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Nashville in Belfast

We are gearing up to host what is expected to be an action-packed, fun-filled week of events, taking place across the city, from Saturday 28 April – Monday 7 May 2018, dedicated to Nashville, the music city of America.

Nashville in Belfast will be a celebration of over 20+ years of a working relationship with our sister city where music and culture historically link us. Now, the exciting connections are in trade and investment and education and tourism, and we’re continuing to develop these links to benefit our city and people.

Some fun facts about Nashville, to get you in the mood:

  • Nashville has the world’s longest-running live music radio show called ‘The Grand Ole Opry’ which is famous for its country music.
  • Elvis recorded over 200 of his songs in Nashville’s RCA’s Studio B. When he was recording his Christmas album, Christmas lights were put up in the studio as he had a hard time getting into the festive spirit, and they’ve been left up ever since. 
  • The AT&T Tower is the largest building in Tennessee and since its highest points resemble bat ears, it’s nicknamed the 'Batman building'.
  • Jack White of the White Stripes is among one of the owners of the Third Man Records studio in Nashville.
  • In 1961, The Pancake Pantry, a family restaurant, took over the Nashville breakfast scene and has been serving up flapjacks ever since.
  • Oprah Winfrey started her television career as the first African-American female news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV, while she was still a student at Tennessee State University.
For more information please call 028 9032 0202 or email international@belfastcity.gov.uk 
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EU and International Relations Unit
028 9032 0202