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2021 Panel Pitches Are Now Closed


Have an idea for a panel at AMERICANAFEST? For two decades, this leading forum has featured top-tier professionals and creatives discussing and engaging in various relevant topics on the ever-changing landscape of the music industry.

Now you can have the opportunity to start a conversation and provide an educational experience that will resonate with an attentive audience in the Americana community.

To streamline our efficiency and processes, we ask that you fill out an application here with your panel idea or program topic. Panel pitch submissions will be accepted through May 10, 2021.

Your idea may include a pitch for:

  • Panels
  • Interviews
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Book reading, selling and signing
  • Film screening and discussion
  • Speaking opportunities


Please do not email us directly with your ideas and requests. Instead, fill out the form and we will get back to you.

Please note this is NOT an application for showcase submissions, which you can check out here.


Submit Your Panel Pitch


Additional Info to Know When Submitting a Panel Pitch:

Keep the AMERICANAFEST Conference audience in mind. This would be attentive industry professionals including record labels, distributors, streaming services, radio programmers and promoters, media, artists, musicians, songwriters, artist managers, agents, students, entertainment attorneys.

Represent diversity in your programming. This will include gender, ethnicity, age and area of expertise.

For the sake of time, we kindly ask that you follow our panel format of one moderator and up to four panelists.

Priority consideration will be given to panel pitches submitted by Americana Music Association members. If you're not a member, you may join here.

Panel participation at AMERICANAFEST does not include a complimentary Conference + Festival Pass. Currently, Conference + Festival Passes are on sale at $349 ($249 for Americana Music Association members) now through June 28. For more information, click here.

Need somewhere to stay in Nashville? Check out our travel & lodging page here. Please note that AMERICANAFEST does not cover travel expenses, hotel accommodations or provide per diems or honoraria.