Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Unveils New Alley Sign

Downtown Nashville has added another neon sign to its famous landscape. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has unveiled a newly-redesigned alley sign on the back side of the legendary Honky Tonk, directly across from the Ryman Auditorium. The venue’s proprietor, Steve Smith, was joined by Terri Clark, The Roys, T.G. Sheppard, Jett Williams, Kelly Lang and David [...] Read More

“George Jones Week” to Kick Off with Unveiling of Monument

George Jones, who passed away at the age of 81 in April, will be honored with a week of festivities in Nashville. “George Jones Week” will kick off on Monday, November 18 with the unveiling of a monument and a special announcement by his widow, Nancy Jones, at Woodland Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park. [...] Read More

Terri Clark, Troy Gentry & More to Help Celebrate Tootsie’s 53rd Birthday

Terri Clark, Troy Gentry, Darryl Worley and Daryle Singletary will take the stage to help celebrate Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge’s 53rd birthday on November 21-22. For the first time, the Broadway street party will span two days. It will be hosted by Storme Warren and is the kick-off event for the George Jones Tribute Concert, set [...] Read More

Kid Rock Will Help Tootsie’s Celebrate 51st Birthday

Kid Rock will help the famed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville celebrate its 51st birthday. The Tootie’s Orchid Lounge 51st Birthday Bash will take place on November 23 at the Ryman Auditorium, just across the alley from Tootsie’s. Kid Rock will perform as part of his nationwide tour, giving money to and raising awareness for people in [...] Read More

Loretta Lynn Remembers Tootsie’s

Two major icons are celebrating their 50th anniversaries in 2010: Loretta Lynn and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. You certainly know Loretta, the woman whose feisty songs about contemporary womanhood made her an easy selection for the Country Music Hall of Fame. If you don’t know about Tootsie’s, you should. The purple bar sits on Lower Broadway in Nashville, across the alley from the Ryman Auditorium, where the the Grand Ole Opry was held when Loretta made her debut in 1960. Tootsie’s is a small watering hole that still exists. During its early years, it was the gathering place for many of country’s songwriters and biggest stars, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Faron Young, Marty Robbins, Harlan Howard and Hank Cochran. Read More