Everything You Need to Know About AmericanaFest 2019
AmericanaFest -- also known as the Americana Music Festival & Conference -- turns 20 in 2019. For the past two decades, the mid-September gathering has brought legends and newcomers from all sorts of roots sub-genres to a variety of Nashville venues.
Below, The Boot has rounded up all of the important details about AmericanaFest 2019. Read on for what you need to know.
When and Where Is the 2019 Americana Music Festival & Conference?
AmericanaFest events will occur at nearly 60 different venues across the city of Nashville, including 3rd & Lindsley, the Basement and the Basement East, the High Watt, Mercy Lounge, City Winery, the Station Inn, Musician’s Corner, the 5 Spot, Third Man Records, 12th & Porter and the historic Ryman Auditorium, among others. The host hotel for the conference portion of the week is the Westin Nashville, located just off Broadway.
Who’s Performing at the 2019 Americana Music Festival & Conference?
AmericanaFest will feature hundreds of live performances at dozens of Nashville's most prominent venues, with the spotlighted artists, from newcomers to legends, hailing from across the broad spectrum of Americana music. The initial round of names, announced May 30, range from living legend Tanya Tucker to hyped new act Jade Bird, but so many, many more have been added since then. For a full list of performers, visit the festival's website.
What Other Events Are Happening During the 2019 Americana Music Festival & Conference?
In addition to hundreds of live shows, the conference portion of AmericanaFest will feature numerous panels, seminars, exclusive daytime performances and much more. The events covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals.
The 2019 Americana Music Honors & Awards also take place during AmericanaFest. The event recognizes distinguished members of the Americana music industry and awards honors to a select few. This year, the ceremony will take place on Sept. 11 at the Ryman Audtiorium; nominees include Mavis Staples, the War and Treaty and Kacey Musgraves.
How Can I Attend the 2019 Americana Music Festival & Conference?
Passes and wristbands for the Americana Music Festival & Conference are available online now, with a variety of options, including some volunteer opportunities. For newcomers to the AmericanaFest scene, organizers offer a First Timer's Guide.
I Can't Be at the 2019 Americana Music Festival ... How Else Can I Follow Along?
If you can't be at AmericanaFest 2019, The Boot will keep you up to date on all of the goings-on in Nashville. We'll be sharing the biggest news right here on the site, but Jamie Lin Wilson, Karen & the Sorrows, Darrin Bradbury and more artists will be taking fans behind the scenes via our Instagram Stories throughout the week as well.
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