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3rd Annual NYCountry Swag Presents Babes, Booze & Brunch Recap

Sunday, March 8th NYCountry Swag celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting our annual Babes, Booze & Brunch event at Refinery Rooftop. The weather was absolutely perfect, 60 and sunny, which allowed the rooftop’s glass atrium to open overhead, making the views of the Empire State Building particularly excellent.

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Our VIP guests arrived early to enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and build their own mimosa and bloody marys, powered by Tito’s Vodka and Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack. DJ Mouse provided female empowered focused music while our guests dined and took in the views.

This year was our biggest and best event yet, partnering with Nicolle Galyon and her female-focused record label, Songs & Daughters. After a quick introduction from NYCountry Swag’s Stephanie and Christina thanking our sponsors, Galyon took the stage to speak about how through the course of her life she went from being a tomboy to really discovering her girly side after she became a mother.

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Her thoughtful words about NYCountry Swag and our women-run company inspired the crowd and she told the epic story about how when she first heard our 2020 Artist to Watch and featured artist of the day, Madison Kozak that she decided to start a record label just so she could work with her.

Nicolle Galyon

She was excited to introduce her flagship artist to the room full of women who probably hadn’t heard her perform live before. Kozak took the stage next and sang “Little Bit Of You”, “Click”, “First Last Name”, “Phases” as well as her current single “OMG ILY”. She also got the crowd singing along with covers of “Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney, John Denver’s “Country Roads, Take Me Home” mashed with Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” and closed out her incredible 60-minute acoustic set with the ultimate girl power anthem, Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”.

Madison Kozak

After her set, DJ Mouse spun some of the best music created by females across genres as our guests stopped by our braid bar hosted by Hair by SavLeann, nail art station by Art Nail NYC, Henna with Naty by Nature and took pictures in our photo booth.

Check out a full video recap of the event here:

We want to thank each of our sponsors, each of our guests, and the incredible team over at Songs & Daughters including Nicolle Galyon and Madison Kozak for celebrating International Women’s Day with us!

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NYCountry Swag’s 2nd Annual ‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’ Recap

 

Sunday (Mar 10.), New York Country Swag hosted its 2nd annual ‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’ event at Refinery Rooftop.  This event which celebrates all women in honor of International Women’s Day is a great way to acknowledge our family, friends, industry partners and followers who inspire us every single day.

 

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Photo Credit Jillian Tuttle for NYCountry Swag

 

The day kicked off with VIP guests arriving at 11 AM, grabbing their custom made champagne glasses and heading to our mimosa and bloody mary bar to create their own one of a kind cocktails.

 

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Photo Credit Jillian Tuttle for NYCountry Swag

 

Once again, Nomi Beauty was on site to beautify our guests by adding braids and curls to their hair and Nails by Mandy added glitz and glam to their nails. To welcome guests, DJ Artie from DJ’s @ Work was spinning some of the best songs performed by females in all different genres.

 

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Photo Credit Jillian Tuttle for NYCountry Swag

 

Our general admission guests arrived at noon and our sold-out brunch had officially begun. Local New York/New Jersey country artist Lauren Davidson was back again this year to kick off the live music portion and performed not only a few of her original songs including “To The Moon and Back” and “Pouring Rain,” but also sang an incredible version of Maren Morris’ “GIRL” which was perfectly fitting for our day of celebrating all of the ladies in the room. Her mash-up of Spice Girls “Wannabe” and Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time” had the entire room of guests singing along, loving every moment.

 

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NYCountry Swag Founder, Stephanie Wagner and Managing Editor, Christina Bosch

 

After a brief introduction and thanks to our partners, In Good Company Hospitality, Refinery Rooftop, Refinery Hotel, Nomi Beauty, Nash FM 94.7 and all of the Swag Bag contributors; BBR Music Group, UMG, Warner Music Nashville, Sony Music Nashville, and Dennis Entertainment, Christina and Stephanie welcomed to the stage someone who we are so excited to have back in New York City, NASH FM DJ and personality, Kelly Ford.

 

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Photo Credit Jillian Tuttle for NYCountry Swag

 

Ford took the stage to thank the country music fans in the room for being so loyal and passionate and for listening to NASH FM 94.7.  She introduced our headliner, Stephanie Quayle saying: “This will be one of those moments that the passionate New York and New Jersey fans will remember. We know how you support artists and you’ll want to support this one. I’m good on the bandwagon thing, I get on early and this one is going to be a huge star.”

 

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Photo Credit Marko Albrecht for NYCountry Swag

Quayle took the stage to entertain our guests by performing true country music, singing “Seflish”, and her latest single “If I Was A Cowboy”. She had the crowd singing along during her cover of Jon Pardi’s “Dirt On My Boots”.  She played a few songs that she had never played before during her set, giving our guests and followers a sneak peek at brand new music. “Growing up in Montana, and to know that New York has this country music swag, it’s just growing and it’s so special to see so many fans of country music that want more,” she exclaimed.

 

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Photo Credit Jillian Tuttle for NYCountry Swag

 

After the live music, guests continued the party by heading to our photobooth and taking pictures and dancing to the great girl power anthems.

 

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Photo Credit Jillian Tuttle for NYCountry Swag

 

As the ladies left, they grabbed their Swag Bags which were filled with merch from five different major music labels and all of their artists. We want to thank all of our partners, and everyone who supports New York Country Swag and allows us to host incredible events like ‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’.

Make sure to check out the recap video above and check out more photos from the incredible day on our Facebook here:

 

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‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’ Full Recap/Photos

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Sunday, March 11th, New York Country Swag hosted a brunch event celebrating our female family, friends, and followers, with ‘Babes, Booze & Brunch’. In case you missed the sold out event, check out pictures below of the spectacular day.

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As soon as the elevator doors opened to the Refinery Rooftop at Refinery Hotel, guests were escorted to their tables which were adorned with beautiful roses and sparkly gold crowns to wear for the duration of the afternoon.

NOMI Beauty provided a braid bar, hooking our beautiful female guests up with some rockin’ new braid hairstyles. While Art Nail NYC added pizzaz to our guest’s nails at their nail art station.

 

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DJ Artie of DJ’s @ Work got the afternoon started by spinning hits from our Girl Power Spotify Playlist, while guests enjoyed build-your-own mimosas featuring Domaine Select’s Primaterra Prosecco, build-your-own Bloody Mary’s with 44 North Vodka, and brunched on bites from the incredible custom brunch menu Refinery Rooftop created for our special day.
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Photo Credit: Danny Barrera

Our first performance on that sunny, glorious spring day was Lauren Davidson.  Davidson, who was one of our Swag Spotlight Artists, sang her original songs “Don’t Stop” as well as “I’ll Drink to That” and did an incredible cover of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”.
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After a quick shout out to our sponsors and all of the supportive women in the room by our New York Country Swag Leaders, Founder Stephanie Wagner and Managing Editor Christina Bosch, they introduced our headliner, Hannah Ellis.
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Ellis, who hails from Nashville, originally from Kentucky, brought the girl power to the stage, singing her latest single “ILY So What”, a song she wrote with Russell Dickerson that is currently on his album; “Would You Love Me”, and even put her very own spin on the new Maren Morris/Zedd collab, “The Middle”.
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Guests left the day pampered and feeling empowered. Each guest took home a Swag Bag which featured some incredible goodies including an autographed Jason Aldean Vinyl Record courtesy of BBR Music Group, Redbull, Phone Wallets & Bandanas courtesy of Sony Music, a Free Ride with Swerve Fitness, a free appetizer at Opry City Stage and a few additional special surprises!
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Thank You to everyone who joined us for such a special day!  Check out more pictures from the amazing event on our Facebook here and don’t forget to follow the page for more upcoming events plus all things country music in the New York metro area and beyond.
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