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It's Our Birthday!

In dog years, the fifth birthday may be equal to 35, but in hotel years, the fifth birthday means we’re just getting started.

We’re celebrating the hotel turning five years ago by giving a tip of our conical birthday hat to the fun activities that got us to this point and offering a preview of what we’ve got in store for the next year.

Our big party will be on May 5 (5-5, get it?) but we’ve got festivities all the time. We’re the hotel that connects locals and visitors and shines the lights on the best local artists, musicians and creators. So, of course, we’re throwing one heck of a party. Nashville is a city full of hot tickets, but the hottest might be our May 5 concert, which is the kickoff of our beloved rooftop music series, Backyard Sessions, with some exclusive birthday party extras.

Backyard Sessions is a five-month live concert series (again, with the number five!) that promises to elevate the backyard experience with free, bi-monthly showcases featuring indie acts from various genres. Hang out on Bobby’s rooftop all summer long while you sip specialty cocktails, eat light bites, play adult yard games and see our iconic 1956 Scenicruiser bus.

The birthday bash includes performances by Betty Who and DJ Brandi Cyrus. The fun starts at 7 p.m.

The full Backyard Sessions summer lineup, which runs through September 28, includes: Charlotte Sands, The Sewing Club, Quarters of Change, Secondhand Sound, Arcy Drive, Kelsey Abbott, Bailey Bryan, Baby Rose, Houston Kendrick, Jill Andrews, Sam Johnston, WILLIS, Airpark, Joseph and Gabrielle Grace.

The Bobby’s appreciation of art extends beyond music to visual art. While at the hotel, check out the Collection at Bobby, a series of exhibits created in collaboration with Tinney Contemporary. The latest, called “BASH,” of course, is a kinetic and colorful group exhibition in celebration of Bobby’s fifth birthday. Music and art are open to hotel guests and locals.

Other birthday touches for hotel guests include birthday cupcakes from local baker Cupcake Collection at check-in, nightly toasts with bubbly in the lobby and confetti showers. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you.