With the Americana Music Association's annual conference just three weeks away, the Alternate Root is setting up a concert known as the East Nashville Detour. The revue will be held Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the 5 Spot, 1006 Forrest Avenue in East Nashville. Cover charge is only $5, but those with an AMA wristband attend for free.
In an email I received from Danny McCloskey, of the Alternate Root, Danny says:
The concert truly will provide a detour on the AMA roadmap of events. While official showcases are concentrated near Music City's downtown, The Alternate Root's "East Nashville Detour" will give conference-goers and live music fans a great excuse to escape the central city and take an $8 cab ride to hear great Americana, roots, rock, and blues--and visit one of the coolest neighborhoods in the country!
A great selection of artists is scheduled. Danny further promises:
The line-up features blue-chip American roots artists, all East Nashville denizens, all making a mark with their music nationally and internationally, and all of them former featured acts in The Alternate Root magazine and television show.
There is still time to mark your calendar for this event. In times past, I always found it easy to party on Thursday night, and still struggle through the Friday workday; I'll bet you can too.
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