One of our favorite things about NYC is that you never know what’s around the corner. This proved to be true tonight, Tuesday, May 17th, when Jennifer Nettles stopped by Bryant Park for a Surprise Pop-Up Set!
The Grand Ole Opry, as part of their Opry Circle Throwdown, organized the surprise set at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park, just after 8PM. The idea behind the throwdown is to have artists like Jennifer Nettles (or Kelsea Ballerini or Chase Bryant, who visited us in Bryant Park back in September) throw down a replica of the famed six-foot Opry circle of wood and perform to bring a taste of the Opry to new cities. The circle of wood symbolizes the oak center stage at the Opry House and has traveled around the world for planned and impromptu sets. The set also includes the famous Grand Ole Opry Microphone Stand.
If you’ve ever seen Nettles live, then you already know her fun, sarcastic & bubbly personality that she puts into each show. Tonight was no different. She performed a full set featuring some of her new songs like ‘Unlove You’ and ‘Hey Heartbreak‘ from her new album, ‘Playing With Fire.’ She also incorporated some of her old and well-known songs from her former trio, turned duo, Sugarland, like “Baby Girl” and “Stay.” In between songs, Nettles kept the crowd entertained with stories and pointing out guests she had recognized from Twitter.
By the end of her set, Nettles had accumulated quite the audience, with guests filling the porch as well as the surrounding area. She sure knows how to entertain a crowd and certainly brought the energy to Bryant Park. If you haven’t downloaded Jennifer Nettles’ new album already, What are you waiting for!? Click HERE to download it. Also, Check out our Facebook for more pictures from the show! While you’re at it, Don’t Forget to follow us on Instagram!
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