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Loretta Lynn, The Milk Carton Kids, Margo Price to Perform at Blackberry Farm for Americana Spring Celebration
Bucket List Event Slated for March 30 - April 1, 2017
Tenn.) Dec. 16, 2016 -- The Americana Music Association has announced
the lineup for the 7th Annual Americana Spring Celebration to be held
March 30 - April 1, 2017. Performances will be held each night at
Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort that is breathtakingly
situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
year's musical experience will feature one of the greatest songwriters
and most awarded females in country music, Americana Lifetime
Achievement honoree Loretta Lynn; Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Duo/Group of the Year The Milk Carton Kids; and Americana Honors & Awards 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year Margo Price.
These unparalleled artists will play before the inspiring backdrop of
Blackberry Farm to benefit the not-for-profit artist advocacy group.
are so excited to be returning to Blackberry Farm to produce this
important and truly spectacular fundraiser. It just keeps getting better
and better," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music
Association. "A weekend at this intimate venue with Loretta, Margo, and
Kenneth and Joey will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that no
one will soon forget."
renowned Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Châteux Resort, is one of
America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels, featuring 62 elegant
accommodations and some of the world's finest wine, cuisine, fly
fishing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, sporting clay, and mountain
biking opportunities. Along with the abundance of outdoor activities,
Blackberry Farm offers a destination spa and an annual series of
culinary events, hosted by world-renowned guest chefs and vintners.
About Blackberry Farm
Described as “Easy to get to. Hard to leave,” Blackberry Farm was voted
the No. 1 resort in North America for by Travel + Leisure's readers in
the “World’s Best” awards, and is the recipient of many other
prestigious accolades. Blackberry Farm creates an unforgettable
experience for each guest, with exceptional personal service and
attention to detail. Two inventive restaurants showcase “Foothills
Cuisine,” an epicurean adventure featuring foods indigenous to the
region and borrowing heavily from haute cuisine. Guests enjoy a Wine
Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar that includes highly
collectible American wines found only at Blackberry Farm. The property
is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s
finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, established over half a
century ago, that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality.
For reservations and information, please call 1-800-557-8864 or visit www.blackberryfarm.com.
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,
Epiphone, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Music City Networks, ASCAP, BMI,
SESAC, SoundExchange, and AT&T. For more information about
membership or the Americana Music Festival & Conference, please
The 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference took place
September 20-25, 2016. The event brought together fans and music
industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through
seminars, panels, and networking opportunities by day, and raw showcases
each night. The Americana Honors & Awards show was the No. 1 most
watched live stream on NPR and was broadcast as a PBS special, ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016.
The program was the featured performance of the festivities and took
place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. T Bone Burnett
delivered an industry-shaking keynote speech. Early bird registrations
for AmericanaFest 2017 are on sale now at www.americanamusic.org.