La Foire Internationale, Caen France 2004
Wild Oats Records goes to Caen...

Steve Haggard and Gail Lloyd kicking things off with their first
performance during the Caen Sister Cities reception
Wild Oats Records' own Steve Haggard& Gail Lloyd spent nine days in France -- in Caen, Normandie,  to be exact -- in September 2004 acting as Nashville's goodwill ambassadors at La Foire Internationale de Caen, a huge fair/expo that attracts 500,000 visitors over  the course of
ten days. Steve & Gail were representing Sister Cities Nashville, an excellent not-for-profit
organization dedicated to cultural, educational and commercial exchange between Nashville
and its five international Sister Cities. (Caen being one of them.) Steve & Gail performed twice daily to enthusiastic crowds at the popular Nashville booth, and with two other Sister Cities Nashville members, Jim Ramsey and Cliff Goldmacher, handed out assorted brochures
and tourist information about Nashville, sold CDs by many of our city's fine musical artists,
and talked with people from all over the world. (Senegal, Russia, Bolivia, Germany, Morocco and Thailand were just a few of the countries whose booths were near Nashville's.)

Gail and Steve providing entertainment 
at the opening reception

The Nashville "Ambassador" communing
with Caen Vice-Mayor Jean-Pierre Viallaneix

 Steve Haggard getting acquainted with
some of Bordeaux's finest, courtesy of
 Frederic Lonca of Janoueix wines.

Sister Cities delegates from Senegal and France
 with Jim Ramsey (right) of Sister Cities Nashville.

Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard, Claudine Audebert, 
Claudy Wavelet, Frank Richard, Jim Ramsey 

Nashville "couture" comes to France
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