Nashville stars to kick off concert in San Jose

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Actor Charles Esten is seen singing as part of the "Nashville in Concert" tour.
Actor Charles Esten is seen singing as part of the "Nashville in Concert" tour.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Fans of the hit ABC show "Nashville" will get a chance to enjoy the drama's "Nashville in Concert" tour tonight in San Jose.

Five stars of the show will perform during the concert at City National Civic Theater in San Jose.

The singers arrived Wednesday night and live-tweeted the episode.

Some of them said social media has really connected them with their fans. "Even when they're not watching, they can be listening to any of the soundtracks we've put out over the years, so that means we are with them moment to moment and I think that's another reason why the bond is even stronger," Nashville actor Charles Esten said.

Five stars on the show will perform, including Charles Esten, Clare Bowen and Chris Carmack.

ABC7 News was in San Jose Wednesday night when the singers arrived. They held a live Twitter chat with their fans during Wednesday's Nashville episode. "It builds a community not just between us, but between them as well," Esten said. "They end up all knowing each other, so when we get together on a live tweet they're not just talking to us, they're talking back and forth to each other."

The tour will stop at 17 cities in all. Thursday's San Jose concert is the only one in the Bay Area.

And a reminder, you can watch "Nashville" Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on ABC7.

Click here to buy tickets to the Nashville in Concert show.