2017 Nashville Boogie Brings Classic Country & Rockabilly to Opryland (Photos)
Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort and the greater Music Valley portion of the city filled up this weekend with thousands of revelers in throwback duds celebrating the annual Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender presented by Muddy Roots. Over 90 acts on 5 different stages and at three separate venues did their part to keep the spirit of country, rockabilly, and old school rock alive.
Along with multiple stages at the Opryland Resort, acts took the stage across the street at the Nashville Palace where Randy Travis was once a dishwasher, and so many country greats got their start. Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson, along with Nikki Lane and others got the Nashville Boogie off to a raging start, which spanned a total of four days considering Thursday pre-parties. Acts and fans from around the world flocked to Nashville for the event, including neotraditional country band Country Side of Harmonica Sam that made the trek all the way from Sweden.
Along with a car show, a fashion show, and pinup pageant, the event was capped of by a takeover of the Grand Ole Opry House Sunday night (5-21) where Jerry Jeff Walker made his first official appearance in Nashville in 20 years. He was joined on stage by the original Outlaw Bobby Bare, with special guests Deke Dickerson, Big Sandy, and Billy Harlan. J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, along with the Mayor of Lower Broadway, Joshua Hedley, opened the show.
Kevin Smith, a contributor to Blue Suede News was in attendance, and turned in some excellent photos of the event that can be seen below.
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Wanda Jackson, whose husband, Wendell Goodman who attended the Nashville Boogie, passed away on Sunday (5-21).
May 22, 2017 @ 8:54 pm
it’s making it tough for Austin to do Ameripolitan week 2018.
May 23, 2017 @ 6:23 am
Cool event. I had a friend in Nashville who attended and posted pix and videos on Facebook during some of the shows. Wished I coulda been there.
May 23, 2017 @ 6:49 am
Hey Nikki Lane – “I’m tired of ya’ll playing dress-up trying to sing them old country songs!”
May 23, 2017 @ 6:11 pm
Wow. I really don’t think stu was referring to Nikki lane in that song pal…
May 24, 2017 @ 7:09 am
I do. Remember when he was quoted at a Nashville concert as saying the following?
“I can’t wait ’til all these flannel shirt/beard motherfuckers figure out I ain’t like them.”
Nikki Lane is hipster country.
May 24, 2017 @ 12:21 pm
Lighten up, Francis.
May 25, 2017 @ 4:51 pm
She doesn’t even sound country to me.
May 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
If this doesn’t sound like country music to you, I want to know what does. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4K5U_axqU
May 27, 2017 @ 11:47 am
Most of what Ive heard sounds more like 60s psychedelic along the lines of Jefferson etc(Gone Gone Gone.) Right Time sounds more like roots rock to me. Not bad, just not country to me. She most definitely seems to have country songs I haven’t heard. I only looked into her slightly prior to her being at Pilgrimage a two years back.