Australian Events and Performances Announced For 2012 Americana Music Festival and Conference
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Felicity Urquhart, Caitlin Harnett and Jordie Lane will each perform at official Americana Conference-sanctioned showcases, while additional Aussie events kick off Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Bluebird Café.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 11:30 p.m. – Official showcase performance by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson at The Station Inn.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m. – “Sisters Are Doing It…” Join Sounds Australia, Sister Cities of Nashville and the Tamworth Music Festival at the Sheraton Listening Lounge with artists 8 Ball Aitken, Lachlan Bryan, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Felicity Urquhart and special U.S. guest artist Kim Richey.
Friday, Sept. 14, Noon – Maton Presents “The Aussie Lunch” at The Second Fiddle. Free lunch provided for AMA attendees, with performances from: Chris Altmann, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Caitlin Harnett, Chris Pickering, Shandell and Felicity Urquhart. Hosted by Mark and Jay O’Shea.
Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. – Official showcase performance by Caitlin Harnett at The Basement.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. – Official showcase performance by Felicity Urquhart at The Rutledge.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 p.m. – Official showcase performance by Jordie Lane at The Rutledge.
Sunday, Sept. 16, Noon – 10 p.m. – Stagemothers Aussie BBQ at The Basement. Performances all day and night at Nashville’s iconic live music venue and attached record store. Included is a sausage sizzle provided by Nashville’s Aussie rules football champs, The Nashville Kangaroos, and the Sounds Australia Music Passport prize drawing. Performances from: 8 Ball Aitken, Chris Altmann, Karl Broadie, Lachlan Bryan, Kristy Cox, John Flanagan & The Begin Agains, Lee Griffin, Caitlin Harnett, Damian Howard, Jordie Lane, Kelly Menhennett, Jen Mize, Lee Morgan, Chris Pickering, Melody Pool, Sue Ray, Andrew Redford, Lianna Rose, Ruby Boots, Shandell, Ben Wright Smith, Catherine Traicos and Felicity Urquhart.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. – Music City Roots “DownUnder Special” concert. Weekly radio program Music City Roots hosts a special night of Australian talent, with performances from Chris Altmann, Caitlin Harnett, Jordie Lane, Felicity Urquhart and “honorary Aussies” Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers.
Registration for the Americana Music Festival and Conference is $350 for AMA members and $450 for non-members. Registration includes one ticket to the Americana Honors and Awards Show. Showcase-only wristbands are available for $50 at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music or through the official Americana Music Association website. For more information call (615) 386-6936 or visit www.AmericanaMusic.org.
About the Americana Music Association:
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. In short, we are a professional trade association dedicated to building and promoting the Americana genre and the individuals who participate in our industry. Visit www.AmericanaMusic.org for more information.
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