News Round Up – Allman, Plant, Civil Wars Booked For Americana Music Festivial

The 12th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference will celebrate is genres’ evolution as a bona fide musical force on October 12 -15, 2011 in Nashville, TN.

Confirmed so far are Americana darlings The Civil Wars, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Justin Townes Earle, North Mississippi Allstars, the reunited Foster and Lloyd and the Jayhawks with more to be announced. There will ultimately be nearly 100 performers playing five of Nashville’s best venues during the Festival’s nighttime showcases.

July 31 is the final day to register for the Festival and Conference under the current early bird rate, with priority Honors and Awards show seating going to those who register before the August 1st rate increase. Americana Music Association members receive a discounted rate over non-members. Tickets to the Honors and Awards go on sale July 29 to the general public.

Full Festival and Conference registrants receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances, and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards show on Thursday, October 13th at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

The Honors & Awards will be celebrating ten years and once again Jim Lauderdale will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies, joined for another year by Buddy Miller and his All-Star house band. Over 2,000 artists, music lovers and industry executives attend the annual show, which is broadcast internationally through multiple outlets.

If you love this music this is the event to attend to catch the best and upcoming talents.  I’m still fiddling with the details but I hope to see you all there!