AMERICANAFEST Announces Hosts, Performers and More

AMERICANAFEST announced that The Milk Carton Kids will be on hand again to host and Buddy Miller will return as musical director for the 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this year.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 PM (CT) on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Who's all performing?

You'll be able to catch performances by artists like Jade Bird, Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Mark Erelli, Rhiannon Giddens, I'm With Her, Ruston Kelly, Delbert McClinton, Lori McKenna, Maria Muldaur, John Prine, J.S. Ondara, Our Native Daughters, Erin Rae, Amanda Shires, Mavis Staples, The War and Treaty and Yola.

These artists will be backed by Buddy Miller as he once again takes the reins of musical direction for the Americana All-Star Band featuring Brady Blade, Ian Fitchuk, Jim Hoke, Shannon McNally, Dirk Powell, Don Was and the McCrary Sisters.

Who's hosting this year?

For the second year in a row, The Milk Carton Kids, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, will host the program.

How can I attend?

Tickets for the Americana Honors & Awards are exclusively available for purchase by AMERICANAFEST® Conference Registrants. For more details on ticketing, click here.

How can I tune in?

A live video stream of the 2019 Honors & Awards show will be webcast via NPRMusic.org. A live audio simulcast of the show will also be available via SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and on Nashville area terrestrial radio stations: WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM) and WMOT (89.5 FM).

Additionally, PBS is set to broadcast ACL Presents: The Americana 18th Annual Honors, a special episode of Austin City Limits featuring performance highlights on November 23.