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Ray Stevens Announces Grand Opening Of New Music Venue, CabaRay

First Round of Concerts Featuring Performances by Stevens Set for January 18, 19 and 20
Tickets On-sale Now at raystevenscabaray.com or by calling 615-327-4630

After nearly two years of excavation, construction, furnishing and outfitting, country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens is finally ready to unveil his new state-of-the-art Nashville showroom, CabaRay. Today, Stevens announced his grand opening celebration set to take place January 18, 19 and 20.

“This whole process has been a real labor of love for me,” says Stevens. “It took some time to get the building fully constructed and iron out all the kinks but I’m thrilled to say we’re finally ready to open the doors to the public. We’d hoped to open last year… but better late than never!”

CabaRay is an homage to the producers, musicians, songwriters and artists who “made Nashville Music City,” according to Stevens. The venue’s interior is wallpapered with recording studio photos of sessions where hits like “Pretty Woman,” “El Paso,” “Ahab the Arab,” and many others were born. The showroom features six red leather banquette booths named for esteemed Nashville record producers Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley, Shelby Singleton, Fred Foster, Jerry Kennedy and Billy Sherrill.

“This is a uniquely Nashville facility that celebrates the city and the industry I love and that has been so very good to me,” notes Stevens.

CabaRay features dinner service for 500 patrons downstairs with beverage service for over 200 more upstairs in theatre-style seating. The Bill Lowery High Spirits Emporium is a true piano bar, featuring Nashville favorite John Jonethis on keys. The venue also includes a lobby gift shop, chock full of souvenirs.

Stevens’ current plan is to host his own weekly dinner shows— Thursday through Saturday evenings. As the year progresses, he plans to add Wednesday night shows, as well as bring in outside talent to perform in the venue.

In addition to serving dinner, drinks and entertainment, the facility will also act as the production studio for Stevens’ popular “CabaRay Nashville” TV show, airing nationally on Public Television. The building will eventually house the office operations of Ray Stevens Music publishing companies, recording studio and real estate interests, all within the 35,000 square foot building.

CabaRay is located in West Nashville at 5724 River Road. Free parking is available for nearly 300 vehicles, as well as several tour buses.

Tickets for the first string of concerts, featuring live performances by Stevens, are on-sale now and can be purchased online at raystevenscabaray.com or by calling 615-327-4630.

Stevens has also planned a January 10 private red carpet VIP opening celebration for his friends, family, the media, and music industry colleagues. Media interested in covering the event should email caroline@absolutepublicity.com.

About Ray Stevens
Twelve-time nominated and two-time Grammy® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with 60 years of comedic musical talent, including songs such as his multi-million selling hit “The Streak” and his classic pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful.” Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums and continues daily office operations at his home base, Ray Stevens Music, located on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Stevens hosts Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville, a 30-minute weekly music/talk show airing on Public Television. The music legend will soon open his very own Nashville entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom, a 35,000 square foot music venue set to make its debut in January of 2018. The Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful display is currently featured at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum where museumgoers can view items from Stevens’ storied career.

For more information on Ray Stevens, visit raystevens.com.

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Analog At Hutton Hotel Officially Opens

Analog, the brand new music venue and cocktail lounge inside Hutton Hotel in Nashville, has officially opened its doors.

During the grand opening celebration, invited guests were treated to a stellar performance by soul sensation, Allen Stone, along with a special guest appearance by Jamie Lidell, English musician and soul singer extraordinaire.

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The beautiful 5,000 square foot music venue and cocktail lounge personifies Nashville and Hutton Hotel’s creative spirit with regular live performances, art installations and more in the works for 2018.

Elegant and modern, Analog is sure to appeal to a wide audience.  The vibe is elegant without being stuffy, modern without being overly-trendy.  Great sound along with a beautiful stage set-up featuring a beautiful chandelier directly over the stage is bound to appeal to many artists and patrons alike.

If you are looking for a great place to perform, the new 300 person venue should be at the top of your list of places to play given you can draw a sizable crowd.

If just looking for a night out on the town, it’s a great place to hang.  Grab some tasty, visually-appealing drinks, listen to cool live performances where you’re unsure who might drop in as a special guest, take in a great meal at the new West End restaurant by Michelin star Chef Chris Anderson upstairs, and even book yourself a room into the elegant boutique-style Hutton Hotel it is located in that has just undergone a complete renovation.

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