First Round of Performers Announced for AmericanaFest 2016


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Seventy of the more than 180 artists slated to play this year’s Americana festival were announced today. John Paul White, Indigo Girls, Green River Ordinance and Wynonna & The Big Noise are among the marquee acts scheduled to perform.

The roots music extravaganza, now in its 17th year, will go down September 20-25 at various venues throughout Nashville. Showcase wristbands are now available for $60 and can be purchased at Grimey’s and The Groove in Nashville, or online at

Wristbands grant entry into all showcase venues and select parties and events. Festival and conference registrations, which offer priority admission for all events, run $225 for members and $325 for non-members, and can be purchased here. Only conference registrants can purchase Honors & Awards show tickets at this time.

T Bone Burnett has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at this year’s conference.

Read our recap of the 2015 festival here.

List of Artists Confirmed to Play AmericanaFest:
Amy Helm
Aubrie Sellers
Bart Crow
BJ Barham of American Aquarium
Brent Cobb
Brian Whelan
Brian Wright
Buddy Miller
Cedric Burnside Project
Charlie Parr
Ciaran Lavery
David Ramirez
Dead Horses
Derik Hultquist
Dietrich Strause
Dylan LeBlanc
Front Country
Grant-Lee Phillips
Green River Ordinance
Hollis Brown
Indigo Girls
Infamous Stringdusters
Jay Nash
Jesse Malin
Joe Purdy
John Paul White
Larkin Poe
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Lee Ann Womack
Lori McKenna
Luke Bell
Lydia Loveless
Marlon Williams
Mindy Smith
Moonsville Collective
Parker Millsap
Penny & Sparrow
Peter Bruntnell
Phil Cody
Quiet Life
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Ruby Amanfu
Ruby Boots
Ruston Kelly
Ryan Beaver
Sammy Brue
Sara Watkins
Sarah Potenza
Shawn Mullins
Sons of Bill
Sunny Sweeney
Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones
The Americans
The Ballroom Thieves
The Black Lillies
The Bottle Rockets
The Cactus Blossoms
The Handsome Family
The Last Bandoleros
The Pines
Will Hoge
William Clark Green
Wynonna & The Big Noise

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