[WATCH]: The Bluebird Cafe Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Feature Film


Bluebird: The Movie, the official feature film documenting the 35-year history of Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe, has a crowdfunding campaign to help “finish the story.”

This feature film will cover the 35-year history, unearthing never-before-told stories from those that have worked, played, been discovered and helped preserve this unassuming strip-mall haunt that is the bedrock of American songwriting.

To help fund the production for the film, tiers of financial incentives are offered, including a $20,000 level for executive producer credit, a personalized chair in the Bluebird Cafe and a private Bluebird Cafe show in Nashville, among other perks.

Nashville-based production company, Riverside Entertainment—led by partners Brian Loschiavo, Jeff Molyneaux and Pastor Alvarado—has partnered for the film and recently delivered a crowdfunding trailer, which features Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Shane McAnally, Victoria Shaw, Hunter Hayes, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, Charlie Worsham, Josh Osborne, Matt Jenkins, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman, Kent Blazy, Tony Arata, Fred Knobloch, and actors from the TV series Nashville.

For the film, President and GM of the Bluebird Cafe, Erica Wollam Nichols, will serve as Executive Producer. Loschiavo will serve as Producer/Director, while Molyneaux will be Director of Photography. Kathryn Schwarz, Shanna Strassberg, Retta Hatfield will fill additional production roles.

“If walls could talk, The Bluebird’s walls would be a story you’d want to hear,” says Hayes.

“Pitch in,” encourages Shaw, “‘Cuz I want to see it too!”

The film will need $150,000 to get started, and organizers are working on grants and other events to help with funding.

Visit BluebirdTheMovie.com to support.

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