Festival Line-Ups Out – Come Join The TriFest Music Tour 2018

Claim the last places on our fully escorted TriFest Music Tour 2018

Want the opportunity to see

Old Crow Medicine Show, Los Lobos, The Mavericks, Avett Brothers, The Earls of Leicester, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Old 97’s, Seldom Scene, The Steeldrivers, Sturgill Simpson, Taj Mahal, Trombone Shorty, Son Volt, Mary Gauthier, Lake Street Dive, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Keb’ Mo’, John Oates, Jerry Douglas, Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Brandy Clark, Birds of Chicago, Balsam Range, The Black Lillies, Asleep At The Wheel, Alejandro Escovedo

…and so many more??




Listening Through The Lens presents

TriFestMusic Tour 

10 September to 1 October 2018

Three Weeks, Three Festivals, Three States

Fully Escorted











By Rob Dickens


The TriFest Music Tour 2018 will take in three weeks, three festivals and three States and visit many historically significant and unforgettable places.

The itinerary for our music journey is below.  I will be the guide.  Having been to every festival and city/town that we will visit, I would LOVE to share these places and experiences with you.

The tour is fully escorted, starting in Nashville TN for the Americana Music Festival and Conference, moving through Tennessee and North Carolina to Bristol TN/VA for the Rhythm and Roots Reunion and finishing off in Columbia Missouri (via Kansas City) with Roots n Blues n BBQ.  The Tour is using the experienced services of Trans Otway Travel.

The full line-ups for Rhythm and Roots Reunion and Roots n Blues n BBQ are now out with half of the showcase artists announced for Americana Music Festival and Conference.  A key part of the Americana event in Nashville is the Americana Honors & Awards Show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, one of the best acoustic venues in the USA.  Those Awards will be presented for the best new releases and artists.  All performers for these exciting events can be found following the links below.

Inclusions and exclusions are also set out below.

Any questions please contact me at robdickens101@gmail.com

Hope you can make the final two spaces!



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Listening Through The Lens presents

TriFest Music Tour

10 September – 1 October 2018


Arrive Nashville downtown independently

Nashville Tennessee 7 nights

Americana Music Festival and Conference

Americana Honors and Awards Show

Knoxville Tennessee – 1 night stay

Asheville North Carolina – 2 nights

Biltmore Estate

Bristol Tennessee/Virginia – 4 nights

Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Nashville Tennessee – 1 night

Fly to Kansas City Missouri – 2 nights

Columbia Missouri – 4 nights

Roots n Blues n BBQ festival

Return Kansas City airport for independent departure


This itinerary is subject to minor alteration due to changing circumstances beyond the control of Listening Through The Lens.


Testimonials from our 2017 Tour

“You were a wonderful tour leader – so well organised, quiet, kind, patient, considerate and knowledgeable – with so many interesting contacts and friends who clearly respected you and whom you shared with us. Each day was highlighted by the fact the activities, events, sights and travel were all so well sorted. There was no indecision or time wasted by us, perfect.”

“I now appreciate and understand so much more the road that the music has taken, what has and is involved in creating it, the differences in areas, the roles that family, community and conditions have played in its development, and so on. Music will never be taken for granted again”

“We can never thank you enough for these experiences and the wonderful memories we have been left with. What a magnificent, trouble-free, well organised expose of Americana, bluegrass and blues music! We look forward to doing it all again with you in the future”.




• Experienced Guide

• All accommodation (incl. breakfasts)

• Full badge registration for all 6 days at Americana Festival

• An upgraded ticket to the Americana Honors and Awards Show

• One year membership Americana Music Association

• Tickets for all 3 days at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

• Admission to Birthplace of Country Music Museum

• VIP Whole Hog tickets for all 3 days at Roots n Blues n BBQ festival – some food provided

• Vehicle Transfers and flight (excl. checked bags fees) between Nashville and Kansas City

• Admission to Biltmore Estate, American Jazz Museum, Birthplace of Country Music Museum



• Tips, gratuities

• Transport during Americana Festival [we will have a perfectly-located hotel, most venues a 15-20 minute walk away – other options are Festival Shuttle (free), Uber and taxi (at own expense)]

• Transit costs pre-Tour and post-Tour

• Public gigs will emerge during Tour, at own expense, optional to attend

• Travel insurance (this is compulsory for all participants)

• Meals and beverages

• Additional transport required due to emergency situation


Tour Numbers

 Two places left – first come first-served basis



Who you can see at our three festivals? – follow the links below


 Americana Music Festival and Conference – more announcements to come


 Artists nominated for Americana Honor and Awards Show – likely to perform – we get to see them


Rhythms and Roots Reunion


Roots ‘n’ Blues ‘n’ BBQ



AUD$ 5900 per person twin share basis (contact me for single room supplement price).  Deposit due immediately to hold place.



A deposit of AUD $590 per person is required to hold your place.   Deposit non-refundable.


About our 2017 Tour

Read about what we covered in our three-week Total Tennessee Tour in 2017 




Claim the last places on our fully escorted TriFest Music Tour 2018


Claim the last places on our fully escorted TriFest Music Tour 2018


Claim the last places on our fully escorted TriFest Music Tour 2018



Claim the last places on our fully escorted TriFest Music Tour 2018






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