The Bluebird Cafe Shares Positive Update Amid Canceled Shows

The business revealed that it is one step closer to being able to bring live music back inside the venue.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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February 5, 2024

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Photo Courtesy The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe has finally shared a positive update with customers and music lovers, following nearly a month of canceled shows. 

Nashville’s iconic venue which sits just outside the bustling downtown area recently experienced some weather-related damages to the building as the month of January brought severe storms and unusual amounts of snow to the city. As a result, the business sadly deemed it necessary to close its doors to customers and cancel their regularly scheduled shows and writer’s rounds for the time being. Although there are still several upcoming shows that have been canceled, it appears that progress is being made. 

Progress Is Being Made

The business took to social media today (Feb. 5) to share another update that reveals repairs are now underway. The news was paired with a photo of roofers in bright yellow shirts and hard hats putting in the work to get the business back up and running as soon as possible. 

The latest statement reads, “After several weeks of disappointing news, we’re finally here with a positive update! Our permits have been approved and roofers have begun to address the damage that has inhibited us from opening our doors. We will keep you updated with more information 🩵”

Remaining Closed Through At Least February 11

On Monday (January 22), it was confirmed that are no current safety risks to the building, however, the team is said to be taking this necessary time to remain closed to “address necessary repairs for weather-related damages.”

The following week (Feb 2), The Bluebird Café shared that doors will likely have to remain closed through at least February 11. 

“While we were hopeful that our doors would be open next week, the timeline of our repairs has unfortunately caused us to cancel all performances through February 11th.”

Anyone who was planning to attend the next round of canceled shows will be offered a full refund. 

“All ticket holders will be issued full refunds and have been contacted via email,” the venue assured. “Hang in there and know that we are managing a multitude of factors to open our doors as quickly and as safely as possible!”

Updates will continue to be made on social media as well as The Bluebird Café website.

Bluebird Cafe, Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Bluebird Cafe, Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Shows Impacted (Feb 5-11)

5 

  • 6 pm – CANCELED: Open Mic hosted by Barbara Cloyd
  • 9 pm – CANCELED: Blue Monday with Kevin McKendree, Pat O’Connor, Steve Mackey, Yates McKendree & Dylan Altman

  • 6 pm – Closed for a private event
  • 9 pm – CANCELED: In The Round with Amelia White, Sally Barris, Carter Sampson & Amy Speace

7

  • 6 pm – CANCELED: ASCAP Presents: In The Round with Bonnie Baker, Dave Berg, Bella Hudson & Ben Williams
  • 9 pm – CANCELED: In The Round with Adam Wright & friends

8

  • 6 pm – CANCELED: Mountain Fever Records Presents: In The Row with Mason Via, Casey Penn, Amanda Cook & Thomas Cassell
  • 9 pm – CANCELED: An Evening with Dana Cooper

  • 6 pm – CANCELED: In The Row with Helene Cronin, Don Henry, Lisa Carver & Ben Roberts
  • 9 pm – CANCELED: An Evening with Kent Blazy & the 4Peace Band celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Beatles historic performance on the Ed Sullivan Show

10

  • 6 pm – CANCELED: In The Round with Ronny Criss, Jeff Cohen, Jessica Cayne & Brian Sutherland
  • 9 pm – CANCELED: In The Round with Annie Mosher, Dave Berg, Craig Carothers & Joel Shewmake

11 

  • 6 pm – CANCELED: Sunday Spotlight with Braden Jamison  
  • 8 pm – CANCELED: Writers Night with Special Guest Justin Klump – hosted by Steve Goodie  
The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville
Photo Courtesy The Bluebird Cafe

What Makes The Bluebird Café Historic?

Located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike in Nashville, The Bluebird Cafe is one of Music City’s most cherished establishments in the town. Since opening on January 1, 1982, the venue has earned international recognition as a performance space for up-and-coming songwriters as well as regular chart-toppers. 

The quaint 90-seat establishment is discretely nestled in a strip mall just miles from Nashville’s bustling downtown, giving it an unassuming charm.

Performances spanning the genres of country music, pop, rock and Contemporary Christian hits take place in the center of The Bluebird and an “in the round” format. During each performance, the songwriters and artists take turns sharing songs and stories behind them. 

Among the artists who have left their mark on the iconic venue include Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Kathy Mattea, LeAnn Rimes, Maren Morris and Phil Vassar, to name a few. 

These esteemed hitmakers come together in the round to mingle with writers such as Marcus Hummon (Bless the Broken Road/Rascal Flatts), Allen Shamblin, (I Can’t Make You Love Me/Bonnie Raitt), Matraca Berg (Strawberry Wine/Deana Carter, Hilary Lindsey (Jesus Take the Wheel/Carrie Underwood) and Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear (Before He Cheats/Carrie Underwood).  

To stay informed on all upcoming shows and weather-related updates, visit The Bluebird Café socials and official website

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.