The Americana Music Association Announces First Round of Official Showcases for AMERICANAFEST 2021
240 Acts Slated to Play Critically Acclaimed Festival in Nashville, TN
Lineup to Include: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Melissa Carper, Brandy Clark, Cordovas, Rodney Crowell, The Dead South, Kathleen Edwards, Izzy Heltai, Natalie Hemby, Ida Mae, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Langhorne Slim, Miko Marks, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Maggie Rose, Allison Russell, Suzanne Santo, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Southern Avenue and more
Further cementing their status as presenting one of the best festivals in the country for new music discovery, the Americana Music Association announced today the first 165 of 240 acts slated to perform at their annual AMERICANAFEST, which runs from September 22-25 in Nashville, TN. Returning for its 21st year, the four-day festival and conference event will once again fill Music City with award-winning legends, trailblazing mainstays and buzz-worthy newcomers, showcasing the breadth of Americana's influence on a global scale. With 240 artists and bands participating, the discovery music festival promises to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the "roots alternative to the GRAMMYs® and South by Southwest." A list of the first round of performers can be found below. 2021 AMERICANAFEST Festival Passes are now on sale to the public at $199. Available online here, Festival Passes allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select sanctioned special events. 2021 Conference + Festival Passes (currently on-sale at the standard rate of $399/$299 for Americana Music Association members) can be purchased here and provide access to the daytime educational conference, the nighttime music festival plus all sanctioned special events. List of Acts Confirmed to Showcase at AMERICANAFEST 2021: The 40 Acre Mule Aaron Raitiere Adam Chaffins AHI AJ Lee & Blue Summit Allison Russell Amy Helm Ana Egge Andrea von Kampen Andrew Leahey & the Homestead Anna Tivel The Arcadian Wild Arlo McKinley Barbaro The Barefoot Movement Barnstar! Bella White Beta Radio Beth Nielsen Chapman Bones Owens Boy Golden Brandy Clark Brittney Spencer Brock Gonyea Caleb Caudle Carolina Story Cary Morin & Ghost Dog Cat Clyde Charlie Marie Chastity Brown Chris Pierce Christian Lopez Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Companion Cordovas Courtney Hartman Crys Matthews Daniel Donato Danni Nicholls Dar Williams Darin and Brooke Aldridge Dave Hause David Ramirez The Dead South Digging Roots Don Bryant Doug Seegers Early James Elise Davis Emily Scott Robinson Emily West Emma Hern Emma Swift Erin Viancourt Evan Bartels Ferris & Sylvester Fretland Gabe Lee Garrison Starr Golden Shoals Great Peacock Greyhounds Hogslop String Band Ida Mae Ira Wolf Israel Nash Izzy Heltai Jack Broadbent Jackson County Line Jackson+Sellers Jason Boland & The Stragglers Jason Ringenberg Jeffrey Martin Jeremie Albino Jill Andrews Jillette Johnson Jim Lauderdale Joachim Cooder John Craigie John R. Miller Jonathan Tyler Joshua Radin Joshua Ray Walker Julian Taylor Kaiti Jones Kashena Sampson Kathleen Edwards Katie Toupin Kelsey Waldon Kiefer Sutherland Kristina Murray Langhorne Slim Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Lauren Morrow Leah Blevins Leigh Nash Lilly Hiatt Lilly Winwood The Local Honeys Lydia Loveless Maggie Rose Making Movies Mando Saenz Mariel Buckley Marshall Chapman Mary Bragg Matt Costa Matt the Electrician Maya de Vitry The McCrary Sisters Melissa Carper Michaela Anne Mike & The Moonpies Miko Marks The Minks Moonsville Collective Natalie Hemby National Park Radio Neal Francis O.N.E The Duo Oliver Hazard Pete Muller and The Kindred Souls Peter Bradley Adams Phillip-Michael Scales Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers The Pine Hill Haints Po' Ramblin' Boys Poor Nameless Boy Queen Esther Rachel Baiman Rainbow Girls Raye Zaragoza Rodney Crowell Ruthie Collins Ryan Culwell S.G. Goodman Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Sean Rowe Shannon McNally The Shootouts Sierra Ferrell Southern Avenue Steve Forbert Steve Poltz Sue Foley The Suitcase Junket SUSTO Suzanne Santo Taylor McCall Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur Thomas Csorba TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Tré Burt The Vegabonds Victoria Bailey Vincent Neil Emerson Violet Bell Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno The Wandering Hearts Waylon Payne Wesley Dean The Whitmore Sisters William Prince The Winnie Blues Yasmin Williams Declared a "veritable juggernaut" by American Songwriter, AMERICANAFEST will showcase 240 artists and bands throughout notable venues in Nashville, TN, including the Mercy Lounge, City Winery, 3rd & Lindsley and The Station Inn, just to name a few. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues over panels and workshops. The week of festivities is kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates Americana luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. Tickets are currently available for purchase by AMERICANAFEST Conference Passholders and Americana Music Association members, with a public on-sale date of August 3. For more information and to purchase an AMERICANAFEST pass, visit www.americanamusic.org.
About AMERICANAFEST: The 21st annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 22-25, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn., once again bringing together music industry professionals and fans alike for four days of discovery, insight and connections. Declared a "veritable juggernaut" by American Songwriter, AMERICANAFEST showcases hundreds of artists and bands throughout many notable venues in Nashville, TN. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues. Musical festivities are kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org. 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 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, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.