There’s no easy way to pigeonhole the new Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom and define exactly what it is and what it will mean to Music City’s tourism and entertainment industry.
At its heart, the 700-plus seat facility will be an old-school dinner club with live performances planned nightly.
Stevens’ concept for the Showroom was inspired by his last-century performances at the Desert Inn’s Celebrity Room in Las Vegas. Closer to home, think of some tourist venues in Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Branson, Missouri, and you’ll have an idea of what the country music/comedy legend is bringing to Bellevue in late summer.
“His vision is to make this thing a one-stop entertainment venue. He had that run in Branson (in the 1990s),” says WSM Radio personality Bill Cody, who is the announcer for his CabaRay Nashville television show and may fill a similar role at the CabaRay Showroom. “Ray knows what
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