Sam Palladio from ABC’s Hit Show Nashville Will Perform at ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner

WASHINGTON—ASAE is pleased to announce Sam Palladio, a British actor and musician who portrays Gunnar Scott in the ABC show, Nashville, will provide music for this year’s Summit Awards Dinner on Wednesday, September 30.

WASHINGTON—ASAE is pleased to announce Sam Palladio, a British actor and musician who portrays Gunnar Scott in the ABC show, Nashville, will provide music for this year’s Summit Awards Dinner on Wednesday, September 30.

After touring on the first-ever “Nashville” Concert Tour with many of his cast mates in 2014, Palladio continues to play in Nashville venues including: the Grand Ole Opry, 3rd and Lindsley, and Bluebird Cafe. He was raised by his artist parents in Cornwall, England and pursued his career as a performer, studying theatre and music at Rose Bruford Drama College.

Palladio’s television credits include his role as Stoke in Season Two of the Showtime hit “Episodes,” starring Matt LeBlanc. In 2013, Palladio completed filming “Runner, Runner,” opposite Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, and Gemma Arterton.

“As a community, we come together each year to celebrate the great work association professionals are doing with our Summit Awards dinner. Our longtime supporter and sponsor, Nashville, continues to bring in great musical entertainment each year,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. 

Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp and Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center provide entertainment for the Summit Awards and are longtime supporters of the association community.

"We are honored to once again be a part of the Summit Awards dinner and to share Nashville's creativity," said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of the Nashville CVC. "Bringing Sam Palladio to showcase his musical talent and to highlight the primetime "Nashville" TV show is a win-win for us!"

ASAE will have over 1,000 association and nonprofit professionals and supporters of the association sector at this year’s Summit Awards Dinner. The event was created to recognize the excellent work in the association community to improve the quality of life through exemplary community-based programs. The dinner also supports the Power of A fund, which increases awareness about the wealth of knowledge and resources in the association community with policymakers and other audiences.

The six organizations being honored for their work are: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Edison Electric Institute, Emergency Nurses Association, Military Officers Association of America, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and Tulsa Regional Chamber.

For more information about attending the Summit Awards Dinner, visit www.asaecenter.org/summitdinner or contact Carla Lochiatto, CAE, at 202-626-2807 or [email protected].

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE [email protected] or 202-326-9505.

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