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 this year on Thursday, September 13, from 5-8pm at the Crying Wolf! Join a host of LGBTQ+ performers from the conference and from around the US, along with key Nashville non-profit organizations for an all-out party at one of Nashville’s best bars. It’s free and open to the public!

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 described 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

Here are the show details:

Thursday, September 13
Queer Roots Party at AmericanaFest
The Crying Wolf
823 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Show runs 5-8pm
Free and open to the public!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2191212497824762/

FEATURING

PATRICK HAGGERTY & LAVENDER COUNTRY
https://vimeo.com/186421525

LITTLE BANDIT
http://littlebanditmusic.com/
https://youtu.be/npXVXbgjvn4

AMYTHYST KIAH
https://amythystkiah.com/
https://youtu.be/WoMFLgP4LQk

MERCY BELL
https://mercybell.bandcamp.com/
https://youtu.be/aNQyhx4OjQk

EVE SHELDON
http://bit.ly/2Nv2jIN (YouTube channel)