Thursday, August 11, 2016

AmericanaFest NYC Features Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Dr. John, Parker Millsap and More

New York — More than 10,000 attended this weeknd's acclaimed "AmericanaFest NYC," a partnership with Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Series. Celebrating its third year, Americanafest NYC delivered with a 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Last Waltz featuring: Bob Weir, Dr. John, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, Howard Johnson, Patty Griffin, Anderson East and Parker Millsap, with Those Pretty Wrongs, Mary Gauthier, The Cactus Blossoms, Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones and Dwight Yoakam rounding out the weekend. 

"We were thrilled with the attendance and want to thank, again, the team at Lincoln Center for their incredible partnership. This event keeps getting better and better," says Americana Music Association's Executive Director, Jed Hilly. 

The weekend offered a taste of what to expect during this year's Festival and Conference taking place in Nashville, September 20-25. For more information on ticketing and registration, please visit:

Top Row (L-R): Bob Weir, Lincoln Center's Damrosch Bandshell, Americana Music Association's Executive Director, Jed Hilly. (Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola)

Caption for Group Photo: Bob Weir, Columbia/Legacy Recordings and ROAR celebrate Weir’s signing to the label and the release of his new solo record Blue Mountain on August 4th at McKittrick Hotel in New York.

Group Photo, L to R: Kristina “Red” Tanner (ROAR), Matt Maher (ROAR), Richard Story (President, Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment), Adam Block (President, Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment), Bob Weir, Kraig Fox (ROAR), Jed Hilly (Americana Music Association), Liz Norris (ROAR), Bernie Cahill (ROAR) and Matt Busch (ROAR). (Photo Credit: Gary Gershoff)

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About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Music City Networks, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, and AT&T. For more information, or to purchase an Americana Music Festival & Conference registration, please visit 

About AmericanaFest
The 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 20-25, 2016. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. T Bone Burnett will be delivering the keynote speech. For information on how to purchase a conference registration, please visit

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