It’s the fabled Nashville hotspot that launched some of the biggest names in country music. Now the Bluebird Cafe is launching its own campaign for a documentary about its history. And who else to star in it than the biggest name of all to have his start there?
A rich history
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Bluebird Cafe launched the careers of many artists. But the biggest of them all is Garth Brooks. And according to Rolling Stone, Brooks certainly feels grateful to them. “What do I owe the Bluebird? Just everything I’ve got,” he says.
The cafe opened in 1982 in Nashville’s Green Hills. They didn’t have what one would call an auspicious beginning. They gave away bottles of champagne because they didn’t have their liquor license, and there was a small fire. Nonetheless, the club grew to a place of prominence in Nashville. It was the place to be for aspiring artists, including megastar Taylor Swift.
To celebrate this rich history, a new fundraising campaign is underway to support Bluebird Cafe: The Movie. The campaign launched in mid-October 2017 with a Facebook Live event there.
To fund the film, one can directly donate, and there are perks that come with it. These include everything from movie posters and T-shirts to having your name engraved a-la Bruce Springsteen on a Bluebird chair.
An impressive array
Brian Loschiavo will direct the film. To tell the story, there is an impressive array of artists!
Slated to interview for the film are Garth Brooks, Vince Gills, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Pam Tillis, Old Dominion, Kathy Mattea, Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes, and many others. Several Nashville cast members will also appear in the film. These include Esten, Lennon and Maisy Stella, Chris Carmack, Jonathon Jackson, Sam Palladio, and Clare Bowen.
Brooks recently performed a private concert at the Bluebird. Beside him were three songwriters of some of his most famous hits: Victoria Shaw (“The River”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”) and Kent Blazy (“If Tomorrow Never Comes”).
With such a rich history, country music fans and aficionados are sure to enjoy Bluebird Cafe: The Movie.