2023 Ameripolitan Weekender & Awards Features a Stacked Lineup

It’s been a couple of years since the Dale Watson-founded Ameripolitan Awards and the corresponding weekend of events have occurred due to COVID-19. But 2023 promises to be a rousing comeback with a stellar lineup of musicians slated to perform February 17th to 19th in Memphis, Tennessee.

Along with country legends like Kinky Friedman and James Intveld, most all of the 2023 nominees for Ameripolitan Awards are slated to perform too, including a murderer’s row of some of the best women in roots music at the moment, not limited to Brit Taylor, Kaitlin Butts, Rachel Brooke, Summer Dean, Emily Nenni, Hannah Juanita, Kristina Murray, Brennen Leigh, Melissa Carper, and more.

Not to be outdone on the male side are nominees like Vincent Neil Emerson, Willi Carlisle, Jeremy Pinnell ( who rips!), Garrett T. Capps, Dallas Burrow, and others. Groups include the Dallas Moore Band, Jenny Don’t And The Spurs, The Rhyolite Sound, The Shootouts, The Waymores, and more.

This really is a big lineup of some of the best and most important up-and-coming artists in Ameripolitan music all in one place. And of course, they will all be up for top awards at the Ameripolitan Awards to happen Sunday night, February 19th. To see a list of the nominees for the awards, CLICK HERE. Voting is still open to the public.

Unlike previous years where Ameripolitan utilized different venues throughout Memphis, in 2023, all of the showcases and events will be happening at The Guesthouse at Graceland, facilitating more folks being able to attend the showcases, and all in one place. Other events like a Thursday night kickoff party and a Monday afternoon comedown gathering will happen down the road at Hernando’s Hide-A-Way.

This is a rare opportunity to see all of this talent in one place, and to support the artists who support the roots of American music.

Dale Watson defines Ameripolitan as original music with a prominent roots influence. He founded the awards in 2013 after Blake Shelton referred to classic country music fans as “Old Farts and Jackasses.” The Ameripolitan Awards are a non-profit organization. Held for the first few years in Austin, Ameripolitan made the move to Memphis along with Dale in 2018.

For more information on attending the Amerpolitan Awards or the Ameripolitan Weekender, visit ameripolitan.org .


2023 Ameripolitan Schedule:



THURSDAY 16th FEBRUARY

at HERNANDO’S HIDE-A-WAY
8:00PM Ameripolitan kick off party with Dale Watson and Friends


FRIDAY 17th FEBRUARY
at THE GUESTHOUSE

12:00PM BOX OFFICE OPENS
+  CHECK IN BEGINS
4:00PM – VENDORS OPEN
5:00PM – 2:00AM  ARTIST SHOWCASES ON 2 STAGES

THE THEATER

5:00PM – Kinky Friedman
6:00PM – Tammi Savoy
7:00PM – Rachel Brooke
8:00PM – Summer Dean
9:00PM – NASHVILLE SOUNDS featuring
Brit Taylor
Emily Nenni
Hannah Juanita
Kristina Murray
Timbo
11:00PM – The Rhyolite Sound
12:00AM HONKY TONK HANG feat Cory Grinder and The Playboy Scouts
Dallas Burrow

THE BALLROOM

5:45PM The Waymores
6:45PM James Intveld
7:45PM Bloodshot Bill
9:00PM NASHVILLE SOUNDS featuring Nic Roulette, Jane Rose The Hi-Jivers
11:00PM Vincent Neil Emerson
12:00PM Rockabilly Riot featuring Mozzy Dee, Eddie Clendening, Amy Griffin, Sean K Preston


SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY
at HERNANDO’S HIDE-A-WAY
11:00AM – 2:00PM Singer Songwriter showcase hosted by Dallas Burrow and Red Bird Listening Room
Brunch served 11:00AM until 2:00PM
Dinner served from 5:00PM til late!

SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY
at THE GUESTHOUSE

12:00PM BOX OFFICE OPENS + CHECK IN BEGINS
12:00PM – VENDORS OPEN
2:00PM – 2:00AM ARTIST SHOWCASES ON 2 STAGES

THE THEATER

3:00PM Brennen Leigh, Melissa Carper, Katie Shore
4:00PM Saudia Young
5:00PM Sean Mencher + Kyle Eldridge
6:00PM West of Texas
7:00PM
8:00PM Kaitlin Butts
9:00PM Willi Carlisle
10:00PM Jeremy Pinnell
11:00PM
12:00AM TEXAS TAKEOVER feat Scott H Biram, Croy & The Boys

THE BALLROOM

2:00PM The Southwest Biscuit Company
4:00PM Jenny Don’t & The Spurs
5:15PM The Shootouts
6:30PM Dallas Moore Band
7:45PM Wild Earp
9:00PM Dave Stuckey
10:15PM The Televisionaires
11:30PM IchiBons
12:30AM TEXAS TAKEOVER featuring Phantom Shakers, Garrett T. Capps


SUNDAY 19th FEBRUARY
at HERNANDO’S HIDE-A-WAY

11:00AM – 2:00PM Steel Guitar Showcase hosted by Lynn Owsley
Brunch served 11:00AM until 2:00PM
Dinner served from 5:00PM til late!

SUNDAY 19th FEBRUARY
at THE GUESTHOUSE

12:00PM BOX OFFICE OPENS + CHECK IN BEGINS
2:00PM – VENDORS OPEN
3:00PM – 4:30PM ALL STAR FASHION SHOW
5:00PM RED CARPET
6:00PM DOORS FOR AWARDS SHOW
7:00PM – 11:00PM AWARDS CEREMONY AND SHOW
11:30PM – AFTERPARTY WITH JASON D WILLIAMS AND FRIENDS


MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY
at HERNANDO’S HIDE-A-WAY

12:00PM – 3:00PM ‘WHISKEY OR GOD’ COMEDOWN SESSION
Lunch served 11:00AM until 3:00PM

Schedules are subject to change!

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