Worldwide Music Ventures announced today a one-night engagement of “Dwight Yoakam and special guest” will be held at Budweiser Gardens on Friday, June 7 at 8pm. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, April 26 at 10am at one-line at budweisergardens.com, via phone at 866.455.2849 and in person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office.
One of America’s most prolific songwriters and dynamic performers, Dwight Yoakam, brings his distinctive perspective on love, loss and surviving both to Canadian audiences at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON. Yoakam’s ability to deliver tales of unrequited love, fresh heartbreak and other “honky-tonk” foibles with unapologetic emotion and hips swaying is why audiences can’t just listen—they move to his music. Whether performing traditional country, cow punk, honky tonk, or bluegrass– the sound is quintessential Dwight Yoakam. Vanity Fair declared that “Yoakam strides the divide between rock’s lust and country’s lament.” That stride comes with a sizeable portion of swagger, and the audience comes away all the better for it.
Guitars, Cadillacs and Accolades
Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Yoakam moved to Nashville to try his hand at a music career. Not fitting in with the “Urban Cowboy” phase that was sweeping music row at the time, Yoakam moved west to California to further construct his interpretation of country music. That move proved fortuitous as he pioneered the “hillbilly” music that brought a new rock and punk rock audience to the country music genre. His self-financed EP, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc,. (1986), was a breakout hit, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Dwight Yoakam is a multiple GRAMMY (2), Country Music Association (1), and Academy of Country Music (2) award winner, with 9 platinum or multi-platinum selling albums, 12 gold selling albums and winner of 2013’s Artist of the Year from the Americana Music Association.
Along with his critically acclaimed music, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor whose films include Sling Blade and The Newton Boys. In 2016, he performed in a recurring role in David E. Kelly’s Amazon series, Goliath starring alongside Billy Bob Thornton.
Whether collaborating in music (Buck Owens, Beck, Jack White), or in film (Jodie Foster, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey), Dwight Yoakam stands toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians and musicians, seamlessly delivering the goods–and all with his signature swagger.
About Worldwide Music Ventures
Worldwide Music Ventures is a full-service entertainment promotions company based in Calgary, AB. WWMV creates, promotes and produces live entertainment events in arenas, theaters, clubs and other venues across the Canada and the USA. WWMV provides world-class services for: concert promotion; event management; music publishing; band development; artist management; and talent buying.