Luke Bryan Plays to 30,000 Fans During Free Downtown Nashville Concert
When Luke Bryan decides to throw a party, he certainly goes all out! The four-time Entertainer of the Year put a call out to fans, inviting them to a free concert in downtown Nashville to celebrate the grand opening of his new bar, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink.
More than 30,000 fans lined Lower Broadway in Music City to catch the singer do what he does best. While the concert was the main event, Bryan spent much of the day participating in grand opening festivities, like a ribbon cutting and press conference.
It was earlier in the afternoon on Monday (9/10) that the superstar and his wife, Caroline, cut a camo ribbon out in front of the new restaurant. After the cutting, he made his way inside to greet waiting media, including Sounds Like Nashville, and made his inaugural performance on the stage within. It was then that he performed his latest No.1 single, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” which was the top song in the country that week. After performing the smash, the Georgia native answered many of the media’s most pressing questions, like his favorite item on the menu and the friendly competition between fellow artists on Broadway.
Later, during the concert, Bryan invited out one of the songwriters from his No.1, Ryan Hurd, who was thrilled to perform the tune on the day it went No.1.
“I don’t think any writer has ever had a day quite like this one,” wrote Hurd on Instagram. “Got to sing Sunrise with Luke on a shut-down Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee the day it went number 1. No words. Thank you @lukebryan and congrats on your new bar! “
His wife, fellow singer/songwriter Maren Morris, proudly waited in the wings, in support of her hit-making hubby.
During his 90-minute set, Bryan pulled out all of the stops, also inviting Cole Swindell out on the stage. The two, who have a long history together performed “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” as well as a cover of Tim McGraw’s “Where The Green Grass Grows.”
When he wasn’t performing, the superstar was supporting his openers from the sidelines. Those special guests included DJ Rock, Chelsea Field and Jon Langston, the latter of which will join Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour lineup.
Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink is the latest artist-inspired restaurant and bar to open on Lower Broadway, located at 301 Broadway. Visit lukes32bridge.com to learn more.
Check out more photos from Bryan’s grand opening celebration below…