The Americana Music Association will hold its ‘An Americana Summer Celebration’ on July 20-21. The event will once again take place at Blackberry Farm and feature Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, John Oates and Jim Lauderdale. Funds raised will go to the not-for-profit artist advocacy group.
“We are honored that artists of this caliber will be participating in our Americana Summer Celebration,” Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, said. “This event has become an important fundraiser and highly anticipated precursor to our ever-growing fall festival in Nashville. We’re curating our third musical weekend at Blackberry Farm and it just gets better and better.”
Roseanne Cash and her collaborator, producer and husband, John Leventhal, will perform material that not only offers insight into Roseanne’s artistic development, but that also demonstrates her place in Americana’s history. “John and I are excited to participate in the Summer Celebration at the amazing Blackberry Farm to support the musical community that is part of my own musical ancestry, and closest to both our hearts,” Roseanne said.
John Oates, one half of Hall & Oates, will perform with GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale. John recently took his music in the Americana direction and says the genre “is like coming home for me, an homage to the musicians I was brought up on, the ones who got me into music in the first place.”