The AmericanaFest 2022 kicks off this week in Nashville, TN, showcasing Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas music! We're excited to partner with Bentonville's House of Songs, along with Arkansas Tourism and the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism to promote and represent our city and state.
And when it comes to Americana music, Arkansas is kind of a big deal. Several of the genre's foundational artists -- Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Ronnie Hawkins, to name a few -- are from here.
That's why Arkansas is being showcased during the 22nd Annual AmericanaFest music festival and conference in Nashville, Tenn., presented Sept. 13-17 by the Americana Music Association.
Joining them will be a delegation of musicians and others from Arkansas who will perform at showcases and speak at panels, spreading the gospel of the Natural State's roots-music legacy. It's a chance to shine a light on Arkansas and attract tourists, fans and musicians to a place that has had a significant impact on American culture.The House of Songs will present the "Arkansas Extravaganza," which will showcase Arkansas musicians, and the "Arkansas Explorer Day Party" with performers from Arkansas and beyond. Both events are held in partnership with Visit Bentonville and Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.