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Americana Festival 2014Nashville, TN -- The Americana Festival and Conference was featured in today’s Tennessean for its significant contribution to Nashville’s economy. “The annual Americana Music Conference and Festival quietly has become a major contributor to the local economy, bringing in more than $5.1 million in direct economic impact last year, thanks to growing concert attendance and steadily rising membership in the association."

"And, the marketing of this year's festival – the 15th annual – will be amplified by an August ‘Americanafest NYC’ to be held in New York at Lincoln Center, which will feature concerts and panel workshops.” (The Tennessean)

The 15th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference will take place September 17 - 21, 2014 at multiple venues throughout Nashville, Tennessee. The event brings together fans and music industry executives alike offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery–recharging showcases each evening.

Americana Music Festival & Conference Contributes $10 Million to Nashville Economy $5.1 Million in Direct Economic Impact

The Americana Honors and Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities taking place at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 17. The iconic Jim Lauderdale will once again host the Honors & Awards, while the phenomenal Buddy Miller will lead the All-Star Band. Described by Paste Magazine as “the worlds best awards show” the Americana Honors & Awards have featured once-in-a-lifetime moments, unforgettable performances and legendary collaborations. Tickets for the Honors & Awards show come with the purchase of Americana Music Festival & Conference Registrations.

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-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 Cross County Lines Festival featuring Patty Griffin and John Hiatt in Franklin, Tennessee and 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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