2019 AmericanaFest took over Nashville during the week of Sept. 10–15, with the Honors & Awards ceremony on Sept. 11 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium serving as the week’s centerpiece. The Honors and Awards ceremony was taped for broadcast and is scheduled to premiere on Nov. 23 in a special episode of Austin City Limits on PBS.
Nashville’s 20th annual celebration of Americana music was another resounding success, with many of the figures exceeding totals from previous years.
2019 AmericanaFest By the Numbers
- AmericanaFest: 20th year
- Honors & Awards Ceremony: 18th year
- Days Long: 6
- Estimated Attendance: 50,000
- Performing Acts: 320+
- Conference Panels: 70+
- Special Events: 100+
- Performances: 700+
- Venues: 55+
- States Represented: 49
- Foreign Countries Represented: 14
The 21st annual AmericanaFest will take place from Sept. 15–20, 2020, in Nashville.
main photo features Chris Shiflett and Robert Earl Keen at InDo Nashville
photo by Kate Richardson/Richlynn Group