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Dale Watson, the trailblazing singer/songwriter behind a genre he coined as "Ameripolitan," will be anchoring the first ticketed performance at Music City's newest establishment in downtown Nashville, Johnny Cash's Kitchen and Saloon. Appearing on Friday, September 27 at 9 PM, Dale will be performing his Americana/Texas Country signature tunes live from the second floor stage of the Kitchen and Saloon, a performance space wrapped in a mural of Johnny Cash and June Carter's home that once stood on Old Hickory Lake. 

“We're happy to have Dale Watson appear at Johnny's place,” says Icon Entertainment CEO Bill Miller. “We plan on doing a number of ticketed events featuring a myriad of musical genres and artists who were influenced by Cash in the coming months.”

Full details on the performance are below.

Date: Friday, September 27

Doors Open: 8 PM

Show Starts: 9 PM (No opening act)

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

About Dale Watson

Dale Watson, a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Dale Watson's unique musical style, Ameripolitan, encompasses four subgenres of country music: honky-tonk, western swing, rockabilly, and outlaw. Dale's 20th album, The Sun Sessions, was recorded in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash’s earliest recordings at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal). He followed this album with El Rancho Azul, which propelled Dale into the national spotlight with multiple appearances on late-night television, including The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions (PBS), and as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me.

About Johnny Cash's Kitchen and Saloon

Located at 121 Third Avenue south in downtown Nashville adjacent to the Johnny Cash Museum, Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon greets patrons on the first floor of the meat and three restaurant with the sounds of classic Cash performed live on the stage daily.  Traversing backstage, they enter a cafeteria style dining establishment that features the curated menu of Swett’s, a Music City signature that has been welcoming customers through its doors at their original location since 1954. Seated beneath a hand painted mural immortalizing the Cash and Carter family legacies, guests enjoy comfort food classics like delicious fried chicken, meat loaf, pork chops, catfish, roast beef and much more served with dozens of side dishes and homemade desserts. The Kitchen & Saloon recreates the warmth and authenticity of Johnny and June Cash's home and features many never-before-seen photos that share a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the superstar.  The second floor’s rustic decor created from rough-hewn timbers and stone, a floor to ceiling fireplace, and intricate stained glass windows depicting significant glimpses into Johnny’s life provide the welcoming atmosphere that was customary at Johnny & June’s own table. Proceed beyond the fireplace lounge and guests find a replica of Johnny’s own Cash Cabin front porch that looks onward to a second stage and bar. This performance area is wrapped in a mural of the Cash home that once stood in its glory on Old Hickory Lake.

Details on the establishment are below:

Name: Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon

Location: 121 Third Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201

Hours: 11 AM to 3 AM Daily

Kitchen Hours: 11 AM to 8 PM

Age Restriction: 21 + after 8 PM

Twitter: @JCashKitchen


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