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AMERICANAFEST is the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music. AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education.

Each year the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community. Six member-voted awards and several Lifetime Achievement Awards are handed out while over 2,000 artists, music-loving fans and entertainment industry

The Americana Music Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2024! To celebrate this momentous milestone, join the biggest party in Nashville at AMERICANAFEST when it returns this September 17-21 for its annual music showcase and conference. More than 200 artists, including Margo CilkerHiss Golden MessengerBones of J.RJones and Shemekia Copeland, will play in Music City across five nights of evening performances at new and historic venues. Plus, catch industry panels from music executives, legendary artists, and buzz-worthy up-and-comers in Americana.

Americana Honors and Awards
The Honors & Awards have featured many amazing moments over the years. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s last live performance together was during the award show. Artists such as Allison RussellBonnie RaittBrandi CarlileJoan BaezNoah KahanRobert Plant, and Rosanne Cash have brought our audiences to their feet.

Much-loved festival that gathers thousands of Americana admirers from all over the world to celebrate the melting pot of the genre’s influences, including rootsfolkcountryblues and soul-based musicHoller.


Want to toast to 25 years? Grab a drink and have a good time at their lively, entertaining daytime parties too!
Join the AMA and music community for AMERICANA FEST! Passes are on sale NOW for 2024. Get your tickets here.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
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