Thousands joined some of the hottest musicians to honor Tootsie Bess and celebrate the legendary Tootsies’ World Famous Orchid Lounge on Tuesday, October 11th in Downtown Nashville. The annual block party celebrating Tootsie’s 55th Birthday hosted a plethora of hit-makers including Montgomery Gentry, Darryl Worley, Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Anthony Orio, Daryle Singletary, Joe Diffie, Trick Pony, Love and Theft, Tera Thompson, The Fiddle Man Tim Watson and surprise guests Kid Rock and Billy Ray Cyrus.
“Every year this party gets bigger and bigger. Many of these artists got their start at Tootsie’s, so it is great to see everything come full circle and have them back to perform to honor Tootsie and Tootsies Orchid Lounge,” said Tootsie’s proprietor Steve Smith. “Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us and we look forward to next year!”
The all-day concert event hosted by the most legendary honky-tonk in Music City included hours of live music from the featured artists alongside a singing competition. Nathan’s Hot Dogs’ held a hot dog eating competition and Tootsies provided fun for the whole family.