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Avetts headline Americana fest show

Friday, June 20, 2014 – The Avett Brothers will headline an outdoor concert as part of the 15th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference in September in Nashville.

An additional 80 artists were announced to participate including Billy Joe Shaver, Carlene Carter, Angaleena Presley, Robbie Fulks, Rodney Crowell and Parker Millsap.

The Avett Brothers will headline a show at Riverfront Park on Saturday Sept. 20.

Throughout the festival and conference, 160 artists will perform in 11 venues including 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, City Winery, High Watt, Cannery, Mercy Lounge, The Rutledge, Station Inn, Music City Roots, Downtown Presbyterian Church and Musicians Corner.

Admission to The Avett Brothers' Riverfront show, co-presented by WRLT Lightning 100, will be included in Americana's Music Festival & Conference registrations. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10AM via www.ticketfly.com.

The first half of Americanafest's performing artist list includes:
Allison Moorer, Green River Ordinance, McCrary Sisters
Amy Ray, Greensky Bluegrass, Nathaniel Rateliff
Angaleena Presley, Gregory Alan Isakov, New Country Rehab
The Avett Brothers, Greyhounds, Oh Susanna
The Barefoot Movement, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer ,Otis Gibbs
Ben Miller Band, Hayes Carll, Parker Millsap
Billy Joe Shaver, Howlin' Brothers, Paul Thorn
Black Prairie, Immigrant Union, Pete Molinari
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay, Isreal Nash Quebe Sisters Band
Buddy Miller, Jamestown Revival, Rhett Miller
The Cactus Blossoms, Jason Eady, Robbie Fulks
Carlene Carter, JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers, Robyn Hitchcock
Caroline Rose, Joe Henry, Rodney Crowell
Chatham County Line, Joe Pug, Ruthie Foster
Chuck Mead, Joe Purdy, Ryan Montbleau
Danny & The Champions of the World, John Moreland, Sam Outlaw
The Deadly Gentleman, Jonah Tolchin, Sarah Jarosz
Del Barber, Johnny Two Bags, Sean Rowe
The Deslondes, Josh Ritter, Shakey Graves
Doug Seegers, Joshua James, Suzy Bogguss
The Duhks, Lake Street Dive, Todd Snider & Friends
The Dustbowl Revival, Lee Ann Womack, Tom Freund
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo, Leo Welch, Tony Joe White
Ethan Johns, Lera Lynn, Trigger Hippy (Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik)
The Fairfield Four, Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy
The Grahams, Marty Stuart, Whiskey Shivers
Grant-Lee Phillips, Matthew Ryan, Willie Watson

The festival will be Sept. 17-21, kicked off by the 13th annual Americana Honors & Awards Show on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium.

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