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August 7 - The Americana Music Association® Announces its Partnership with the National Museum of African American Music; Names Rhiannon Giddens and Frank Johnson as Inaugural Honorees of the Legacy of Americana Award
November 19 - CMT to Premiere “2018 AMERICANAFEST®” on December 6
September 12 - And the Winners of the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards Are…
AMERICANAFEST℠, described by Mojo as “the roots music alternative to the GRAMMYs and SXSW,” will bring more than 200 artists to multiple venues around Music City, including 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, City Winery, The High Watt, The Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, The Family Wash, Station Inn, Downtown Presbyterian Church and The 5 Spot, to name a few. The event includes Nashville’s most comprehensive music industry conference, featuring the best and the brightest on panels and workshops throughout the week.
The growth of Americana as a genre - curated and cultivated by the Americana Music Association℠ - is evidenced by milestones over the years, including both Billboard and the Official Charts Company in the UK adding Americana to its list of album sales charts; multiple GRAMMY categories; partnerships with NPR and and PBS; the curation of special events around the globe including AMERICANAFEST NYC at Lincoln Center; and newly formed partnerships with the Americana Music Association UK and Americana Music Association Australia.
For more information about the Americana Honors & Awards and to purchase registrations and tickets, please visit www.americanamusic.org.
About AMERICANAFEST℠: The Americana Music Festival & Conference
The 20th annual AMERICANAFEST® will take place September 10-15, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. 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.
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 AMERICANAFEST℠: 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, Epiphone, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Music City Networks, ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.
For more information and ticketing, visit www.americanmusic.org
For more information on the Americana Music Association℠ and to become a member, please visit: americanamusic.org