The 13th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference is set for September 12-15 in and around downtown Nashville, and super early bird rates are available to registrants through today (Jan. 31). Cost is $250 for AMA Members and $350 for non-members. Last year’s festival featured numerous educational sessions as well as late night showcases from diverse talents like Jessica Lea Mayfield, Hymn For Her, Buddy Miller, and many more.
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After a hiatus during 2011, BamaJam will return to Enterprise, Alabama for a weekend of music June 14-16, 2012. RLM/Mission Management’s Rendy Lovelady has been tapped as Executive Producer for the event, and will facilitate talent booking for all stages. “The history of BamaJam might be short, but it is sure exciting,” says Lovelady. “Headliners ranging from Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, and Taylor Swift have all graced the BamaJam stage and this year will be just as exciting, with our 2012 plans already underway.” Reach him at [email protected].
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The 8th Annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival will be held May 18-19 in Sevierville, Tenn. Previous years have seen performers such as Marty Stuart, Sam Bush, and more. This year’s lineup is still being finalized but includes The Quebe Sisters Band, Mountain Ruckus, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus and more.