Sundance is an arts community, a recreational community, a community of people who appreciate the beauty of nature. Music events at Sundance cultivate and inspire this community.
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series – Sold out
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters and musicians, brought to Sundance in partnership with the renowned Bluebird Cafe. Each show features three artists, who sing and tell the stories behind their songs.
NEW! You now have the option to choose your own seats when booking your own event. Purchase tickets online to obtain desired seats and dates. The box office will be taking calls only for issues with online purchases.
Individual tickets on sale May 3 @ 10 am
Group tickets (20+ individuals): SOLD OUT
Prime Bench: $60
Regular Bench: $55
Barbecue Dinner: Adult: $23; Group Adult: $20 (View menu below)
Performances begin at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
Held in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
For inquiries, call 866.734.4428
What type of seating is available?
We offer reserved bench and general admission lawn seating.
May we select our seats?
Yes! When purchasing tickets, you can select your preferred section and then choose any available seat options.
Do the benches have backs on them?
The benches have back rests attached to them.
What does “general admission lawn” seating mean?
The lawn seating is general admission, which means seating is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early. Amphitheatre gates open for seating beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Can I bring a chair to sit on the lawn?
Lawn chairs are not permitted on the lawn. Individuals who would like a back rest must purchase a bench seat or bring a beach chair that doesn’t exceed 24 inches in total height from the ground to the top of the chair. Blankets are also permitted and highly recommended for lawn seating.
How can I get the group rate?
The group rate is available to any group of 20 or more. This applies to event tickets as well as the barbecue dinner. Group rates are only available over the phone by calling 866.734.4428.
How many tickets can I purchase?
You can purchase 8 tickets at a time. If you wish to buy more than 8 tickets, you will need to place a second order.
Is there wheelchair access at the Amphitheatre?
There are 6 wheelchair-specific areas in the bench seating area of the Amphitheatre. Guests with wheelchairs can reserve the seats around these wheelchair areas so that they may sit with their group. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Box Office.
Are animals permitted at the events?
Service Animals are welcome at the Sundance Outdoor Amphitheater. All such animals must be always under the control of their handlers. Any animal that creates a disruption will be asked to leave the Amphitheater immediately; refunds will be distributed at the discretion of the house supervisor. Emotional Support Animals and pets are not permitted.
Can children attend the performance?
The Bluebird Cafe is recommended for mature audience due to possible subject matter. We strongly recommend leaving infants at home. Any child creating a disturbance must be taken out of the theatre area immediately.
What is the inclement weather policy?
We will make every effort to complete each performance, rain, or shine. No performance will be canceled due to weather prior to the 8:00 p.m. showtime. Please come prepared for inclement weather and dropping temperatures. No rainchecks or refunds will be issued. Should the weather conditions become threatening during the show, an announcement will be made with further instructions.
How are temperatures throughout the evening?
Temperatures drop significantly after the sun sets, so we recommend bringing jackets and/or blankets.
Are umbrellas allowed?
Small umbrellas are allowed for rainy weather. Large umbrellas are not permitted.
Will tickets sell out?
The Bluebird Cafe almost always sells out. Anyone interested in tickets should plan as early as possible.
How can I use my Sundance Gift Card towards Summer Theatre Tickets?
All tickets purchased with a Sundance Gift Card must be made in person at the Sundance Summer Box Office located on site at Sundance Resort. The box office will open for in person sales in June.
May I take food and drink into the Amphitheatre?
We do not allow any outside food or drink at Sundance.
What kinds of concessions are sold?
Concessions will be available before and during the performance. A barbecue dinner is offered before the show and available to purchase at the Box Office. Other dining options include the Tree Room, Foundry Grill, and Sundance Deli. Outside food and drink are not allowed at Sundance.
How do I get to the theatre once at Sundance?
The theatre is located about 500 yards up the hill from the base of Ray’s Lift. Guests are welcome to either walk or ride our tractor-pulled ride up the hill to the Amphitheatre. Sundance representatives will be present to direct guests to the Amphitheatre. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the parking lot to the base.
How early should we arrive for the show?
Plan on arriving at Sundance 30-45 minutes prior to the time you would like to arrive at the theatre. The doors open for each show at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. All lawn seating is first come, first served so we recommend guests arriving as early as possible. Since bench seating is assigned, we recommended that guests arrive no later than 7:45 p.m. to the theatre so as to not disturb others once the performance begins.
Am I allowed to wait in line for the show to start?
Yes. Guests may begin to make their way to the Amphitheatre at 6:00 p.m.
What time does seating begin?
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
How long will the show last?
The performance starts at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours, concluding at about 10:00 p.m.
Is there an intermission?
There is no intermission during the Bluebird Cafe performance.
Following the performance, how do we return to our car?
Guests will be able to walk or ride the tractor from the Amphitheatre to the base. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the base to the parking lot.
Box Office Hours:
• June 1st-June 30th: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (Closed Saturday & Sunday)
• July 1st-August 28th: 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday (Closed Sunday) Open until 8:30pm on event nights
Box Office Contact Information:
For assistance, please contact the Box Office at 801-223-4567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 9 & 10
With 30-plus career years as a songwriter, Johnson has over 100 cuts, including 7 Number One Hits and 10 Top 10’s by everyone from Bertie Higgins and Alicia Bridges to George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Wynonna and Kenny Rogers, among others. Johnson made history when he broke a country music record with artist Lee Brice with the hit, Love Like Crazy, which spent an amazing 56 weeks on the charts. In 2012, Doug Johnson joined the team at Black River Entertainment as the V.P. of A&R and is currently working with the artist roster of Kelsea Ballerini, Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson.
Jeffrey Steele is an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with recording his own material, Steele has become a prolific Nashville songwriter, having co-written more than 60 hit songs for such artists as Montgomery Gentry, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, and others.
Jeffrey’s most recent hits include “Raise Em Up” by Keith Urban, featuring Eric Church, which was a #1 on the billboard charts, and “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” by Tim McGraw, featuring Faith Hill, #2 on the Billboard charts. Jeffrey is one of Billboard Magazines Top 5 writers 8 years in a row now, has over 60,000,000 airplays on radio, and has released over 100 singles.
Roger Cook’s songwriting career has two distinct chapters. The first was as a prolific British pop composer with his collaborator Roger Greenaway. They created “You’ve Got Your Troubles,” “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” and many other hits, as well as a series of Coca-Cola commercials that included the enormously popular “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” After moving to Nashville in 1975, Cook had a second career as the writer of country hits for Crystal Gayle, Don Williams, George Strait and others.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, Roger Cook sang in a number of pop acts, including the Sapphires, the London’s and Jon & Julie. In 1965, he joined Roger Greenaway in the Kestrels, and the two became a songwriting team. Their first big successes were “You’ve Got Your Troubles,” sung by the Fortunes, and “Green Grass,” recorded by Gary Lewis & the Playboys in the U.S.
The writers’ next big U.S. success occurred with “My Baby Loves Lovin’,” a hit for White Plains in 1970. “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” became a worldwide musical phenomenon in 1972. “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” (the Hollies), “Doctor’s Orders” (Carol Douglas) and other hits ensued. Cook and Greenaway were named Britain’s Songwriters of the Year in both 1971 and 1972. In 1998, ASCAP named “One Night at a Time,” a #1 for George Strait, as its Country Song of the Year. “I Believe in You” (Don Williams, 1980) and “Love Is on a Roll” (Don Williams, 1983) are among his numerous other country successes.
Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant. He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials, and movies. Among his countless awards are 50 BMI Million–Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs within a 12–month period. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Walk of Fame. In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Bob with their prestigious “Poets and Prophets Series: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero” and the Country Music Association also presented Bob with the CMA Chairman’s Award. On November 7, 2017 Bob DiPiero received yet another incredible honor when BMI presented him with their prestigious Icon Award celebrating his outstanding career achievement and honoring his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. This remarkable accolade leaves no question that Bob DiPiero’s career has truly been iconic.
Victoria Shaw was born in Manhattan, New York City. Inspired by country rock musicians such as the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, she began writing songs at an early age. From an early age, her mother, who was Jewish, would sing Yiddish lullabies to her.
Eventually, Shaw moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she found a publishing contract and a record deal. A minor single, “Break My Heart”, was released in 1984 on the MPB label, peaking at No. 61 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Her first major hit as a songwriter came in 1992, when she co-wrote with Garth Brooks “The River” which Brooks took to No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart. A year later, Doug Stone reached No. 1 on the country charts with Shaw’s “Too Busy Being in Love”. Later that same year, another Shaw-penned song — John Michael Montgomery’s “I Love the Way You Love Me” — also reached No. 1 the country charts and won an Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year. In 1995, Shaw received a Top New Female Vocalist nomination from the Academy of Country Music.
Shaw has gone on to write numerous albums and collaborated with Garth Brooks, Billy Dean, Faith Hill, Olivia Newton-John, Neal McCoy, Michael McDonald and Bryan White, Emerson Drive, Eric Church, Paul Worley, Lady A, and more. She has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, for co-writing songs for the daytime dramas One Life to Live and As the World Turns.
From his first pop hit, “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard On Me” by Juice Newton in the early 80’s, to his recent induction into the Country Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Gary Burr has been one of the most successful and honored songwriters in history.
33 top forty hits, 24 top tens, 14 number ones, Gary’s career has spanned pop, country… even Latin hits such as Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera’s smash duet “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely.” He has been honored with Songwriter of the Year awards by Billboard Magazine, ASCAP, and the Nashville Songwriter’s Association of America.
One of the rare breed who writes hits alone as well as co-writing, Gary is a favorite collaborator of a collection of writing icons such as Carole King, Richard Marx, Don Schlitz, Victoria Shaw, Kenny Loggins … even Ringo Starr!
Over the years Gary has kept his joy of music alive by keeping his hand in as many musical adventures as he can… lead singer in the seminal country-rock group Pure Prairie League, guitarist/bassist for Carole King on her widely-acclaimed “Living Room Tour,” guitarist/vocalist for Ringo Starr in his band “The Roundheads” and thousands of other projects. “For me the next song is never far from my mind. Every day I believe that THIS could be the day I hear or say the phrase or hum the melody that will be the best song I’ve ever written!”
August 20 & 21
This Illinois native and 30 year Nashville veteran has had songs recorded by Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Chicago, among others. He has won 12 ASCAP awards including both Country and Pop Song of the Year for his #1, “When She Cries”. He co-wrote the title track and Billy Currington #1 single, “We Are Tonight”, the title track of Ashley Monroe’s Grammy nominated record, “The Blade”, Blake Shelton’s “She’s Got a Way With Words”, Josh Turner’s #1, “Hometown Girl” and “The Bullet” from Carrie Underwood’s Grammy nominated record, Cry Pretty. He also co-wrote the title track to Willie Nelson’s record, “First Rose of Spring” and Rascal Flatt’s single, “How They Remember You”.
Capitol Records Nashville’s Adam Hambrick grew up in between Mississippi and Arkansas, influenced by artists such as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, John Mayer and The Foo Fighters. Growing up, Adam’s musical roots were grounded in the church singing hymns with his family, where his dad was a Baptist pastor and his mom played piano. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas, the singer-songwriter made an appearance on Good Morning Arkansas where fellow Arkansas-native and country star Justin Moore happened to be watching and was impressed by Adam’s unique voice and distinctive songs. This was the first of many circumstances that changed the course of his life. Soon after, Justin’s producer Jeremy Stover reached out opening the door for Adam to move to Nashville and pursue music full-time. Since then, Adam has written a multitude of songs and had numerous cuts for other artists including Miranda Lambert and Eli Young Band, as well as No. 1 hits for Dan + Shay (“How Not To”) and Justin Moore (“Somebody Else Will”). Since moving to Nashville, he has continued to hone his songwriting and vocal skills while developing his live show. Adam is currently working on his debut album with producers Andrew DeRoberts (James Blunt, Miley Cyrus) and Paul DiGiovanni (Blake Shelton, Jordan Davis). His first single, Rockin’ All Night Long, is resonating with country music fans everywhere as it recalls the nostalgic late-night memories made throughout life. Check out www.adamhambrick.com for tour dates, music, videos and more.
Kelly Archer hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest of Canada and has been a signed writer in Nashville for the past 20 years Kelly’s songs have been recorded by Jason Aldean, Brett Young, Justin Moore, Travis Denning, Reba, Tricia Yearwood, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lunch, Jo Dee Messina, Montgomery Gentry, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, Natalie Hemby (Puxico), Chris Lane, and many more. Kelly has had several songs place in the series “Nashville” as well as success in her Native land of Canada with Artist like Chad Brownlee, Tebey, Jess Moskaluke, Tyler Joe Miller and CCMA female vocalist of the year Meghan Patrick. Kelly celebrated her first number one song with Brett Young’s “Sleep without you”, her second number one with Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else will”, and recently her 3rd #1 with Travis Denning’s “After a few” and she received the AIMP “Rising Songwriter of the year” award for 2017. Kelly currently has Brett Young’s newest single at radio “Not Yet”.
August 27 & 28
ACC Award nominated singer/songwriter Lance Miller has toured as a solo artist with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. As a songwriter he is credited for the #1 country hit and 2014 SESAC Song of the Year “Drink To That All Night,” recorded by Jerrod Niemann. He has also had songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Lee Brice and many more. Miller has also made several guest appearances as a background vocalist on various major label records. One of his personal career highlights was singing background vocals on “A Horse Called Music,” featuring Merle Haggard on Willie Nelson’s “Heroes” album. You might also remember Lance from Season 2 of the hit USA Network series Nashville Star in 2004 when he finished fourth.
Established Singer/ Songwriter, Jessi Alexander, is the writer of some the chart-topping hits on country radio. Alexander has penned four #1’s including “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice which won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional #1’s include Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It”. Alexander’s career skyrocketed with her song “The Climb”. Miley Cyrus recorded the song, and it soon became the anthem for her box office hit “The Hannah Montana Movie” and won the 2009 MTV Movie Awards ‘Best Song From A Movie’. Her nine-song album, “Down Home” is available on iTunes.
The Warren Brothers
The Warren Brothers are an American songwriting duo. They have written hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”, “Thought About You”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”), Jason Aldean (“Lights Come On”, “We Back”), Blake Shelton (“Every Time I Hear That Song”), Chris Young (“Sober Saturday Night”) and more.
They’ve had their songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock bands including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls.
Brad and Brett Warren started as recording artists in their hometown of Tampa, FL. They moved to Nashville in 1995 and in 1997 signed a record deal with RCA records. They made 3 albums for RCA’s sister label BNA Records; in addition, they had one independent release on 429 Records called “Well Deserved Obscurity.” During that time, they toured extensively as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as opened for many other artists. As artists, they have had 7 Billboard Top 40 hits. McGraw took an interest in their songwriting and since then has recorded over 30 of their songs.
Sounds of Summer
Sounds of Summer is a complimentary music series every Sunday evening on Ray’s Lawn. Each week features a new band that plays from 5-8pm.
July 11 – Matthew & the Hope
July 18 – The Hardy Brothers
July 25 – Michelle Moonshine & Co
August 1 – Morgan Snow Band
August 8 – Bad Frances
August 15 – Jonny Gold & the Sunflowers
August 22 – Nate Robinson Band
August 29 – Basil Katz opening for the Joy & Eric Tribute Concert
Low Key Vibes
Low Key Vibes is a new music series at Sundance offered every Wednesday evening on Ray’s Lawn. Each week features a new artist that plays from 4-7pm. Low Key Vibes is complimentary to the public.
July 7 – Morgan Snow
July 14 -Andrew Wiscombe
July 21 – Jonny Gold
July 28 – M Horton Smith
August 4 – Daniel Young
August 11 – Nate Robinson
August 18 – Erika Sehestedt
August 25 – Michelle Moonshine
Outside food and drink are prohibited
We will be following state and county guidelines at the time of the event regarding Covid-19 precautions for large groups.
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