Americana Music Association Plans UK-Based Events

Laura Cantrell performs during AMA-UK.

Laura Cantrell performs during AMA-UK.

The Americana Music Association (AMA) recently announced formal ties to the new Americana Music Association-UK with plans to produce a Americana/UK Music conference during the Maverick Festival at Easton Farm Park in East Suffolk on Friday, July 4.

“I’m excited to attend the first formal Americana showcase in London,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Tennessee-based AMA. “We are grateful to the AMA-UK, Bob Butler, Bob Paterson, Ken Ansell and Paul Spencer for advocating for the music and artists we love.”

AMA-UK recently produced three nights of showcases at Kings Place in London, February 13-15, featuring North American artists including Laura CantrellSturgill Simpson and Austin Lucas, along with several UK-based bands.

Artist showcase submissions will be accepted for Nashville’s 15th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference through Friday, March 28. The Music City event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels, networking opportunities and showcases, Sept. 17-21. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the centerpiece of the September festivities, kicking-off at the Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 17.

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