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About Honors & Awards

“The shining star of Nashville and music everywhere.”– Emmylou Harris


The Americana Honors & Awards Show, our marquis event, returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2018

Each year the Americana Music Association® honors distinguished members of the music community. Six member-voted awards and several Lifetime Achievement Awards are handed out while over 2000 artists, music-loving fans and entertainment industry executives look on.

The Honors & Awards have featured many amazing moments over the years. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s last live performance together was during the award show. Artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant & His Band of Joy, Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Rosanne Cash, Stephen Stills and Joan Baez have brought our audiences to their feet.

Click here to find a recepient archive of the Americana Honors & Awards.
Click here for information on the nomination process


How do I purchase an Honors & Awards ticket?
At this time Honors & Awards tickets are available for purchase to conference registrants only. Buy your registration now, and you will be notified when Honors & Awards tickets are available for purchase.

How much do Honors & Awards tickets cost? How many can I purchase?
Honors & Awards tickets are available for $125, $165, $225 or $90 (obstructed view), plus fees. Each conference registrant will be able to purchase up to 2 tickets.

What do I wear?
This is not a black tie event. Most people are attending evening showcases after the awards show, so we recommend you dress comfortably for an evening out on the town. Casual chic always works!

Where do I pick up my Honors & Awards show ticket(s)?
Your tickets will be included with your conference credentials at the Americana registration desk during designated times the week of AMERICANAFEST® or at the Ryman box office night of show. Awards show tickets will NOT be mailed to you.

Are Honors & Awards show tickets refundable?

Can I pick my seat for the Honors & Awards show?
Based on your seating and pricing preferences, our system will assign you with the best available seats in the house. For the first time ever, you'll be able to know your seats before you pick up your Conference Registration during AMERICANAFEST® week. All seating is at the discretion of the Americana Music Association®. Seating is done on a first come first served basis, with priority going to sponsors, award show VIPs and conference attendees.

What happens if I lose my Honors & Awards show ticket?
You will have to purchase another one.

Will I receive a confirmation letter indicating a purchase was made?
Yes. We ask that you bring the letter with you when pick up your tickets.

Is there a shuttle bus?
The buses will be outside the Ryman Auditorium to take you to the evening showcase venues. You must be wearing a wristband or a registration badge in order to board.