21st Annual AmericanaFest: The 2021 Americana Music Festival & Conference


Our 21st annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 22-25, 2021, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. 2021 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues, and soul-based music. Each year, AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education.

Our conference portion features numerous panels, seminars, exclusive daytime performances, and much more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers, and new media professionals – all enthusiastically attended and presented by music industry leaders.
 And FYI, you do not have to be a member of the Americana Music Association or in the music industry to purchase a Conference + Festival Pass and attend all the events. We encourage all music lovers to be a part of the conference experience.

If you choose not to be a part of the entire AMERICANAFEST experience through a Conference + Festival Pass, then our Festival Pass is the option for you. For four nights, AMERICANAFEST will feature hundreds of live performances at Nashville’s most prominent venues and much, much, more! However, passes do not guarantee entry if the venue is at capacity. If there is a must-see band on your list we suggest arriving to the venue early.

Our full schedule will be available later this summer. For now, here’s a breakdown of this year’s event:

– Wednesday – Friday: Learn from top music industry pros and artists as they talk about today’s important topics and issues during many panels at The Westin Nashville, the home of our daytime conference.
– Thursday – Saturday: Experience the joy of live music discovery at one of the hundreds of nighttime showcases at many premier venues in Nashville, TN.
– Wednesday – Saturday: Check out incredible special events that highlight our community on Wednesday night and during the day throughout the whole week. These fun hangs are hosted by our friends and supporters.

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