Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016



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Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby nashvillenights » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:27 pm

Hi,
Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself, my name is Janine and I am part of a trio of HUGE country music fans who have set up a new venture named 'Nashville Nights'. Our plan is to travel around the UK putting on country music party nights for fans to come to, have a dance, drink, socialise etc..whilst enjoying the very best New Country Music from the USA & UK. Each venue has been carefully chosen and will feature a guest DJ. There's no current plans to include live artists (mainly because great nights like this already exist) Nashville Nights is simply a social event for country music lovers like us!

If this sounds like something you'd be interested please do come and join us, more details can be found on our website at http://www.nashvillenights.uk and we are also on all the usual social media...facebook, twitter, Instagram etc.

Would be very interested to hear what you think....

Cheers,
Janine :)
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Re: Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby livewire » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:29 pm

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kev wrote:Good luck to you but looking at the list of artists listed on your website I can't imagine that I would be joining you!

Had a look at the website it says "modern country" so it's hard to imagine a cool DJ like C2C's Baylen Leonard spinning some Miss Leslie, Chuck Cusimano, Arty Rodriguez, Amber Digby or Bill Anderson on vinyl. Do you they play these artists in Norfolk for the dancehalls?
£13.75 to listen to FGL and Luke Bryan, Kev?

Could Nashville Nights UK play someone modern but traditional like the super solid country Breelan Angel?


I've never thought of "country" as something to dance too necessarily.
Personally I consider linedancing as a bit naff, but there are people who enjoy it. They seem more interested in a beat to dance to than listen to the quality of a song. Of course the linedancers attend the country festivals but no dancing at C2C was allowed I believed :!:
Then there are the country clubs and my experience of them were for bands, acts to play something the 55+ years olds could do a slow dance/ waltz too.
Then you have the Irish Country (?) Dance scene where people like to show off their jiving skills


In the 90s love songs from the likes of Shania and Faith Hill provided an opportunity to dance close or dance in the old fashioned way as in a Wedding Dance such as popular "From This Moment On".
My first thoughts looking at the list was quite how do you dance to Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum :?:
Bust a move maybe, but dance? Surprisingly there seem to be linedances for these.

It's possible to Texas Two Step Swing to Carrie Underwood it appears!


Did anyone attend the C2C2015 After Party events or the more recent C2C Social at Brooklyn Bowl.
If so, how exactly did people dance :?: Or were most just stood around socializing :?:
Looking at the live acts Kristian Bush, Lucy May on YouTube at the C2C Social people seem to be just stood observing.
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Re: Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby livewire » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:56 pm

nashvillenights wrote:Hi,
Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself, my name is Janine and I am part of a trio of HUGE country music fans who have set up a new venture named 'Nashville Nights'. Our plan is to travel around the UK putting on country music party nights for fans to come to, have a dance, drink, socialise etc..whilst enjoying the very best New Country Music from the USA & UK. Each venue has been carefully chosen and will feature a guest DJ. There's no current plans to include live artists (mainly because great nights like this already exist) Nashville Nights is simply a social event for country music lovers like us!.....Janine :)


Hi Janine, welcome to the forum.
Quite an intersting post that could lead to discussion if country fans haven't gone into hibernastion awaiting to re-emerge for C2c in March.
Had a look at your websites and read the FAQs.
1) With Baylen Leonard on board it seems something like a C2C After Party/ Socials spin off :?: Did these do the market research for you in affect, were popular and that there IS demand for them around the UK? We're there any videos from the events to get an idea what they are like :?:
2) Your LOGO doesn't have any "UK" aspect to it :?: Would you consider Nashville Nights UK to be the modern day answer to the traditional Country Music Club :?:
3) You say you've been to Nashville and enjoyed the honkeytonks atmosphere. So what sort of dancing goes on in there in terms of "bringing the spirit of Nashville back to the UK".
4) Is There A Maximum Age Limit For Your Events :?: Are most of people who attend 18-30 :?: Would people look at you funny if a 55+ person came along, would they look out of place :?:
5) What sort of dance styles would you expect to see :?:
6) Any Line Dancing allowed? If so any Line dance pens :?:

7) Any room for some Ward Thomas 48 count - 2 wall - Improver "Push For The Stride"


8) Any Darius "Homegrown Honey" Line Dancin'?


9) Any Dance Teachers present at your events :?:
10) Any Barefeet Dancin' allowed :?:
DeeJay Silver Mash-Ups

11) Any DeeJay Silver-like custom mixes from Baylen Leonard or Country Music DJs :?:


12) Is someone like the UKs Dave Sherriff out of the question at a future live bill :?:


13) Can you pull off some Sam Hunt "Take Your Time" Dance Moves :?:
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Re: Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby PeterJD » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:12 am

Welcome, seen this advertised and on the whole it looks good at bringing people who may be a little daunted by CMC's and want something more modern. I wish you luck.
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Re: Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby nashvillenights » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:07 am

WOW That was a lot of questions Livewirers, I'll do my best to answer them for you...here goes :)


1) With Baylen Leonard on board it seems something like a C2C After Party/ Socials spin off :?: Did these do the market research for you in affect, were popular and that there IS demand for them around the UK? We're there any videos from the events to get an idea what they are like :?:
We didn't take any video of the C2C socials but there were certainly people up and dancing after the live acts had finished, in terms of styles of dancing I like to go for "like no-one is watching!" but there were lots of people on the floor just dancing as you would to any other type of music at a 'disco'...there were a couple of smaller linedance groups doing dances to a couple of songs. We enjoyed the C2C socials and that was our main reason for choosing Baylen Leonard as our Launch Party DJ

2) Your LOGO doesn't have any "UK" aspect to it :?: Would you consider Nashville Nights UK to be the modern day answer to the traditional Country Music Club :?:
We are very vocal about the fact that we are in the UK, our logo represents that little bit of the USA that we are bringing to our party nights. I hope that we are the modern answer to the Traditional Country Music Club, yes, we have enjoyed USA country music for many years (over 20 years for sure) and we have always wanted a place we could go to socialise wilst enjoying country music...linedancing evenings incorporated some, but the music choices at linedancing evenings are extremely varied, we wanted something like a nightclub where you could dance your own way and have a good night out.

3) You say you've been to Nashville and enjoyed the honkeytonks atmosphere. So what sort of dancing goes on in there in terms of "bringing the spirit of Nashville back to the UK".
This is obviously very varied as different bars had different things going on, but basically what we meant was that laid back, hanging out with friends, dancing, drinking, singing along to the music we love. Country fans are a social bunch and I think given the chance in the UK (which we hope we are doing) we will be able to bring this spirit here..

4) Is There A Maximum Age Limit For Your Events :?: Are most of people who attend 18-30 :?: Would people look at you funny if a 55+ person came along, would they look out of place :?:
There is absolutely no maximum age limit for events, the only criteria for the evenings is that you should be a country music fan (or at least country curious) and you are coming along to enjoy yourself. Obviously, as we are just preparing for our launch night we don't know yet what sort of age range we will attract, we ourselves are in our 30's and 40's, but as I said earlier, in my experience over the last 20 years I have always found country fans to be a social bunch and I am sure if a 55 year old came along they would not feel out of place.

5) What sort of dance styles would you expect to see :?:
Anything....I personally will be dancing in the same way I would to any other type of music, If others want to linedance then they will certainly be able to do that (again, the linedancers I've come across on my travels are a courteous lot and usually just find a spot to one side to do their thing...and why not!) we want everyone to enjoy the night in their own way, if people are two stepping around the outer edge of the dance floor then good on 'em for knowing how to. These events are to celebrate country music and everyone is most welcome.

6) Any Line Dancing allowed? If so any Line dance pens :?:
There won't be linedance pens, I'm confident that people will be sensible when it comes to sharing the dance floor space :)

7) Any room for some Ward Thomas 48 count - 2 wall - Improver "Push For The Stride"


8) Any Darius "Homegrown Honey" Line Dancin'?


9) Any Dance Teachers present at your events :?:
No, there wont be any linedance instruction.


10) Any Barefeet Dancin' allowed :?:
DeeJay Silver Mash-Ups
Would love some DJ Silver Mash Ups, not sure yet if that's Baylen's thing but if he throws then in his set then great stuff!

11) Any DeeJay Silver-like custom mixes from Baylen Leonard or Country Music DJs :?:

It would be great if he did....if anyone out there has these country music DJ mixing skills for any of our other events we'd love to hear from them!

12) Is someone like the UKs Dave Sherriff out of the question at a future live bill :?:

Hmmm, probably not.

13) Can you pull off some Sam Hunt "Take Your Time" Dance Moves :?:
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Ha! have you been spying on me? ;) .....wow if only I had those moves! not sure that we will be attempting a synchronised dance performances but we will be shakin' our booty to some top country tunes!
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Re: Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby lo&m » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:59 pm

Obviously I can't speak for Janine but if I may have a go at these two questions?

3) You say you've been to Nashville and enjoyed the honkeytonks atmosphere. So what sort of dancing goes on in there in terms of "bringing the spirit of Nashville back to the UK".

Out in the heartland, in the honkytonks and dancehalls, especially in Texas, the two-step reigns supreme. It's a sort of waltz.

6) Any Line Dancing allowed? If so any Line dance pens :?:

The dancefloor etiquette that has grown organically, rather than been enforced, at Brit CM festivals is, linedancers in the centre while partner dancers circle around the outside. Partner dances are not two-steps. I've never seen a two-step in Brit clubs/fests. Doesn't mean no-one does it, just that I haven't observed it.
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Re: Nashville Nights UK - Country Music Events 2016

Postby leedspete » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:20 am

I liked the bit about country curious is that like being bi-curious? Mebbe not.
Where else are these nights going to be? and does baylen actually spins his tunes or does he have someone who does that for him. I would be interested as well but maybe not as good as baylen
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