Pre- Festival Events – Spotlight on Americanafest 2014 # 12


Pre- AmericanaFest Events September 15-16
Films/Concerts/A2IM meeting

This should be filed under…but wait there’s more!

As well as the Awards, Showcase events, Conference sessions, side gigs, performer interviews and Australian shows, there are movies at the 2014 Americana Festival 2014 in Nashville TN.

My friends and I fly into Nashville on Sunday 14 September and there’s a quality, diverse and brimming agenda until the following Sunday 21, the last day of the Festival.  Now there’s even more things we could do, with some further options for those in Nashville and ready to start AmericanaFest 2014 early.


Monday September 15
“King of Broken Hearts” A Film by Jeremy Dylan – Screening and Q&A
Bongo Java After Hours Theatre
Doors 6.30pm for 7.00 PM start
Film screening and Q&A with Jim Lauderdale and director Jeremy Dylan
Tickets – $10, available at

Americana and Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, recording artist, radio DJ, awards show host, harmony singer, guitarist for Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson and tai chi master… Jim Lauderdale’s journey from banjo-playing Beatles fan in North Carolina to the face of Americana music takes him highlights the realities of the music business and genius of the artist. Click here for more information


Monday September 15
Leftover Salmon
Ryman Auditorium
7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$50
Bring 15 Years Of The Nashville Sessions Live From The Ryman To Your Home! Help bring this historic night of live music to living rooms around the world! With your help, this one-of-kind concert experience could be webcast for free, live from the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. There are some exclusive items being offered to those who pledge. Click HERE for more information


Tuesday September 16
RSVP NOW: A2IM Nashville Digital Meetup 2014 (Sept 16)
3:00 to 6:00 PM
3rd & Lindsley – 818 3rd Avenue South
Are you a member of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)? Come and learn more about this great organization as they host the Nashville Digital Meetup where you can learn more about how social media and streaming services are creating opportunities in todays music business landscape


Tuesday September 16
“HARD WORKING AMERICANS: THE FIRST WALTZ” Screening and Q&A with the band
Belcourt Theatre – Presented by Americana Music Association
7:15 p.m. (Doors 6:45)
Tickets: General Admission $15
Get your tickets now for “Hard Working Americans: The First Waltz” at the Belcourt Theatre on September 16. Join us for a screening of director Justin Kreutzmann’s insightful, copacetic-minded snapshot of Hard Working Americans, a fertile new collaboration for battered-but-unbroken hippy musical lifers Todd Snider, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Neal Casal (The Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi), Duane Trucks (Col. Bruce Hapton’s School of Music) and Jesse Aycock. The screening will be followed by a Q &A with Nashville Scene managing editor Jack Silverman and the band (minus Casal).


Registrations for the Americana Music Festival & Conference, September 17-21 are still available at early bird rates, $365 for members and $465 for non-members.  Described by the New York Times as “a smaller, rootsier version of South by Southwest,” the Americana Music Festival & Conference features numerous panels, seminars and much more.  By day, the conference covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals – all enthusiastically attended and presented by music industry leaders.

By night, Americanafest 2014 includes the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards at the historic Ryman Auditorium, more than 175 battery recharging showcases and the Avett Brothers on the Riverfront making the Americana Music Festival & Conference one of the premier events for discovery, education and community.  The Americana Music Association has provided a variety of ticketing options for the general public ranging from $50 to $465 for music loving fans to experience the “Booming Genre” (Entertainment Weekly).


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Author: Rob Dickens

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