Americana Music Association Announces Second Round of 17th Annual AmericanaFest Performers

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The Americana Music Association with pride unveils its second round of AmericanaFest 2016 performers today. Additions to this September’s lineup include: Amanda Shires, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Dori Freeman, Howe Gelb, Jack Ingram, John Fullbright, John Prine, Kaia Kater, Motel Mirrors, My Bubba, Sean Watkins, Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle, The Cordovas, and The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor. Today’s additions bring the 17th Annual AmericanaFest to 121 artists, and more than 180 artists total will be announced by the first week in September.

Festival wristbands are currently on sale for $60, allowing admission into all showcase venues, some sanctioned parties and special events. 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. These can all be purchased on the Americana Music website.

About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization with a mission 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,

About AmericanaFest

The 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 20-25, 2016 brining together fans and music industry professionals alike. It offers six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night, providing something for every interest. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. T Bone Burnett will be delivering the keynote speech. This is an event that will celebrate unity and the music that has nurtured Americana for years–a must-attend.

FestPop Staff Writer Laura Capito

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