Americana Music Festival and conference. Photo by: ACL TV / YouTube
Americana Music Festival and conference. Photo by: ACL TV / YouTube

AmericanFest Holds 215+ Live Performances at 14 Venues Across Nashville

The 18th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference took place September 12-17. Music from the event was broadcasted last night on ACL TV. In spirit with the event, this article takes a look back at the action that went down in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bob Weir was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Awards in Nashville. He used the opportunity to pay tribute to Merle Haggard with the song ‘Mama Tried’ by he tapping into the grit and gumption from Haggard.

Jason Isbell performs his award-winning track at the 2016 Americana Music Festival in Nashville, TN. Tap into the live performance of ‘If It Takes a Lifetime’ from his album Something More Than Free.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 | Bob Weir "Mama Tried"

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 | Jason Isbell "If It Takes a Lifetime"

Americana Music Festival Highlights

Watch over videos featuring Alison Krauss and George Strait.

Alison Krauss is joined by Melanie Cannon, Stuart Duncan, and Buddy Miller paying tribute to the late bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, who passed earlier this year. Her soulful voice resonates deeply with beauty and percision.

George Strait performance features Jim Lauderdale and the Americana All-Star Band. His southern country style embodies a unqie charm.

Watch The Lumineers performing ‘Angela’ from the event below. The annual festival is already making plans for 2017. Stay connected to their social networks for updates.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 | Alison Krauss "Gloryland"

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 | George Strait "King of Broken Hearts"