Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters and musicians, brought to Sundance in partnership with the renowned Bluebird Cafe. Each show features three artists, who sing and tell the stories behind their songs.
Prime Bench – $75
Bench – $65
Lawn – $55
Service Fee $5/ticket
Performances begin at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
For inquiries, call 866.734.4428
Barbecue Group Price $23
With Brisket $26
Children 12 and under $12
Regular Price Barbecue $26
With Brisket $29
Children 12 and under $15
Service fee of $1.25 per ticket
What type of seating is available?
We offer reserved bench and general admission lawn seating.
May we select our seats?
Yes! When purchasing tickets, you can select your preferred section and then choose any available seat options.
Do the benches have backs on them?
The benches have back rests attached to them.
What does “general admission lawn” seating mean?
The lawn seating is general admission, which means seating is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early. Amphitheatre gates open for seating beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Can I bring a chair to sit on the lawn?
Lawn chairs are not permitted on the lawn. Individuals who would like a back rest must purchase a bench seat or bring a beach chair that doesn’t exceed 24 inches in total height from the ground to the top of the chair. Blankets are also permitted and highly recommended for lawn seating.
How can I get the group rate?
The group rate is available to any group of 20 or more. This applies to event tickets as well as the barbecue dinner. Group rates are only available over the phone by calling 866.734.4428.
How many tickets can I purchase?
You can purchase 8 tickets at a time. If you wish to buy more than 8 tickets, you will need to place a second order.
Is there wheelchair access at the Amphitheatre?
There are 6 wheelchair-specific areas in the bench seating area of the Amphitheatre. Guests with wheelchairs can reserve the seats around these wheelchair areas so that they may sit with their group. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Box Office.
Are animals permitted at the events?
Service Animals are welcome at the Sundance Outdoor Amphitheater. All such animals must be always under the control of their handlers. Any animal that creates a disruption will be asked to leave the Amphitheater immediately; refunds will be distributed at the discretion of the house supervisor. Emotional Support Animals and pets are not permitted.
Can children attend the performance?
The Bluebird Cafe Concerts are recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are required for ages 2 years and up. We recommend leaving children and small babies at home. Any child creating a disturbance must be taken out of the theatre area immediately.
What is the inclement weather policy?
We will make every effort to complete each performance, rain, or shine. No performance will be canceled due to weather prior to the 8:00 p.m. showtime. Please come prepared for inclement weather and dropping temperatures. No rainchecks or refunds will be issued. Should the weather conditions become threatening during the show, an announcement will be made with further instructions.
How are temperatures throughout the evening?
Temperatures drop significantly after the sun sets, so we recommend bringing jackets and/or blankets.
Are umbrellas allowed?
Small umbrellas are allowed for rainy weather. Large umbrellas are not permitted.
Will tickets sell out?
The Bluebird Cafe Concerts almost always sell out. Anyone interested in tickets should plan as early as possible.
How can I use my Sundance Gift Card towards Summer Theatre Tickets?
All tickets purchased with a Sundance Gift Card must be made in person at the Sundance Summer Box Office located on site at Sundance Resort. The box office will open for in person sales in June.
May I take food and drink into the Amphitheatre?
We do not allow any outside food or drink at Sundance.
What kinds of concessions are sold?
Concessions will be available before and during the performance. A barbecue dinner is offered before each show and available to purchase online or at Concession the night of the show if it is not already sold out. Other dining options include the Tree Room, Foundry Grill, The Lookout, and Sundance Deli. Outside food and drink are not allowed at Sundance.
How do I get to the theatre once at Sundance?
The theatre is located about 500 yards up the hill from the base of Outlaw Express. Guests are welcome to either walk or ride our tractor-pulled ride up the hill to the Amphitheatre. Sundance representatives will be present to direct guests to the Amphitheatre. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the parking lot to the base.
How early should we arrive for the show?
Plan on arriving at Sundance 30-45 minutes prior to the time you would like to arrive at the theatre. The doors open for each show at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. All lawn seating is first come, first served so we recommend guests arriving as early as possible. Since bench seating is assigned, we recommended that guests arrive no later than 7:45 p.m. to the theatre so as to not disturb others once the performance begins.
Am I allowed to wait in line for the show to start?
Yes. Guests may begin to make their way to the Amphitheatre at 6:00 p.m.
What time does seating begin?
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
How long will the show last?
The performance starts at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours, concluding at about 10:00 p.m.
Is there an intermission?
There is no intermission.
Following the performance, how do we return to our car?
Guests will be able to walk or ride the tractor from the Amphitheatre to the base. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the base to the parking lot.
Box Office Hours:
• May 20th-July 7th: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (Closed Saturday & Sunday)
• July 8th-September 3rd: 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday (Closed Sunday) Open until 8:30pm on event nights
Box Office Contact Information:
For assistance, please contact the Box Office at 801-223-4567 or email email@example.com
Tom Douglasis an American country music songwriter. Tom was born in Atlanta, where he grew up with musical influence from his father, who sold steel by day and played the piano and ukulele at night. He has written Top 10BillboardCountry hits forJohn Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and others. In 2009 Tom received the rare Triple Play Award, in which he had three number one hits in a year. These included Lady Antebellum’s “I Run To You”, followed by Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice” and Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”.
John Thomas “J.T.” Harding is an American country music songwriter. He has written songs for artists such as Uncle Kracker, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Darius Rucker. Harding moved to Nashville at the suggestion of a song publisher while working as an assistant for the band Linkin Park. After this, Harding co-wrote Uncle Kracker’s “Smile”. He has also written number one songs for other country music artists, including Darius Rucker, Keith Urban Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, and Kenny Chesney.
Having signed her first publishing deal at 14 years old, Jordyn Shellhart literally grew up writing songs with Nashville’s elite. Since then, she has blossomed into one of those songwriters in her own right, with credits including Little Big Town’s Grammy-nominated “Sugar Coat,” and songs recorded by Kelsea Ballerini, Cody Johnson, Don Williams, Colbie Caillat, Lori McKenna and others. During the 2020 lockdown, Shellhart and her producer Cameron Jaymes recorded an album of her own, set to be released on Warner Music Nashville later this year.
July 15 & 16
Corey Crowder is one of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriter/producers. With early top-charting success as a songwriter with Chris Young’s 3X MULTI-PLATINUM, three-week #1 “I’m Comin’ Over,” 2X MULTI-PLATINUM #1 “Think of You” (featuring Cassadee Pope), and PLATINUM “Hangin’ On,”. A songwriter on recent chart toppers: “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” (Chase Rice ft. Florida Georgia Line) and the most played country song of 2021, “Famous Friends” (Chris Young ft. Kane Brown), he recently racked up consecutive #1s with Florida Georgia Line’s “I Love My Country” and “Long Live” plus claimed the #1 spot on both Billboard’s Country Songwriter and MusicRow’s Top Songwriter charts. Notching producer credits on FGL’s Life Rolls On album and the duo’s “Yummy (Country Remix)” with Justin Bieber, he also produced LOCASH’s #1 “One Big Country Song” as well as Chris Tomlin and Lady A’s #1 “Who You Are To Me.” Earning a place at the top of the charts in the U.S. and Canada with 15 #1s as an acclaimed songwriter and producer, his tunes have been cut by Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Dustin Lynch, Chris Young, Russell Dickerson, Morgan Wallen, RaeLynn, Canaan Smith, and more, while his production credits include work for FGL, Brian Kelley, Chris Young, Chris Tomlin, LOCASH, Chase Rice, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Redferrin and Jamie Lynn Spears, among others. Crowder is an ACM, CMA, DOVE Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and GRAMMY nominee and most recently was awarded the prestigious CMA Triple Play Award.
Sarah Buxton, a singer’s singer, who’s lent her signature ethereal grit to projects for a range of artists from Miranda Lambert to Dierks Bentley to David Nail to Blake Shelton to Will Hoge, Buxton has also written songs for a list that’s equally impressive: Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Big & Rich, Gary Allan, Trisha Yearwood, Caitlyn Smith, Sarah Jarosz, Reba McEntire, Harry Connick Jr., Dan Tyminski, and more. She’s sung on records for Urban, Florida Georgia Line, McBride, Smith, Tyminski, and numerous others as well––evidence of a telling pattern: When discerning ears hear her voice singing her song, they want to incorporate as much of Buxton’s magic into their own version as possible. Buxton has also contributed songs to hit TV series such as Nashville, for which she and co-writer Kate York earned an Emmy nomination.
After landing the title track on the new Lady Antebellum record, “Ocean” he followed it up with two cuts on the 2020 Little Big Town Record: “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” and “Problem Child”, as well as production credit on “Problem Child”, and the single, “Sugar Coat.” He can also be heard on the latest Hootie & The Blowfish record with the song, “New Year’s Day”. In 2019, the single “Night Shift” by Jon Pardi climbed to number four on the country radio charts.
Tofer has a lot on the horizons in 2020. Some of his recent collaborators include Keith Urban, Karen Fairchild, Gary LeVox, Evan Bogart, Jason Evigan, Geoff Warburton, Hillary Lindsey, Justin Parker, Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally, Sarah Buxton and Sean McConnell. He also works extensively with Jillian Jacqueline, producing her past two albums and co-writing over half of the tracks. He is currently working on her third.
Matt Jenkins is a singer/songwriter from Ft Worth, Texas. Perfectly riding the line between cool and commercial, Jenkins’ songs always leave the listener wanting more. A 2017 CMA Triple Play Award Winner, he has earned 7 #1 singles, including “Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan, “Happy Anywhere” from Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani, “Do I Make You Wanna” by Billy Currington, “Song for Another Time” by Old Dominion and “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney ft. Pink. He also wrote Florida Georgia Line’s “Confession”, Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At” and Keith Urban’s hit single “Cop Car.” Not only do his songs top charts but they also set the mood for TV’s biggest shows including his song “Fade Into You” placed in ABC’s show Nashville. Jenkins has also appeared multiple times on the Grand Ole Opry played shows with Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Old Dominion and more.
Josh Osborne was born in Pike County, Kentucky and grew up on US 23, renamed Country Music Highway by the state of Kentucky in honor of the many country music artists who had come from the area. Osborne has written Billboard Country chart-topping songs, including “Drunk Last Night,” recorded by Eli Young Band, “My Eyes,” performed by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian, “We Are Tonight,” sung by Billy Currington, “Leave the Night On” and “Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt, “Sangria” performed by Blake Shelton, Jake Owen’s “Real Life”, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”, performed by Keith Urban, Tim McGraw’s “Top of the World”, the Grammy and Academy of Country Music Award nominated “Vice” performed by Miranda Lambert, Midland’s “Drinking Problem”, and Kenny Chesney’s “All the Pretty Girls”.
Osborne has been nominated for over 20 awards by the Academy of Country Music, American Country Awards, ASCAP, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, Music Row and NARAS. Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round,” written by Osborne, Shane McAnally and Musgraves, earned Osborne four nominations and won Song Of The Year at the 2013 Music Row Awards and Best Country Song at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards.
Christopher Michael DeStefano is a Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. As a songwriter, he has multiple #1 songs with artists Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl”, “Little Toy Guns”), Billy Currington (“Hey Girl”), Brett Eldredge (“Don’t Ya”), Luke Bryan (“That’s My Kind of Night”, “Kick the Dust Up” ), Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood (“Somethin’ Bad,” later reworked as the opening theme for NBC Sunday Night Football), Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”) and Jason Aldean (“Just Gettin’ Started”).
Chris also co-wrote the Carrie Underwood #1 song “Something in the Water”, the 3rd longest running female #1 Hot Country song in chart history. DeStefano co-wrote “Kiss Somebody” (July 2017) with its Australian singer, Morgan Evans, and fellow American songwriter, Josh Osborne. At the APRA Music Awards of 2018 the song and its writers won Country Work of the Year.
August 26 & 27
Coming from the Northeast, moving to Nashville in 1987, it took Mark Irwin four years to land his first cut, which happened to be the Christmas song “Meet Me Under The Mistletoe” recorded by Randy Travis for his “Old Time Christmas” album.
Soon after, Mark co-wrote Alan Jackson’s first number one hit “Here In The Real World”, a two time CMA Song of the Year nominee, ACM Song of the Year nominee and winner of the Music City News’ Award for Song of the Year 1990.
Mark also co-wrote the Tyler Farr number one single “Redneck Crazy” and the Tim McGraw number one hit song “Highway Don’t Care”, featuring Taylor Swift on guest vocals and Keith Urban on guitar…as well as Blake Shelton’s number one hit single, “Neon Light”.
Other recent cuts that Mark co-wrote include Tim McGraw’s recent single “Looking For That Girl” and Chris Janson’s “Power of Positive Drinking”\
Also, along with having songs on Alan Jackson’s “DRIVE” CD and Garth Brooks’ “THE LOST SESSIONS”, Mark co-wrote the singles, “Bama Breeze” for Jimmy Buffet and That’s How They Do It In Dixie” for Hank Williams Jr.
Over the years Mark has had 5 songs recorded Tim McGraw, 4 songs recorded by Martina McBride and other cuts by George Jones, Faith Hill, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Bomshel, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jessie James, Tracey Lawrence, Sammy Kershaw, Chely Wright, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, The Whites, Chris LeDoux, Bucky Covington, Glen Campbell, Neal McCoy, The Amazing Rhythm Aces and The Dirt Drifters, among others.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow also recorded one of Mark’s songs for her movie “Country Strong”
Recently Mark had the song “Bet You Still Think About Me” on Blake Shelton’s CD “If I’m Honest” and “Sleeping in the Stars” on the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill duets CD ‘The Rest Of Our Life”
At present Mark is working with a number of young artists and is prominently featured in the Bluebird Café documentary “Bluebird”
Nashville-based songwriter Jenn Schott has had her songs recorded by artists including Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, The Eli Young Band, Mickey Guyton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Pam Tillis, Lonestar, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Francesca Battistelli, Lucy Hale, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Restless Heart. Jenn co-wrote Mickey Guyton’s debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” which was named one of Billboard’s 10 Best Country Songs of 2015. She also penned the title track of Tim McGraw’s Grammy nominated album, “Two Lanes of Freedom,” which was the namesake of McGraw’s 2013 summer tour. McGraw’s current single “7500 OBO” was also co-written by Jenn.
Jenn hails from Pittsburg, Kansas, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She’s an alumna of Leadership Music and proudly sits on the board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and a committee for the Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC).
Tony Arata was born in Savannah, GA and grew up on nearby Tybee Island.
While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and his wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks. Garth, to date, has recorded seven of Tony’s songs, and “The Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine.
Tony is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2012). He has also had No. 1 records with “Here I Am” for Patty Loveless, “I’m Holding My Own” for Lee Roy Parnell, and “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” for Clay Walker. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Delbert McClinton, Don Williams, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, and Hal Ketchum.
Tony has also recorded four solo albums featuring new songs, covers, and guest appearances by many of Nashville’s finest musicians as well as folks who have recorded his songs, including Garth, Patty, and Lee Roy.
The Warren Brothers
The Warren Brothers are an American songwriting duo. They have written hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”, “Thought About You”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”), Jason Aldean (“Lights Come On”, “We Back”), Blake Shelton (“Every Time I Hear That Song”), Chris Young (“Sober Saturday Night”) and more.
They’ve had their songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock bands including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls.
Brad and Brett Warren started as recording artists in their hometown of Tampa, Fl. They moved to Nashville in 1995 and in 1997 signed a record deal with RCA records. They made 3 albums for RCA’s sister label BNA Records; in addition, they had one independent release on 429 Records called “Well Deserved Obscurity.” During that time, they toured extensively as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as opened for many other artists. As artists, they have had 7 Billboard Top 40 hits. McGraw took an interest in their songwriting and since then has recorded over 30 of their songs.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Vaughan’s love for music began at a young age, singing in church and choir. As early as high school, she began writing songs of her own and performing as the frontman of an independent alternative rock band, giving her the opportunity to experience collaboration and self-managed tours.
After six years of performing and evolving as a creative, Lydia moved to Nashville in 2015 to pursue her dream, a songwriting career. Five years later, she signed her first publishing deal with Cornman Music & Warner Chappell in August 2020.
Vaughan has had sync placements on shows like MTV’s Teen Mom, CW’s Batwoman, and Netflix’s Dash & Lily. She co-wrote Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood’s “If I Didn’t Love You,” the 3 non-consecutive week no. 1, which debuted at no. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, the highest debut for a duet between a solo male and female. She also co-wrote Larry Fleet’s “Never Wanna Meet Another Woman,” MacKenzie Porter’s “Pickup,” two other songs on Aldean’s double album, “Over You Again” and “This Bar Don’t Work Anymore,” and most recently, Carrie Underwood’s “Crazy Angels.”
Special Guest – Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown is a Singer/Songwriter and Performer, by way of Spirt Lake. Spending manyyears honing her craft on the road, until finding her presence in Nashville in her mid 20’s. Starting as a recording artist with Arista Records, over a period of years, recorded for BNA and then finally her Debut Album “Corn Fed” on Warner Bros, where she co-wrote over ½ of the album’s compilation. Shannon’s unique story and talent impressed the EDM for AOL Music and selected her along with 5 artists in various genres as Music Artists Breakers ‘06. She was also profiled in her own AOL Music Series “This is Shannon Brown”. Born as the 1 st webisode series on a social media platform, created by filmmaker and husband, Shaun Silva. Her musical path has led her on a great journey as both a performing artist and songwriter allowing her to write songs for Kathy Mattea and other artists along the way.