Australians Performing at AmericanaFest 2018

Read about the Australian performances at AmericanaFest 2018

Sounds Australia sets up at The Bluebird Cafe


The Bluebird Cafe

The Filming Station

The 5 Spot


Sounds Australia is preparing to showcase some of the best Australian talent at this year’s AmericanaFest, to be held in downtown Nashville from September 11 to 16.

From The Bluebird Cafe, to the A Taste Of Australia lunch and show at The Filming Station to THE AUSSIE BBQ at The 5 Spot – Australia will continue to make a significant presence within the Americana music scene.



Tuesday 11 September
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville
Two Sittings:
6:00pm – 8:00pm | 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Purchase tickets here

Sounds Australia will be back at The Bluebird Cafe for its celebration of Australian Americana, folk, and country.  Now in its sixth year, this event has become a regular fixture on many AmericanaFest attendees’ program – free to Conference Registrants for the 6pm show and $10 cover charge for the 9pm show.  General admission is $10 at the door for both shows.  Seating is limited so please arrive before showtime or your seat will be given up – no standing allowed.  Reservations strongly suggested and may be made online for $3 at The Bluebird Cafe website.  Limited walk-up seating for Conference Registrants.  There is a $10 food/drink minimum purchase per seat.

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Andrew Swift
Fanny Lumsden
Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Lo Carmen
The Heggarties
Tom West

9.00pm – 11.00pm
Catherine Britt
Helen Townsend
James Ellis
Jemma Nicole 
Melody Moko 
Montgomery Church
Taylor Pfeiffer
The Winnie Blues



Friday 14 September
The Filming Station, Nashville
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Official Lunch And Show (Badges Only)

Featuring music from Catherine BrittFanny LumsdenJosh Rennie-HynesRuby BootsTommy Emmanuel and William Crighton and food courtesy of Metropolitan Groove Merchants and The Americana Music Association of Australia.



Saturday 15 September
The 5 Spot, East Nashville
11:00am – 7:00pm

THE AUSSIE BBQ has been a very popular international event at AmericanaFest, with past line-ups featuring the likes of Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson and Colin Hay.

Featuring talented Ruby Boots and Josh Rennie-Hynes who are returning to the famous 5 Spot stage, alongside Catherine Britt, Fanny Lumsden, Tommy Emmanuel and Brian Cadd, who will be playing THE AUSSIE BBQ for the first time.  Some Australian-style BBQ courtesy of Metropolitan Groove Merchants and the Americana Music Association of Australia.


12.00pm – 12.25pm      
The Winnie Blues

12.40pm – 1.05pm     

1.20pm – 1.45pm        
Tom West

2.00pm – 2.25pm         
The Weeping Willows

2.40pm – 3.05pm         
Ruby Boots

3.20pm – 3.45pm            
Catherine Britt

4.00pm – 4.25pm    
Josh Rennie-Hynes

4.40pm – 5.05pm   
Fanny Lumsden

5.20pm – 5.45pm     
Tommy Emmanuel

6.00pm – 6.25pm       
Brian Cadd



See the following artists at their own showcases as well:

Thursday 13 September
Josh Rennie-Hynes
The Local, 110 28th Ave N, Nashville

William Crighton
The Basement, 1604 8th Ave S, Nashville

Friday 14 September
Catherine Britt
The Local, 110 28th Ave N, Nashville

Tommy Emmanuel
Cannery Ballroom, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville

Saturday 15 September
Ruby Boots
Basement East, 917 Woodland St., Nashville

Fanny Lumsden
The Basement, 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville



Listening Through The Lens again will be covering AmericanaFest this year.  Watch this space for regular reports.







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Author: Rob Dickens

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