The Americana Music Association expands its festival and conference in its 15th year by announcing its most ambitious and eclectic lineup to date. Anchored by its 13th Annual Honors & Awards show on Wed. Sept. 17 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the association also adds three-time Americana Group of the Year, The Avett Brothers, to a headlining slot at Riverfront Park on Saturday Sept. 20.
Throughout the festival and conference — highlighted by Travel + Leisure as a fine-tuned music destination in its June print issue — a total of 160 artists perform in 11 venues including 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, City Winery, High Watt, Cannery, Mercy Lounge, The Rutledge, Station Inn, Music City Roots, Downtown Presbyterian Church and Musicians Corner.
Admission to The Avett Brothers’ Riverfront show, co-presented by WRLT Lightning 100, will be included in Americana’s Music Festival & Conference registrations and tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10AM via www.ticketfly.com.
The growth of Americana as a genre -curated and cultivated by the Americana Music Association – is evidenced by recent partnerships with cultural epicenter Lincoln Center for “Americana NYC” on August 6-10 and a new GRAMMY category created for the Americana Roots Field announced in early June: “Best American Roots Performance.” This category is the genre’s third and the only new category created by the Academy this year.
The first half of Americanafest’s performing artist list includes:
The Avett Brothers
The Barefoot Movement
Ben Miller Band
Billy Joe Shaver
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay
The Cactus Blossoms
Chatham County Line
Danny & The Champions of the World
The Deadly Gentleman
The Dustbowl Revival
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo
The Fairfield Four
Green River Ordinance
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers
Jonny Two Bags
Lake Street Dive
Lee Ann Womack
Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy
New Country Rehab
Quebe Sisters Band
Todd Snider & Friends
Tony Joe White
Trigger Hippy (feat. Jackie Greene, Joan Osbourne, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik)
The 15th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan will take place September 17-21, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. kicked off by the 13th annual Americana Honors & Awards Show on Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
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