Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Americana Music Association to Stage Mini-Festival at Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 19

      NASHVILLE -- The Americana Music Association, in partnership with AEG Live/The Messina Group, has announced plans to produce a one-time-only "mini-festival" at the new Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 19 in downtown Nashville during its 16th annual Americana Festival & Conference.

     The one-day celebration of roots-inspired music will feature the legendary Loretta Lynn, Americana stalwart Steve Earle, revered acoustic duo Gillian Welch and special guests Tift Merritt, Eric Heywood, Nikki Lane, Emmy Rose Russell and more. The event will feature two stages with more artists announced in coming weeks.

     Doors will open at 4 p.m. CST. Tickets are $25, $45 and $75 and will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. Details will be provided to Americana Conference registrants as to how to obtain a discounted rate on these tickets.

     The event will take place during the critically acclaimed Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and is primarily driven to the greater Nashville community.

     "We're proud of the success of our boutique festival and conference, but this event at the Ascend Amphitheater is really for the entire community, not just the folks in the industry attending our business conference" said Americana Executive Director Jed Hilly. "It's a celebration of the great city of Nashville and who better to highlight such an event than Miss Loretta Lynn."

     Lynn was honored by the Americana Music Association last fall with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter award and wowed the crowd with her stunning rendition of “Coal Miner's Daughter.”

     To learn more about the Americana Festival & Conference, visit www.AmericanaMusic.org.

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