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Patty Griffin, John Hiatt to Perform at Second Annual Americana's Cross-County Lines Outdoor Festival at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americana Music Association announced today plans to produce the second annual Cross-County Lines Festival, presented by Nissan. It will be a one day celebration of roots inspired music, taking place on May 31, 2014 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN. Americana stalwarts Patty Griffin and John Hiatt will co-headline the two stage, seven-hour musical dayfest that will also feature Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark, Parker Millsap, Joe Pug and Luther Dickinson.

This year's event is the follow-up to the 2013 inaugural fundraising event hosted by Jerry Douglas with Alison Krauss, Amos Lee and Shawn Colvin, to name a few. Americana's Cross-County Lines is intended to raise awareness and funds to support the not-for-profit association's mission: To advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world.

"This music that has evolved from American roots traditions is something that needs to be shared, something that we need to be proud of," says Americana Music Association executive director, Jed Hilly.  "Cross-County Lines is about breaking borders, breaking boundaries and coming together as a larger community and there's no better place than the beautiful landscape of The Park at Harlinsdale Farm."

AEG-TMG will co-produce the event, which starts at 4:30 PM. Doors will open at 3:30 PM. Tickets are $35 per person and will go on sale via Ticketmaster and The Franklin Theatre box office on Friday, April 11 at 10 AM CST. There will also be a Premier Patron VIP option available.

This will be the first major music event at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. It is located across the street from the Americana Music Association headquarters in Franklin's landmark Factory at Franklin building, which was originally built as a wood-burning stove factory in 1929. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and own, operate or exclusively book one hundred state-of-the-art venues around the globe.

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 the annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. Registration rates are currently $315 for members and $415 for non-members. Click here to purchase your conference registration now, before rates increase on April 30. Click here for more information.

About the Americana Music Festival & Conference
The 15th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 17-21, 2014. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering four 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 program of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. In 2013, it was broadcast live on AXS TV and featured on PBS in an edited, one hour version called ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013. AXS TV will rebroadcast the full show throughout the Spring. Check your local listings for more information.

SOURCE Americana Music Association

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