Announcing the first-ever Queer Roots showcase at AmericanaFest

Presented by Rolling Stone Country, The Change Project, BriteHeart, and HearthPR, Nashville will play host to the first ever Queer Roots showcase at AmericanaFest on Thursday, September 13, from 5-8pm at the Crying Wolf! Join a stellar lineup of LGBTQ+ performers from across the US, along with key artivists and changemakers for an all-out party at one of Nashville’s best bars. Free — all are welcome! 

Special guest, Patrick Haggerty, will be performing with his full band, Lavender Country. Patrick is in the Country Music Hall of Fame for cutting the first gay country album way back in 1973. The album, Lavender Country, was designed as a viral message and today it’s a document that’s still remarkably ahead of its time. Patrick’s been a life-long activist ever since and was recently honored with Nashville Pride’s Trailblazer Award last year.

Also performing:

-Nashville band Little Bandit, who NPR describes as “classic country music with a sassy and subtly political twist”

-Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah

-Nashville Americana artist Mercy Bell with her band

Eve Sheldon, formerly lead singer of The Wilders and one of the few trans voices in roots music. 

Thursday, September 13
Queer Roots Party at AmericanaFest
The Crying Wolf
823 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Show runs 5-8pm
Free, no wristband required

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