Bay Shore to bring Broadway to Main Street with new ‘Nashville Thursdays’ series


Every Thursday, starting May 20 to the end of summer, Bay Shore’s Main Street is going to resemble downtown Nashville.

That’s because the Bay Shore Restaurant Committee is launching a new entertainment series called “Nashville Thursdays.”

In the Nashville Broadway District, live music, varying in genre, is performed all day and night long in the downtown’s restaurants, bars and shops.

“We’re trying to recreate that atmosphere and vibe,” said Mike McElwee of the restaurant committee, which is part of the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce.

The event will feature live music at local restaurants and bars on Thursdays between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Some establishments will be offering sidewalk dining services, with some pop-up shops also available.

The key to the nights in Nashville are quality musical performances coming from local talent, says McElwee.

“We want to showcase our great Long Island musicians,” said McElwee.

Many of these performers have been out of work due to the pandemic, so make sure to drops some cash in their tip jars.

There will be limited seating as far as dining goes, so calling ahead to each place is strongly recommended. Face coverings may be required when not seated at a table or the bar. See the participating locations below.

the participants

  • Changing Times
  • Fire Island Vines
  • Local Burger Co.
  • Napper Tandy’s
  • Penny Pub
  • Pico
  • Southside Bar & Restaurant
  • The Tap Room
  • TJ Finley’s
  • Rock City Dogs

Free flight to Nashville?

The Bay Shore Restaurant Committee is working with Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) to give away two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines’ new non-stop service from ISP to Nashville.

Check back for more details on this.