Complete Details for Nashville’s Americana Music Festival and Conference! The 13th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference is being held in Nashville from September 12-15, and the first batch of details has been announced! Icon Bonnie Raitt is slated to give the Keynote Interview and to also receive a lifetime honor at the weeks 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony at the Ryman. Other lifetime honors recipients include both Booker T. Jones and Richard Thompson. In addition to the keynote speech and awards, there will also be a series of panels and workshops designed to educate, discuss, advance and inspire attendees. Of course it wouldn’t be a Nashville style shindig without some live music, and there is already a long listed of confirmed performances including Billy Joe Shaver, Punch Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson, Sara Watkins, The Deep Dark Woods, Shovels & Rope, John Hiatt, Eilen Jewell, Rodney Crowell, honeyhoney, and John Fullbright. More artists will be announced soon. Head on over to the official page for a full list of entertainment and information on registration!