Americana Music Association Offering Early Bird Registration

The Civil Wars perform at the 2011 Americana Honors & Awards show. Photo: Americana Music Association

Early bird registration for the Americana Music Festival’s 13th Annual Festival & Conference, scheduled for September 12-15 and hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville, is now available. Cost is $250 for AMA members and $350 for non-members. Registration includes access to daytime seminars, nightly performance showcases, and one ticket to the Honors and Awards show. More info here.

The 2011 AMA Festival and Conference drew over 10,000 fans and 1,000 industry professionals out to celebrate and experience 300 performing artists in venues around Nashville. Attendance at the conference’s educational workshops and seminars rose over 25% from 2010, and registrations are up 35% since 2009. New AMA memberships rose 13% over the previous year. Performers from previous years have included Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars, Buddy Miller, and many more.

Additionally, PBS recently aired ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival with musical performances from the 2011 Americana Honors and Awards show. The special reached over two million households and is the third-highest rated episode of Austin City Limits in 2011.

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