This years Americana Music Association Festival and Conference, which runs from Halloween, Wednesday October 31st to November 4th, is shaping up to be finer than last year’s.
On top of the excellent daytime panels hosted at the Nashville Convention Center featuring seminars for artists, industry
members and those with a passion for music there is the excellent nightly showcases at local clubs.
And the whole enchilada wraps up with the Americana Honors & Awards presented at the Historic Ryman Auditorium, hosted by Jim Lauderdale and backed with a house band led by Buddy Miller. The line-up so far includes Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Todd Snider, Joe Ely, Sunny Sweeney, The Avett Brothers, Gurf Morlix, Amy LaVere and Guy Clark with an after party hosted by Lost Highway Records, Proper Records, Six Shooter and Starfish Entertainment, New Frontier Touring / Ramseur Records / Full Light Records and Yep Roc Records. The party will feature Blue Rodeo, the Hacienda Brothers, John Doe, the Avett Brothers and Hayes Carll and other. See you there!