KONGOS AND THE STRUMBELLAS TO CO-HEADLINE
“PANDORA PRESENTS” CONCERT AT
MUSIC BIZ 2016 IN NASHVILLE
Platinum-selling alternative band Kongos and JUNO Award-winning alternative country band The Strumbellas
A night of live music as part of Music Biz 2016, presented by Pandora
The Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN
Monday, May 16 | 8:30 PM
Pandora has partnered with Music Biz 2016, which returns to Nashville from May 16 – 18th and is the one of the music industry’s premiere events of the year. As of this week The Strumbellas have the most popular alternative station on Pandora. The band’s infectious breakthrough single “Spirits” is currently #1 at Alternative Radio and has been streamed over 30 million times. Billboard declared, “The Strumbellas are having a moment… and judging by the sound of their new album Hope, many more such moments could be coming.”
KONGOS is a South African-born American Alternative Rock band consisting of four brothers: Johnny, Jesse, Daniel, and Dylan Kongos – sons of recording artist John Kongos. Their 2014 album, Lunatic, spawned the Platinum single “Come with Me Now,” which also reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Charts. The band released their latest single, “Take It from Me,” on April 15, and are set to release their new album, Egomaniac, on June 10.
ABOUT THE STRUMBELLAS
Hailing from Lindsay, Ontario, The Strumbellas have been blazing a path of success through their native Canada since 2009. Their critically acclaimed 2014 album, We Still Move on Dance Floors, won that year’s JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year by a Group, one of a long stream of accolades that also includes the SiriusXM Indies Award for Folk Group of the Year, the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Supernova Rising Star Award, the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year, and CBC Music’s Rising Star Award. Their new album, Hope, was released on April 22, featuring the single “Spirits.”
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