Americana Music & Art Festival Brings Acclaimed Musical Talent to Florence, Aug. 23-25

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Indie Rock Band Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside Will Perform; Early Bird Best-Priced Tickets Go On Sale Today at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

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...the Festival is attracting some of the top musical and visual artists, and raises thousands of dollars for regional charities.

Indie rock band Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – http://sallieford.com/site - will headline at the Americana Music & Art Festival in Florence, Colorado, Aug. 23-25. The festival is attracting some of the top musical talent on the Americana, Indie-Rock, Folk, and Bluegrass scene, with other artists such as The Greencards, You Me & Apollo, and The Flumps performing during the entertainment and art exhibition event, which brings together musicians and visual artists, and raises thousands of dollars for regional charities. An “Early Bird” Festival Pass goes on sale today through http://www.americanamusicandart.com, or through Brown Paper Tickets’ 24-hour personal customer service hotline at 1-800-386-3006. Prices on 3-day passes go up May 24.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside‘s new record Untamed Beast is a visceral rock and roll romp. “Like a cross between “Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits” (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock.” In 2011 Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside made their national television debut on David Letterman, were one of the most talked about new performers at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Fest and Bumbershoot, and were championed by Jack White and The Avett Brothers. Now the Americana Music & Art Festival in Florence, Colorado, will have Sallie and her talented band as the headliner on opening night, Aug. 23.

The Americana Festival will be working with the innovative online ticketing company Brown Paper Tickets, because the Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company has the lowest ticketing fee in the country, live 24/7 customer service, and donates a 5% of the profits from each ticket sold to charities in the category of the ticket-buyer’s choice at the time of purchase. All of the Festival ticketing prior to the event will be handled through Brown Paper Tickets. Visit the Americana website http://www.americanamusicandart.com to purchase tickets online, or call 1-800-838-3006 to purchase over the phone.

Joining top-notch musicians will be some of the foremost Artists, Sculptors, and Craftspeople from the western states displaying their distinctive flair. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 26 through the Festival’s website, http://www.americanamusicandart.com. Custom created Sponsorship opportunities are available and more information can be garnered by contacting Richard Farley at 719-431-0411. Artists and vendors interested in being a part of the festivities can get in touch with Lisa Scheerer at vendors(at)frogdawgproductions(dot)com.

The first Americana Music & Art Festival showcased 28 bands and 20 visual artists while raising $5,000 for regional charities. 2013 plans project substantial growth in attendance and production values as well as relocation to a more “crowd friendly” shade tree outdoor environment in Florence, Colorado’s Pioneer Park. The Americana Music and Art Festival will feature a vast array of musical genres including renowned Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and Indie performers from around the United States. The festival is a grass roots event produced by Frog Dawg Productions that not only focuses on bringing quality entertainment to Florence, CO but is designed to increase economic stimulation through tourism, raise community awareness for local non-profit groups and become the showcase event for Southern Colorado.

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