The Americana Music Festival, which will take place Sept. 18-22 in clubs throughout Nashville, has dropped its biggest lineup of stars yet. The Americana Showcase performers include dozens of artists ranging from well established genre superstars to some of the hottest young bands in Americana music.
With over 100 bands performing in 7 venues throughout Nashville, you can expect to have to make some agonizing choices among artists throughout the weekend. In this series, we profile some of the groups we consider the cream of a strong Americanafest crop. The first part of our series looked at the legendary performers playing Americanafest 2013. Part 2 looked at some of the recurring favorite acts at Americanafest.
In this final part, we'll look at the rising stars who are playing Americanafest. One of the best parts of Americanafest is the affirmation of the genre's health with strong performances by young acts. Here are our favorites: