AmericanaFest Adds Another Round Of Performers

I am attending my first AmericanaFest this year and could not be more excited! Some friends have already been announced – Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Ballroom Thieves, The Black Lillies, Brian Wright, Dietrich Strause, some members of The O’Connor Band; there are artists I love and others I know I will love once I hear them.


The Americana Music Association proudly unveiled its second round of AmericanaFest 2016 performers today. Today’s additions bring the 17th Annual AmericanaFest artist list to 121, with more than 180 artists to be announced by the first week in September.

The current list of confirmed performers is here:

Aaron Lee Tasjan

The Accidentals

Amanda Shires

Amelia Curran

The Americans

Amy Helm

Aoife O’Donovan

Applewood Road

Aubrie Sellers


The Ballroom Thieves

Bart Crow

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Birger Olsen (of Denver)

BJ Barham (of American Aquarium)

The Black Lillies

Bobby Rush

Bonnie Bishop

The Bottle Rockets

Brent Cobb

Brian Whelan

Brian Wright

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Buddy Miller

C.W. Stoneking

The Cactus Blossoms

Caleb Caudle

Carl Anderson

Cedric Burnside Project

Charlie Faye & The Fayettes

Charlie Parr

Ciaran Lavery

The Cordovas

David Ramirez

Dead Horses

Derik Hultquist

Dex Romweber

Dietrich Strause

Dori Freeman

Dylan LeBlanc

The Fearless Kin

Front Country

Grant-Lee Phillips

Green River Ordinance

The Handsome Family

Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer

Hollis Brown

Howe Gelb


Indigo Girls

The Infamous Stringdusters

Jack Ingram

Jason Eady

Jay Nash

Jesse Malin

Jim Lauderdale

Joe Purdy

John Fullbright

John Paul White

John Prine

Kaia Kater

Kasey Chambers

Larkin Poe

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

The Last Bandoleros


Lee Ann Womack

Lewis & Leigh

The Lonely Heartstring Band

Lori McKenna

Lowland Hum

Luke Bell

Lydia Loveless

Mandolin Orange

Marlon Williams

Matt Haeck

Mindy Smith

Molly Parden

Moonsville Collective

Motel Mirrors

My Bubba

The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor

Paper Bird

Parker Millsap

Penny & Sparrow

Peter Bruntnell

Phil Cody

The Pines

Quiet Life

Red Shahan

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

River Whyless

Rob Baird

Robert Vincent

Ruby Amanfu

Ruby Boots

Ruston Kelly

Ryan Beaver

Sam Lewis

Sam Outlaw

Sammy Brue

Sara Watkins

Sarah Potenza

Sean McConnell

Sean Watkins

Shane Nicholson

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle

Shawn Mullins

Sons of Bill

Steve Poltz

Sunny Sweeney


Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

Tony Joe White

Whitney Rose

Will Hoge

William Clark Green

William the Conqueror

Willie Watson

Wynonna & The Big Noise

Yola Carter


More than 180 artists are slated to perform during the 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference which runs from September 20-25 in Nashville, Tennessee. The six-day festival will fill Music City with legends, newcomers, award winners, and buzz bands, showcasing the breadth of Americana’s influence.

Showcase wristbands are currently on sale ($60) and allow admission into all showcase venues, some sanctioned parties and special events, and can be purchased here. Festival and Conference registrations ($275 for members/$375 for non-members) offer priority admission into all showcase venues, sanctioned parties and events, daytime educational panels. Conference registrants may purchase a ticket to the Americana Honors & Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, and can be purchased here.

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 and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Music City Networks, Pandora, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, AT&T, and Yazoo Brewing Company, For more information, or to purchase an Americana Music Festival & Conference registration, please visit

The 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 20-25, 2016. 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 15th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Show (September 21) is the main performance event of the week, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. T Bone Burnett will be delivering the keynote speech.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on June 7, 2016, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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