American culture birthed a number of music styles that have come to define the country’s sound. From folk to blues to rock and roll, these are the genres that make up what we know as Americana music.
Its namesake organization supports the genre as a non-profit trade organization. Originally started in 1999, the Americana Music Association began as a group of like-minded fans and industry executives that set out to create an infrastructure for musicians who play American roots music, in addition to publishing airplay charts and conducting market research.
The Americana Music Festival began in 2000 and has become a centerpiece event for the genre. The festival runs for five days across a number of venues around Nashville, holding a conference during the day with workshops, panels and networking sessions for people in the music industry. Being Nashville, the city is filled with venues built specifically for roots music, as well as plenty of nightlife for after the concerts.
This year’s festival has a packed lineup including Billy Bragg, Wanda Jackson, Sam Outlaw and more. The keynote speaker will be T Bone Burnett, music producer and touring guitarist for Bob Dylan.
Spring in Philadelphia is a beautiful time. The flowers are blooming, there are people out enjoying nature and Philadelphia’s festival season begins. There are festivals year-round; however, the spring festivals draw much bigger crowds and get Philadelphians ready for a fun and enjoyable summer. Each festival is unique and it’s worth attending as many as possible to fully enjoy the city.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
The City of Sin is often seen as the perfect destination for pre-wedding celebration, but it offers plenty of thrills for newlyweds, too. Alongside the bright lights and buzz of the casinos, the city offers world-class entertainment and numerous outdoor adventures.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Sitges is one of Europe’s most lively and charming beach towns, and the perfect destination for a memorable spring break. The Spanish town is only a short drive from Barcelona and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This, combined with an incredible selection of restaurants, shops and nightlife experiences, make it a can’t-miss.