VINCE VAUGHN ACCEPTS NASHVILLE KEY TO THE CITY AS PART OF WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL
April 18, 2015 (Nashville, TN) - Vince Vaughn was honored for his efforts in highlighting Music City as a comedy destination with the highly successful Wild West Comedy Festival.
Mayor Karl Dean and Butch Spyridon, President, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, were on hand to present Vaughn with the “Key," a framed piano key from Nashville artist Ben Folds’ piano that was damaged in the 2010 flood. The event preceded comedian Frank Caliendo’s festival debut at TPAC's Polk Theater.
Vaughn is the president of Wild West Productions, an entertainment production company that produces the Comedy Festival. Wild West has partnered with Nashville-based Outback Concerts and Zanies Comedy Club in producing the festival.
This is the festival’s second year in Nashville, with over 30 comedy shows over six days at multiple locations throughout the city. The Festival began on Tuesday night and continues through Sunday night.
ABOUT VINCE VAUGHN:
Vince Vaughn has become one of Hollywood’s most highly acclaimed triple threats – as an actor, producer and screenwriter. A Chicago native, Vaughn first caught the attention of critics and audiences in Doug Liman’s independent sleeper hit and cult classic Swingers. He is well known for such box office hits like Wedding Crashers, Old School, Dodgeball: An Underdog Story, The Breakup and Couples Retreat. He will next be seen in the critically acclaimed HBO series “True Detective” alongside Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch which premieres on HBO June 21st.
ABOUT WILD WEST PRODUCTIONS:
Wild West Productions is an American film, television and entertainment production company founded in 2005 by leading actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn. Under Vaughn’s leadership, the company has produced a string of hit movies, including The Internship, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Break-Up. Wild West also produces television shows, including the upcoming Netflix animated show F is For Family and the comedy series Sullivan & Son; and documentaries including Art of Conflict: The Murals of Northern Ireland and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy: 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland.
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events every year, ranging from clubs to stadiums, the company also co-produces the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC; and the Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem, VA. Outback Concerts has received numerous awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Promoter of the Year, IEBA’s concert promoter of the year, talent buyer of the year, entertainment buyer of the year, and festival buyer of the year. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame.