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2014 CMA Music Festival's Riverfront Stage Lineup Announced

Posted by Administrator on May 2, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2014 CMA Music Festival will boast more than 50 artists during a series of free daily concerts at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. Big & Rich will launch the riverfront concerts on Thursday, June 5 at 10 a.m. CT.


Additional performers scheduled to hit the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.


CMA Music Festival Packed With Free Activities

Posted by Administrator on May 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2013 CMA Music Festival will take over downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, with six free performance stages and countless free activities. Everything gets started with the Ninth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade on Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00 AM. The parade will make its way down Broadway from Tenth to First Avenue with Kix Brooks serving as Grand Marshal. Following the procession, the fun will kick into high gear with the Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party. Fans can gather at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage for The Henningsens followed by Brazilbilly, The Lacs, The Cadillac Three, and headliner Joe Diffie. Lyndsey Highlander will perform the national anthem.


There will be a total of 11 stages. Line ups for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza were previously announced. Tickets for the Nightly Concerts sold out a record-setting six weeks in advance of the 2013 festival.


Here’s a run-down of the outdoor spaces that are free and open to the public:

(alphabetical order; artists and schedule subject to change) Details including hours and location here.


BMI Tailgate Party

Returning to the CMA Music Festival for a second year is the BMI Tailgate Party. Located right off the Cumberland River outside LP Field, the stage will feature a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters, artists, and DJ Du warming up the audience before they enter LP Field for the Nightly Concerts beginning at 4:30 PM.


Thursday, June 6: Joel Crouse, Joey Hyde, and Thomas Rhett

Friday, June 7: Lindsay Ell, David Fanning, and Josh Thompson

Saturday, June 8: Native Run, Jon Pardi, and Westbound Rangers

Sunday, June 9: Brazilbilly, Curious Band, and The Railers


Transitions Performance Park

Transitions® adaptive lenses will host fans at a two-story viewing platform, where they can star in a professional photo shoot. The legendary Marshall Tucker Band will make their first-ever CMA Music Festival appearance and kick things off at the Transitions Performance Park Stage on Thursday, June 6 at 11:00 AM.


Thursday, June 6: Ash Bowers, Tim Dugger, Flynnville Train, Marshall Tucker Band, Old Dominion, Chad Warrix, Holly Williams, and Jon Wolfe

Friday, June 7: The Cleverlys, Due West, Clare Dunn, Hudson Moore, Danielle Peck, Julie Roberts, Gwen Sebastian, and Phoenix Stone

Saturday, June 8: Jeff Bates, The Cadillac Three, Cowboy Troy, Jaida Dreyer, Morgan Frazier, Old Southern Moonshine Revival, Frank Ortega, and The Stickers

Sunday, June 9: Blackjack Billy, The Brothers Road, Kristy Lee Cook, High Valley, Carly Pearce, Stephanie Quayle, Sweetwater Rain, and A Thousand Horses


The Buckle

The Buckle Stage will host a variety of free performances and activities beginning with concerts presented by ASCAP on Thursday, June 6 and Sunday, June 9.


Thursday, June 6: Brent Anderson, Brian Burke, Karli Chayne, Steven Clawson, Clare Dunn, Josh Grider, Curtis Grimes, Austin Jenckes, Cody Johnson, Michaelis, Dylan Scott, Madeleine Slate, Two Story Road, Allison Veltz, Zane Williams, and Trent Willmon

Sunday, June 9: Chris Cavanaugh, Corey Crowder, Kalisa Ewing, Victoria Ghost, Adam Hambrick, JT Harding, Kris Hitchcock, Camaron Ochs, Brent Rupard, SaraBeth Taite, and Hailey Whitters


On Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, the ABC Television Summer Block Party will host appearances by Jason Thompson and Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital) and Chef Carla Hall (The Chew), along with free food from the Grilled Cheeserie Truck.


Fan Alley

The Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage in Fan Alley will feature daily concerts.


Thursday, June 6: Kenny Foster, Friends of Lola, Johnson, Pete Kennedy, Lisa Matassa, and Sundy Best

Friday, June 7: Tyler Barham, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Weston Burt, Courtney Cole, Striking Matches, and Carrie Zaruba

Saturday, June 8: Dakota Bradley, Brianna De Alba, Lyndsey Highlander, Rachel Holder, Kingston, and Austin Webb

Sunday, June 9: Cerrito, Zach Lockwood, Joanna Mosca, Josh Mullins, and Pierce Avenue


CMA Social Media Ticket Giveaways

Despite tickets to the LP Field Nightly Concert series being sold out, fans can win their way into the best seats in the house. Between Monday, May 27 and Friday, May 31, CMA will give away a pair of tickets each day across the organization’s social media channels Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. Details at beginning Monday, May 27.


Safety First

CMA will be utilizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” program to raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism-related crime and the importance of reporting suspicious activity. Attendees are asked to text ALERT (space) and the LOCATION of the suspicious activity to 66937. There will also be a special festival law enforcement phone number posted throughout the event.


Opry Plans CMA Fest Plaza Party and Shows

Posted by Administrator on May 9, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Grand Ole Opry will kick off its CMA Music Fest Week with two star-packed shows featuring Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, and Lennon and Maisy Stella from ABC’s Nashville on Tues., June 4.


Earlier in the afternoon on June 4, the Opry Plaza Party will feature a performance by Lee Brice and Tyler Farr.


Other Opry performances during the week include Friday, June 7, when Carrie Underwood takes the stage to celebrate her 5th anniversary as an Opry member.


Tickets and information are available at 800-SEE-OPRY and


Performers Set for CMA Fest Riverfront Stage

Posted by Administrator on May 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage will host nearly 50 artists during the 2013 CMA Music Festival, June 6-9, in downtown Nashville.


Riverfront stage performances kickoff on Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. with Sara Evans.


Additional hit-makers performing at the free concerts running over four days include Keith Anderson, Greg Bates, Blackberry Smoke, Craig Campbell, Mark Chesnutt, Brett Eldredge, Rachel Farley, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, The Grascals, Steve Holy, Casey James, Kristen Kelly, Aaron Lewis, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, Craig Morgan, David Nail, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Paslay, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Tate Stevens, Sunny Sweeney, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Gretchen Wilson, and Darryl Worley.


“We strive each year to book an entertaining mix of classic performers, traditional favorites, and up-and-comers to keep the concert experience at Riverfront fresh and exciting for our fans,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.



Admittance to the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is free, but four-day ticket holders have an exclusive 45-minute, early-entrance window before the gates open to the general public.


Lady Antebellum To Kick Off "Fan Fair X" during CMA Music Festival

Posted by Administrator on March 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This year’s CMA Music Festival will feature the new AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X (FFX), complete with autograph signings, concerts, lifestyle exhibits, marketplace, live broadcasts, demonstrations and more in the new Music City Center. CMA Music Festival will be held June 6-9 in Nashville.


Lady Antebellum will kick off the week with “Lady A Day at FFX.” The trio group will cut the ribbon when the doors officially open to the FFX on June 6. From the new Fan Fair X, Lady Antebellum will perform, sign autographs in their custom “backstage” booth @ClubLabellum, answer questions from fans in an interview segment called “CMA Close Up,” and is launching their PING PONG & SONGS event to include the thousands of fans in town for the Festival. Fanscan also register at FFX for a private meet and greet with the group at LP Field on Friday, June 7.


“I’m looking forward to being in the new Music City Center,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “We’re really excited to be given the opportunity to merge our PING PONG & SONGS event with Music Fest and this new fan experience CMA is creating. Now that fans from all over the country will be able to play ping pong against us, Charles and Dave are going to have to brush up on their skills! All the money we raise at our booth will go to LadyAID – it’s going to be so fun for us and for the fans!”


“The relationship between our artists and the fans is at the very heart of what this event was founded on, and we continue to embrace that legacy with Fan Fair X,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore. “By moving to the Music City Center, we are able to provide more opportunities and activities to enhance this treasured experience for the fans.”