The Nippon Club Summer Festival 2023 Diva from Nashville, Home of Country Music

The Nippon Club’s annual Summer Festival will be held this year
on Wednesday, July 26, at the Nippon Club Tower.

The first half of the evening will be a dinner and cocktail hour, served by Nippon Club Executive Chef Yasuoka. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet of bluefin tuna sushi and sashimi, additional carefully selected fish sashimi, and other great dishes to beat the heat. Beverages will also be served.

The second half of the evening will feature exciting live country music. This year’s festival, titled “Diva from Nashville, Home of Country Music,” will feature a live performance by Zandi Holup, a country singer from Nashville, Tennessee. Please spend a relaxing time listening to the lively sounds of the town affectionately known as Music City.

At the end of the event, there will be a raffle with great prizes. Please join us!

【Date & Time】
Wednesday, July 26
6:00 PM~9:00 PM (ET)

The Nippon Club Tower
145 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Nippon Club members $160 / Guest/Non-members $200
(incl. dinner & drinks, tax and service fee)

【Maximum allowed up to 80 guests】
Please note that the registration will be closed as soon as it reaches capacity.

Register here

■Time schedule of the event

5:30 pm               Open and Check-in begins (2F. Rose Room)
6:00 – 7:30 pm  Buffet-style Dinner
7:30 – 7:40 pm  Opening remark
7:40 – 8:20 pm  Entertainment (Live country music performance by Zandi Holup)
8:20 – 8:40 pm  Raffle drawing
8:40 pm               Closing, end of the event

■Performer Profile

Zandi Holup
(Country Musician)
Hailing from Pennsylvania with deep southern roots, if there’s one thing about Zandi that is certain—she is different. Zandi has a low husky voice, edgy songwriting, and a unique story. Her music is a voice for the unheard. She sings about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Zandi is no frills, relatable, and raw. Her music is described as “delicate and earthy,” “gritty,” and “visceral.” Her first and only release to date “Wait For You” sat at number one on the Fresh Finds Spotify playlist of all genres, amassing over half a million streams with no promotion other than her 250k+ TikTok following. She is currently working on recording more songs for her many fans who are eagerly anticipating the release.

Thad DeBrock: Guitar
Chris Parker: Drums
Tony Tino: Bass

Saori Goda
(Master of Ceremony)
Saori Goda is a highly regarded Japanese actress and voice talent. Based in New York, she worked with the Nakagawa Juku Theater Company in Japan before moving to the US in 2009. Her performances in the US include roles in “Love Your Selfie” (NBC); “Cocktail Party” (directed by Reg Reif); and “My Daughter Yoshiko” (directed by Brian Blum), for which she was nominated for Best Actress (Lifft India Filmotsav) and Best Acting Performance In A Leading Role (SoHo International Film Festival). Stage performances include last year’s Off-Broadway production of “47 Ronin.” She has also appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC). SAG-AFTRA Eligible.

Corporate Sponsors

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Amnet New York, Inc.
Deloitte LLP
ITO EN (North America) INC.
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Sony Corporation of America
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
The Norinchukin Bank

<Raffle Prize Sponsors>
Daikin U.S. Corporation
Chocolat Moderne
E. 53 St. Wellness/Dr. John Belmonte
the rice factory

<Special Thanks>
Mar Creation, Inc.

For inquiries: info@nipponclub.org


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