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“Americanafest” Goes Virtual!

Americana fans will not have to miss out this year. The Americana Music Association Foundation has announced “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference”. It’s a new online music industry conference experience from Sept. 16-18, 2020. The virtual conference will feature Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Mavis Staples as well as AMAF Board Members Jackson Browne, Rhiannon Giddens and T Bone Burnett.

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Taking the place of the annual The Americana Music Association’s “Americanafest”, which was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, “Thriving Roots” will bring the Americana music community together from across the world. The conference will include industry and artist-led panel discussions, and more than 40 special events filled with Americana music. The organizers’ goal is to bring the attendee a highly interactive experience that will take web-based conferences to the next level.

Information at: americanamusic.org/thrivingroots

The newly formed Americana Music Association Foundation (AMAF) is a non-profit educational and charitable organization was founded to preserve Americana music through education. In partnership with The Americana Music Association, AAF focuses on the preservation of Americana music’s heritage, while growing the genre for future generations of musicians and music lovers: americanamusic.org/foundation