Americana Music Festival Unveils Schedule

It’s undeniable that The Americana Music Festival is the premier showcase for the Americana genre. The showcases, award show and panels spans 4 days of some of the best music the genre has to offer. All in beautiful downtown Nashville, near the heart of Music City pop confectionery

Building on last year’s increase in attendance the good people at the AMA are making this 10th anniversary of the yearly event the best yet.

The already rich lineup for the event has now been sweetened with the addition of Corb Lund, Richard Thompson, Jill Andrews , Punch Brothers. Paul Thorn and, making the transition from mainstream country to the richer pastures of Americana, Lee Ann Womack.

This year’s tribute showcase performance will honor the recently deceased pioneer of the genre, Levon Helm. The winner of the 2010 and 2012′s Best Americana Album GRAMMY Helm will be honored by an as-yet unannounced bill in a performance titled “This Wheel’s on Fire: A Tribute to Levon Helm.”

Here is the full schedule of artists and venues for the Americana Music Conference 2012. Print it out and star highlighting your favorites!

Wednesday, September 12

The Basement

10:00 Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
11:00 Blue Mountain
12:00 Shovels and Rope

The Station Inn

10:30 Carper Family Band
11:30 Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

The Rutledge

10:00 Gretchen Peters
11:00 Bearfoot
12:00 Delta Rae

Mercy Lounge

10:00 Corb Lund
11:00 This Wheel’s On Fire: A Tribute to Levon Helm

The High Watt

10:30 Whitehorse
11:30 Chris Stamey

Cannery Ballroom

10:00 Star Anna
11:00 Brandi Carlile

Thursday, September 13

The Basement

8:00 Lydia Loveless
9:00 Angel Snow
10:00 Sons of Fathers
11:00 The Deep Dark Woods
12:00 Black Lillies

The Station Inn

8:00 The Amy Helm Band
8:45 Teresa Williams and Larry Campbell
9:20 The Dirt Farmers
10:00 Mary Gauthier
11:00 Richard Thompson

The Rutledge

The Music of Memphis
8:00 Star and Micey
9:00 Luther Dickinson Solo
10:00 TBA
11:00 The Bo-Keys
12:00 Songs of Big Star

Mercy Lounge
8:00 Turnpike Troubadours
9:00 Billy Joe Shaver
10:00 Steve Forbert
11:00 John Fullbright
12:00 Jason Boland & The Stragglers

The High Watt

8:30 The Mastersons
9:30 Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
10:30 Eilen Jewell
11:30 Julie Lee

Cannery Ballroom

8:00 Blue Highway
9:00 Sara Watkins
10:00 Paul Thorn
11:00 Punch Brothers (with a Sara Watkins cameo?)

Live on the Green

6:30 The Dunwells
7:15 Delta Spirit
9:00 The Wallflowers

Friday, September 14

The Basement

8:00 Caitlin Harnett
9:00 American Aquarium
10:00 Cory Branan
11:00 Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
12:00 Buxton

The Station Inn

8:00 TBA
9:00 Della Mae
10:00 McCrary Sisters
11:00 Steep Canyon Rangers
12:00 Humming House

The Rutledge

8:00 Mandolin Orange
9:00 Mindy Smith
10:00 The World Famous Headliners
11:00 Belle Starr
12:00 BoDeans

Mercy Lounge

8:00 Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
9:00 Holy Ghost Tent Revival
10:00 TBA
11:00 Darrell Scott
12:00 Reckless Kelly

The High Watt

8:30 Max Gomez
9:30 Two Gallants
10:30 Sons of Bill
11:30 Andrew Combs

Cannery Ballroom

8:00 TBA
9:00 TBA
10:00 Robert Ellis
11:00 John Hiatt

Saturday, September 15

The Basement

8:00 Anthony da Costa
9:00 Chastity Brown
10:00 Fort Frances
11:00 The Pines
12:00 Chris Scruggs

The Station Inn

8:00 Brennen Leigh
9:00 Phoebe Hunt
10:00 Marvin Etzioni
11:00 Rodney Crowell

The Rutledge

8:00 Felicity Urquhart
9:00 The Wood Brothers
10:00 Kevin Gordon
11:00 Jordie Lane
12:00 The Trishas

Mercy Lounge

8:00 Lera Lynn
9:00 honeyhoney
10:00 Tift Merritt
11:00 Buddy Miller & Lee Ann Womack

The High Watt

8:00 Jill Andrews
9:00 Derek Hoke
10:00 Kasey Anderson and the Honkies

Tickets to the Americana Music Festival are available at the Americana Music Association website.

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