THE AVETT BROTHERS HEADLINE NASHVILLE’S RIVERFRONT PARK SEPT. 20 AS PART OF AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
80 OF 160 CONFIRMED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED INCLUDING MARTY STUART, LAKE STREET DIVE, JOE HENRY, SARAH JAROSZ, JOSH RITTER AND TRIGGER HIPPY
(Nashville, Tenn.) June 20, 2014 -- The Americana Music Association expands its festival and conference in its 15th year by announcing its most ambitious and eclectic lineup to date. Anchored by its 13th Annual Honors & Awards show on Wednesday, September 17 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the Association also adds three-time Americana Group of the Year, The Avett Brothers, to a headlining slot at Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 20. To read the Tennessean story click here.
Throughout the festival and conference — highlighted by Travel + Leisure as a fine-tuned music destination in its June print issue — a total of 160 artists perform in 11 venues including 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, City Winery, High Watt, Cannery, Mercy Lounge, The Rutledge, Station Inn, Music City Roots, Downtown Presbyterian Church and Musicians Corner.
Admission to The Avett Brothers’ Riverfront show, co-presented by WRLT Lightning 100, will be included in Americana’s Music Festival & Conference registrations and tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10 AM via www.ticketfly.com.
The growth of Americana as a genre —curated and cultivated by the Americana Music Association — is evidenced by recent partnerships with cultural epicenter Lincoln Center for “Americana NYC” on August 6-10 and a new GRAMMY category created for the Americana Roots Field announced in early June: “Best American Roots Performance.” This category is the genre’s third and the only new category created by the Academy this year.
The first half of the Americana Music Festival & Conference Showcase performing artist list includes:
The Avett Brothers
The Barefoot Movement
Ben Miller Band
Billy Joe Shaver
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay
The Cactus Blossoms
Chatham County Line
Danny & The Champions of the World
The Deadly Gentleman
The Dustbowl Revival
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo
The Fairfield Four
Green River Ordinance
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
J.D. Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers
Jonny Two Bags
Lake Street Dive
Lee Ann Womack
Leo "Bud" Welch
Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy
New Country Rehab
Quebe Sisters Band
Todd Snider & Friends
Tony Joe White
Trigger Hippy (feat. Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik)
Check out our Americanafest 2014 Spotify playlist to help you start mapping out your must sees!