Nashville Meets London Music Festival Returns with Highly Anticipated Talent Lineup
The 2017 lineup has been announced for the highly anticipated music festival, Nashville Meets London, set for July 22-23 in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf. This year’s talent lineup includes US-based acts Russell Dickerson, Lucie Silvas, Ashley Campbell, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Jo Smith, and , along with UK-based acts Flats & Sharps, Wildwood Kin, Kevin McGuire, and Raintown.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) serves as a sponsor of the two-day event, designed to bring the “Music of Nashville” abroad, showcasing musical talent from both Nashville and the United Kingdom. The festival is free and open to the public to attend. Representatives from TNECD will be in attendance for this year’s event.
The site of the annual festival, Canada Square Park, is located in the heart of Canary Wharf, that hosts over 300 shops, bars and restaurants. For the past eleven years, Canary Wharf has hosted the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, which is largest free jazz festival in the UK. Canary Wharf Arts + Events presents a world class, year-round arts and events program, offering tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events throughout the estate. The majority of these events are free for all and range from outdoor theatre, live music concerts, sporting events, dance performances, community showcases, global street food and family friendly shows.
The inaugural Nashville Meets London festival took place in August 2016. The event drew an impressive number of people and left an overwhelmingly positive response among UK-based Country music fans and locals. Nashville Meets London is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management and Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group. Baylen Leonard, BBC Radio 2 Country and Chris Country DJ, is the artistic program consultant.