Americana is, according to the New York Times, the “coolest music scene today,” and while it may have only just earned its own Grammy category (“Best American Roots Song”), the place of the genre in the musical landscape is far from a recent development. This September 18-22 the Americana Music Association is hosting the 14th annual Americana Music Festival & Conferenceand with any festival worth its salt, the announcement comes boasting an impressive initial lineup. From music veterans like Billy Bragg and Rosanne Cash to up-and-comers such as Aoife O’Donovan and Pokey LaFarge, the showcase is sure to reflect the diversity and innovation in the genre.
Festival registration is open now for the general public as well as industry professionals with reduced rates for AMA members. All registered attendees will receive entrance to the daytime conferences, panels and parties in addition to evening showcases and the 12th annual Americana Honors & Awards show on September 18th at the Ryman Auditorium.