52 New Names Added to the 2018 AmericanaFest Lineup

AmericanaFest in Nashville has just added an additional 52 names to their already massive 2018 lineup, swelling the total amount of announced performers to 225. The latest wave of announcements might include some of the biggest names of the festival so far, not limited to legends such as Rosanne Cash—who also was just announced as one of the year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients—as well Kathy Mattea, Richard Thompson, and Buddy Miller.

From the ranks of independent country, Tyler Childers, Mike and the Moonpies, JP Haris, Charley Crockett, Jeremy Pinnell, Paul Cauthen, Lilly Hiatt, and others made the cut, along with some great bluegrass acts such as Mandolin Orange and Wood & Wire.

Though the bulk of the 2018 AmericanaFest lineup has now been announced, don’t be surprised if a few more names trickle out between now and September 11th when the festival begins in earnest, putting the total names near 250.

Also as part of the AmericanaFest festivities will be the Americana Music Awards held on Wednesday of the event at the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium. The nominees for the awards were announced in May.

Part industry conference, part fan festival, AmericanaFest combines scores of venues across Nashville for hundreds of performances and showcases. The 19th Annual festival will span six total days from September 11th to the 16th. From country and bluegrass, to folk, blues, roots rock, and everything in between, up-and-comers to legends, newer venues to historic spots, AmericanaFest will cover it all.

Wristbands that get you into most all AmericanaFest performance go for only $75 and can be purchased here.

2018 AmericanaFest NEW Lineup Additions:

• Amanda Shires • Arkansas Dave • Birds of Chicago • Birdtalker • Bones Owens • Brandi & the Alexanders • Buddy Miller • Buxton • Charley Crockett • Charlie Faye & The Fayettes • Choir! Choir! Choir! • Chris Gantry • Chris Shiflett • Creamer • DADDY • Dylan Pratt • Elise Davis • Elizabeth Cook • Fantastic Negrito • Hymn For Her • Ian Moore • Janiva Magness • Jason James • Jeremy Pinnell • JP Harris • Kathy Mattea • Lee Roy Parnell • Leslie Stevens • Lilly Hiatt• Mandolin Orange • Max Gomez• Mike & The Moonpies • Neighbor Lady • New Reveille• Oliver Hazard • Paul Cauthen • Peter Bradley Adams • Rev. Sekou • Richard Thompson • Rosanne Cash • Samantha Fish • Sarah Siskind • Taylor Kingman • The Lone Bellow • Thomas Csorba • Tom Freund • Town Mountain • Tyler Childers • Walter Salas-Humara • William Fitzsimmons • Wood & Wire • Yola Carter

2018 AmericanaFest Round 1 & Round 2 Announcements:

• Aaron Lee Tasjan • AHI • Amy Helm • Amythyst Kiah • Andrew Combs • Ashley Monroe • Asleep at the Wheel • Austin Lucas • Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons • Blackfoot Gypsies • Bobby Long • Bones Owens • Bottle Rockets • Buffalo Gospel • Caleb Caudle • Candi Staton • Carson McHone • CORDOVAS • Courtney Marie Andrews • Daniel Donato • Darling West • Doug Seegers • Esther Rose • Fanny Lumsden • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • Great Peacock • Greyhounds • Guthrie Trapp • Guy Davis • Hayes Carll • HYWAYS • I’m With Her • Ian Noe • J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band) • Jackie Greene • Jason Boland & The Stragglers • Jedd Hughes • Jill Andrews • Jim Lauderdale • Jim White • John Hiatt • John Paul Keith • John Prine and Friends • John Smith • Johnny Irion • Kaia Kater • Kelsey Waldon • Kirby Brown • Kristin Andreassen • Kyle Daniel • Leah Blevins • Lera Lynn • Logan Ledger • Lucie Silvas • Mando Saenz • Mandy Barnett • Mike Farris • Mindy Smith • Mipso • Molly Tuttle • My Politic • Nicki Bluhm • Ordinary Elephant • Peter Case • Phil Cook • Pony Bradshaw • River Whyless • Robbie Fulks with Linda Gail Lewis • Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence • Romantica • Ross Cooper • Ruby Boots • Ruen Brothers • Sam Morrow • Sarah Borges • Sugaray Rayford Band • SZLACHETKA • The Americans • The Andy Golledge Band • The Band of Heathens • The Josephines • The Last Revel • The Milk Carton Kids • The Nude Party • The Reckless Electric • The Suffers • THE WANDERING HEARTS • The Watson Twins • The Way Down Wanderers • Tim Bluhm • Tommy Ash • Treetop Flyers • Tyler Ramsey • Tyrone Cotton • Van William • Whitehorse • Will Hoge • William the Conqueror

• Alejandro Escovedo • American Aquarium • American Folk • ANIMAL YEARS • The Black Lillies • Brandy Clark • Caitlin Canty • Carolina Story • Catherine Britt • Cedric Burnside • Chance McCoy • The Commonheart • Courtney Hartman • Dawn Landes • Dead Horses • Devon Gilfillian • Dom Flemons • Drivin N Cryin • The Earls of Leicester • Emily Scott Robinson • Erin Rae • Ghost of Paul Revere • H.C. McEntire • Hayley Thompson-King • Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs • Holly Macve • Ida Mae • Israel Nash • Jade Jackson • Jaime Wyatt • Jamie McLean Band • Jeffrey Foucault • Jerry Douglas • Jill Andrews • Joe Purdy • John Carter Cash • John Craigie • John Oates • Josh Rennie-Hynes • Katie Pruitt • Kim Richey • Lee Ann Womack & Friends • Lindsay Lou • Liz Brasher • Lucky Lips • Luke Winslow-King • Lula Wiles • Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear • Mary Gauthier • The McCrary Sisters • McKenzie Lockhart • Mountain Heart • Nicholas Jamerson • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band • Phil Madeira • Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos • Ron Pope • Ruston Kelly • Sam Lewis • Scott Mulvahill • Shemekia Copeland • Shook Twins • The Small Glories • Sons Of Bill • Southern Avenue • Sunny War • Them Coulee Boys • Tommy Emmanuel • Vandoliers • The War and Treaty • Whiskey Wolves of the West • William Crighton • William Prince • Worry Dolls