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Americana fest coming in October

Thursday, December 16, 2010 – The Americana Music Association will holds it 12th Annual Festival & Conference in mid-October in November.

The association is offering, for an early bird registration rate of $200 for AMA members and $300 for non-members for the Oct. 12-15 event in downtown Nashville. Registration includes access to all daytime conference activities, all evening festival showcases, and one ticket to the Americana Honors & Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

An awards show featuring singing and handing out trophies panel discussions and concerts are featured throughout the event.

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