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Published: 10/11/2011

Catch SESAC at the Americana Music Festival

The 12th Annual Americana Music Festival will take place October 12-15, 2011, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. 
For four nights, the Americana Music Festival features approximately 100 live performances at five music venues in the vicinity of downtown Nashville.
The 2011 Americana Music Festival & Conference promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves great music.

Please check @americanafest on Twitter and become a friend on Facebook for further updates.  For the complete showcase lineup, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Hour on the Terrace
4:30 – 6:00 pm, Legislative Terrace
A cocktail-hour performance presented by SESAC, featuring Amy Black and Robby Hecht.

The Basement
9pm       The Greencards

The Mercy Lounge
11pm       Hayes Carll

Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Rutledge
11pm       Gurf Morlix

Friday, October 14, 2011

Americana Hit Makers Panel
2:00 – 3:00 pm, Davidson
Moderator: John Allen, Bug Music; Jim Lauderdale, recording artist; John Oates, recording artist; Matraca Berg, recording artist; Angel Snow, recording artist
There may be some argument about what is and what isn’t Americana, but there’s little argument that one of the defining elements of the genre is the song. No surprise then that some of the most revered and successful masters of songcraft call the genre home. In this exciting panel, a leading music publisher and champion of Americana songwriting interviews four leading lights of the music today. They’re writers/artists who have penned big songs for others and made quite a few successful recordings of their own.

The Rutledge
8pm         The Vespers
10pm       Eric Brace & Peter Cooper

The Mercy Lounge
10pm       Elizabeth Cook

The Cannery Ballroom
10pm       Jim Lauderdale & Buddy Miller

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Songwriter Session: Jim Lauderdale
11:30 am, Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Avenue South
Our Honors & Awards host talks songwriting and sings a few songs from his huge catalog, followed by a signing in the Museum Store. Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association and SESAC. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members and to AMA conference registrants with badges.

Performance by The 1861 Project 
2:30 pm on the Legislative Plaza in front of War Memorial Auditorium and the Sheraton Hotel.
Presented in partnership with the Southern Festival of Books.
The 1861 Project is a concept album that sets stories of the Civil War to new songs, recorded by a range of top Nashville artists. Enjoy this live experience commemorating the 150th anniversary of our nation’s seminal event. Featuring Thomm Jutz, Irene Kelley and more.

Musician’s Corner at Centennial Park
3pm         Performers include Nanci Griffith

The Basement
12am      Farewell Milwaukee