The second rendition of the legendary partnership will welcome back the ‘stories behind the songs’ format made famous by Nashville’s legendary listening room in an intimate Southwestern setting.
Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, the award-winning luxury resort and thoughtfully restored landmark, has once again partnered with The Bluebird Cafe for a now annual tradition that brings Nashville’s legendary listening room to the UNESCO Creative City of Santa Fe, NM. The renowned venue, which has gained worldwide recognition for launching the careers of Maren Morris, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and many others, will once again bring its signature ‘In The Round’ songwriter show format to the intimate setting of the resort’s Bunkhouse. Stemming from the success of the sold-out inaugural partnership in 2023, Nashville’s top hitmakers will inspire travelers and locals with four performances taking place over two weekends on Feb. 16-17 and March 15-16, 2024. It is a captivating experience that few forget, and one that reflects why Nashville is known as Music City and Bishop’s Lodge is renowned for its deeply rooted creative culture.
While the venue is known as a haven to songwriters, The Bluebird Cafe brings its magic to a limited number of off-site locations. Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the 90-seat venue is unassuming in appearance. Still, some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed in its room, taking turns playing, collaborating, and telling stories behind their songs. On any given night, the audience may hear from artists like Lee Brice, Vince Gill, or Carly Pearce, “heroes behind the hits” like Tony Arata, Chris DeStefano and Liz Rose, or perhaps a budding singer-songwriter just beginning to make their mark.
World-renowned songwriters will, in true Bluebird fashion, take a seat in the center of the Bunkhouse’s Great Room, a warm setting that brings friends and family together around a two-story stone fireplace. On February 16th and 17th (featuring JT Harding – “Somewhere With You” by Kenny Chesney and “Sangria” by Blake Shelton; Marv Green – “True” by George Strait and “Amazed” by Lonestar; and Jenn Schott – “7500 OBO” by Tim McGraw and “Better Than You Left Me” by Mickey Guyton) and March 15th and 16th (featuring Victoria Banks – “What Are You Going To Tell Her” by Mickey Guyton and “Saints & Angels” by Sara Evans; Phil Barton – “A Woman Like You” by Lee Brice and “Prayed For This Day” by Chrissy Metz; and Emily Shackleton – “Every Little Thing” and “What He Didn’t Do” by Carly Pearce), the songwriters will share their chart-topping music and stories behind how the songs came to be. This unique musical experience and collaboration intends to cultivate and inspire Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection’s community. Each evening’s concert will feature a unique set list and will conclude with a brief Q&A session before guests have the chance to visit with the performers following the show.
Performances will begin each night at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. and guests welcomed with inspiring beverages. Following the memorable performance, guests are invited to SkyFire for a notable dining experience ($95 per person) created by Executive Chef Pablo Peñalosa starting at 7:30 p.m. The artful culinary presentation of Nashville-style barbeque with a New Mexican twist will nod to the Southern roots gathering all for the weekend. A deeply rooted destination for art and creativity, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is known to curate one-of-a-kind experiences in a spectacular natural setting, and the partnership with The Bluebird Cafe is no exception.
Tickets are available to locals via Eventbrite (starting at $75, up to $195 for VIP tickets) and guests through a two-night VIP Overnight Package, which can be built upon additional nights for travelers or serve as an ideal staycation for locals. The package (starting at $2180++) includes room accommodation, two show tickets, a post-show dining experience and a custom gift. Join Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection for an entertaining weekend of music, culinary arts and Santa Fe adventures in a cozy winter setting.
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About Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection
A legendary landmark re-imagined, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious and soulful retreat steeped in heritage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Set on 317 secluded acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest and just minutes from downtown, the 100-room resort invites guests to connect with nature with organic adobe architecture that invokes rich New Mexican heritage and conveys a genuine sense of place. Amenities include a collection of exhilarating outdoor experiences, horse stables, fitness center, pool, onsite stream for fly fishing casting lessons, healing arts experiences at Stream Dance Spa and several dining venues, including the resort’s signature restaurant SkyFire. Expansive indoor and outdoor event space includes The Hall with 3,200 square-feet of meeting space and the historic Lamy Chapel and Garden, featuring dramatic views of the Tesuque Valley. A restored Bunkhouse is ideal for family gatherings with 12 individual bedrooms and personal butler service.
About The Bluebird Cafe
Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe is a small but mighty venue where up and coming songwriters and artists build their careers and rise to fame. Over the past 41 years, the tiny room has developed into one of the most significant music venues in the world where all songwriters are welcomed and supported, from novice to established hit-makers. Artists such as Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Taylor Swift have had career moments along with countless hit songwriters whose music is represented on a wide range of charts.
A typical show at The Bluebird features three or four songwriters performing ‘In the round,’ a format made famous at the club where the performers take turns playing their original music, sharing the stories behind their songs, accompanying each other instrumentally, and vocally. The venue’s “SHHHH” policy establishes it as a listening room where audience members are encouraged to pay attention to the song itself – and since it accommodates only 90 people per show, the demand is high and the room sells out in minutes.
Over 80,000 people visit the venue annually; many of them as a result of seeing the Bluebird on television, in news pieces, The Foo Fighters’ documentary, Sonic Highways, the feature film, The Thing Called Love, or on the ABC hit drama, Nashville. The Bluebird Cafe has been featured in publications such as Southwest Spirit, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine where the club was voted one of the Top 10 Best Clubs in America. Most recently, the venue’s story was featured in the 2019 documentary, BLUEBIRD, available on streaming channels including iTunes and Amazon.
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