Australian Americana Honours Night

Inaugural Event 2017

Event Producer services to the Presenters

The inaugural Australian Americana Honours Night will took place in Melbourne on Monday 2nd October. The event was presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association and celebrated the diverse artists that make up the Australian Americana scene.

The Australian Americana Honours Night featured a raft of performers including international icons Old Crow Medicine Show, Valerie June and Kevin Welch along with Australian favourites Busby Marou, Kasey Chambers, Shane Howard, Bernard Fanning, Catherine Britt, Henry Wagons, Emily Barker, Ruby Boots and Jordie Lane & The Sleepers.

During the night the Americana Music Association presented the inaugural Americana Vanguard Awards to Kasey Chambers for her deep commitment to roots music and to Brian “BT” Taranto, founder of the Out on the Weekendfestival, who has been championing the Americana Community for more than a decade.

“For those of us who love roots and Americana Music, this is a dream line-up to have at our inaugural event,” Nash Chambers explained. “We’re mighty proud to be building awareness of Americana Music in Australia with the US Association and Tennessee Tourism. We also believe this is just the beginning of a genre that is exploding worldwide.”


Monday 2nd October

Thornbury Theatre