The organisers of Nashville Nights, who run club nights designed for fans of country music, have announced that they will be taking their unique brand of party across the UK throughout the rest of 2016. Inspired by trips to Music City itself, the popularity of the events so far is testament to both the fact that the country scene in the UK is growing, and that the team behind Nashville Nights are doing something right. To date over 1,500 country fans have come together to enjoy the nights, most of which have been at Under The Bridge in London, with DJ Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio) providing the soundtrack. Many of the artists on the playlist will be familiar to those who attended London’s Country to Country (C2C) festival in March – now one of the largest country festival outside of the US – such as Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, and Kacey Musgraves. Fans are also encouraged to request their favourite songs via social media, using the hashtag #NashNightsUK.
In the words of co-founder and Events Director Janine Lambert: “We love dancing to country music, singing along to country music, having a drink and socialising to country music and there was nowhere we could go to do this, no bar or nightclub anywhere that just played the best in NEW Country music from the USA Country music charts, the music we wanted to hear…. We’d been to Nashville, we enjoyed the honky-tonks, the atmosphere, the country music blasting out from every bar and club on Broadway… we wanted to bring the spirit of Nashville back to the UK.”
Nashville Nights hits the road later this month, with further dates confirmed for October, November and December:
NEWCASTLE – The Cluny – September 17th 2016*
BRISTOL – The Tunnels – October 14th 2016*
GLASGOW – Classic Grand – October 28th 2016
LONDON – Under The Bridge – November 19th 2016
BIRMINGHAM – The Asylum – November 25th 2016
BRIGHTON – Latest Music Bar – December 10th 2016
(* – Holloway Road guest DJs at these events)
Rising country stars Pauper Kings, who are about to join Dan + Shay for their UK tour, are due to perform at the next London night on November 19th.
Tickets for all Nashville Nights events can be purchased in advance from CountryTickets.co.uk & NashvilleNights.uk