Americana Festival Announces Showcase Artists

Will Hoge is among the showcase artists set for the Americana Festival in September

Will Hoge is among the showcase artists set for the Americana Festival in September.

The Americana Music Association has confirmed a diverse line-up of artists to perform at the upcoming 2009 Americana Music Festival, such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Will Hoge, J.D. Souther, Marty Stuart, Those Darlins and W.P.A. Showcases will be held Sept. 16-19 at five downtown Nashville venues including: The Mercy Lounge, The Cannery Ballroom, 3rd & Lindsley, The Station Inn and The Basement.

The 2009 Americana Music Festival is part of the 10th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which offers daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities at the Nashville Convention Center, as well as evening showcases.
 The Americana Honors & Awards Show, a highlight of the event, is set for Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium.

Registration for the Festival & Conference is open now. Non-conference attendees may buy showcase wristbands granting admission to all venues on all four evenings of live music. They’re available for $45 via and Grimey’s New and Preloved Music.


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