Thursday, December 16, 2010

Americana Announces 2011 Festival & Conference Dates: October 12-15, 2011

Americana Announces 2011 Festival and Conference Dates: October 12-15, 2011
SUPER Early Bird Rates Available Now!
Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel Reservations Now Open

The Americana Music Association is excited to announce the 12th Annual Festival & Conference event dates are set for October 12th – October 15th 2011 in Nashville, TN. Described by Southern Living Magazine as Nashville's "Best Music Festival" the Association is offerring, for a limited time, a SUPER early bird registration rate is available at $200 for AMA members and $300 for non-members.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Each year, the Americana Music Festival & Conference features over 100 artists where legends and the next generation of rising stars come together for four days of music and education. Artists like Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops and more have graced the Americana Festival stages, making it both the critics' darling and place where artists want to be. ( click here for a list of performers at the 2010 event)

2010 Panel: Curators, Gate Keepers and Trusted Sources featuring John Simson (SoundExchange), Michael Zapruder (Pandora), Jim Luccese (Echonest), Jessie Scott (Music Fog) and Gerrit Meier (ClearChannel)
The event brings together thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. Nearly 50 panels and daytime events feature some of the industries brightest minds in one of the nations most comprehensive and diverse music conferences. With planning already underway, the 2011 Americana Music Festival & Conference promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone with a passion for music.

The Avett Brothers
Registration includes access to all daytime conference activities, all evening festival showcases, and one ticket to the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. Dedicated to building and promoting the Americana genre and the individuals who participate in that industry, the Americana Music Association works closely with artists, labels, radio stations, retailers, print media, festivals, agents, publishers and more to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for the Americana genre to achieve success both creatively and financially. To learn more or become a member, please visit