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Full Americana Showcase Lineup Announced + Our First Mobile App

Full Americana Showcase Lineup Announced + Our First Mobile App

// 8.21.15


Americana Music Association Announces Expanding Festival Lineup to Include:
Glen Hansard, Jewel, Hot Rize, Watkins Family Hour, Jay Farrar (performing songs of Son Volt’s “Trace”), JD McPherson, Buddy Miller & Marc Ribot, Parker Millsap, Joel Rafael, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear 
The Americana Music Association unveiled an additional 30+ artists to its 16th annual AmericanaFest lineup this week. Known for its “spirit of eclecticism” (New York Times) and community, the festival will offer more than 170 official showcases across more than a dozen Music City venues including newly announced performances by Glen Hansard, Jewel, Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Jay Farrar (performing songs of Son Volt’s “Trace”), Buddy Miller & Marc Ribot, JD McPherson, Parker Millsap, Joel Rafael, Nellie Clay, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear and the Watkins Family Hour. 
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The Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, officially kicks off on Tuesday Sept. 15, with registration pick-up starting at 5 PM CT at The Basement followed by an Early Bird Kick-Off Bash presented by The Bluegrass Situation at 8 PM CT. Additional opening night events will include the annual Australiana @ Americana event at The Bluebird Cafe and a special book signing by Jewel at City Winery Nashville, both at 6 PM CT. Jewel will also perform later that evening along with Donnie Fritts & John Paul White , JD Souther, and JD and the Straight Shot in the traditional showcase format. On the other side of Nashville, you will find the Eastside Throwdown – Sin City vs Guitar Town, bringing the community together from far and wide.  
The Festival & Conference Registration ($415 for members / $515 for non-members) is the premier ‘pass’ to experience the “Booming Genre” (Entertainment Weekly) offering priority admission to allshowcase venues and invitation only events; access to daytime educational panels and parties and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Honors & Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium. Click here to purchase your Festival & Conference registration. Walk up rates will go up to $515, so act now and save.  
*** Tickets to the Honors & Awards are reserved for full Festival and Conference registrants only*** 
Just interested in the music?  AmericanaFest wristbands cost ONLY $60 and get you admission into all participating nighttime venues to experience more than 170 acts over five nights, sanctioned cocktail parties and a weekend stocked with music and community events. 
***Wristbands do not get you admission to the Ascend Amphitheater, the Ryman Auditorium or the Hutton Hotel 
$60 ALL VENUE Wristbands are currently on sale at Grimey's New and Preloved Music, 1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville, 37204 or at The Groove New and Used Vinyl & Cd's, 1103 Calvin Avenue, Nashville 37206 and online at mercylounge.com.
This years AmericanaFest also features two special separately ticketed events for the entire community. The Tribute to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (SOLD OUT) Monday, September 14 and the multi stage outdoor event at the Ascend Amphitheatre on Saturday September 19 featuring Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Nikki Lane, Tift Merritt, Valerie June and more. Tickets for this event at Nashville’s newest outdoor venue are still available and start at $25. Purchase your tickets here: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/1B004EFBCBD56EE5?bba=1 - Conference Registrants will receive a discount code to purchase discounted lawn tickets.
More information on AmericanaFest, The Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, is available at americanamusic.org.
List of showcase artists slated to perform at Americanafest 2015 include:
Adam Faucett
American Aquarium
Anderson East
Andrew Combs
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead
Angaleena Presley *
Anthony D'Amato
Band of Heathens
Barna Howard
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Birds of Chicago
Brian Wright
The Bros. Landreth
Buddy Miller & Marc Ribot *
Buick 6 *
Caitlin Canty *
Cale Tyson
Caleb Caudle
Caleb Klauder
CALICO the band *
Carly Ritter
The Carmonas *
Caroline Spence *
Carsie Blanton
Christopher Paul Stelling
The Contenders
Corb Lund
Daniel Martin Moore *
Daniel Romano
Darrell Scott
David Wax Museum
Dead Winter Carpenters
Della Mae *
Dirty River Boys
Dom Flemons
Donnie Fritts & John Paul White
Doug Seegers
Dreaming Spires
Dustbowl Revival
Eddie Berman
Eilen Jewell
Emma Swift
Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles *
The Fairfield Four
Fats Kaplin *
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
The Freightshakers
Gill Landry
Glen Hansard *
The Good Lovelies
The Grahams
Grant-Lee Phillips
Great Peacock
Gretchen Peters
Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree
Hackensaw Boys
The Hello Strangers
Henry Wagons
The Hillbenders
The Honeycutters
Horse Feathers
Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers *
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Hugh Bob and the Hustle
Humming House
Jackie Greene
James McMurtry
Jay Farrar performs songs of Son Volt's “Trace" *
JD & The Straight Shot
JD McPherson *
JD Souther
Jeffrey Foucault
Jewel *
Jim Lauderdale
Joe Pug
Joel Rafael *
John Moreland
John Paul Keith
Jonathan Tyler
Joseph LeMay *
Josh Ritter *
Josh Rouse
JP Harris
Kacy & Clayton
Kai Welch *
Keenan O’Meara & M. Lui *
Kelsey Waldon *
Kingsley Flood
Kristin Andreassen
Kristin Diable
Laney Jones and the Spirits
Lee Ann Womack
Legendary Shack Shakers
Lera Lynn
Lewis and Leigh
Leyla McCalla
Lilly Hiatt
Lindi Ortega
Liz Longley
Los Colognes
Los Lobos
Low Cut Connie
Luther Dickinson
Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear *
Margo Price
Martin Harley
Mary Bragg *
Mary Gauthier
The Mavericks
The McCrary Sisters
Michaela Anne & The Wild Hearts
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Nellie Clay *
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line
Oh Pep!
Olin & The Moon *
Packway Handle Band
Paper Bird
Parker Millsap *
Patty Griffin
Pine Hill Project (featuring Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky)
Pokey LaFarge
Pony Boy
Possessed By Paul James
Raised By Eagles
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Richie Furay *
River Whyless
Ron Pope & The Nighthawks
Ry Cooder/Sharon White/Ricky Skaggs
Ryan Culwell
Sam Outlaw
Sarah Borges
Sean McConnell
Session Americana
Shannon McNally *
Shemekia Copeland
The Show Ponies
Spirit Family Reunion
The Steel Wheels
Stephen Kellogg
The Stray Birds

The Suffers
T Sisters
T. Hardy Morris
Tall Heights
Those Pretty Wrongs
Town Mountain
Uncle Lucius
The Vespers
Water Liars
Watkins Family Hour *
Webb Wilder *
The Whistles and The Bells
Whitey Morgan
Whitney Rose
The Wild Reeds
William Elliott Whitmore
Willie Watson
The Wood Brothers 
*new additions to lineup