The 7th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL- set for January 15, 16 and 17, 2016 – has announced the initial line-up for the 2016 celebration of singers and songs

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The 7th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL– set for January 15, 16 and 17, 2016 – has announced the initial line-up for the 2016 celebration of singers and songs. The festival, held in venues along scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County, will feature headline performances from esteemed artists Jackson Browne, Grace Potter, JD Souther, Shovels & Rope and Wine, Women & Song featuring Matraca Berg, Suzy Bogguss & Gretchen Peters.

The 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is known throughout the music community as a destination where writers who perform their own music, and performers who write their own songs, come together for an extended weekend to perform varied genres of music ranging from country, blues, folk, soul and Americana. For audiences, it’s a rare chance to connect with their favorite artists in a more intimate, informal setting.

For more information on the 2016 30A Songwriters Festival, including a full list of artists, venues, and ticket purchase information, visit

Folk Alliance International is the world’s largest gathering of the Folk music industry and community. This one-of-a-kind annual conference to be held Feb 17-21, 2016  at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, hosts with over 2500 registrants for 3 days of networking, mentorship, business meetings, and professional development sessions as well as community based programming and outreach, an Awards Gala, a 3 day master-class Music Camp, and a one day public Music Fair.

In addition to over 1000 late-night Private Showcases, more than 190 juried artists will present Official Showcases representing the finest in folk traditions from the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, New Zealand, Australia, India, and Japan spanning a diverse array of genres, including Old time, Celtic, Cajun, Traditional, World, Singer-Songwriters, Blues, Bluegrass, Canadiana and more.

  • The Gala Awards ceremony held Wednesday February 17th will be hosted by acclaimed songwriter Steve Poltz.
  • The Keynote presentation will be made Friday Feb. 19th at 4pm by folk music luminary Judy Collins.
  • The Music Camp features word class instructors David Amram, Corey Harris, Hot Club of Cowtown, Danny Fowler, Betse Ellis, Albert Lee and many others.
  • The Music Fair (open to the public) on Sunday February 21st features Alison Brown, Eric Andersen, Peter Case, Sam Lee, and Los Texmaniacs to name a few.

For a full schedule, to register, or to reserve a discounted hotel room visit

To see a video of the 2015 conference please take a moment to watch WHAT HAPPENS AT FOLK ALLIANCE

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel Hosts Americana Music Festival & Conference 2016
September 20th – 25th
Nashville, TNWe proudly welcome the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel as our host hotel during the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference.  Ideally situated in downtown Nashville, the Sheraton is the hub of activity during AmericanaFest, including all daily Conference seminars, panels and events. Shuttle buses depart the hotel entrance each evening on a continuous route to our showcase venues. The Sheraton is conviently located near the historic Ryman Auditorium, home of the Americana Honors & Awards, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.To book your hotel room now, please click here.

You may also call 615-259-2000 for reservations. Make sure to mention that you are with the Americana Music Festival and Conference 2016 to receive the group rate.

Sheraton Downtown Nashville Hotel  623 Union St. Nashville, TN 37219.


About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year including the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit

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