3rd Annual NYCountry Swag Presents Babes, Booze & Brunch Recap

Sunday, March 8th NYCountry Swag celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting our annual Babes, Booze & Brunch event at Refinery Rooftop. The weather was absolutely perfect, 60 and sunny, which allowed the rooftop’s glass atrium to open overhead, making the views of the Empire State Building particularly excellent.

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Our VIP guests arrived early to enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and build their own mimosa and bloody marys, powered by Tito’s Vodka and Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack. DJ Mouse provided female empowered focused music while our guests dined and took in the views.

This year was our biggest and best event yet, partnering with Nicolle Galyon and her female-focused record label, Songs & Daughters. After a quick introduction from NYCountry Swag’s Stephanie and Christina thanking our sponsors, Galyon took the stage to speak about how through the course of her life she went from being a tomboy to really discovering her girly side after she became a mother.

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Her thoughtful words about NYCountry Swag and our women-run company inspired the crowd and she told the epic story about how when she first heard our 2020 Artist to Watch and featured artist of the day, Madison Kozak that she decided to start a record label just so she could work with her.

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She was excited to introduce her flagship artist to the room full of women who probably hadn’t heard her perform live before. Kozak took the stage next and sang “Little Bit Of You”, “Click”, “First Last Name”, “Phases” as well as her current single “OMG ILY”. She also got the crowd singing along with covers of “Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney, John Denver’s “Country Roads, Take Me Home” mashed with Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” and closed out her incredible 60-minute acoustic set with the ultimate girl power anthem, Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”.

Madison Kozak

After her set, DJ Mouse spun some of the best music created by females across genres as our guests stopped by our braid bar hosted by Hair by SavLeann, nail art station by Art Nail NYC, Henna with Naty by Nature and took pictures in our photo booth.

Check out a full video recap of the event here:

We want to thank each of our sponsors, each of our guests, and the incredible team over at Songs & Daughters including Nicolle Galyon and Madison Kozak for celebrating International Women’s Day with us!


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‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’ Full Recap/Photos

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Sunday, March 11th, New York Country Swag hosted a brunch event celebrating our female family, friends, and followers, with ‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’. In case you missed the sold out event, check out pictures below of the spectacular day.

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As soon as the elevator doors opened to the Refinery Rooftop at Refinery Hotel, guests were escorted to their tables which were adorned with beautiful roses and sparkly gold crowns to wear for the duration of the afternoon.

NOMI Beauty provided a braid bar, hooking our beautiful female guests up with some rockin’ new braid hairstyles. While Art Nail NYC added pizzaz to our guest’s nails at their nail art station.


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DJ Artie of DJ’s @ Work got the afternoon started by spinning hits from our Girl Power Spotify Playlist, while guests enjoyed build-your-own mimosas featuring Domaine Select’s Primaterra Prosecco, build-your-own Bloody Mary’s with 44 North Vodka, and brunched on bites from the incredible custom brunch menu Refinery Rooftop created for our special day.
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Photo Credit: Danny Barrera

Our first performance on that sunny, glorious spring day was Lauren Davidson.  Davidson, who was one of our Swag Spotlight Artists, sang her original songs “Don’t Stop” as well as “I’ll Drink to That” and did an incredible cover of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”.
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After a quick shout out to our sponsors and all of the supportive women in the room by our New York Country Swag Leaders, Founder Stephanie Wagner and Managing Editor Christina Bosch, they introduced our headliner, Hannah Ellis.
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Ellis, who hails from Nashville, originally from Kentucky, brought the girl power to the stage, singing her latest single “ILY So What”, a song she wrote with Russell Dickerson that is currently on his album; “Would You Love Me”, and even put her very own spin on the new Maren Morris/Zedd collab, “The Middle”.
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Guests left the day pampered and feeling empowered. Each guest took home a Swag Bag which featured some incredible goodies including an autographed Jason Aldean Vinyl Record courtesy of BBR Music Group, Redbull, Phone Wallets & Bandanas courtesy of Sony Music, a Free Ride with Swerve Fitness, a free appetizer at Opry City Stage and a few additional special surprises!
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Thank You to everyone who joined us for such a special day!  Check out more pictures from the amazing event on our Facebook here and don’t forget to follow the page for more upcoming events plus all things country music in the New York metro area and beyond.
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– Team NYCountry Swag