MerleFest at AmericanaFest & IBMA

Article Contributed by HearthMusic | Published on Friday, September 16, 2016

Join MerleFest on Thursday at AmericanaFest 2016 for a special Hot Chicken Lunch Party, featuring four powerhouse roots musicians: Ken TizzardKaia KaterDori Freeman, and Alison Brown. You'll remember Alison Brown had some amazing sets at MerleFest 2016, so we're happy to have her representing for MerleFest at the Americana Music Association's annual festival and conference. Dori Freeman and Kaia Kater are two young female artists with deep ties to Appalachia and new albums that have been featured in publications like NPR, Rolling Stone Country, Garden & Gun, Huffington Post and many more. Ken Tizzard is an innovative roots-based songwriter from Canada with a rich past in rock ‘n’ roll as well. The Hot Chicken Lunch Party takes place Thursday, September 22, from noon to 2p.m. at InDo Nashville and is presented in partnership with IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), HearthPR, Free Dirt Records, and Quicksilver Productions. The event is open to participants at AmericanaFest.

Thursday, September 22
MerleFest & Friends
Hot Chicken Lunch Party

Noon-2 p.m.
InDo Nashville
632 Fogg St., Nashville, Tenn.
Featuring Ken Tizzard, Kaia Kater, Dori Freeman, Alison Brown.

MerleFest is proud to return to IBMA’s Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a sponsor of the Vintage Church for three nights. We’re excited to be highlighting artists and bands that are booked for MerleFest 2017 as well as new discoveries and old friends. These showcases are presented in partnership with IBMA, National Media Services, Cackalacky, Pinecastle Records, and Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.

MerleFest at IBMA - Bluegrass Ramble Afterhours Showcase
Tuesday, September 27 - Thursday, September 29

6 p.m. - 2 a.m. each night
Vintage Church
118 S. Person Street Raleigh, N.C.