AmericanaFest Achieves 35,000 Aggregate Attendance, Rising Number Of Registrants

Americana Honors & Awards 2016. Photo: Getty Images

Americana Honors & Awards 2016. Photo: Getty Images

The Americana Music Festival and Conference has announced an aggregate attendance of 35,000 for its schedule of official events in Nashville last week. In addition, registrants for the conference rose to 2,270, up from 2015’s tally of 1,829. An estimated 25 percent of attendants traveled from outside the U.S.

The event officially began on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and concluded on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The Honors & Awards ceremony, held on Sept. 21, also became NPR’s top streaming event of 2016. Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, WMOT, WRLT and WSM-AM 650 all streamed the show. The program will be digitally remastered for broadcast in an edited form as part of PBS’ ACL Presents series on Nov. 19, and in Australia on CMC later this year.

The dates for the 2017 Americana Music Festival & Conference will be Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 17.

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