The Americana Music Association has announced the first 89 of hundreds of acts slated to perform at their annual AMERICANAFEST, which runs from September 13-17 in Nashville, TN.
Declared “the coolest music scene today” by The New York Times, the five-day festival and conference event will bring together award-winning legends, trailblazing mainstays and buzz-worthy new artists for its 22nd year. With more than 200 artists and bands participating, Music City’s discovery music festival continues to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the “roots alternative to the GRAMMYs® and South by Southwest.”
A list of the first round of performers can be found below.
2022 AMERICANAFEST Festival Passes — which allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select sanctioned special events — are now on sale to the public at $125 (the price will increase to $175 on April 15). Passes available online here.
2022 Conference + Festival Passes (currently on sale for $349/$249 for Americana Music Association members) provide access to the daytime educational conference, the evening music festival plus all sanctioned special events, and can be purchased here. (Price will increase to $449/$349 on April 15.)
Acts Confirmed to Showcase at AMERICANAFEST 2022:
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
Asleep at the Wheel
The Ballroom Thieves
Black Opry Revue
The Bones of J.R. Jones
Charles Wesley Godwin
The Heavy Heavy
Jamie Lin Wilson
The Jerry Douglas Band
Jessica Willis Fisher
Joshua Ray Walker
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
Luke Schneider & Friends: A Pedal Steel Showcase
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
The Pine Hearts
Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
The Sweet Lillies
Tammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz
Tray Wellington Band
Watkins Family Hour
The Wilder Blue
AMERICANAFEST will showcase more than 200 artists and bands throughout notable venues in Nashville, TN. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues through insightful panels and workshops.
The week of festivities kicks off with the Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates Americana luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Tickets will be available for purchase at a later date.