Brandy Clark, American Aquarium Lead AmericanaFest 2018 Lineup
With the frenzy of South By Southwest only barely in the rearview mirror, it’s already time to start planning for the Americana music world’s equivalent, AmericanaFest, which takes in Nashville every September. The first 74 performers for the 2018 edition have been announced, with Brandy Clark, American Aquarium, Alejandro Escovedo and Lee Ann Womack leading the lineup.
More than 250 acts will converge on Music City from September 11th to 16th for this year’s AmericanaFest, bringing together an eclectic mix of country, folk, blues and rock artists, along with singer-songwriters and other performers from across the spectrum of American roots music. Jade Bird, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Israel Nash, John Oates, Joe Purdy and Jaime Wyatt are also part of the lineup, with more acts to be revealed in the coming months.
Now in its 19th year, AmericanaFest is Nashville’s laid-back take on the sprawling, citywide music festival, with concerts spread around venues throughout the city, including Mercy Lounge, City Winery and 3rd & Lindsley. The six-day festival also pays an annual visit to the legendary Ryman Auditorium, which hosts the annual Americana Honors & Awards on September 12th. Womack has a tradition of her own that she’ll be continuing with the return of her Lee Ann Womack & Friends showcase.
Passes for AmericanaFest start at $75 and are on sale now. Here’s the first round of performers scheduled to appear at AmericanaFest 2018:
The Black Lillies
Drivin N Cryin
The Earls of Leicester
Emily Scott Robinson
Ghost of Paul Revere
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
Jamie McLean Band
John Carter Cash
Lee Ann Womack & Friends
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
The McCrary Sisters
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Prinz Grizzley and His Beargaroos
The Small Glories
Sons of Bill
Them Coulee Boys
The War and Treaty
Whiskey Wolves of the West
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