Bluebird Cafe's upcoming documentary features a colorful depiction of its history featuring a long list of beloved country singers.
Widely recognized as a favorite night spot by celebrities in Nashville, the cafe now celebrates its 35th anniversary. It first opened its doors to serve the neighborhood of Nashville’s Green Hills on June 4, 1982. It was a Friday then, and the cafe’s first visitors were welcomed into the cozy 90-seat dining place. During the first night of Bluebird’s opening, bottles of champagne were given away, despite still having days away from acquiring their official liquor license. Now catering to thousands of visitors from all over the globe, the cafe is now a huge contributor to helping new talents launch their career. It can be recalled that during its early days, long-time Crystal Gayle band member and saxophonist Jay Patten performed on the cafe’s stage until 2 a.m., and the showcasing of several other aspiring songwriters and budding artists like Taylor Swift soon followed and graced the historical stage.
To commemorate its annual celebration, a documentary film depicting the cafe's history along with dozens of the brightest stars is currently in the making. The plan began with a fundraising campaign that will run until November 20. Just last week, the movie was launched officially through Facebook Live event. The video feature Eric Paslay, Lucie Silvas, newbie Tenille, and songwriter Dave Barnes. At present, the management is currently planning a special event at the renowned cafe. The event is being scheduled to match with the upcoming CMA Awards.
Brian Loschiavo is the documentary's director with the president and general manager of Bluebird Cafe, Erika Nichols as the producer. Contributing to the success and smooth sailing progress of creating the movie are top-notch artists like Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Marren Morris, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, Hunter Hayes, Brothers Osbourne, Charlie Worsham, Kacey Musgraves, Pam Tillis, Steve Earle, Kathy Mattea, Nashville cast members Esten, Lennon, and Maisy Stella, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Clara Bowen, and Jonathan Jackson. All Nashville artists have previously appeared on a revamped Bluebird stage, where they performed their fictional equivalents on the musical drama series of CMT.
Fans and supporters of the Bluebird cafe who will be donating to help fund the film can look forward to several goodies as well, including shirts, movie posters, along with a chance to have their name etched on one of the cafe’s chairs.