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WAYS TO ATTEND (from 2019):



($199 - 499)

What do I have access to with the conference registration?

All conference and festival events! A Conference Registration badge allows you access to every single event in our program guide including education panels, parties, luncheons, showcase performances and additional various events. Registration prices vary upon membership or date of purchase. With a Conference Registration you will be able to purchase up to two tickets for the Honors and Awards show (details here).



($75 - 90)

What do I have access to with the festival wristband?

A Festival Wristband gets you into all six nights of performances at any of the official showcase venues. Also, you are welcome to attend various special events and parties to be announced. When the full schedule is released, the event will clearly indicate if wristband holders may attend. In 2018, wristband holders were welcome to attend almost 100 additional events. This wristband is the best valued festival access in the nation. You definitely get a huge bang for your buck! 

Note: Wristbands do not guarantee entry if venue is at capacity. In the event of a line, conference registrants have priority access. If there is a must-see artist on your list, we suggest you arrive early. 


($999) - limited number available

A Gold Circle Package includes:

  • • 1 conference registration (see below for details)
  • • 1 Honors & Awards ticket within the first three center rows at The Ryman Auditorium
  • • First dibs on RSVP lists during the festival and conference
  • • A visit to Honors & Awards show rehearsals at The Ryman
  • • A $40 voucher to the AMERICANAFEST® merchandise table
  • • Honors & Awards Hatch Show Print signed by at least one showcasing artist
  • • Expedited pick-up at registration desk on Tuesday, Sept. 11

Please note: A Gold Circle conference registration does not provide any additional priority access or line-skipping capabilities on top of the priority access over wristbands. Any additional Honors & Awards tickets purchased outside of a Gold Circle Package at a later date will not be seated in the first three center rows.

All sales are final and non-refundable. Discount codes are not retroactive and must be used at time of purchase. View our Refund Policy here.


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