Americana Music Association Unveils Second Round of Performers for AmericanaFest 2015, September 15 - 20
More Than 150 Artists Scheduled to Play Critically Acclaimed Festival in Nashville, TN
New to the Lineup Include: Ry Cooder/Sharon White/Ricky Skaggs, The Mavericks, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, JD Souther, Margo Price, The Suffers, Sam Outlaw, Donnie Fritts & John Paul White, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Wood Brothers
Nashville, Tenn. June 19, 2015 - The Americana Music Association announced today an additional 70 artists to perform at the 16th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 15-20, 2015. Presented by Nissan, the six-day, city-wide festival will fill Nashville with legends, newcomers, award winners, and buzz bands, showing the full breadth of Americana's influence. With over 150 artists and bands scheduled, the event promises to be, as MOJO Magazine described, the "roots alternative to the GRAMMYs and South by Southwest."
In addition to previously announced acts such as Los Lobos, Patty Griffin, and Lee Ann Womack, AmericanaFest will feature Ry Cooder, performing with Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs, former Old Crow Medicine Show member Willie Watson, Lindi Ortega, Luther Dickinson, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Margo Price, American Aquarium, and up-and-comers Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Sam Outlaw. A list of the second round announcements is below, and a complete list can be found here.
Showcase wristbands ($50, increasing to $60 on August 15) allow admission into all showcase venues, some sanctioned parties and special events, and can be purchased here. Festival and Conference registrations ($365 for members/$465 for non-members) offer priority admission into all showcase venues, sanctioned parties and events, daytime educational panels, come with one ticket to the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, and can be purchased here.
List of Artists Added to AmericanaFest 2015:
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead
Band of Heathens
David Wax Museum
Dirty River Boys
Donnie Fritts & John Paul White
The Fairfield Four
The Good Lovelies
JD & The Straight Shot
Kacy & Clayton
Legendary Shack Shakers
Lewis and Leigh
Low Cut Connie
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Pine Hill Project (featuring Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky)
Possessed By Paul James
Raised By Eagles
Ron Pope & The Nighthawks
Ry Cooder/Sharon White/Ricky Skaggs
Spirit Family Reunion
T. Hardy Morris
Those Pretty Wrongs
The Wood Brothers
About the Americana Music Association
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 Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. Registrations for the 2015 Festival & Conference, slated for September 15-20, and the September 16, 2015 Honors & Awards show, are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
About the Americana Music Festival & Conference
The 16th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 15-20, 2015. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium.