Americana Announces SXSW Showcase Lineup! Antone's in Austin, Thursday March 15th

The Little Willies, Punch Brothers,

Jonny Corndawg, the Gourds, HoneyHoney and Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys 



February 15, 2012, Nashville, TN.  The Americana Music Association is proud to announce the lineup for its annual SXSW showcase, scheduled for Thursday March 15, 2012 at the historic Antone's club in Austin, TX.   The event will feature performances by theLittle Willies, featuring Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo, Norah Jones, Richard Julian and Dan Reiser, Punch Brothers, Jonny Corndawg, the Gourds, HoneyHoneyand Chuck Meadand His Grassy Knoll Boys. 


Since its inception, the SESAC sponsored Americana Showcase at Antone’s during SXSW has become both a tradition at the Austin music confab and one of the festivals premier and critically acclaimed events.  Featured performances in the past have included legendary acts like Emmylou Harris, the original Texas Tornados, Dave Alvin, Jimmy Vaughan, Jim Lauderdale with Patty Griffin, Raul Malo, Buddy Miller, James McMurtry, Joe Ely, Hank Williams III, Marcia Ball, The Courtyard Hounds with Jakob Dylan and Ray Wylie Hubbard.  A robust list of emerging artists have also been featured like Hayes Carl, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Abigail Washburn, Tift Merritt, Ryan Bingham, Elizabeth Cook the Band of Heathens and many more, who have supported the scrappy not for profit music association. 


This event in Austin, TX is produced by the Americana Music Association for SXSW.  Badge and wristband holders will have priority admission to the event.  For more information on SXSW Festival and Conference Registrations contact


About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to promote awareness, provide a forum, and advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, which will take place September 12-15, 2012 in Nashville, TN.  Americana Music Festival and Conference Registrations are now available through the store at


Described by Southern Living Magazine as Nashville's "Best Music Festival," the Americana Music Association is offering, for a limited time, a SUPER registration rate, available at $300 for AMA members and $400 for non-members.  Offer Expires April 30.


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