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 Artistry To Shine at Americana Music Festivial and Conference
 
Honors & Award Show Celebrates Ten Years
 
AWARD SHOW TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS 
 Limited Tickets On Sale to the General Public July 29th
 
Register Today Before Rates Go Up
 
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NASHVILLE,  July 14, 2011 – The 12th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference presented by Nissan will celebrate the genre’s ever-growing recognition and acclaim October 12 -15, 2011 in Nashville, TN.  In an explosion of talent, iconic artists will take the stage alongside the scene’s hippest up-and-comers for four days and nights of praiseworthy performances and surprise guest appearances.

Confirmed to attend "Americanafest" so far include Gregg AllmanRobert Plant and the Band of JoyJustin Townes Earlethe JayhawksNorth Mississippi AllstarsFoster and Lloyd, and The Civil Wars and hundreds of key members of the music community.
 
The genre’s far-reaching embrace will be on display as 100-plus acts rock five of Nashville’s coolest venues during the Festival’s nighttime showcases. This is where those-in-the-know catch genre stalwarts, as well as talented newcomers on track to becoming tomorrow’s headline makers. The Americana scene has spawned some of today’s hottest acts, spurring a recent Spin magazine cover story.
 
July 31 is the final day to register for the Festival and Conference under the current early bird rate, with priority Honors and Awards show seating going to those who register before the August 1st rate increase. Americana Music Association members receive a discounted rate over non-members.  Click HERE to buy now.  Tickets to the Honors and Awards go on sale July 29 to the general public.
 
Full Festival and Conference registrants receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances, and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awardsshow on Thursday, October 13th  at the Ryman Auditorium
 
The Honors & Awards will be celebrating ten years and once again we guarantee a show that will knock your socks off. Jim Lauderdale will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies, joined for another year by Buddy Miller and his All-Star house band. Over 2,000 artists, music lovers and industry executives attend the annual show, which is broadcast internationally through multiple outlets.
 
Daytime conference sessions pimarily take place at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown hotel, offering plenty of friendly networking, exciting panel discussions and educational seminars. These career-building opportunities and the wealth of nighttime showcases make the Americana Music Festival and Conference a must-attend event for fans, artists and business leaders alike.
 
Registration is online at americanamusic.org.
 
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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.
 

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