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Aussies at AmericanaFest 2019

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Sounds Australia Showcases

AmericanaFest 2019

Nashville 10 – 14 September

Sounds Australia is returning to Nashville, Tennessee next month to coordinate multiple showcase events and industry networking opportunities at the annual AmericanaFest.

Now in its 20th year, the festival attracts a wide range of artists from all across the globe who fit into the broad church of Americana music. Six Australian acts have been officially selected to showcase at AmericanaFest this year, while a number of other Australians will make the journey to Nashville for the event, to play in a city renowned for its abundance of live music.

CW Stoneking – Photo: LTTL

Bluebird Cafe

Sounds Australia will once again host a series of “in the round” sets at the Bluebird Cafe on Tuesday September 10. Across four one-hour sets, three Australian artists will share the stage at each time, swapping stories and songs at one of Nashville’s most iconic and revered venues. Tickets will be available through The Bluebird Cafe’s website closer to the date.

A Taste Of Australia

This year A Taste Of Australia moves to a new home, a new day and a new time: InDo, in the afternoon of Thursday September 12. The showcase runs in our “Two For The Showcase” style, giving each act a two-song performance (approximately 10 minute sets with a five minute change over in-between).

Aussie BBQ

The AUSSIE BBQ Nashville remains the largest showcase of Australian Americana artists in North America. On Saturday September 14 at The 5 Spot in East Nashville, there will be almost seven hours of live music. Entry to the event is free, allowing delegates and the people of Nashville an opportunity to witness some of Australia’s best Americana talent. Not just a great showcase name, this event will feature actual Australian BBQ, so come early and grab yourself some free food. Expect some special surprises at this showcase too.

Ruby Boots – Photo: LTTL

Conference

Australia will also be represented in the conference component. Dobe Newton of The Bushwackers will join a panel of experts to discuss the economic and cultural value of music production and performance, in particular at the grassroots level. The panel, entitled Valuing Music And The Arts, will be held at The Westin Nashville on Friday September 13 at 12:30pm.

At The Bluebird – Photo: LTTL
SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SHOWCASES
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10
THE BLUEBIRD CAFE

4104 HILLSBORO PIKE, NASHVILLE
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Hosted by Dobe Newton from The Bushwackers

SET 1
6.05pm – 6.55pm

Sinead Burgess
Matt Ward
Great Aunt

SET 2
7.05pm – 8.00pm

Brad Butcher
David Garnham
Melody Moko

SET 3
9.05pm – 9.55pm

Nathan Seeckts
Little Georgia
Tristen Bird

SET 4
10.05pm – 11.00pm

The Maes
Falls
Monique Clare

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12
A TASTE OF AUSTRALIA
INDO, 632 FOGG ST, NASHVILLE
DELEGATE BADGES ONLY

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Brad Butcher
David Garnham & the Reasons to Live
Ella Hooper
Falls
Jordie Lane
Little Georgia
Sinead Burgess
The Maes

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
THE AUSSIE BBQ NASHVILLE
THE 5 SPOT, 1006 FORREST AVE, NASHVILLE
FREE ENTRY

12.00pm – 12.25pm Nathan Seeckts
12.40pm – 1.05pm Great Aunt
1.20pm – 1.45pm Tristen Bird
2.00pm – 2.25pm Sinead Burgess
2.40pm – 3.05pm The Maes
3.20pm – 3.45pm David Garnham & the Reasons to Live
4.00pm – 4.25pm Falls
4.40pm – 5.05pm Brad Butcher
5.20pm – 5.45pm Little Georgia
6.00pm – 6.25pm Jordie Lane
6.35pm – 6.50pm The Weeping Willows

Plus a special performance by Dobe Newton from The Bushwackers

Read our review of AmericanaFest 2018

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