Saturday, January 14, 2023

Announcing The 2023 Ameripolitan Music Awards February 17-19 in Memphis, TN

The Ameripolitan Music Awards returns in 2023 with some big names, old favorites and emerging stars performing showcases during the long weekend of festivities. Sierra Ferrell, Johnny Rodriguez, Rosie Flores, Kinky Freidman, Brennen Leigh, Summer Dean, Jeremy Pinnell, and The Waymores are among the artists who are nominated for awards or performing throughout the 3 days of eclectic pageantry. 

Awards will be given for Honky Tonk male/female and group, Western Swing male/female and group, Outlaw male/female and group, Rockabilly male/female and group, Best Venue, Festival, Radio DJ and Musician.  Ameripolitan is recognizing 3 individuals with momentous achievement awards as well. Johnny Rodriguez - Master Award, Nick Curran - Keeper of the Key and The Adams Brothers - Founder of the Sound.

In addition to the artist stages at both Guest House at Graceland and Hernandos Hideaway there will be a sundry of happenings including a Steel Guitar Pull hosted by Lynn Owsley, a Vintage Western Ameripolitan Fashion Show, Whisky or God Comedown Session with Big Sandy, the Texas Takeover Showcase, the popular Chicken $#+! Bingo with Dale Watson and the high note of the weekend - the Ameripolitan Music Awards Show. 

Attendees will be treated to a viewing of The History of Western Swing documentary on Friday at 3 pm at the Theater Stage. They will also get a sneak peek of Mule Kick Productions documentary on the World Famous Palomino Club - PALOMANIA  on Sunday before the awards ceremony.

For those who plan to come to Memphis a day early, there will be a pre-party at Hernandos Hideaway - a reprise of the famed Ronnie Macks Barn Dance with James Intveld and friends to kick-off the affair. 

Ameripolitan is ecstatic to welcome Teremana Tequila, Titos Handmade Vodka  and Roberts Western World as official sponsors for 2023. 

The mission for the organization founded in 2014 is clear.  The Ameripolitan Music Awards have been established to give like minded individuals an opportunity to come together to celebrate and promote the music they love. It serves as an event to rally around each other and as a source of inspiration for artists and fans alike.

Dale and Celine Lee Watson are the heart and soul of the Ameripolitan community and continue to carry a torch for authentic country music.

“These awards are presented in the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition, knowing that success for one of us helps all of us. On behalf of the Ameripolitan Music Awards organization, we thank everyone who has helped make this event possible.” - Dale Watson, founder, Ameripolitan Music Awards

Full Schedule With Set Times

All events will take place at:  Guest House at Graceland 
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 


Hernandos Hide-A-Way 
3210 Old Hernando Road, Memphis, TN 

There will be a complimentary shuttle between the Guesthouse Hotel, Holiday Inn, Hernando’s Hideaway & The Travelodge. Every 30 min from 5pm-2am 

Weekender pass and Awards Show tickets are available for $150.00

Most events/shows are all ages except for noted late-night events 21+

Hernandos Hideaway will serve from their full menu + bar from 5 pm till late each night. Brunch from 12 - 2 on Sat and Sun. 


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