashville to stop by for a chance to hear some of their favorite songs from the show.

The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park

Monday, September 21 – 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Not in New York?  Don’t worry; we’ll have the performance from the flight and photos from the Southwest Porch to share with you on our social channels very soon.

For more information about Southwest Airlines please visit: www.southwest.com