AMERICANAFEST® to Honor East Nashville Community Spirit with Tribute Concert – June 21

Tribute show will salute mainstays Brent Cobb, Margo Price, Erin Rae and more on June 21 in Nashville, Tennessee

AMERICANAFEST® will be celebrating a synergetic group of artists with Comrades in Song: A Tribute to the East Nashville Community Spirit on June 21 at The Basement East in Nashville, TN.

Distinguished members of the artistic enclave will be paying homage to each other’s bodies of work by covering staples from Brent Cobb, Andrew Combs, Margo Price, Erin Rae and more. The unique twist on the traditional tribute show format reflects the unwavering support evidenced among members of the close-knit creative community, which has assisted in building sustainable platforms for artists such as Elizabeth Cook, Price, Todd Snider, Aaron Lee Tasjan and others to make a living out of pursuing their craft.

“There is no denying that the East Nashville community is absolutely bursting at the seams with innovative and driven individuals who are not afraid to think outside of the creative box,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Producer of AMERICANAFEST® and Executive Director of the Americana Music Association®. “We recognize a parallel within our own community and are humbled to be honoring that uniting spirit through song.”

Comrades in Song will feature performances by Carl Anderson, Reuben Bidez, Kirby Brown, Creamer, JP Harris, Jon Latham, Nikki Lane, Ruby Boots, Mando Saenz, Kashena Sampson, Zach Schmidt, Caroline Spence, Patrick Sweany, Allen Thompson, Seth Walker, Emily West, Brandy Zdan and more special guests. The evening’s festivities will be hosted by Whiskey Wolves of the West with production and musical direction provided by Chase McGillis.

Tickets for the show will first be made available during an exclusive pre-sale for members of the Americana Music Association® beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. (CDT) until Friday, May 25 at 12 a.m. (CDT). Members will receive a code for a discounted ticket rate of $5 via email, with the pre-sale limited to the first 100 members who redeem the special offer. Tickets will be made available for purchase here by the general public starting on Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. (CDT). General admission is $12 in advance, $15 on day of show.

The special evening will be kicked off by an informal mixer for ticket-holders at 6:30 p.m.with the show slated to begin at 8 p.m. In addition to the unforgettable slate of performances, the official second round of AMERICANAFEST® 2018 showcasing artists will be announced with discounted Festival Wristbands made available for purchase at the venue throughout the show.

Comrades in Song is proudly sponsored by The East Nashvillian.

Please note that The Basement East is a 21+ venue. For more information on the venue’s policies, please visit

Click here to listen to the Comrades in Song Spotify playlist featuring songs from artists who will be saluted at the show.

The 19th annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 11-16, 2018. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For information on how to purchase a conference registration, please visit
About the Americana Music Association®:
The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association® receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, RAM, Mountain Valley Water, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.
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