Morgan Wallen Plays Surprise Acoustic Pop-Up Show At Nashville Bar

A person playing a guitar
Roger Fregoso

Safe to say it’s been a huge week for Morgan Wallen in Nashville.

He just wrapped up a three night, sold out run at Bridgestone Arena that saw Morgan joined onstage by guys like Ronnie Dunn, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and more.

But I guess Morgan wanted to squeeze one more Nashville show in before he got back out on the road for his Dangerous Tour.

Morgan made a surprise appearance tonight at Cross-Eyed Critters, a karaoke bar located in the Graduate Hotel in midtown Nashville featuring an animatronic “backup band” – think Chuck E. Cheese, except for adults who can do karaoke with the band.

Graduate Hotels teased the pop-up show on their Instagram story about an hour ahead of time with a picture of their animatronic pig (at least I think it’s a pig) wearing a guitar strap that said “Dangerous” and tagging Morgan Wallen while asking if it was “Quitting Time” yet.

80 lucky fans who figured out the hint – alongside 20 winners of radio contests from around the country -were then treated to a private acoustic performance that included “More Than My Hometown,” “Dangerous,” “Chasing You,” “Wasted On You,” “Whiskey Glasses” and “Flower Shops,” Morgan’s hit with Ernest.

Of course Morgan is well known for popping up at bars around Nashville and hitting the stage, having showed up at places like Kid Rock’s bar and Jason Aldean’s in the past.

But this time instead of a full band and a packed bar it was just Morgan, his two guitar players, and 80 of his closest friends.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock