You’d think a country music show in New York City would be all bells and whistles and staging and production and what not. But this one? Far from it.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s All for the Hall fundraiser — featuring Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris — is going to be much more spontaneous and intimate. It’s being billed as a guitar pull, which is when a handful of singers and songwriters take the stage together to take turns singing and telling the stories behind their songs while the others listen or add a little backing music or vocals.
There’s usually no official set list, and it almost always showcases how good these singers are at captivating a crowd. It feels like you’re in someone’s living room, when in fact this particular show is being held at the Best Buy Theater in New York’s Times Square.
Tickets for the Oct. 6 event are on sale now and range from $1,000 for an individual ticket to $10,000 for a table for 10. (It is a fundraiser for the museum, remember?)
The proceeds will support of the museum’s educational programs which teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. All very important lessons to share with the next generation.