Ben Haggard & Merle Haggard’s Band, The Strangers, to Perform at 11:30 PM CT
Following the all-star concert celebration, Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, April 6, Nudie’s Honky Tonk is encouraging fans to join them for a Merle Haggard Takeover at 11:30 PM CST, featuring performances by Merle’s son, Ben Haggard, and Merle’s band, The Strangers. The event, which is free and open to the public, proves once again why Nudie’s Honky Tonk is quickly becoming a “must-visit” stop on Broadway.
“We’re honored that Nudie’s is the official venue for the Merle Haggard tribute concert after-party,” says Nudie’s Honky Tonk Owner and Icon Entertainment President Bill Miller. “In addition to members of Merle’s family and friends, son Ben Haggard will be performing with his dad’s band, The Strangers.”
About Nudie’s Honky Tonk
The world famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100-year-old, historic, three-story building housing millions of dollars of rare country music memorabilia, costumes, multiple bars, two stages featuring live music and Southern style comfort food for guests. Open daily 11 AM – 3 AM CT, visitors can see pop culture, iconic designs by designer Nudie Cohn like Elvis Presley’s $10,000 gold lame’ suit. Nudie’s Rodeo Tailor fashions were donned by the hottest in film and music including Gene Autry, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, Porter Wagner and John Wayne, among many others. Nudie didn’t stop at clothing. He also customized automobiles often installing silver-dollar dashboards, pistol door handles and gear shifts, extending rear bumpers and trimming vehicles with longhorn steer horns as hood ornaments. To date, there are 9 surviving “Nudie Mobiles” with his $400,000 1975 Cadillac El Dorado finding a permanent home on the wall at Nudie’s Honky Tonk. Located at 409 Broadway, this attraction features the longest bar in Music City at over 100 feet.