Festival Submissions

AMERICANAFEST brings together the Americana music community from around the world including artists, music industry professionals, tastemakers and die-hard music fans to Nashville, TN, for multiple days of discovery showcases, panels and special events.


Artists who are chosen to perform will play for key players all in one place including:

  • Top Americana tastemakers
  • First-rate industry professionals (A&R reps, booking agents, talent buyers, managers and more)
  • National press outlets like AP, Rolling Stone and NPR Music
  • Die-hard music fans

Read our Community Agreement and learn more about the Showcase selection process here.

Submissions are open to Professional Artist and Professional Industry members of the Americana Music Association. To learn more about memberships and join, click here.


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.

These can include:

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


One of the best ways to become a part of the community during our festival week is by hosting an official event to invite attendees into your world.

Whether it’s a rowdy happy hour shindig focused on highlighting your artists or a networking-focused lunchtime BBQ, get creative during our event week and engage attendees who are looking for a place to connect over good music and good times.


For more information to help plan your own unique event visit our FAQ section here and visit the link below.

Still have questions? Check out the Submissions section of our FAQ to learn all there is to know about submission perks and processes.