Exclusive: Americana Music Festival Releases Early List of Performers

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The 13th Annual Americana Music Festival is set to take place Sept. 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn., and the first wave of confirmed artists has been released. Notable performers include Billy Joe Shaver, Brandi Carlile, Deep Dark Woods, Punch Brothers, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Eilen Jewell, John Fullbright and more. Additional artists and events will be announced later, so check back with the festival website for updates.

The festival will also include the 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards, which will take place on opening night at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This year’s honorees will include Bonnie Raitt, Booker T. Jones and Richard Thompson.

The festival is put on by the Americana Music Association, a non-profit organization committed to promoting awareness and fostering the creating and economic vitality of Americana music. You can purchase festival wristbands at the Americana Music Association’s website. Last year, over 12,000 music fans attended the festival, which takes place at clubs and venues throughout Nashville.

Check out a full list of confirmed artists below:

Americana Fest Confirmed Artists
American Aquarium
Amy Helm
Andrew Combs
Angel Snow
Anthony da Costa
Belle Starr
Bill Kirchen
Billy Joe Shaver 
Black Lillies
Blue Highway
Blue Mountain
Brandi Carlile 
Brennen Leigh
Buddy Miller 
Caitlin Harnett
Chastity Brown
Corb Lund
Cory Branan
Darrell Scott
The Deep Dark Woods
Della Mae
Derek Hoke
The Dunwells
Eilen Jewell
Felicity Urquhart
Fort Frances
Gretchen Peters
Holy Ghost Tent Revival 
Humming House
Immigrant Union
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Jill Andrews 
Jim Lauderdale 
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
John Fullbright
John Hiatt 
Jordie Lane
Julie Lee
Kasey Anderson and the Honkies
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Kevin Gordon
Lera Lynn
Lydia Loveless 
Mandolin Orange
Mary Gauthier
The Mastersons
Max Gomez
McCrary Sisters
Mindy Smith 
Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers
Phoebe Hunt
Punch Brothers
Reckless Kelly
Richard Thompson 
Robert Ellis 
Rodney Crowell 
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Sara Watkins 
Shovels & Rope 
Sons of Bill
Sons of Fathers
Star and Micey
Starr Anna
Steep Canyon Rangers
Steve Forbert
Teresa Williams and Larry Campbell
Tift Merritt 
Turnpike Troubadours
Two Gallants
Wheeler Brothers
The Wood Brothers 
The World Famous Headliners

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