Saturday, July 30, 2011

ACT NOW AND BE PART OF NASHVILLE’S ULTIMATE MUSIC WEEK

ACT NOW AND BE PART OF NASHVILLE’S ULTIMATE MUSIC WEEK
OCTOBER 12-15, 2011
 
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Registrations for the 12th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference presented by Nissan are on sale NOW at the  Americana on line store.  July 31 is the final day to register for the Festival and Conference under the current early bird rate, with priority Honors and Awards show seating going to those who register for the entire music festival and conference.  Americana Music Association members receive a discounted rate over non-members.  Click HERE to buy now.  Rates will go up on Monday, August 1st.
 
A limited number of Tickets to the Americana Honors and Awards slated for Thursday October 13th at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium have been made available to the general public and ARE ON SALE NOW.  For more informationon about whose playing and to purchase your tickets please visit ryman.com.  This show will sell out.
 
With the purchase of a Full Festival and Conference registration you will receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances, and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards show.
 
2011 marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Americana Honors & Awards and once again we guarantee a show that will knock your socks off. Jim Lauderdale will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies. Over 2,000 artists, music lovers and industry executives attend the annual show, which is broadcast internationally through multiple outlets. 
 
The Americana Music Association will celebrate the genre’s ever-growing recognition and acclaim October 12 -15, 2011 in Nashville, TN.  In an explosion of talent, iconic artists will take the stage alongside the scene’s hippest up-and-comers for four days and nights of praiseworthy performances and surprise guest appearances.

Confirmed to attend the annual Festival and Conference so far include Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, the Jayhawks, John Oates, North Mississippi Allstars, Foster and Lloyd, The Civil Wars, Matraca Berg, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Amy Lavere, Carrie Rodriguez, David Mayfield Parade, Elizabeth Cook, Kenny Vaughan, Peter Rowan, the Secret Sisters, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, Lake Street Dive, Will Hoge, Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three and hundreds of key members of the music community.  Stay tuned to updates and new artist confirmations at americanamusic.org or at the Americana Music Association’s FACEBOOK page.
 
The genre’s far-reaching embrace will be on display as 100-plus acts rock six of Nashville’s coolest venues during the Festival’s nighttime showcases. This is where those-in-the-know catch genre stalwarts, as well as talented newcomers on track to becoming tomorrow’s headline makers. The Americana scene has spawned some of today’s hottest acts, spurring a recent Spin magazine cover story titled “The New Ameriana Revolution.”
 
The Americana Honors & Awards will be celebrating ten years and once again we guarantee a show that will knock your socks off. Jim Lauderdale will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies. Over 2,000 artists, music lovers and industry executives attend the annual show, which is broadcast internationally through multiple outlets. 
 
If you are in the business of music, the daytime conference sessions feature must attend educational sessions.  Primarily located at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown hotel, the business conference offers plenty of friendly networking, exciting panel discussions and seminars. These career-building opportunities and the wealth of nighttime showcases makes the Americana Music Festival and Conference, Nashville’s finest and one of the nations most comprehensive events for fans, artists and business leaders alike.
 
Registration is online at americanamusic.org.
 

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