‘Little Nashville’ Comes To Belfast

A little piece of Tennessee is on its way to Belfast at the end of February when Botanic Avenue becomes an all-American street.  Restaurants, cafés and hotels will join in the spirit of celebrating the cultural links between Belfast and Nashville. It’s all part of the family fun at 6th Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, which features forty two concerts in five days from 24th-28th February.  Festival Director Colin Magee said;

Nashville's Carlene Carter
Nashville's Carlene Carter

“we’ve organised some great music throughout the week and now we’re taking Belfast Nashville out onto the street. There’ll be American cars in the Botanic Avenue area and free songwriter showcases at Madisons Hotel.  Nashville food specials will feature on several menus and international Nashville artists such as Carlene Carter and Nanci Griffith will be sharing a stage with talented local writers”

Each year, the festival features song writing talent drawn from every part of Northern Ireland. Many artists travel to the event to take part in the Song Writing Convention and to perform in free showcase concerts. Joining the local artists throughout the week will be household names such as Midge Ure and Ralph McTell. With over one hundred and fifty songwriters performing in forty two concerts and ‘Little Nashville’ on Botanic Avenue, this year’s Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival is going to be a feast of music and American goodies.

More information on ‘Little Nashville’ and the 6th Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival is available online at www.belfastnashville.com or call at the Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place, Telephone 02890246609