AmericanaFest 2023

SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2023


For those wondering just what defines “Americana,” this festival has the answer: It’s a little bit of country, indie, blues and folk and a whole lot of love for music.

Similar to the multi-venue setup of Noise Pop and SXSW, the annual AmericanaFest takes over Nashville in a wide-ranging celebration of all things “Americana,” during which it will showcase hundreds of artists and songwriters over five days. While the genre can be a bit hard to pin down, the festival embraces eclecticism and evolution, welcoming artists from Lucinda Williams to Robert Plant to Brandi Carlile.

While the sun is up, AmericanaFest explores the ins and outs of the music industry with a series of conferences and panels at the Westin Nashville. Last year, acclaimed music critic Ann Powers interviewed The Indigo Girls, and Stax Records representatives discussed the 1972 Wattstax Festival. Later on, musical performances, showcases and special events inhabit some of Nashville’s most prominent venues, inviting festivalgoers to explore the unique sanctuaries of sound that populate the city. And AmericanaFest also brings the unexpected: In 2018, Margo Price and Brandi Carlile performed a surprise cover of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” on top of Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Though AmericanaFest spans five days, its keystone event is the Americana Honors & Awards ceremony at the renowned Ryman Auditorium. It’s like the Americana Music Association’s own version of the Grammys, and the music is all Americana and the attire is much less formal. This year, the event is set to take place on Wednesday, September 20, and the full lineup is below.

The Specs

  • About 50,000 people went to the music festival in 2019.
  • Americanafest pass prices start at $125, and conference + festival passes start at $449 at the time of writing, though prices increase as the festival approaches. Find the full breakdown here
  • Conference + Festival Passes are currently on sale to the public at the rate of $499 ($399 for Americana Music Association Members).
  • Tickets for the Honors & Awards Ceremony are purchased separately, and the festival will update ticketing information here at a later date. 
  • Door tickets can be purchased at the door for select shows if they are not sold out.
  • Americanafest is open to all ages, though some venues have strict 18+ and 21+ guidelines. 
  • The mobile app will be available in late summer. 
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s Guide to Nashville.


Where does AmericanaFest take place?

The 23rd annual AmericanaFest will take place September 19-23, 2023 in Nashville, Tenn.

Is AmericanaFest ADA accessible?

All venues participating in AmericanaFest are ADA compliant. City Winery, Lindsley and Station Inn also have plenty of seating available. 

Are festival passes refundable?

No, you will only receive a refund if the event is canceled. 

How can I receive my music festival pass?

Festival passes will not be mailed. They can be picked up between September 19 and September 2023, though the location and time windows are still TBA.

Who runs AmericanaFest?

The Americana Music Association is behind AmericanaFest. The Americana Music Association is a not-for-profit trade organization that promotes American Roots Music around the world.

What is the full lineup of showcasing artists for Americanafest 2023?

  • Abby Hamilton
  • Abby Posner
  • Abe Partridge
  • Adeem the Artist
  • AHI
  • Alex Hall
  • Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
  • Amelia White + The Blue Souvenirs
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • The Arcadian Wild
  • Ashley Ray
  • Autumn Nicholas
  • Bahamas
  • The Band of Heathens
  • Bella White
  • Benjamin Dakota Rogers
  • Beth Bombara
  • Billy Allen & The Pollies
  • Blue Water Highway
  • Bobby Rush
  • Boo Ray and His Shod-Hot Band
  • Brennen Leigh
  • Brit Taylor
  • Brother Bird
  • Caitlin Canty
  • Caleb Caudle
  • Caleb Elliott
  • Cat Clyde
  • Chance Emerson
  • Channing Wilson
  • Charlie Treat
  • Chatham Rabbits
  • Christian Lopez
  • Chuck Mead
  • Colby Acuff
  • Cole Chaney
  • Cory Branan
  • Cruz Contreras
  • Dale Watson
  • Dallas Burrow
  • Dan Tyminski Band
  • Darling West
  • Darlingside
  • David Nance & Mowed Sound
  • David Wax Museum
  • Dawn Landes
  • Dean Johnson
  • Della Mae
  • Denitia
  • Dom Flemons
  • Dori Freeman
  • Duquette Johnston
  • Dylan Earl
  • Eddie 9V
  • Eilen Jewell
  • Elles Bailey
  • Emily Nenni
  • Eric Bolander
  • Esther Rose
  • Ever More Nest
  • Fantastic Cat
  • Fruition
  • Gabe Lee
  • Goldpine
  • Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane
  • Grace Morrison
  • The Grahams
  • Greenwood Rye
  • Gretta Ziller
  • The Hanging Stars
  • The HawtThorns
  • Heather Mae
  • Ira Wolf
  • J.R. Carroll
  • Jack Botts
  • Jaimee Harris
  • Jake Kohn
  • Jason Carter
  • Jason Hawk Harris
  • Jeff Plankenhorn
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • Jenny Owen Youngs
  • Jeremy Pinnell
  • Jess Williamson
  • Jesse Dayton
  • Jessye DeSilva
  • Jill Andrews
  • Jobi Riccio
  • John Paul White
  • Jon Muq
  • Joshua Quimby
  • Joy Clark
  • JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind and Rain
  • Julie Williams
  • Kaitlin Butts
  • Kassi Valazza
  • Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line
  • Korby Lenker
  • Kyle Tuttle
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Leon Majcen
  • Leon Timbo
  • Lindsay Lou
  • The Lil Smokies
  • Liv Greene
  • Liz Brasher
  • Logan Halstead
  • Lola Kirke
  • Madeline Hawthorne
  • Maggie Rose
  • Marc Scibilia
  • Mariel Buckley
  • Mary Bragg
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Matt Koziol
  • Maya de Vitry
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • Mia Borders
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • Mick Flannery
  • Mighty Poplar
  • Mike Stinson & Johnny Irion
  • Mikey Ferrari
  • Minor Gold
  • Mipso
  • Mya Byrne
  • Nat Myers
  • Nick Shoulders
  • Nigel Wearne
  • Noah Guthrie
  • Nolan Taylor
  • Odie Leigh
  • Ole Kirkeng
  • Palmyra
  • The Panhandlers
  • Parker Millsap
  • Peter One
  • Philip Bowen
  • Philip-Michael Scales
  • The Pink Stones
  • The Prescriptions
  • Robbie Fulks
  • Robert Ellis
  • Roger Harvey
  • Ruen Brothers
  • Sam Johnston
  • Sam Nelson of X Ambassadors
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Sean Della Croce
  • The Secret Sisters
  • The Sensational Barnes Brothers
  • The Shindellas
  • The Shootouts
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Simeon Hammond Dallas
  • Skout
  • Sons of the East
  • Sons of Town Hall
  • Sophie Gault
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Striking Matches
  • Summer Dean
  • Sunny War
  • Susto
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Szlachetka
  • Tanner Usrey
  • Taylor McCall
  • Teddy Thompson
  • Them Dirty Roses
  • Theo Kandel
  • Thunderstorm Artis
  • Time Sawyer
  • Tommy Prine
  • Trapper Schoepp
  • The Two Tracks
  • Tyler Ramsey
  • The Wandering Hearts
  • The Watson Twins
  • West Texas Exiles
  • The Wheelhouse Rousters
  • Wild Ponies
  • Willi Carlisle
  • William Fitzsimmons
  • William Matheny
  • William Prince
  • William Tyler & The Impossible Truth
  • Wyatt Edmondson
  • Wyatt Flores
  • Yasmin Williams

To learn more about AmericanaFest, visit

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BY Lauren Harvey