Ameripolitan Awards Celebration 2018

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The Mississippi River at Memphis TN – photo Rob Dickens

 

 

Ameripolitan Music Awards Announces 2018 Details

Ballot Live For Awards Voting Open

 

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The Ameripolitan Music Awards were created to benefit and acknowledge artists whose work does not readily conform to the definition and ethos of today’s ‘country music’.  The movement was designed to re-establish this music’s own unique identity, elevate its significance and help reinvigorate it creatively.  Its focus is on Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Outlaw and Rockabilly.  The Ameripolitan Music Awards began in 2014 in Austin, Texas. The fifth annual event will be held in Memphis, Tennessee in February 2018.  This celebration will expand, stretching to a whole weekend.

Details just announced about the four-day event, including showcasing artists, featured fashion, and how to cast your vote for the best in Ameripolitan music.

The official Ameripolitan Awards ballot is available now. You can vote online, once per category, from now until January 11 2018 via the Ballot Blaster app from your Apple or Google store..

Winners will receive their awards on February 13 2018, at a ceremony at the Guesthouse at none other than Elvis Presley’s Graceland.  The evening will also feature an night of music featuring an impressive line up – James Hand, Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, Nikki Lane and Asleep at the Wheel, Lloyd Green, Motel Mirrors and a Sun Records tribute featuring W.S. Holland, J.M. Van Eaton, Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson, Sleepy LaBeef, The Blackwood Brothers, Big Sandy, Jason D. Williams, John Paul Keith and Jerry Phillips.

Showcasing artists include Whitey Morgan, James Intveld, Hillbilly Casino, Levi Dexter, Peter Sandburg of The Go Getters, Bloodshot Bill, The Greenline Travelers, Bonnie Montgomery, Carolyn Sills, Whitney Rose, Sean Mencher, Josh Sorheim and more to be announced.

Ameripolitan will also showcase stars on the runway, with a fashion show featuring designers including Manuel Couture, Lanksy Brothers Clothiers, Bernie Dexter, Fables by Barrie, Riley Reed, Vinyl Ranch, Ellie Monster and HBarC.

Finally, in addition to the activities at the Guesthouse at Graceland open only to Ameripolitan wristband holders, Memphians are invited to get a taste of Ameripolitan at two free public events:

Feb. 9 at Loflin Yard (pre-party and Hot Rod show hosted by Ameripolitan founder Dale Watson with Rosie Flores and other special guests) and

Feb. 12 at Blues City Café on Beale Street (satellite showcases).

 

Rosie Flores – photo Rob Dickens

 

AMERIPOLITAN AWARDS WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, Feb. 9 | Loflin Yard

Ameripolitan Pre-party and Hot Rod Show, 9 p.m.

Free to the public, hosted by Ameripolitan founder Dale Watson and Rosie Flores with special guests

Saturday, Feb. 10 | Guesthouse at Graceland

Honky Tonk and Western Swing showcases, beginning 8 p.m.

Open to Ameripolitan wristband holders only

Sunday, Feb. 11 | Guesthouse at Graceland

Rockabilly and Outlaw showcases, beginning 8 p.m.

Open to Ameripolitan wristband holders only

Monday, Feb. 12 | Guesthouse at Graceland

Vendor booths open throughout the day

Ameripolitan Fashion Show, 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12 | Blues City Café on Beale Street

Ameripolitan satellite showcases, 9 p.m.

Satellite showcases will be free and open to the public

Tuesday, Feb. 13 | Guesthouse at Graceland

Ameripolitan Awards, 8 p.m.

Tickets for the Ameripolitan Awards are available now at Ameripolitan.com.

 

 

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