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Americana Music Festival & Conference 2017

where: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
when: September 12-17, 2017

What to expect

The Americana Music Festival & Conference brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, intimate showcases each night.


The 18th edition will feature 6 days of seminars, panels, networking opportunities and showcases – and CIMA will once again bring ‘Canadiana’ back to Nashville, TN for a Canadian Blast showcase. Details on how to apply can be found below – the deadline for applications is May 26, 2017.

Canadian Blast at Americana 2016

Canadian Blast at Americana 2016 Conference

Canadian Blast at Americana 2016 Showcase