Festival Radar: AMERICANAFEST Announces 50+ New Showcases

[The following is from the initial press release.]

Americana Music Association has announced an additional 58 acts slated to perform at their annual AMERICANAFEST, which runs from September 13-17 in Nashville, TN. With 147 acts now confirmed to perform, a final round of performers will be announced in the coming months.

Further cementing its status as “the coolest music scene today” by The New York Times, the five-day festival and conference event will bring together award-winning legends, trailblazing mainstays and buzz-worthy new artists for its 22nd year. With more than 150 artists and bands participating, Music City’s discovery music festival continues to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the “roots alternative to the GRAMMYs® and South by Southwest.”

A list of the second round of performers can be found below.

2022 AMERICANAFEST Festival Passes — which allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select sanctioned special events — are now on sale to the public at $175. Passes available online here.

2022 Conference + Festival Passes (currently on sale for $449/$349 for Americana Music Association members) provide access to the daytime educational conference, the evening music festival plus all sanctioned special events, and can be purchased here.

New Acts Confirmed to Showcase at AMERICANAFEST 2022:

Abby Hamilton

Abraham Alexander

Alex Williams

Ashley Ray

Autumn Nicholas

Bandits on the Run

Ben Chapman

Chuck Mead

Colin Lillie


Dan Bettridge

Early James

Fanny Lumsden

Ferris & Sylvester

Gabe Lee

Garrison Starr

Hannah Juanita

Hayes Carll

Jaime Wyatt



Lady Nade

Larry McCray

Lauren Housley

Leah Blevins

Leyla McCalla

Lilli Lewis

Lisa Morales

Madeline Edwards

Margo Cilker

Mark Wilkinson

The McCrary Sisters

Megan Nash

Melody Moko


Michelle Malone

Michigan Rattlers

Mindy Smith

Nicki Bluhm

North Mississippi Acoustic

Oliver Wood

Ordinary Elephant

Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls

Robby Hecht

Ryland Moranz

Sean McConnell

Sierra Ferrell

Tami Neilson

Them Coulee Boys

Tim Kelly with Ruston Kelly

Tommy McLain

Tommy Prine

Tristan Bushman


Webb Wilder

The Weeping Willows

The Wild Feathers

Will Hoge

A list of the initial 89 acts announced can be viewed here.

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The 22nd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 13-17, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn., once again bringing together music industry professionals and fans alike for five days of discovery, insight and connections. AMERICANAFEST showcases hundreds of artists and bands throughout many notable venues in Nashville. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues. Musical festivities are kicked off by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.

About the Americana Music Association:

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.

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