Day two of AmericanaFest kicked off with even more venues hosting events. The day started for me at a brand new venue, using the fest as a soft opening opportunity. The Wash at Eastside Bowl in Madison hosted a daytime event slated for 1-5pm. Sadly upon arriving at 1pm, the music was not going to start for another 90 minutes. I saw several people come in, meander around and leave because of this to go to other events that were going on. I stayed for the first act Michaela Anne, as I really wanted to check her set out and glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed it. I took a brief break for lunch since the event was also supposed to have food, but when I left close to 3pm, still no food was anywhere to be found. So that was disappointing as I crafted my schedule around this mid-day event that was now all out of whack.
Once the evening kicked in I headed down to City Winery to grab a few songs of Marshall Chapman before heading over to the Mercy Lounge to catch British duo Ida Mae.
The highlight of the night was definitely Kiefer Sutherland back over at the City Winery. This was my first time in the City Winery – and WOW what an absolutely beautiful venue.
Day 3 resumes today with events all around Nashville – visit https://americanamusic.org/about-americanafest for the full schedule. Many events today are free to non-festival holders. A great lineup has been put together for Centennial Park highlighted by the amazing Paris Jackson later this evening.
Below are some photo galleries of the showcases I attended