With the next to last day of Americanafest, there are so many events to choose from for Saturday, September 14. From music celebrating the legend of The Carpenters, to current songwriters, and performances from Suzy Boggus, Michaela Anne, Della Mae, and Amilia K Spicer, there is a plethora of opportunities to check out some great musicians and singer-songwriters. Take your pick from the listed events below:
Under the Sun at L27
11:00 AM – 6:30 PM | L27 Rooftop Bar at The Westin Hotel | 807 Clark Pl
Transoceanic Records and Atomic Music Group invite you to enjoy the view all day Saturday at L27, the stunning rooftop bar at the Westin Hotel, with live shows from special guests Jim Lauderdale, Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters, Corb Lund, Drivin N Cryin, JP Harris, Caleb Caudle, and Lauren Morrow. Enjoy the party with free food and drinks on the top levels: elevator floor 27.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Station Inn | 402 12th Ave S
Join Bonfire Management and Bonfire Recording Company as they host special guest artists Anna Lynch, Danny Burns, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike & Amy Aiken, The Barefoot Movement, The Steel Wheels, and Jason Lee McKinney Band. Have a complimentary drink, buy some tasty grub from the food truck or purchase an only-at-Station-Inn “thing of popcorn” or pizza! Artists will have music and swag available for purchase, and Bonfire will also be offering giveaway items throughout the day!
The Aussie BBQ
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | The 5 Spot | 1006 Forrest Ave
The Aussie BBQ will once again grace the stage of The 5 Spot in East Nashville in a glorious celebration of Americana music with mates from Australia. With a lineup of 10 of Australia’s most exciting, established and up-and-coming Americana artists, this continues to be a “can’t miss” event.
North Carolina Day Party curated by Yep Roc Records
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | White Avenue Studio | 2517 White Ave
Come Hear North Carolina and Visit North Carolina invite you to a full day of music, food and fun. Join WUNC’s Songs We Love podcast host Eric Hodge for unforgettable performances curated by legendary North Carolina label, Yep Roc Records. Featuring performances by Jim Lauderdale, Michaela Anne, DADDY LONG LEGS, Mapache, Jack Klatt and many others.
Blue Corn Music & Nick Loss-Eaton Media’s Finely Tuned Day Party
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Tennessee Brew Works | 809 Ewing Ave
Enjoy this day party at Tennessee Brew Works with Blue Corn Music and Nick Loss-Eaton Media artists. Nick Loss-Eaton Media has existed for eight years, first in NYC and now in Memphis, TN. The mission of Blue Corn Music is to discover and record the best in Americana and roots music, and to disseminate this music to target audiences. Drink tickets will be available for industry professionals! Featuring performances by Xanthe Alexis, Kevin Gordon, Rebecca Loebe, Pete Mancini, Gary Nicholson and Leland Sundries.
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | The Groove | 1103 Calvin Ave
The Bootleg BBQ is British Underground’s performance stage at AMERICANAFEST. Now in its seventh year, this event has hosted most of the UK acts playing the festival alongside rising US stars. This 2019 edition includes performances from Danni Nicholls (UK), Carson McHone (US), Roseanne Reid (UK), Della Mae (US), The Rails (UK) and Curse of Lono (UK). Indoor stage presented by House of Songs in association with AMA UK.
The AMERICANAFEST Day Stage
Presented by NPR Music, World Cafe and WMOT
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | War Memorial Auditorium | 301 6th Ave N
The AMERICANAFEST Day Stage presented by NPR Music, World Cafe and WMOT features six artist performances and interviews from the stage at War Memorial Auditorium. All interviews and performances will be streamed live on NPRMusic.org and on WMOT 89.5 FM in Nashville. Check the AMERICANAFEST mobile app for the daily lineups.
Baby Robot’s First Annual King House Hootenanny & Chili Cookoff
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | The King House | 836 Bradford Ave
Music publicity firm Baby Robot Media hosts its first annual hootenanny and chili cookoff in south Nashville with two stages of live music, DJs, drinks, a chili cookoff featuring entries from Americana artists, writers & publicists, plus portraits by the one and only Cowtown Chad!
Robert Earl Keen’s Americana Podcast & Chris Shiflett’s Walking The Floor – Live
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | InDo Nashville | 632 Fogg St
Robert Earl Keen and Chris Shiflett will interview one another on their respective podcasts. First, join Robert Earl Keen for a live taping of his Americana Podcast: The 51st State, a platform dedicated to sharing and expanding on the Americana genre’s roots, reach and definition. In this episode, Robert will take a deep-dive conversation with Chris Shiflett exploring his career and music. Afterwards, stick around for a live taping of Chris’ own Walking The Floor podcast as he turns the tables on Robert Earl Keen for a one-on-one interview. Chris and Robert will end this unique event with an acoustic jam together.
Berklee College of Music Presents
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Little Harpeth Brewing | 30 Oldham St
Join Berklee College of Music as they take over the tap room at this East Nashville brewery, and discover not only your new favorite drafts, but also your new favorite bands at Berklee’s annual event! Celebrate up-and-coming talents from Berklee, Boston and beyond!
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Vinyl Tap | 2038 Greenwood Ave
Bringing a beach vibe to AMERICANAFEST, Shubb Capos presents the Shubb Capocabana. You can shop for cool LPs and enjoy a cool brew while listening to great music. Free food will be provided during the show. Featuring Amilia K Spicer, Anne McCue, Brian Ashley Jones, Emily Zuzik, Manda Mosher, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and Amy McCarley.
Hooks, Lines & Singers: 30A Songwriters Festival Presents
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | City Winery Lounge | 609 Lafayette St
The 30A Songwriters Festival is a unique cultural event in the South Walton community – a destination known not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for its creative excellence. The 30A Songwriters Festival production team transforms town halls, restaurants, bars and covered patios into unique music venues. Join them at Nashville’s City Winery Lounge for an intimate songwriters night with Amilia K Spicer, Carly Burrus, Season Ammons and Wyatt Espalin.
Amazing Grace: Celebrating Doc Watson
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Bluebird Cafe | 4104 Hillsboro Pike
Doc Watson (1923-2012) personified the American folk music revival as a master of timeless songs and as a virtuoso and pioneering acoustic guitar picker. He was also a down-home gentleman who exhibited amazing grace in every part of his life, including presiding over the influential MerleFest near his home in Deep Gap, NC. At this special event, great guitarists and musicians from bluegrass, folk and blues join together to play Doc’s favorite songs and share stories about an icon.
We’ve Only Just Begun: A Tribute to the Music of The Carpenters & More
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM | The 5 Spot | 1006 Forrest Ave
Wonderful, wonderful! Erin Rae presents a tribute to the music of The Carpenters, Glen Campbell, Judee Sill, Jim Croce, The Monkees, Bread, Scott Walker, Doris Day, and more. Inspired by the effervescent and pastel-clad Lawrence Welk Variety Show, Erin Rae and bandleader Jordan Lehning organize a collection of songs performed by the likes of Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs, Logan Ledger, Natalie Prass, Adia Victoria, Joshua Hedley, Emily West, and many, many more. Come sip some bubbly and enjoy the sounds of the ’60s and ’70s. Hiccup!
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