(Nashville, Tenn. – July 27, 2017) London’s largest free Country Music Festival,Nashville Meets London, took place this past weekend, July 22-23, in Canada Square Park and drew thousands of festival goers to the Canary Wharf estate. This year’s talent lineup featured US-based acts Russell Dickerson, Lucie Silvas, Ashley Campbell, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, and Jo Smith, alongside UK-based acts Flats & Sharps, Wildwood Kin, Kevin McGuire, and Raintown.
Emmy award-winning television host and radio personality, Kelly Sutton served as a Nashville correspondent for the two-day event. Sutton provided coverage daily on NBC’s Today in Nashville and southern lifestyle website, One Country. Sutton captured performance clips and interviews with with established and Nashville and UK artists. She will also provide post-event coverage on the Country Roadschannel for TuneIn Radio. TuneIn Radio currently has an audience of over 60 million subscribers. See clips from Sutton’s festival coverage here: day 1 and day 2.
Sutton adds, “I’m so excited to have been a part of this event! Not only did we get to showcase incredible acts from Nashville and the UK, but also got to do it in beautiful Canary Wharf! It’s clear the fans are starving for Country music, and opportunities are building there for artists. This was my first trip to England and I already feel as if I’ve made so many friends there.”
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.
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