As Jen mentioned in her post about our Utah anniversary weekend, we had to celebrate our anniversary later than it’s actual date. But we were totally fine with that and one of the main reasons was because of the Bluebird Café at Sundance.imageFree People Shirt | Zara Jeans |Palladium Boots (on sale for $79 from $150!)

We went to Bluebird for the first time a few years ago and loved it. We’ve been really wanting to make it back, but haven’t been able to. A combination of good music/entertainers, an amazing mountain venue and good friends and family, makes for a great time. So when we saw that the dates lined up with, we had to make it a part of our trip.

imageIf you aren’t familiar with the original Bluebird Café, it’s a small music venue in Nashville where country music singers, songwriters and musicians come to perform their original works. Bluebird started in the 80’s in Nashville and his since grown to a historical landmark within the country music scene and become part of the show “Nashville” on ABC. There is an insane list of country music careers that were launched under that little roof. And then 13 years ago, they also decided to bring Bluebird to Sundance and have the songwriters come to the mountains for some musical storytelling and perform their original works.

imageimageimageimageCountry music isn’t too high on the music ranks for me, but Jen loves it. So the first time we went to Bluebird a few years ago, Jen was going for the music and I was going because Sundance’s Outdoor Amphitheater is probably my favorite music venue in the world and I’m down to see anything there. But my low expectations for the music were easily surpassed and I left there with country music moving up a few notches in my book. This year, even though the expectation was already there, the same thing happened. We love being in Sundance and the quick walk to the outdoor theatre is beautiful. Watching the songwriters (Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne) play their music and tell stories with the sun setting behind them and Mt. Timpanogos is hard to beat. If you know country music (or even if you don’t), I’m sure you’d recognize at least a few of the songs or artists they’d written music for. Names like Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kaycee Musgraves and songs like Wild Child, American Kids, Old Country, Follow Your Arrow, Mamas Broker Heart to name a few.

imageimageimageLong story short, if you can make it to Bluebird Café, you should. Regardless of your taste in country music, you’re going to have a good time. The venue is amazing (as the photos show), the people are great and the songwriters are super entertaining and talented.

Sundance will host three more Bluebird Cafés this summer, July 17th (tomorrow!), August 21st and 28th. If you’re interested in tickets, head to this link for more info and purchasing.


– Blake

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