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The First Round of Performers for AMERICANAFEST® 2018 is Here

The First Round of Performers for AMERICANAFEST® 2018 is Here

// 4.18.18

Americana Music Association® Announces First Round of Performers for AMERICANAFEST® 2018, September 11-16

More Than 250 Artists to Play Critically Acclaimed Festival in Nashville, TN

Festival Wristbands On Sale Now

Lineup to Include: American Aquarium, Jerry Douglas, Alejandro Escovedo, Nicholas Jamerson, Dawn Landes, Sam Lewis, Ida Mae, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Oates, Erin Rae, Shook Twins, Sunny War, The War and Treaty, Lee Ann Womack & Friends and more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2018) - The Americana Music Association® announced today the first 74 of more than 250 artists slated to perform at the annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 11-16 in Nashville, TN.

For the 19th consecutive year, the six-day festival and conference will once again fill the city with legends, newcomers, award-winners, and buzz-worthy artists, showcasing the breadth of Americana's influence on a global scale. With over 250 artists and bands participating, the event promises to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the "roots alternative to the GRAMMYs® and South by Southwest."

A list of the first round of performers can be found below. 

Tying into this announcement, the Americana Music Association® has put 2018 Festival Wristbands on sale to the public at the wallet-friendly price of $75. Available on their website and in Nashville at Grimey's New & Preloved Music and The Groove, Festival Wristbands allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select sanctioned parties and events.

Conference Registrations (currently on-sale at the standard rate of $349/$249 for Americana Music Association® members) can be purchased here and offer priority admission into all showcase venues, sanctioned parties, events and daytime educational panels. These passes also provide the opportunity for attendees to purchase up to two tickets per registration for the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. At this time, only Conference Registrants may purchase Honors & Awards show tickets.

List of Artists Confirmed to Play AMERICANAFEST® 2018:

Alejandro Escovedo
American Aquarium
American Folk
ANIMAL YEARS
The Black Lillies
Brandy Clark
Caitlin Canty
Carolina Story
Catherine Britt
Cedric Burnside
Chance McCoy
The Commonheart
Courtney Hartman
Dawn Landes
Dead Horses
Devon Gilfillian
Dom Flemons
Drivin N Cryin
The Earls of Leicester
Emily Scott Robinson
Erin Rae
Ghost of Paul Revere
H.C. McEntire
Hayley Thompson-King
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Holly Macve
Ida Mae
Israel Nash
Jade Jackson
Jaime Wyatt
Jamie McLean Band
Jeffrey Foucault
Jerry Douglas
Jill Andrews
Joe Purdy
John Carter Cash
John Craigie
John Oates
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Katie Pruitt
Kim Richey
Lee Ann Womack & Friends
Lindsay Lou
Liz Brasher
Lucky Lips
Luke Winslow-King
Lula Wiles
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
Mary Gauthier
The McCrary Sisters
McKenzie Lockhart
Mountain Heart
Nicholas Jamerson
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Phil Madeira
Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos
Ron Pope
Ruston Kelly
Sam Lewis
Scott Mulvahill
Shemekia Copeland
Shook Twins
The Small Glories
Sons Of Bill
Southern Avenue
Sunny War
Them Coulee Boys
Tommy Emmanuel
Vandoliers
The War and Treaty
Whiskey Wolves of the West
William Crighton
William Prince
Worry Dolls

 

Declared a "veritable juggernaut" by American Songwriter, AMERICANAFEST® showcases more than 250 artists and bands throughout notable venues in Music City, including the Mercy Lounge, City Winery, 3rd & Lindsley and The Station Inn, just to name a few. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues over panels and workshops. The week of festivities is kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates Americana luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium.

For more information and to purchase an AMERICANAFEST® pass, visit www.americanamusic.org.

 
 
   

About AMERICANAFEST®:
The 19th annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 11-16, 2018. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For information on how to purchase a conference registration, please visit www.americanamusic.org.

About the Americana Music Association®:
The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association® receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, RAM, Mountain Valley Water, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.

 

For more information, please contact:
Bryan Ros | Americana Music Association® | 615.386.6936 | bryan@americanamusic.org
Jackie Marushka | Marushka Media | 615.417.6500 | jackie@marushkamedia.com