Ray Stevens to Reopen His CabaRay Showroom on Oct. 1

Ray Stevens to Reopen His CabaRay Showroom on Oct. 1

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens will reopen his CabaRay Showroom in Nashville on Oct. 1.

After a six-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ray’s 35,000-square-foot music venue will resume hosting concerts every Thursday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. CT.

“We’re excited to be able to get back to playing music, singing, laughing and having fun, all at a CDC-approved social distance of course,” says Ray.

CabaRay will reopen with a limited capacity of 125 concertgoers with socially-distanced tables setup throughout the venue. During the initial reopening phase, dinner will not be available but Ray plans to offer guests snacks, drinks and desserts.

Ray cut a lighthearted promo to announce his reopening, which you can watch below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell