“The coolest music scene today.”
– The New York Times
The annual event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering five days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, intimate showcases each night.
Our 24th annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 17-21, 2024, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. 2024 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music. Each year, AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education.
Our conference portion features numerous panels, seminars, exclusive day time performances, and much more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals – all enthusiastically attended and presented by music industry leaders. And FYI, you do not have to be a member of the Americana Music Association or in the music industry to purchase a Conference + Festival Pass and attend all the events. We encourage all music lovers to be a part of the conference experience.
If you choose not to be a part of the entire AMERICANAFEST experience through a Conference + Festival Pass, then our Festival Pass is the option for you. For multiple nights, AMERICANAFEST will feature hundreds of live performances at Nashville’s most prominent venues and much, much, more! However, passes do not guarantee entry if venue is at capacity. If there is a must-see band on your list we suggest arriving to the venue early.
We will be announcing our 2024 lineup of Showcasing Performers and Conference Panel Speakers soon.
“The shining star of Nashville and music everywhere.”
– Emmylou Harris
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 2,000 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 Allison Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Joan Baez, Noah Kahan, Robert Plant, and Rosanne Cash have brought our audiences to their feet.
Want to stay near the center of the action? Our host hotel for 2024 will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown for our 24th annual AMERICANAFEST.
Ideally situated in downtown Nashville, Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown is the hub of activity during AMERICANAFEST, including daily seminars and panels. The hotel is also conveniently located near the historic Ryman Auditorium, home of the Americana Honors & Awards, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, City Winery, and more.