Russell is Announced for Nashville Meets London 2017 Music Festival

Nashville Meets London 2017 Music FestivalReturns with Highly Anticipated Talent Lineup

TNECD will serve as a sponsor of the 2-day event, set for July 22-23 in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London

(Nashville, Tenn. – May 25, 2017) – 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 Ashley Campbell, Russell Dickerson, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Jo Smith, and Lucie Silvas, 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.

For more information about Nashville Meets London, visit www.NashvilleMeetsLondon.com, and follow on Facebook (@NashvilleMeetsLondon), Twitter (@NashMeetsLondon) and Instagram (#NashvilleMeetsLondon).

About Canary Wharf Group: Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.

Website: www.canarywharf.com

Instagram: @canarywharflondon

Twitter @CanaryWharfGrp; @YourCanaryWharf; @Level39CW

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies, which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Team Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Tennessee is the only three-time winner of “State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.