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AmericanaFest FAQs

General FAQs:

This is my first time attending. Any advice?

We've put together a handy First Timer's Guide to give you a brief overview of what to expect at our one-of-a-kind event.

Is there an AMERICANAFEST mobile app?

Yes there is, and it will be available for download in late summer.

Where can I stay?

Visit our Travel & Lodging page for details on our host hotel and other travel information.

May I volunteer for AMERICANAFEST?

Possibly. If you love music and want to help us out, then we will be accepting applications here in May 2021. If you are a music industry professional, we encourage you to purchase a Conference + Festival Pass to get the most out of AMERICANAFEST.

Do you have a Refund Policy?

Yes, you can view it here.

Is there a printer-friendly schedule for AMERICANAFEST?

Yes. Once the schedule is released, it will be viewable here. The page is printer-friendly.

I purchased a Conference + Festival Pass and/or Festival Pass, but I am not receiving AMERICANAFEST emails. Why not?

First, please confirm that the email address you provided at the time of purchase is correct. If it is not, please email info@americanamusic.org. If it is, then you probably opted out of our emails at some point. To opt back in, please click here. If you do not opt back in, you will not receive any AMERICANAFEST updates from us.

Will you have COVID-19 safety protocols?

Yes. At this time, in accordance with current Metro Nashville and recommended CDC guidelines, we're releasing a limited amount of passes for sale to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees. In addition to local and national safety guidelines, we will also be following each venue’s COVID-19 safety protocol for the week of AMERICANAFEST. We will continue to monitor the situation as the event date approaches.

Nightly Showcase FAQs:

I am 17 years old. May I go to a show at an 18+ or 21+ venue if I am with my parents?

The Westin and City Winery Nashville are all ages. 3rd and Lindsley and The Station Inn welcome youth under 18 with their parents. EXIT/IN, Analog at the Hutton Hotel, Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt are 18+ venues regardless of parental accompaniment. The 5 Spot, The Basement, and the 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, 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.

 

Festival Pass FAQs:

What does my Festival Pass entitle me to?

Festival Pass holders may attend ALL evening showcases at ALL participating venues ALL nights.

Can I buy tickets for individual showcases?

Possibly. Tickets are sold at the door on the night of the show, if AMERICANAFEST is not sold out and if venue capacity allows. However, tickets for a majority of individual showcases are $20-25, and you only have access to that one venue. Individual tickets will not be sold at the Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, or The High Watt until Saturday.

How do I purchase a Festival Pass?

Festival Passes can be purchased online here starting in April 2021. If the event is not sold out, passes will be available at the registration desk during the week of AMERICANAFEST and at select participating venues. Festival Passes will NOT be mailed to you.

Where do I pick up my Festival Pass?

Festival Pass Pick-Up will be available Tuesday, September 21, 2021 through Saturday, September 25, 2021. Times and location will be announced at a later date. Festival Passes will NOT be mailed to you and will only be available for pick-up during the week of AMERICANAFEST.

Will Festival Passes sell out if I don’t buy them in advance?

Possibly. Due to our COVID-19 safety protcol (see above), there is a limited amount of passes on sale to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees. If restrictions ease, more passes will be released for sale.

Are Festival Passes refundable?

No. View our Refund Policy here.

Can I get into the Honors & Awards show with a Festival Pass?

No. The Honors & Awards ceremony is a separate ticketed event.

What happens if I lose my Festival Pass?

You will need to buy another one.

Does my Festival Pass provide entry into the nightly showcase venues?

Yes, in most cases. If AMERICANAFEST knows a show is in extremely high demand, an RSVP will be sent just to Conference Pass holders, so be prepared to wait in line.

Will Festival Passes be mailed to me?

NO! Festival Pass Pick-Up will be available Tuesday, September 21, 2021 through Saturday, September 25, 2021. Times and location will be announced at a later date.

 

Conference Pass FAQs:

Why should I attend the conference?

If you work in the industry, the Americana conference is an opportunity to meet with other industry professionals in a relaxed yet festive environment. It’s an opportunity to sit in on the many panel discussions, covering many facets of the music business. It’s also an opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones.

If you're a fan, the Americana conference is an opportunity to hear from the artists and professionals who spend their lives making the music you love. It's an opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain and meet others who share your passion.

You may purchase a Conference + Festival Pass here.

Do I have to be a member in order to attend the conference?

No, but members do receive a discount.

Are conference day passes available?

There is no day pass option available.

Where do I pick up my Conference + Festival Pass?

You may pick up your Conference + Festival Pass at the Registration Desk Tuesday, September 21, 2021 through Saturday, September 25, 2021. Times and location will be announced at a later date.

Are Conference + Festival Passes refundable or transferable?

The Americana Music Association does not offer refunds under any cirumstance, but we will gladly transfer your Conference + Festival Pass to the following year. You may also place your pass in someone else’s name by notifying us before Sept. 21, 2021. View our entire Refund Policy here.

Will my registration information be shared with other Conference Pass holders?

Yes. When you register you are given the option to have your name published. You may opt out if you wish. Email addresses will never be shared.

Does my Conference + Festival Pass guarantee access to the showcase venues?

Yes, in most cases. If AMERICANAFEST knows a show is in extremely high demand, an RSVP will be sent just to Conference Pass holders.

What happens if I lose my Conference + Festival pass?

You'll need to buy another one.

My partner and I share an email address. Will this cause problems?

Yes, it will. Some events are invite-only and require an RSVP. Invitations are sent to the Conference Pass holder email addresses that we have on file, and constitute only one RSVP per address. Please create a unique email address for each attendee so that you do not miss out on any of these events. There is nothing we can do if an event fills to capacity or sells out.

I think I accidentally opted out of the Americana mailing list. Will I still receive invitations to the invite-only events?

No, you won't. You may opt back in by joining our email list here. You will receive an email asking you to confirm this.