Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week is hosted by Ministry of Culture of Hunan Province, Tourism Bureau of Hunan Province and Zhangjiajie Municipal People's Government, and organized by Yellow Dragon Cave Investment Co.,Ltd. The First Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week came off at Huanglong Cave Square from May 14 to 18 in 2009 in Zhangjiajie( World Natural Heritage and Geopark).
This is a passionate, distinctive, colorful musical and cultural event. It takes "Natural Heritage to the World, Country Music to the People" as the theme and makes the actors, tourists and local people are exposed to grand performances, tourist events, bonfire and scenic spots.The perfect combination of the unique beautiful Zhangjiajie scenery and graceful country music is a wonderful and successful event of improving the relationship between culture and tourism, of exchanging international culture.
During the 2009 Zhangjiajie International Country Music week, 24 bands (6 domestic bands not included) from 19 countries had 31 performances on 8 different stages in 5 days.Enjoying the magnificent landscape of Zhangjiajie, tourists will expect a lot of fun with the tune of country music under he blue sky and surrounded by green mountains.
The publicity cartoon video with the mayor as the leading role reflects the perfect combination of culture and tourism. And the event attracts lots of coverage from the press both from Hunan and other provinces, such as HETV, Chongqing TV, Inner Mongolia Tv, Guizhou TV, Tencent Net and other new media. 220 journalists from more than 54 domestic and foreign news agencies witness with their own eyes the grand opening ceremony. During the festival, 24,680,000 tourists paid visits to Zhangjiajie.
The 2011 Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week was unveiled in Zhangjiajie City on September 10, 2011. Themed with "Natural Heritage to the World, Country Music to the People", this international country music festival attracted 32 overseas and 8 domestic bands.
At the opening ceremony, bands from different countries performed various ethnic dances with regional characteristics. Brazil's Aldeia dos Anjos displayed the beauty of primitive wildness in their Samba dance. Canada's North Star Arts Ensemble interpreted Chinese music in western art. Cypriot ensemble dancing for freedom and peace presented love and devotion in music.
2013 International Country Music Week,themed “World’s Natural Heritage, Our Country Music”, the event was celebrated by 8 domestic bands and 22 international bands from 20 countries including Australia, America, Russia, India and Turkey. During the festival, nearly 300 musicians put on 32 performances in Huanglong Cave, Baofeng Lake, Tianzi Mountain and Xibu Ancient Street. These intoxicating country music feasts lured more than 10,000 overseas and domestic tourists.
This activity exhibited the perfect integration of world country music, Zhangjiajie's fascinating natural beauty and the unique alpine stages. It brought the irresistible charm of the "Alpine Music" to the audience and tourists, deepened their understanding about country music and enhanced their impression of scenic spots of the host city as well as bands' performances.
Official Website: http://en.zjjcountrymusic.com/