AmericanaFest 2018 – First Round Announcement

See the first round of performers appearing at AmericanaFest 2018


Americana Music Festival and Conference 2018

Over 70 Performers Announced

September 11 to 16


The Americana Music Association announced today the first 74 of more than 250 artists slated to perform at the annual AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 11-16 in Nashville, Tennessee.

For the 19th consecutive year, the six-day festival and conference will once again fill the city with a rich and diverse array of artists, showcasing the breadth of the Americana music movement.

A list of the first round of performers can be found in the banner above and alphabetically as follows:

Alejandro Escovedo
American Aquarium
American Folk
The Black Lillies
Brandy Clark
Caitlin Canty
Carolina Story
Catherine Britt
Cedric Burnside
Chance McCoy
The Commonheart
Courtney Hartman
Dawn Landes
Dead Horses
Devon Gilfillian
Dom Flemons
Drivin N Cryin
The Earls of Leicester
Emily Scott Robinson
Erin Rae
Ghost of Paul Revere
H.C. McEntire
Hayley Thompson-King
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Holly Macve
Ida Mae
Israel Nash
Jade Jackson
Jaime Wyatt
Jamie McLean Band
Jeffrey Foucault
Jerry Douglas
Jill Andrews
Joe Purdy
John Carter Cash
John Craigie
John Oates
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Katie Pruitt
Kim Richey
Lee Ann Womack & Friends
Lindsay Lou
Liz Brasher
Lucky Lips
Luke Winslow-King
Lula Wiles
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
Mary Gauthier
The McCrary Sisters
McKenzie Lockhart
Mountain Heart
Nicholas Jamerson
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Phil Madeira
Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos
Ron Pope
Ruston Kelly
Sam Lewis
Scott Mulvahill
Shemekia Copeland
Shook Twins
The Small Glories
Sons Of Bill
Southern Avenue
Sunny War
Them Coulee Boys
Tommy Emmanuel
The War and Treaty
Whiskey Wolves of the West
William Crighton
William Prince
Worry Dolls


AMERICANAFEST® showcases more than 250 artists and bands throughout notable venues in Music City, including the Mercy Lounge, City Winery, 3rd & Lindsley and The Station Inn, just to name a few.  The destination event also features a conference, bringing together the top-tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues over panels and workshops.   Official and unofficial showcases abound throughout the week.  Other showcase events are presented by industry – record labels, cities, States.  The week of festivities is kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates Americana luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.

We are returning this year!  The Trifest Music Tour 2018 will start in Nashville for AmericanaFest.

You can join us here, as well as embrace the Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol Virginia/Tennessee and the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival in Columbia Missouri.


Find out about joining the TriFest Music Tour – two places left



See the first round of performers appearing at AmericanaFest 2018




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Author: Rob Dickens

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