Monday, September 19, 2016

Alison Krauss and Steve Earle to Headline Honors and Awards Show at Americana Music Fest

         NASHVILLE — Legendary artists Alison Krauss, Bob Weir, Steve Earle and Joe Henry will open the Americana Music Association’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards show on Sept. 21 with a musical presentation to honor the legacies of Guy Clark, Merle Haggard, Dr. Ralph Stanley and Allen Toussaint – giants of Americana and the American musical landscape.

         The tribute will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium. Known for promoting the next generation of stars, including Jason Isbell, Margo Price and The Lumineers, the Americana Music Association has always revered and paid tribute to the legacy and artistic history of its tightly knit community. In keeping with tradition, the Honors & Awards show will close in celebration of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who marks its 50th anniversary this year. The band will be joined by several artists in an unforgettable performance of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken".

         "We encourage attendees to the program to be in their seats by 6:15 p.m. Central Time," the organization said in a special announcement to festival-goers.

         The 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference takes place in Nashville from Sept. 20-25. For more information about the Honors & Awards show, AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Conference, and membership to the Americana Music Association, visit

         Festival wristbands are priced at $60 for the week and are available at or in person at all participating nighttime venues, Grimey's New & Pre-Loved Music and The Groove in East Nashville. Conference registrations are still available at the walk up rate of $475 at Americana Headquarters in the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel at 623 Union St. 

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