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First Round of AmericanaFest Performers Announced; Showcase Wristbands On Sale Now

AmericanaFest 2016

First Round of AmericanaFest Performers Announced; Showcase Wristbands On Sale Now

// 5.6.16

Americana Music Association Announces First Round of Performers for AmericanaFest 2016, September 20-25

More Than 180 Artists Scheduled to Play Critically Acclaimed Festival in Nashville, TN

Showcase Wristbands On Sale Now

Lineup to Include: Bart Crow, Green River Ordinance, Indigo Girls, 
Infamous Stringdusters, Joe Purdy, John Paul White, 
Ruby Amanfu, Sara Watkins, Shawn Mullins, Sunny Sweeney,
Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones, Wynonna & The Big Noise

The Americana Music Association announced today the first 70 of more than 180 artists slated to perform at the 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 20-25 in Nashville, TN. The six-day festival will fill the city with legends, newcomers, award winners, and buzz bands, showcasing the breadth of Americana's influence. With over 180 artists and bands scheduled, the event promises to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the "roots alternative to the GRAMMYs and South by Southwest." A list of the first round of performers can be found below.

Tying in to this announcement, the Americana Music Association has put evening showcase wristbands on sale to the public at the wallet-friendly price of $60. Available online at and in Nashville at Grimey's New & Preloved Music and The Groove, showcase wristbands allow admission into all showcase venues and some sanctioned parties and events. Festival & Conference registrations (currently $225 for members/$325 for non-members) 
offer priority admission into all showcase venues, sanctioned parties and events, daytime educational panels, and can be purchased here. At this time, only conference registrants may purchase Honors & Awards show tickets.

List of Artists Confirmed to Play AmericanaFest:
Amy Helm
Aubrie Sellers
Bart Crow
BJ Barham of American Aquarium
Brent Cobb
Brian Whelan
Brian Wright
Buddy Miller
Cedric Burnside Project
Charlie Parr
Ciaran Lavery
David Ramirez
Dead Horses
Derik Hultquist
Dietrich Strause
Dylan LeBlanc
Front Country
Grant-Lee Phillips
Green River Ordinance
Hollis Brown
Indigo Girls
Infamous Stringdusters
Jay Nash
Jesse Malin
Joe Purdy
John Paul White
Larkin Poe
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Lee Ann Womack
Lori McKenna
Luke Bell
Lydia Loveless
Marlon Williams
Mindy Smith
Moonsville Collective
Parker Millsap
Penny & Sparrow
Peter Bruntnell
Phil Cody
Quiet Life
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Ruby Amanfu
Ruby Boots
Ruston Kelly
Ryan Beaver
Sammy Brue
Sara Watkins
Sarah Potenza
Shawn Mullins
Sons of Bill
Sunny Sweeney
Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones
The Americans
The Ballroom Thieves
The Black Lillies
The Bottle Rockets
The Cactus Blossoms
The Handsome Family
The Last Bandoleros
The Pines
Will Hoge
William Clark Green
Wynonna & The Big Noise