Harris, Avetts, Crowell, Cash, Griffin appear at Americana fest show
Thursday, July 15, 2010
– Emmylou Harris, Avett Brothers, Rodney Crowell, Wanda Jackson, Rosanne Cash and Patty Griffin are among the artists playing the Americana music festival's awards show in September.
Others appearing include Sam Bush, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ryan Bingham, Corb Lund, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Joe Pug and Will Kimbrough
Tickets for the 9th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony will go on sale Saturday, July 24. Slated for Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, more artists will be announced in the coming months.
Individual tickets are $55 and will be available online via Ticketmaster, Ryman.com and the Americana Music Online Store as well as in-person at the Ryman box office.
Jim Lauderdale will continue his tenure as master of ceremonies, joined for another year by Buddy Miller and his all-star house band. The show is broadcast internationally via Sirius/XM Radio, BBC2 and Voice of America.
The event is the key event of the festival.
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