Neil Portnow To Give Keynote Address At Americana Music Festival And Conference
September 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM (PT)
RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW will make the keynote speech at the AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which will be OCTOBER 12th-15th in NASHVILLE. PORTNOW will speak on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th at 11a (CT), followed immediately by an Artist Development panel featuring JOY WILLIAMS and JOHN PAUL WHITE of THE CIVIL WARS. The Artist Development panel will also bring together members of the act's marketing and promotion team. It will be moderated by NPR MUSIC’s ANN POWERS.
There will be approximately 40 panels, workshops and educational events throughout the festival. Among the performances will be the group MOUNTAIN HEART performing at THE RUTLEDGE in downtown NASHVILLE on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th. Doors open at 7p with additional performances by Country icons MARTY STUART and CONNIE SMITH.
Evening concerts are open to the general public. Tickets for individual venues begin at $15. Early Bird Registration for the Conference is currently $350 for AMA members and $450 for non-members through OCTOBER 10th. It includes admission to all AMA panels and all musical nighttime showcases, plus special events during the festival as well as a ticket to the AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS show at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th.