Nashville is a truly amazing destination for anyone who loves music, theater, or the history of our country’s entertainment industry. Whether you’re looking for a countryfied concert, vibrant music festival, or museum filled with music memorabilia, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your time. If you’re a music junkie, the Americana Music Festival should be on your radar! We’ve compiled everything you need to know about it. If you catch yourself wanting more local insight, be sure to also request access to our free Nashville Travel Guide.
What You Need to Know About the Americana Music Festival
Also known as AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival takes place each fall in Nashville, Tennessee. This event brings music lovers and industry professionals together for six days of networking opportunities and intimate musical performances. Anyone who loves roots, folk, country, blues, or soul music is guaranteed a great time at the Americana Music Festival!
What to Expect This Year
During this 5-day, multi-venue celebration, you can expect over 500 shows and around 60 expert panels. The 2018 Americana Music Festival will take places between Tuesday, September 11 and Sunday, September 16. Headliners like Lori McKenna, John Paul White, and Andrew Leahy and the Homestead will take the stage. Expect high-profile panelists such as K.D. Lang and Brandi Carlile in 2018. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance and check out the rest of this year’s lineup.
Other Music Festivals to Attend in Nashville
If you can’t make the AmericanaFest, the good news is there’s no shortage of music festivals to attend throughout the year around Nashville! Here are just a few of our favorites:
- Bonnaroo: Manchester, TN
- Pilgrimage Music and Culture Festival: Franklin, TN
- CMA Music Festival: Nashville, TN
- Breakaway Music Festival: Nashville, TN.
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