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Allman, Plant, Jayhawks set to hit AMA fest

Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Justin Townes Earle, The Jayhawks, North Mississippi Allstars, Foster and Lloyd and The Civil Wars are confirmed to attend the 12th Annual Americana Music Festival in October in Nashville.

The genre will be on display as 100-plus acts play 5 of Nashville's venues during the Festival's nighttime showcases. The AMA conference is Oct. 12-15.

July 31 is the final day to register for the festival and conference under the current early bird rate, with priority honors and awards show seating going to those who register before the Aug. 1 rate increase. Americana Music Association members receive a discounted rate over non-members. Tickets to the honors and awards show go on sale July 29 to the general public.

Full Festival and Conference registrants receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances, and a ticket to the awards show on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Ryman Auditorium.

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