Ron Pope

Lydia Luce

Friday, May 05, 2023
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 8pm

Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar which opens at 6pm. See the menu & make reservations here. Mezzanine ticket holders will be able to order from The Lounge menu right from their seat.

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Ron Pope 
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Platinum recording artist, Ron Pope, made a name for himself in the early days of music streaming with the viral success of his song, “A Drop in the Ocean” – which was shared completely organically and promoted independently. Instead of stalling, Pope’s career has soared to new heights with each subsequent release. Once a die-hard New Yorker, Pope ultimately landed in Nashville where his songwriting is a natural fit for the Americana, roots, and country communities. His last full album, Bone Structure (March 2020), received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMT, Relix, The Tennessean, and more. Most recently he landed in Nashville Scene’s 12 Artists to Watch in 2022 list and released his 5-song EP, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night, supported by a US tour with sold out shows in Chicago, New York City, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Nashville and Minneapolis. Pope plans to release an album’s worth of expertly crafted songs about lasting love, the joys of parenthood, growth, heartache and living with gratitude in 2023. 

VIP Package Info below:

VIP1 Ultimate Ron Pope Experience 

– One General Admission Event Ticket

– One (1) Guest list Spot (so you can bring a friend)

– Pre-show Meal with Ron Pope

– Backstage Green Room Hang and Polaroid Photo Shoot with Ron Pope

– Access to Pre-show Soundcheck Performance and Q&A

– Two (2) Signed Setlists

– Two (2) Exclusive Gift Bags Designed for Package Purchasers

– Two (2) Commemorative Laminates

– Venue First Entry (where applicable)

VIP2 Green Room Experience

– One (1) General Admission Event Ticket

– Backstage Green Room Hang and Polaroid Photo Shoot with Ron Pope

– Access to Pre-show Soundcheck Performance and Q&A

– One (1) Signed Setlist

– One (1) Exclusive Gift Bag Designed for Package Purchasers

– One (1) Commemorative Laminate

– Venue First Entry (where applicable)

VIP3 Meet & Greet Experience

– One (1) General Admission Event Ticket

– Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Ron Pope

– Access to Pre-show Soundcheck Performance and Q&A

– One (1) Exclusive Gift Bag Designed for Package Purchasers

– One (1) Commemorative Laminate

– Venue First Entry (where applicable)

Lydia Luce
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Platinum recording artist, Ron Pope, made a name for himself in the early days of music streaming with the viral success of his song, “A Drop in the Ocean” - which was shared completely organically and promoted independently. Instead of stalling, Pope’s career has soared to new heights with each subsequent release. Once a die-hard New Yorker, Pope ultimately landed in Nashville where his songwriting is a natural fit for the Americana, roots, and country communities. His last full album, Bone Structure (March 2020), received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMT, Relix, The Tennessean, and more. Most recently he landed in Nashville Scene’s 12 Artists to Watch in 2022 list and released his 5-song EP, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night, supported by a US tour with sold out shows in Chicago, New York City, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Nashville and Minneapolis. Pope plans to release an album's worth of expertly crafted songs about lasting love, the joys of parenthood, growth, heartache and living with gratitude in 2023.
Dark River is the evocative new album from Lydia Luce, a Nashville based singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist adeptly blending spellbinding strings, warm guitar tones and dream-like piano to create a sophisticated soundtrack that expands across vintage pop, contemporary classical, psychedelic folk and indie rock. Produced with Jordan Lehning, Dark River showcases Luce’s hypnotic vocals, which share poignant tales of loneliness, isolation and clarity of mind. Her heart-rending personal stories reflect on tumultuous relationships, risky solo travel trips and draw on the experience of surviving the Nashville March Tornado after it ripped through her home in East Nashville. Luce grew up in a strict musical household where her mother was a professional conductor and did not present learning the violin as a choice. From six years old she excelled in numerous orchestras but knew her path was not that of a professional classical musician. Luce has since found her way back to orchestral music, leading Lockeland Strings, a community arts organization and a showcase of local artists accompanied by string quartet arrangements, alongside performances of new contemporary classical pieces from local composers.