The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the second round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST℠!
More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them! Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.
No matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!
The Americana Music Association announced today that Robert Cray, Iris DeMent, Hi Rhythm, Graham Nash, HighTone Founders Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg and previously announced Van Morrison will be honored during the Americana Music Association’s℠ 16th Annual Honors & Awards on Wednesday, September 13th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville!
Americana Music Association℠ Announces First Round of Performers
for AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017, September 12-17
Wow, the initial round of performers is killer! So many friends of mine will perform, and there are many artists for me (and you) to discover! Do I really have to wait just under four months???
I was lucky indeed to spend part of an afternoon with Bob Weir at AmericanaFest, along with 212 other lucky music lovers! The event was held in the Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which partnered with the organization for a number of special events during the festival and conference.
Part interview, part live performance, and part broadcast from Bob’s new album, Blue Mountain, this was 75 minutes more or less that was incredibly well spent!
I first saw Dwight Yoakam perform last year and loved him much more than I expected. When he was added to the Americana Music Association Festival & Conference lineup, I was thrilled! And when I got the email announcing an interview and live performance by him in an intimate theatre, I knew I had to attend.
“The Americana Music Association has unveiled its final round of artists to perform during the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference to be held in Nashville on September 20-25, 2016. The lineup, featuring icons, innovators and up-and-comers, underscores Americana’s perennially formative place in the world’s musical landscape. (The official Spotify playlist is here: http://bit.ly/AmericanaFest .)
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.