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Saturday, September 20 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sounds Australia Presents: The Aussie BBQ

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The Aussie BBQ is the biggest showcase of Australian music in Nashville. Now in its 4th year in Nashville, it’s also an established favorite at major music events around the world. The Aussie BBQ returns to Americanafest this time in its new East Nashville home, The 5 Spot. The BBQ also moves to Saturday so that even more people have the chance to see and hear their new favorite Australian acts. Featuring Falls, Immigrant Union, Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds, The Mae Trio, The Audreys, Oxford & Co, Daniel Champagne, Chad Mason and more, the Aussie BBQ is the best place to discover new talent and do business with the Australians taking part in Americanafest 2014. The music’s free, the food is ‘by donation’ with all funds raised going to the Nashville Kangaroos, Music City’s champion Aussie Rules football team.

For more information on this and the 30+ Australian artists and industry professionals performing and doing business during Americanafest 2014 download the Sounds Australia app for Android and iPhone.


Brooke Russell & the Mean Reds

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend country, blues, folk and swing to appease their love of all things vintage. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds are based in Melbourne and consist of Brooke Russell on voice, guitar and mandolin, Grant Taylor on lead guitar, Ben Franz on double bass, Tilman Robinson on backing vocals and trombone and... Read More →


They met. They fell in love. They fought. They broke up. Falls. At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Sydney duo Falls it was just the beginning. Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, better known as Sydney duo Falls, found themselves better bandmates than bedmates, and headed into the studio to write a few songs.  Falls soon found themselves heading out on tour with the likes of The Lumineers, Of... Read More →

Immigrant Union

Immigrant Union formed via a chance meeting at a bar between Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons), their shared love of music led to a trip to the bush and an all night jam, solidifying a friendship that would form the basis of Immigrant Union.  | | Part psychedelic folk, part country rock, Immigrant Union have been building their name through stellar live performances at some of the country's most iconic venues... Read More →

The Audreys

The Audreys are songwriting duo Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall. Formed in Adelaide in 2004, they are now one of Australia’s highest profile roots bands. They have released three records, one in 2006 called “Between Last Night and Us”, another in 2008 called “When the Flood Comes”, and “Sometimes the Stars” in late 2010. All three records have won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots... Read More →

The Mae Trio

The Mae Trio are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene's most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Anita Hillman (Evelyn’s Secret). They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony. Winners of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award... Read More →

Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 7:00pm
5 Spot 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206