The Second Round Of AmericanaFest Performers Adds More Incredible Artists

The second round of  lineup announcements was made a couple of days ago. More amazing artists are added, including some friends and personal favorites! I already wish this festival lasted for six weeks instead of six days so I could see everyone I want to see!

Some of those friends/favorites are: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Amy Helm, Amythyst Kiah, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Greyhounds, Guy Davis, Kirby Brown, The Suffers, and Ruby Boots (to name a few).

This is an amazing festival/conference. Even if you only purchase a wristband, it is still a terrific experience. The full conference registration, in my opinion, is money well spent because you can attend panel discussions and receive invitations to special events.

The text of the press release follows.

“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2018) – The Americana Music Association® announced today an additional 99 of more than 250 artists slated to perform at the annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 11-16 in Nashville, TN.

For the 19th consecutive year, the six-day festival and conference will once again fill the city with legends, newcomers, award-winners, and buzz-worthy artists, showcasing the breadth of Americana’s influence on a global scale. With over 250 artists and bands participating, the event promises to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the “roots alternative to the GRAMMYs® and South by Southwest.”

A list of the second round of performers can be found below. Click here to view the first 74 acts who were announced in April.

2018 Festival Wristbands are currently on sale to the public at the wallet-friendly price of $75. Available on their website and in Nashville at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music and The Groove, Festival Wristbands allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select sanctioned parties and events.

Conference Registrations (currently on-sale at the standard rate of $399/$299 for Americana Music Association® members) can be purchased here and offer priority admission into all showcase venues, sanctioned parties, events and daytime educational panels. These passes also provide the opportunity for attendees to purchase up to two tickets per registration for the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. At this time, only Conference Registrants may purchase Honors & Awards show tickets. For more details on tickets to the Americana Honors & Awards, click here.

Artists Confirmed to Play AMERICANAFEST® 2018 (Second round artists appear in boldface type):
Aaron Lee Tasjan
AHI
Alejandro Escovedo
American Aquarium
American Folk
The Americans
Amy Helm
Amythyst Kiah
Andrew Combs
The Andy Golledge Band
ANIMAL YEARS
Ashley Monroe
Asleep at the Wheel
Austin Lucas
The Band of Heathens
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
The Black Lillies
Blackfoot Gypsies
Bobby Long
Bones Owens
Bottle Rockets
Brandy Clark
Buffalo Gospel
Caitlin Canty
Caleb Caudle
Candi Staton
Carolina Story
Carson McHone
Catherine Britt
Cedric Burnside
Chance McCoy
The Commonheart
CORDOVAS
Courtney Hartman
Courtney Marie Andrews
Daniel Donato
Darling West
Dawn Landes
Dead Horses
Devon Gilfillian
Dom Flemons
Doug Seegers
Drivin N Cryin
The Earls of Leicester
Emily Scott Robinson
Erin Rae
Esther Rose
Fanny Lumsden
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Ghost of Paul Revere
Great Peacock
Greyhounds
Guthrie Trapp
Guy Davis
H.C. McEntire
Hayes Carll
Hayley Thompson-King
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Holly Macve
HYWAYS
Ian Noe
Ida Mae
I’m With Her
Israel Nash
J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band)
Jackie Greene
Jade Jackson
Jaime Wyatt
Jamie McLean Band
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Jedd Hughes
Jeffrey Foucault
Jerry Douglas
Jill Andrews
Jim Lauderdale
Jim White
Joe Purdy
John Carter Cash
John Craigie
John Hiatt
John Oates
John Paul Keith
John Prine and Friends
John Smith
Johnny Irion
The Josephines
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Kaia Kater
Katie Pruitt
Kelsey Waldon
Kim Richey
Kirby Brown
Kristin Andreassen
Kyle Daniel
The Last Revel
Leah Blevins
Lee Ann Womack & Friends
Lera Lynn
Lindsay Lou
Liz Brasher
Logan Ledger
Lucie Silvas
Lucky Lips
Luke Winslow-King
Lula Wiles
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
Mando Saenz
Mandy Barnett
Mary Gauthier
The McCrary Sisters
McKenzie Lockhart
Mike Farris
The Milk Carton Kids
Mindy Smith
Mipso
Molly Tuttle
Mountain Heart
My Politic
Nicki Bluhm
Nicholas Jamerson
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Nude Party
Ordinary Elephant
Peter Case
Phil Cook
Phil Madeira
Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos
Pony Bradshaw
The Reckless Electric
River Whyless
Robbie Fulks with Linda Gail Lewis
Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence
Romantica
Ron Pope
Ross Cooper
Ruby Boots
Ruen Brothers
Ruston Kelly
Sam Lewis
Sam Morrow
Sarah Borges
Scott Mulvahill
Shemekia Copeland
Shook Twins
The Small Glories
Sons Of Bill
Southern Avenue
The Suffers
Sugaray Rayford Band
Sunny War
SZLACHETKA
Them Coulee Boys
Tim Bluhm
Tommy Ash
Tommy Emmanuel
Treetop Flyers
Tyler Ramsey
Tyrone Cotton
Van William
Vandoliers
THE WANDERING HEARTS
The War and Treaty
The Watson Twins
The Way Down Wanderers
Whiskey Wolves of the West
Whitehorse
Will Hoge
William Crighton
William Prince
William the Conqueror
Worry Dolls

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 23, 2018, in festival announcement, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: