Americana Music Festival & Conference September 12-15 in Nashville

Americana Music Festival & Conference
September 12-15 in Nashville
Newly Added Artist Showcases Include: 
Sam Bush, Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition,
Delta Rae, Chris Stamey,
Paul Thorn, The Trishas, and
The Wheel’s On Fire: A Tribute To Levon Helm
Wristbands On Sale Now Via Website & Available
At Grimey’s and Fanny’s in Nashville. TN
Friday, August 10
August 7, 2012, Nashville, TN: The list of showcase performers is growing for the 13thannual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented
by Nissan, September 12 through September 15. In addition to previously
announced participating artists Richard Thompson, Billy Joe Shaver, The
Wallflowers and Delta Spirit, additional showcases are confirmed for
what could be the most exciting Americana Music Festival yet. To see the current lineup click here.
Recently added artists include:
Carper Family Band – Chris Scruggs – Charlie Faye – Chris Stamey –
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys – Delta Rae – The Dirt Farmer
Band – Dylan LeBlanc – Hoots and Hellmouth –Jimbo Mathus & the
Tri-State Coalition –
Marvin Etzioni – Max Gomez – Paul Thorn – The Pines – Sam Bush – The
Wheel’s On Fire: A Tribute to Levon Helm – The Trishas
The festival brings
more than 100 official performances throughout Music City. Last year
more than 12,000 fans enjoyed the festival’s musical events. Wristbands
for all evening showcases at participating venues are only $50 and can
be purchased now here, or at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music and Fanny’s House of Music starting Friday, August 10.
Live music will kick off at the 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony
on Wednesday, September 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. In
addition to the showcases, the conference (also starting Wednesday) will
offer daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities.  Americana
Lifetime Achievement for Performance honoree Bonnie Raitt,interviewed by National Public Radio’s Ann Powers, will
deliver the artist keynote. In addition to showcasing iconic and
innovative music, the Americana Music Festival & Conference provides
a forum to advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the
Americana music genre.  The conference hosts panels featuring industry
innovators sharing knowledge on all facets of the evolving music
business in an intimate setting.
Music industry professionals and those interested in the business of great music can still purchase Festival and Conference Registrations at the reduced rate of $350 for Americana Music Association members and $450 for non-membersRegistrants
receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and
parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances. 
The registration also includes a ticket to the critically acclaimed,
11th annual Americana Honors & Awards Wednesday, September 12 at the
Ryman Auditorium. 
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