Venerable Nashville honky-tonk bar celebrates 55th birthday

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a pioneer of Nashville’s downtown revitalization, is celebrating its 55th birthday.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Nashville.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Nashville. Image by Kathleen Tyler Conklin / CC BY 2.0

The quintessential honky-tonk bar has launched the careers of many country music stars over its five decades. Tootsie’s was also instrumental in bringing visitors back to the Lower Broadway section of downtown Nashville when it changed ownership and underwent extensive renovations in the early 1990s. Today’s celebration will feature concerts from country stars such as Chase Bryant and Trick Pony. Read more at: usatoday.com

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