Additional Performers Named for AMERICANAFEST 2018

The Americana Music Association announced 46 more artists who will showcase their music and several special musical events for AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference Sept. 11-16 in Nashville. Among the upcoming events are a Paul Cauthen-curated showcase, a tribute to the music of 1968, an interactive singing experience featuring Choir! Choir! Choir! with audience members, and more.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, attendees and the general public will gather in the lobby of the Union Station Hotel Nashville to become a part of this year’s festival entertainment. Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Toronto-based singing group, will lead a special group performance with a secret special guest. Led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, the group will teach the audience an original arrangement to one of the special guest’s songs before he or she makes an appearance to sing with the newly formed choir –  the audience – in a one-of-a-kind immersive musical experience.

Cauthen will be bringing his Big Velvet Revue to The Basement East Wednesday evening. Curated by the outlaw revivalist, the showcase will feature performances by Carl Anderson, BJ Barham, Creamer, Daniel Donato, Jade Jackson, Carson McHone, Aaron Lee Tasjan and more. Whiskey Wolves of The West will serve as the lineup’s house band while performing some of their own songs as well.

A free outdoor showcase will be held on Thursday evening as part of Musicians Corner’s September Sundown series at Centennial Park. Penny & Sparrow and Freddy & Francine, Great Peacock, Scott Mulvahill, and Sarah Siskind will all perform during the evening.

Festival-goers wanting to take a trip down to the Lone Star state should check out the Houston showcase at 3rd & Lindsley featuring Texas mainstays like Hayes Carll, Thomas Csorba, Lynn Langham and The Suffers.

Americana musicians will be saluting the music of 1968 with a throwback showcase on Friday night at The Basement East. The year of ’68 served as a pivotal political and cultural turning point in America, and artists emblematic of this time like Joan Baez and The Byrds created the soundtrack for this period of change. The year will be honored by artists such as The Band of HeathensJay Buchanan (Rival Sons)Yola Carter, CordovasGuy DavisErin Rae and more. 

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