The Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s renowned singers, songwriters, and musicians. We’re pleased to partner with the original Bluebird Cafe to bring these talented artists to Sundance.
February 21 & 22: Leslie Satcher,
Marv Green, Terry McBride
April 3 & 4: Matraca Berg,
Jeff Hanna, Marcus Hummon
At 26, Leslie Satcher made the move from Texas to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody. After being mentored at a smaller publisher by many of the music industry’s most legendary songwriters, she made the move to Sony Music Publishing where she would stay for nearly 15 years. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects. In 2015, Leslie found her new creative home with Notting Hill Music Publishing.
Marv Green, a Southern California native, moved to Nashville in March of 1993. Within 6 months, Marv’s songwriting caught the attention of producer Scott Hendricks, who signed Marv to a publishing deal with Big Tractor and Warner Chappell music. Marv’s songs have been recorded by George Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Reba, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Jessica Andrews, Kelly Pickler, Brad Paisley, and more, with numerous #1 hits.
Terry McBride has a decades-long career spanning projects as a lead vocalist and songwriter. Between 1989 and 1994, and again from 2000 to 2002, McBride was the lead vocalist and bass guitarist in the band McBride & the Ride, which recorded four studio albums and charted more than ten singles on Billboard. As a songwriter, McBride has won 12 awards from BMI and penned songs including “I Keep On Loving You”, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” and tracks for Ronnie Dunn’s debut album.
Matraca Burg has described herself as “cartographer for the hills and valleys of women’s souls, doubts, loves and sorrows for her whole life.” The Nashville native is a three-time Grammy nominee and earned her first #1 track at just 18, with a Grammy nomination at 22. Besides her own songs, Burg has written for Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, and more. She was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and received the Poet’s Award from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2018.
Singer and guitarist Jeff Hanna in high school when he formed the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, and in 1970, the band released its second LP, featuring its most famous song, “Mr. Bojangles.” The track hit no. 9 on the Billboard 100, and Hanna has been a force in Country music ever since. Hanna has composition credits on more than 100 albums and has collaborated with his wife Matraca Berg, who also joins us for the Concert Series! His composition “Bless the Broken Road” won a Grammy in 2010, and “Mr. Bojangles” has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Grammy winner and two-time NSAI Songwriter’s Hall of Fame nominee, Marcus Hummon has enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, composer, playwright and author. His songs have been recorded in many genres–Pop, R&B, Gospel. He is most notably known for his work in Country music, in which he has written some of the genre’s most iconic songs. Hummon has received 7 BMI Awards and 5 BMI #1 Awards. He has also released his own critically-acclaimed albums, had songs featured in films, scored two films, written 6 musicals and an opera, and written numerous books.
July 10 & 11
July 17 & 18
Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan, Jon Nite
August 21 & 22
Kelly Archer, Marc Beeson, Adam Hambrick
August 28 & 29
Individual tickets on sale April 6 at 10 a.m. Group tickets on sale March 2
Group and Individual ticket pricing:
Prime Bench $58
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