Nashville Invades Prague

The “Play Prague” Music Conference and Festival will be from Tuesday, September 21 to Sunday September 26 in Prague, the capitol of the Czech Republic. The 6 day event will feature seminars / workshops by music industry professionals, performances by artists, bands and singers and talent competitions. The official website of Play Prague is

Record label executives and music management professionals throughout Europe have been invited to attend as guests of the event. This is integral to the mission of the conference and festival which is to give major exposure to “undiscovered” recording artists, bands, singers and songwriters.

Music industry executives, producers, and artists from Nashville who will participate in “Play Prague” include Rich Adler, Kimberley Dahme, Stan Webb, Evert Wilbrink and Dan Wunsch. For their individual credits and achievements from Grammy nominations to hit songs, visit the website for their biographies.

Ironically, already is a musical connection between Prague and Nashville, the former “The International City Of Muiscf” and the latter “Music City USA.”

The highlight of the conference is the final night concert on Saturday, September 25, which will be podcast live on the internet. The concert will feature Stan Webb, an award winning country music singer-songwriter, and Kimberley Dahme, a member of the legendary rock band Boston and also an accomplished solo recording artist in her own right. Both artists will be backed up by a band of Czech musicians with Honza Prucha on lead guitar. Opening for the headliners will be the “best of best” chosen by music industry judges from the performances / showcases on September 22,23 and 24 leading up to the final concert. Also the winners of the song collaboration competition will perform.

The concert will close with the children’s song, “Let Us Play In Peace In Our World,” expressing the universal hope of children around the world that one day they will not be the innocent victims of war. To end the song, artists from different countries will sing the title in their native language representing the children of their country. The chorus of the song can be played on the website.

The music conference and festival will take place at Club Na Slamniku, Pub Na Slamniku, Club Vagon and nearby Czech beer gardens in Prague.

Due to the interest in registering from recording artists and singers who are not songwriters, the name of the event was changed from Prague Songwriter Festival to Play Prague.

For agenda, registration and general information, visit the Play Prague website