Calendar For Busy CMA Music Fest Week

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Monday, June 6
Billboard Country Music Summit
8 am – 5 pm: Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Cocktail reception and roundtable discussions

Performances & Events
6 pm: CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage on Broadway. Performers include Tommy Emmanuel, Kaylee Bell (New Zealand), Dean Brody (Canada), Chad Brownlee (Canada), Diana Corcoran (Australia), Luke Dickens (Australia), McAlister Kemp (Australia), O’Shea (Australia), Raintown (UK) and Marlee Scott (Canada). O’Shea is hosting.
8 pm: Darius & Friends at the Wildhorse Saloon. Benefit for St. Jude featuring Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore, and Jerrod Niemann.
9 pm: Show Dog-Universal’s JT Hodges performs free show at Margaritaville.

Tuesday, June 7
Billboard Country Music Summit
9 am – 5 pm: Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Including the 3:15 pm panel moderated by MusicRow Publisher David Ross “Publishing: Red and Black Ink; Return on Investment & Entrepreneurship in a Business of Pennies—The New Roadmap.”
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Closing cocktail reception with Kellie Pickler.

Performances & Events
6 am: Porter Wagoner Memorial Artists & Anglers Fishing Tournament at Sanders Ferry Park, Hendersonville. Participants include Bryan White, Joey + Rory, James Wesley, Bo Bice, Bobby Bare, Daryle Singletary and more.
12 pm: 8th Annual AristoMedia Global Show at The Second Fiddle. High Valley (Canada), Brett Kissel (Canada), Ryan Laird (Canada), Mike & Ashley (New Zealand), Craig Morrison (Australia), Six West (Canada), Springfield (Australia), and Steve & Heather (France). Hosted by Australian sister trio The McClymonts. 12:30 pm: Ashton Shepherd lunch and performance on BMI Rooftop. Invitation only.
1 pm: Payton Rae EP Release/Fan Club Party at The Rutledge. Streaming live here.
3 pm: Aristo Summer Show at The Second Fiddle. Performances by Adam Gregory, Amber Hayes, Deborah Allen, DJ Miller, Lacy Green, Margaret Phillips, Rachel Holder and Ty Herndon. Streaming live here.
4 pm: Storme Warren’s 5th Annual Nashville Navy Celebration at Limelight. With Jimmy Wayne, Jeff Bates, Trent Willmon, Keith Anderson, Danielle Peck, Wade Hayes, Ray Scott, Jaime Fox, Memarie Gayle, Shane Thomas, Joanna Smith and more.
6 – 9 pm: 103 WKDF Country Beach Party presented by Bridgestone at The Stage. Appearances by Darryl Worley, Kellie Pickler, David Nail and Thompson Square. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Nashville. 7-11 pm: Music City Gives Back concert with Rodney Atkins. Between 2nd and 4th Ave. downtown, features guests Josh Thompson, Thompson Square and more. Benefits American Red Cross Relief Fund for tornado victims.
8 pm: Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert at Rocketown. Benefits Musicians On Call.

Grand Ole Opry
5 pm: Edens Edge and Jerrod Niemann perform for free at Opry Plaza stage.
7 & 9:30 pm: Two sold out Grand Ole Opry shows feature Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Jerrod Niemann, Oak Ridge Boys, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and more.

Wednesday, June 8
CMT Music Awards
6 pm: CMT Music Awards Red Carpet
7 pm: CMT Music Awards. Performances by Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, host Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland.

CMA Music Festival
11 am: The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade with Bill Anderson and the Oak Ridge Boys as the Grand Marshals, other artists participating include Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Sherrie Austin, Bo Bice, Bomshel, Ash Bowers, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Brice, Carter Twins, Carter’s Chord, Dailey & Vincent, Sarah Darling, Billy Dean, The Dirt Drifters, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Ashley Gearing, Andy Griggs, The Harters, Walker Hayes, Her & Kings County, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Buddy Jewell, Jason Jones, LoCash Cowboys, Lunabelles, Miss Willie Brown, The Roys, Daryle Singletary, Stealing Angels, Josh Thompson, Tiffany, Rhonda Vincent, and Mark Wills.
1 – 4 pm: Sixth Annual CMA Music Festival Chevy Block Party at Riverfront Stage. Hosted by WSM’s Beth Brightwell and Rick Marino, performers include Josh Thompson, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Uncle Kracker and Randy Houser.

Performances & Events
7 am: 4th Annual GAC Kick-off Breakfast at Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Performances by Lee Ann Womack, Ashton Shepherd, David Nail and Laura Bell Bundy. Sold out.
11 am: Wild Bill’s Nashville opens for Music Fest week at 101 Broadway
1-3 pm: Craig Morgan annual Fan Club Party at 12th & Porter
2 pm: Shania Twain announcement. Invitation only.
3 pm: Tracy Lawrence Fan Club Party at Rocketown. Special performances by Lacey Brown and Rick Huckaby
7 pm: Eric Lee Beddingfield fan appreciation performance at Nashville Center Stage (514 8th Ave. S.)
7 – 10 pm: The Duets of Country Music at Al Menah Shriner’s Temple with Bill Anderson & Jan Howard, Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius, Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely, David Frizzell & Shelly West, and Jean Shepard & Harold Hawkins
10 pm: Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium. Benefit for MusiCares and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library features Doug Kershaw, Dolly Parton, The Quebe Sisters, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Mel Tillis.
10 pm: Dierks Bentley Last Call Ball fan club party at Rocketown. Sold out.
10 pm: Glen Templeton performance with special guest Kelly Parkes at Cadillac Ranch
10:30 pm: CMT Awards After-Party with Chase Rice, Florida-Georgia Line, and Jesse Rice at Tin Roof.

Thursday, June 9
CMA Music Fest
9 am: Riverfront Stage. Gary Allan, Emerson Drive, Colt Ford, Sammy Kershaw, Neal McCoy, Craig Morgan, James Otto, Jake Owen, Randy Rogers Band, Steel Magnolia
10 am – 5 pm: Fan Fair Hall at Nashville Convention Center
10 am – 6 pm: Family Zone at Walk of Fame Park
10 am – 6 pm: Gildan Fun Zone. Broadway, 1st – 4th Avenues
10 am – 6 pm: Power Zone, 2nd Ave. and Church
10 am – 5 pm: Sports Zone Bud Light Stage. The Cleverlys, CMA Celebrity Close Up Hosted by Blair Garner, CMA Songwriters Series presented by ASCAP (featuring Blaine Larsen, Brad Crisler, Marla Cannon-Goodman and Brent Anderson), Due West, Ashley Gearing, Sean Patrick McGraw and Ty Stone
10 am – 6 pm: Chevy Stage. Paul Bogart, Cooking Demo with Cracker Boy, Jolie Holliday & Sonny Burgess, Sonia Leigh, Meet & Greet with Jimmy Houston and Larry Nixon, Fishing/Hunting Clinic with Bob Redfern, Skyler
11 am – 6 pm: Lays Stage, Bridgestone Arena. Blackberry Smoke, Bush Hawg, Classic Country Show (Jeannie Seely, Moore & Moore, Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent, Lynn Anderson and David Frizzell), Edens Edge, Casey James, Jason Jones, Daryle Singletary, and Joanna Smith
11 am – 8 pm: Hard Rock Cafe Stage. Carter Twins, Cross County Junction, The Davisson Brothers Band, Ira Dean, Courtney Dickinson, HER & Kings County, Captain Kid, Sunny Ledfurd, Matt Mason, Matt Stillwell, Zane Williams, Kimberly Wolff
8 pm: Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Jason Aldean, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Casey James, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Zac Brown Band (feat. Alan Jackson, Amos Lee, Sonia Leigh and Randy Travis)

Performances and Events
10 am: “Rise, Shine & Party Time” acoustic concert at The Rutledge with Steel Magnolia, Laura Bell Bundy, and James Otto.
11:30 am – 2 pm: SunTrust Hot Dog Day at SunTrust Music Row Branch.
1 pm: George Jones fan club party at The Palace
2 – 5 pm: Montgomery Gentry fan club party at Rocketown
4 pm: Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction and performances by Steve Wariner and Josh Thompson at Hall of Fame Park.
4 pm: Eric Church previews his new album Chief on Sirius XM’s The Highway from Music City Theater. Attendance open to fan club members
5 pm: Gloriana Line Dance Contest at Family Zone Stage. Instructional video here.
10 pm: BMI Songwriters Showcase at Hard Rock, benefiting Musicians on Call. Featuring Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby, Rhett Akins, and Thomas Rhett. After-party hosted by LoCash Cowboys. Tickets here.

Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester, TN) —Sleigh Bells, Deerhunter, Band of Skulls, Best Coast, Wavves, The Walkmen, Karen Elson, Band of Heathens, Hayes Carll

Friday, June 10
CMA Music Fest
9 am: Bill Anderson, Frankie Ballard, Bucky Covington, Brett Eldredge, Jo Dee Messina, Randy Montana, Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar, James Wesley, Darryl Worley
10 am – 5 pm: Fan Fair Hall at Nashville Convention Center
10 am – 6 pm: Family Zone at Walk of Fame Park
10 am – 6 pm: Gildan Fun Zone. Broadway, 1st – 4th Avenues
10 am – 6 pm: Power Zone, 2nd Ave. and Church
10 am – 5 pm: Sports Zone Bud Light Stage. Performers include Burns & Poe, CMA Celebrity Close Up Hosted by Blair Garner (with Ashton Shepherd), CMA Songwriters Series presented by BMI (featuring Her & Kings County, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Ray Scott and Tiffany)
10 am – 6 pm: Chevy Stage. Paul Bogart, Chevy Celebrity Outdoor Challenge (hosted by Bob Refern and Travis ‘T-Bone’ Turner, Bone Collectors, Cooking Demo with Cracker Boy, Daniel Lee Martin, Meet & Greet with Jimmy Houston and Larry Nixon, Payton Rae, Skyler
11 am – 6 pm: Lays Stage, Bridgestone Arena. Katie Armiger, Steve Azar, Laura Bell Bundy, Earl Thomas Conley, The Harters, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Miss Willie Brown, Kip Moore
11 am – 8 pm: Hard Rock Cafe Stage. The Band Chelli, Rachael Farley, Mickie James, Derek Joseph, The Lost Trailers with Corbette Jackson, Lunabelles, Dustin Lynch, Dave Pahanish, Matt Ramsey, Chase Rice, Scarletta, Hollywood Yates “The Wolf”
8 pm: Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Dierks Bentley, The Cleverlys, Lady Antebellum, Reba, Ashton Shepherd, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Clay Walker

Performances and Events
10 am – 1 pm: Teddy Gentry (Alabama) performs with “Best New Nashville” artists at Cadillac Ranch. Meet & Greet to follow upstairs
4 – 6 pm: Steve Holy and Mark Cooke host Double Fan Club Party at Cotton Valley Records (713 18th Ave. S.). RSVP here.
4 – 6 pm: Stephen Cochran Project fan club party at Cadillac Ranch
8 pm: Season Finale of CMT’s Next Superstar. Guest performance by Kristen Chenoweth.
10 pm: ASCAP Songwriters Showcase at Hard Rock, benefiting Musicians On Call. Featuring Dave Berg, Ashley Gorley and Clay Mills. Average Joe’s hosts after-party. Tickets here.

Grand Ole OpryScotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Roy Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Randy Travis, Bradley Gaskin, Charley Pride, Mel Tillis, and more.

BonnarooArcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, The Decemberists, Matt & Kim, Ray Lamontagne, Big Boi, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Warren Haynes Band, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Wanda Jackson

Saturday, June 11
CMA Music Fest
9 am: Riverfront Stage. Crystal Bowersox, Jason Michael Carroll, Billy Ray Cyrus, Steve Holy, Lonestar, David Lee Murphy, David Nail, Corey Smith, Mel Tillis, Chuck Wicks
10 am – 5 pm: Fan Fair Hall at Nashville Convention Center
10 am – 6 pm: Family Zone at Walk of Fame Park
10 am – 6 pm: Gildan Fun Zone. Broadway, 1st – 4th Avenues
10 am – 6 pm: Power Zone, 2nd Ave. and Church
10 am – 5 pm: Sports Zone Bud Light Stage. Brother Trouble, CMA Celebrity Close Up Hosted by Blair Garner, CMA Songwriters Series presented by SESAC (featuring Margaret Durante, Tyler Farr, Matt Stillwell and Winfield’s Locket)
10 am – 6 pm: Chevy Stage. Bone Collectors, Chevy Celebrity Outdoor Challenge (hosted by Bob Refern and Travis ‘T-Bone’ Turner), Cooking Demo with Cracker Boy, Daniel Lee Martin, Russell Dickerson, Austin Dillon Q&A and Skyler
11 am – 6 pm: Lays Stage, Bridgestone Arena. T. Graham Brown, Sarah Darling, The Dirt Drifters, Bradley Gaskin, Andy Griggs, Hunter Hayes, Jennette McCurdy, Jamie O’Neal and Stealing Angels
11 am – 8 pm: Hard Rock Cafe Stage. Greg Bates, Brinn Black, Lacey Brown, Ty Brown, Buffy, Common Thread, Cowboy Troy, Tyler Farr, Martin McDaniel, Thomas Rhett, Bridgette Tatum, and Clint Wade
8 pm: Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Thompson Square, Josh Turner, and Chris Young

Performances & Events
9 am: Jo Dee Messina Fan Club Party and performance with guest Crystal Bowersox at Belcourt Theatre.
9:30 am: City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge at Greer Stadium. Brett Eldredge, Chuck Wicks, Jake Owen, James Wesley, Jaron and the Long Road to Love, Kerry Collins, LoCash Cowboys, Robin Meade, Denise Jones of Point of Grace and players from the Nashville Predators have expanded the team rosters and will take the field for the highly anticipated game between longtime rivals Grand Ole Opry and After MidNite with Blair Garner. American Idol alums Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will also join.
11:30 am-2:30 pm: Gildan Activewear to break Guinness World Record for Largest T-Shirt in Centennial Park. Danny Gokey and Emmylou Harris will appear. Special Musicians Corner event in Centennial Park will feature Love and Theft, The Henningsens, Sara Jean Kelly, Heather Morgan and Andrew Combs.
11:30 am: Craig Wiseman songwriter session in CMHoF’s Ford Theater
2 pm: Gretchen Wilson fan club party at Studio Gallery/Fontanel
2 – 4 pm: Jason Michael Carroll fan club party at Whiskey Bent Saloon
6 pm: Burns & Poe perform at Whiskey Bent Saloon (306 Broadway)
8 – 10 pm: Stephen Cochran Project, Kyle Turley and Caddle perform at 12th & Porter
10 pm: SESAC Songwriter showcase at Hard Rock, benefiting Musicians On Call. Featuring Monty Powell, Rob Hatch, Brian White, and Jon Nicholson. After party to follow. Tickets here.

Grand Ole Opry
3 pm: Grand Ole Opry Matinee at Ryman Auditorium with Mandy Barnett, Thompson Square, and Anna Wilson among others.
7 pm: At Grand Ole Opry House. Roy Clark, Charley Pride, Diamond Rio, Ralph Stanley, Mel Tillis, and more.

BonnarooThe Black Keys, Mumford & Suns, Eminem, Girl Talk, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buffalo Springfield, String Cheese Incident, Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas, Dr. John with the original Meters and Allen Toussaint, Amos Lee, Loretta Lynn, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Miss Willie Brown and more.

Sunday, June 12
CMA Music Fest
9 am: Riverfront Stage. The Bellamy Brothers, Roy Clark, Terri Clark, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Josh Kelley, LoCash Cowboys, Troy Olsen, and Sunny Sweeney
10 am – 3 pm: Fan Fair Hall at Nashville Convention Center
10 am – 4 pm: Family Zone at Walk of Fame Park
10 am – 6 pm: Gildan Fun Zone. Broadway, 1st – 4th Avenues
10 am – 4 pm: Power Zone, 2nd Ave. and Church
10 am – 4 pm: Sports Zone Bud Light Stage. Performers include Anita Cochran, Mark Cooke, Curtis and Luckey, Josh Hoge, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Kristen Kelly, Frank Ortega, The Roys and Bridgette Tatum.
10 am – 4 pm: Chevy Stage. Cooking Demo with Cracker Boy, Jolie Holliday, Fishing/Hunting Clinic with Bob Redfern, Skyler, Julie Roberts
11 am – 4:30 pm: Lays Stage, Bridgestone Arena. Bo Bice, Carter’s Chord, Dailey & Vincent, Foster & Lloyd, Walker Hayes, Jaron & TLRTL, Christian Kane, Robin Meade, Mark Wills
11 am – 7:15 pm: Hard Rock Cafe Stage. Alyssa Bonagura, Chris Cavanaugh, Corey Crowder, Heath Forbes, Matt Kennon, Carly Pearce, JD Shelburne, Tommy Steele, Brianna Tyson, and Mark Wills
8 pm: Nightly Concerts at LP Field. The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, the JaneDear girls, Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Jimmy Wayne

Performances & Events
10:30 am: 5th Annual Ride For a Cure benefitng T.J. Martell Foundation. With CaliRodi, Tyler Farr, Dean Alexander, Bo Bice and Eric Paslay. Performance by Little Big Town with special guests to follow.

BonnarooThe Strokes, Iron & Wine, Cold War Kids, Widespread Panic, Robert Plant & Band of Joy, G. Love & Special Sauce, Explosions In The Sky, Gregg Allman, Galactic, Superjam feat. Dan Auerbach and Dr. John, Robyn, Smith Westerns, Mavis Staples and more.

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