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Americana Music AssociationThe 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 from 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.

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 all showcase 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.

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