New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
and West Virginia Public Broadcasting's beloved live performance radio show Mountain Stage continue to celebrate their landmark 40th Anniversary Season with the announcement of two back-to-back live shows in Franklin, TN during AmericanaFest 2023. Hosted by Kathy Mattea, the shows will take place at The Franklin
Theatre on September
23rd and 24th. They'll feature performances by Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Elizabeth
Lee Guthrie, Chris Pierce, Todd Snider, The Band of Heathens, Tracy Nelson, and Adeem The Artist. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mountainstage.org.
Saturday, Sept. 23rd:
Sunday, Sept. 24th:
The Band of Heathens
Adeem The Artist
419 Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
open at 6:00pm
Show Start Time is 7:00pm
"I am so happy that Mountain Stage will be taping shows during Americana Week in Nashville," stated Mattea. "Many of our old friends and favorites will be making appearances, including Sam Bush, Steve Earle
and Todd Snider. We also have young newcomers like Adeem the Artist, who are part of the cultural conversation these days. It's a chance to celebrate the musicians that Mountain Stage has championed for 40 years, and to bring our brand of Live Performance music to Music
Mountain Stage kicked off their 40th Anniversary celebration earlier this year and will continue with more surprises and festivities to come. The show has become the second longest running nationally distributed performance radio show, behind only the Grand Ole Opry. The show's legacy has earned recent praise from NPR's Here & Now, Relix, Pollstar, and Rolling Stone who raved, "40 years is not only a milestone. It's also a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears of building something from nothing - one listener and one station at a time," while Garden & Gun lauded "the live performance show has been a must-stop for countless musicians in the American roots music scene and beyond."
Since its inception in 1983, Mountain Stage has become an institution, standing as one of the most beloved and enduring programs in public radio history, broadcasting thousands of unforgettable live performances by rising stars and veteran legends alike. Produced out of the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, Mountain Stage is heard weekly on nearly 300 public radio stations nationwide. Each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage is recorded in front of an audience and features a variety of musical styles, in genres ranging from traditional roots, folk, blues, and country, to indie rock, alternative, synth pop, world music, and beyond. Some of their most iconic guests over the years have included John Prine, Odetta, Wilco, R.E.M., Angélique Kidjo, Phish, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Alison Krauss, Townes Van Zandt, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Miriam Makeba, Dr. John, Buddy
Guy, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.