Chevy Parade, Party To Open CMA Music Fest

The CMA’s relationship with longtime supporter Chevy is still going strong. The CMA announced today that a Chevy sponsored parade and block party will kick-off the CMA Music Festival on Wed., June 9. Both events are free and open to the public.

The parade starts at 11:30 AM/CT, with Brenda Lee as Grand Marshal and members of the National Guard driving artists in Chevy vehicles. Participating in the parade will be Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Rodney Atkins, The Band Perry, Bo Bice, Ash Bowers, Carter Twins, Jeff Cook, Diana DeGarmo, Fast Ryde, Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Gloriana, Josh Gracin, The Grascals, The Harters, Buddy Jewell, KingBilly, Jesse Lee, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Jerrod Neimann, James Otto, Danielle Peck, Point of Grace, Marty Raybon, Pam Tillis, Trent Tomlinson, and Chuck Wicks.

The Fifth Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party will follow the parade at 1 PM on the Chevy Music Stage on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza (corner of Fifth Ave. and Broadway).
12:50 PM-12:55 PM Bria Kelly (National Anthem)
1:00 PM-1:20 PM David Nail
1:35 PM-1:55 PM Chuck Wicks
2:10 PM-2:30 PM Jerrod Neimann
2:45 PM-3:15 PM Joe Nichols
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Randy Houser

The Chevy Music Stage on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza Free and open Thursday – Sunday, June 10-13 (see schedule below). At the stage, fans can test drive a new Chevy and the car maker will donate $10 for every test drive to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s flood relief efforts.

Thursday, June 10
11:00 AM-11:25 AM Bomshel
11:45 AM-12:10 PM  Tyler Dickerson
12:30 PM-12:55 PM  Jaron and the Long Road to Love
1:15 PM-1:40 PM  Blaine Larsen
2:00 PM-2:25 PM  Randy Montana
2:45 PM-3:10 PM  Kentucky HeadHunters
3:30 PM-4:30 PM  Classic Country Show featuring Lynn Anderson, Jim Ed Brown with Helen Cornelius, Jeannie Seely, and Gene Watson
4:50 PM-5:15 PM  Doug Stone

Friday, June 11
11:00 AM-11:25 AM  James Wesley
11:45 AM-12:10 PM  Katie Armiger
12:30 PM-12:55 PM  Mark Wills
1:15 PM-1:40 PM  Fast Ryde
2:00 PM-2:25 PM  The Harters
2:45 PM-3:10 PM  Steve Azar
3:30 PM-3:55 PM  Chris Janson
4:15 PM-4:40 PM  Brantley Gilbert
5:00 PM-5:25 PM  Emily West

Saturday, June 12
11:00 AM-11:25 AM  Trent Tomlinson
11:45 AM-12:10 PM  Jesse Lee
12:30 PM-12:55 PM  Brady Seals
1:15 PM-1:40 PM  Mallary Hope
2:00 PM-2:25 PM  Ash Bowers
2:45 PM-3:10 PM  Julie Roberts
3:30 PM-3:55 PM  Jason Boland
4:15 PM-4:40 PM  Thompson Square
5:00 PM-5:25 PM  Shel
5:45 PM-6:10 PM  Bo Bice

Sunday, June 13
11:45 AM-12:10 PM  Whitney Duncan
12:30 PM-12:55 PM  KingBilly
1:15 PM-1:40 PM  Carter’s Chord
2:00 PM-2:25 PM  Confederate Railroad
2:45 PM-3:10 PM  Jason Michael Carroll
3:30 PM-3:55 PM  Trailer Choir
4:15 PM-4:40 PM  LoCash Cowboys
5:00 PM-5:25 PM  Stealing Angels


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