Opry NextStage Live In Concert to Feature Exclusive Performances and Immersive Backstage Experience
Event Hosted by Tenille Townes
Artist Interviews Hosted by Travis Denning
Lineup Includes 2021 NextStage Artists Priscilla Block, Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, Jameson Rodgers, Hailey Whitters and Lainey Wilson with Special Performances by Townes and Denning
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Opry Entertainment Group, home of the Grand Ole Opry, and Twitch, the interactive livestreaming service, have partnered to offer a free livestream experience for its first-ever Opry NextStage Live In Concert event, a Grand Ole Opry-style show that will showcase some of country music’s top rising stars.
Hosted by 2019 Opry NextStage artist Tenille Townes, the collaborative event between Opry Entertainment and Twitch will include a night of all-live performances in addition to exclusive, backstage artist interviews hosted by Travis Denning. The immersive, fan-interactive experience will give online fans the opportunity to engage with the artists in real-time. Opry NextStage Live In Concert will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House on Nov. 21 and will be available to stream on the Opry’s Twitch channel at OPRY_OFFICIAL.
The show’s lineup will celebrate the 2021 Opry NextStage artists, Priscilla Block, Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, Jameson Rodgers, Hailey Whitters and Lainey Wilson, and also include special performances by Opry NextStage alumni and hosts, Townes and Denning.
“For nearly a century, the Opry has built a rich history of connecting fans to the artists they love,” said Jordan Pettit, Opry Entertainment Director of Artist Relations & Programming Strategy. “We are thrilled to partner with Twitch to create this special opportunity to share these rising stars with a broader audience for a one-of-a-kind interactive experience.”
Throughout the year, Opry Entertainment works closely with Opry NextStage artists by investing in career development and providing opportunities for live performances, strategic marketing support and short-form, documentary-style storytelling created by Opry Entertainment’s award-winning content team.
Opry NextStage launched in 2019 with Riley Green and Tegan Marie as part of its inaugural class in addition to Denning and Townes. The 2021 NextStage class also features GRAMMY-nominated musical powerhouse Yola who was the featured artist in October.
Opry NextStage Live In Concert will take place on Nov. 21 from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The pre-show backstage interviews and Artist Q&A starts at 7 p.m. CST on the OPRY_OFFICIAL Twitch channel, and the live performances begin at 8 p.m. CST. In-person tickets for Opry NextStage Live In Concert start at $29 and are available for purchase now at Opry.com.
For more information on Opry NextStage, visit opry.com/nextstage.
About Opry NextStage:
For nearly a century, the Grand Ole Opry has created opportunities for artists throughout the country music spectrum to make strong connections with fans and fellow artists – on its stages and across its channels – from terrestrial radio to network television to the digital universe. Audiences throughout the world look to the Opry to showcase the very best of country music’s new stars, superstars and legends. Opry NextStage Presented by Geico presents rising artists making incredible music at the forefront of their careers through the Opry’s marketing platforms. Opry Entertainment partners with Opry NextStage artists to tell their stories and expand their audiences. Opry Entertainment is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, Ole Red, Ryman Auditorium, Circle Network and 650 AM WSM.
About Opry Entertainment Group:
Rooted in the unparalleled country music history of the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Entertainment Group produces multi-platform entertainment experiences through its growing portfolio of entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the iconic Ryman Auditorium, WSM Radio, Ole Red and Circle Network. Through concerts, tours, restaurants, retail, publishing, digital content, and more, Opry Entertainment Group connects millions of music fans to the artists they love through experiences they’ll never forget. Opry Entertainment Group is a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP).
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