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AMERICANAFEST 2022 Makes First Line-Up Announcement

By Holler

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The Americana Music Association has announced the first round of acts set to perform at the 22nd AMERICANAFEST, the annual event which runs from September 13-17 in Nashville, TN.

The hub for the most exciting new artists and iconic names in Americana and Roots, the festival welcomes hundreds of different acts to perform across five days of showcases.

This year, mainstays Asleep at the Wheel, the buzzy Joshua Ray Walker, the returning Miko Marks and the empowering Black Opry Revue head up what is already a who's who of exciting acts from the genre. Alongside them, The Jerry Douglas Band, James McMurtry, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Rissi Palmer, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Shemekia Copeland, Town Mountain and the Watkins Family Hour kick off what is a pretty momentous set of bookings.


General passes for the festival — which allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select special events — are now on sale for the early bird price of $125 (the price will increase to $175 on April 15). Said passes are available here.

2022 Conference + Festival Passes provide access to the daytime conferences, the evening music as well as all sanctioned special events. These are currently on sale for $349 and can be purchased here (Price will increase to $449/$349 on April 15).

For the full list of performers announced so far, see below:

Aaron Raitiere

The Abrams

The Accidentals

Ali McGuirk

Alisa Amador

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Amy Speace

Andy McKee

Asleep at the Wheel

The Ballroom Thieves

Bella White

Bette Smith

Black Opry Revue

Blue Dogs

The Bones of J.R. Jones

Bowen Young

Brennen Leigh

Brit Taylor

Bruce Molsky

Buffalo Nichols

Caroline Spence

Charles Wesley Godwin

Christie Lenée

Cory Branan

Dan Rodriguez

Dead Horses

The Deslondes

Digging Roots

Drayton Farley

Emily Kinney

Gaby Moreno

The Heavy Heavy

Henry Wagons

Jake Blount

James McMurtry

Jamie Lin Wilson

JD Clayton

Jedd Hughes

The Jerry Douglas Band

Jesse Daniel

Jessica Willis Fisher

Jim Lauderdale

Joe Purdy

John Fullbright

Jonny Morgan

Joshua Ray Walker

Kaia Kater

Kaitlin Butts

Kayla Ray

Kelly Willis

Kiely Connell

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs

Lindsay Lou

Luke Schneider & Friends: A Pedal Steel Showcase

LULLANAS

Melissa Carper

Michaela Anne

Mike Compton

Miko Marks

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

My Politic

Myron Elkins

Nat Myers

Nathan Graham

Oshima Brothers

The Pine Hearts

Po' Ramblin' Boys

Rachel Brooke

Rainbow Girls

Rascal Martinez

Rissi Palmer

River Whyless

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

Shemekia Copeland

Sister Sadie

Sunny Sweeney

Sunny War

The Sweet Lillies

Tall Heights

Tammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz

Theo Lawrence

Tim Baker

Town Mountain

Tray Wellington Band

Troubadour Blue

Watkins Family Hour

The Wilder Blue

William Prince

Willie Watson


For more information and to purchase an AMERICANAFEST pass, see below: