AMERICANAFEST Announces First Round Of Official Showcases

What You Need To Know About Americanafest

Where can I pick up my Conference Registration?

If you have purchased a Conference Registration, you can pick up your credentials at The Westin Nashville or the Ryman Auditorium during the times listed below. Please note that if you bought an Honors & Awards ticket, you may pick that up with your credentials at The Westin Nashville as well.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

The Westin Nashville (807 Clark Pl) – Noon – 8pm

Wednesday, Sept. 12

The Westin Nashville – 10am – 4pm

Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Ave N) – 5pm – 8pm

Thursday, Sept. 13

The Westin Nashville – 8am – 8pm

Friday, Sept. 14

The Westin Nashville – 8am – 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 15

The Westin Nashville – 10am – 2pm

Where can I pick up my Festival Wristband?
If you solely purchased Festival Wristbands, then you may pick up at City Winery during the times below. Please note that if you added a Festival Wristband to your cart while purchasing a Conference Registration, then you will pick up all of your credentials at The Westin Nashville during the times above.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 – Saturday, Sept. 16
Noon – Midnight

Need some guidance?

Are you a first timer? We’ve got you covered. Check out this handy First Timer’s Guide that covers everything from getting early to showcases to how to navigate Music City and helpful tips you can otherwise only pick up from asking previous attendees.

Also, if you want to be in-the-know about hidden gems throughout Nashville including good eats and good drinks, our friends at Songlines have put together their annual “Underground” guide for you here.

To take our schedule on the go and get the most out of your festival experience, download the free AMERICANAFEST® mobile app available on the App Store and Google Play. You can build your own schedule, including all of the showcases, panels and special events you’d like to attend, preview artists’ music within the app via Spotify, locate nearby essentials and more. Need some help navigating? Check out our brand new Mobile App Guide here.

How do I get around Music City?

We are happy to be providing complimentary shuttle buses to help attendees get to showcasing venues that are not within walking distance from our headquarters at The Westin as well as select venues hosting special sanctioned events throughout the week. There will be a nightly West Nashville loop and an East Nashville loop.

Please note that our shuttle buses are for the leisurely attendee and not for someone jumping from venue to venue trying to see as many showcases as humanly possible. If you are on a mission, we recommend using Lyft. If you’re a new user, get $5 off two rides when you download the app at or use promo code AMERICANA2018.

Already have Lyft? Save 10% on up to three rides during the event week with code AMERICANAFEST18.

About Jerry Holthouse

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