Americana conference announced for September '10
Thursday, December 17, 2009
– The 11th annual 2010 Americana Music Conference will be held Sept. 8-11 in Nashville, the Americana Music Association announced Wednesday.
The AMA is offering an early bird rate with members able to register now for $200 and non-member rates for $300. Registration includes access to all daytime conference activities, evening festival showcases, and one ticket to the Americana Honors & Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
This year's event suffered a dip in attendance of about 12 percent, mainly ascribed to the economy.
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