Kris Kristofferson To Perform For Tootsies' 50th Anniversary Celebration
June 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM (PT)
TOOTSIES ORCHID LOUNGE announced TODAY (6/7) that singer/songwriter legend KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will perform at TOOTSIES’ “50th Anniversary Celebration” at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th. Additional performers will be named in the coming weeks.
VIP packages for $150, which include pre-sale tickets to the show, are available now by visiting www.tootsies.net or at the TOOTSIES booth in the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER during the 2010 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL from JUNE 10th-13th. The package includes a preferred seat to the RYMAN show, access to all activities at TOOTSIES' throughout the day including the pre- and after-show parties, a commemorative TOOTSIES’ 50th Anniversary shirt, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, artist meet and greets and more. Tickets for the RYMAN show only, priced at $40, are available at www.ticketmaster.com or at the RYMAN box office.
The RYMAN show will include a presentation paying tribute to TOOTSIES and the woman it's named for, HATTIE LOUISE "TOOTSIE" BESS, who died in 1978. The concert will be part of a network television special and documentary celebrating TOOTSIES produced by NASHVILLE-based TRAVIS TELEVISION. Details about the television special will be released at a later date.
Legend says that TOOTSIE allowed KRISTOFFERSON and WILLIE NELSON to reside upstairs from the bar when times got tough for them early in their careers.
After the RYMAN show there will be a VIP after-party at TOOTSIES. VIP package ticket holders will walk the purple carpet from the stage door of the RYMAN to the back door of TOOTSIES.
For additional information, visit www.tootsies.net.