Not everyone onboard as Southwest Airlines adds live music on some flights

  • Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
10:57 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta

Southwest Airlines is adding live music to some flights as part of a new deal with Warner Music Nashville, according to Billboard magazine, but not everyone is onboard.   

The live music on some flights is actually part of the “Live at 35” in-air concert series, which Southwest first launched in 2011, and will feature Warner Music Nashville artists.

Atlantic Records/WMN musician Devin Dawson performed aboard a recent flight from Nashville to Philadelphia and uploaded the video to social media.

“That was a little bit different than what I usually do every day,” he told Billboard after landing.

Dawson also told the magazine the concerts can help soothe those with a fear of flying.

“I hope that something like this is just a cool surprise for some that helps them forget about their everyday woes, and I’ll just play a couple songs to make them smile,” he said.

While some Southwest customers might hope their flight features one of the pop-up concerts, Twitter users seemed overwhelmingly against live music on flights. 

View full experience