NASHVILLE – Aug. 5, 2020 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that country superstar Garth Brooks will speak at the 36|86 Festival, its entrepreneur-focused event taking place digitally Aug. 17-28.
Brooks will take part in 36|86’s “36 Questions,” a series in which LaunchTN asks an industry leader at the top of their game to answer questions that range from the personal to the professional.
“Garth Brooks is one of country music’s biggest stars, both in terms of his catalog and his constant innovation within the industry,” said Van Tucker, interim CEO, LaunchTN. “From drive-in concerts to live streaming events, he has showcased his unique skills and entrepreneurial ingenuity to reach his fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. He joins an all-encompassing group of speakers across the 36|86 Festival that are making waves across their industries.”
Traditionally a two-day, in-person festival, this year’s conference will stretch over 10 days to account for more than 50 hours and 50+ sessions in five primary tracks: Health, Entertainment, Culture, Build and Scale. Those interested in attending the festival can find a registration page on the 36|86 website, alongside an expansive speaker list and agenda.
LaunchTN is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Our mission is to empower a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through our network of Entrepreneur Centers and partner organizations across the state, LaunchTN fosters collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions, and government to offer entrepreneurs what they need to succeed and stay in Tennessee to build companies and create jobs.