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AMERICANAFEST Showcase & Panel at SXSW 2017

AMERICANAFEST Showcase & Panel at SXSW 2017

// 3.6.17

The Americana Music Association Announces Showcase and Panel at SXSW® 2017

Sanctioned showcase will include The Secret Sisters, Kasey Chambers, Valerie June and more

AUSTIN, Texas (March 6, 2017) - The Americana Music Association℠ has announced the line-up for its 17th consecutive sanctioned showcase at SXSW®, Wednesday, March 15 in Austin, Texas.

The official Americana showcase will feature The Secret SistersKasey ChambersValerie JuneShannon McNally and Whitney Rose, taking place at Cooper’s Bar-B-Que (217 Congress Ave.) in Austin and starting at 8:15 p.m. A SXSW® badge or wristband will be required for admission.

This year’s event is made possible by the support of performing rights organization SESAC and Change The Conversation, a community coalition striving to improve the environment for women in country music.

In addition to its musical presentation, the Americana Music Association℠ has also curated a SXSW® Conference panel titled "Americana Without Borders" with speakers Crispin Parry (British Underground), Kasey Chambers (Artist), Nash Chambers (Essence Music Group), Jed Hilly (Americana Music Association℠) and moderator Peter Blackstock (Austin American-Statesman).

The panel will delve into Americana’s ongoing international growth and expansion while focusing on genre awareness overseas, touring perspectives and the formation of the Americana Music Association UK, the Americana Music Association Australia and other related global industry initiatives.

This featured conference session will take place Friday, March 17 at the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St.) in Room 16AB at 12:30 p.m.