About the Festival

Americana Music Festival 2016
September 20th - 25th
Nashville, TN

For six nights, September 20-25, the Americana Music Festival will feature approximately 180 live performances at over nine music venues in the vicinity of downtown Nashville.

Wristband wearers may attend ALL evening showcases at ALL participating venues on ALL nights. 

**Please note: Wristbands do not guarantee entry if venue is at capacity. In the event of a line, conference registrants have priority access.

Our 17th Annual event will take place September 20-25, 2016, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. With planning already underway, our 2016 Americana Music Festival & Conference promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves great music.

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Is there a shuttle bus?
Yes. All wristband wearers are invited to use the bus, which travels from the conference center to all participating venues.

What does my wristband entitle me to?
Wristband wearers may attend ALL evening showcases at ALL participating venues ALL nights. In the event of a line, laminate badge holders do have priority access.

Can I buy tickets for individual showcases?
Yes. However, tickets for individual showcases are $20-25. You only have access to that one venue. In the event of a line, priority goes to laminate badge wearers, the wristband wearers, then individual ticket holders.

How do I purchase a wristband?
Wristbands will be available for purchase at a later date at all participating venues, mercylounge.com, the registration desk at the conference center and select retail outlets. Wristbands will NOT be mailed to you.

Where do I pick up my wristband?
Wristbands ordered through Ticket Web on mercylounge.com will be available for pick up at the Cannery Row complex. Wristbands will NOT be mailed to you.

Will wristbands sell out if I don’t buy them in advance?
Probably not, but the possibility exists.

Are wristbands refundable?

Can I get into the award show with a wristband?

Will I receive a letter confirming that my wristband purchase was made?
Yes. We ask that you bring it with you.

What happens if I lose my wristband?
You will need to buy another one.

Does my wristband guarantee entry to the venues?
Yes, in most cases. In the event of a line, laminate badge wearers have priority access. If there is a show you just cannot miss, we suggest you arrive to the venue prior to the first showcase of that night.

Will wristbands be mailed to me?

I am 17 years old. May I go to a show at an 18+ or 21+ venue if I am with my parents?
The Listening Room, City Winery, and Music City Roots are all ages. 3rd and Lindsley and The Station Inn welcome you with your parents. The Rutledge, Third Man Records, The Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt are 18+ venues regardless of parental accompaniment. The 5 Spot, The Basement and Basement East have strict 21+ age policies. These venues are “bar settings” and do not allow minors to attend, regardless of parental accompaniment. They are unable to negotiate on this point. 

Are the venues accessible for mobility disabilities?

Yes, all venues are accessible and ADA compliant. 3rd and Lindsley, City Winery, The Listening Room, and Station Inn have large seated areas. We recommend arriving early to the venue if this is a requirement for you as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.