Next week is a busy one, with the Billboard Country Music Summit (June 6-7), CMT Music Awards (June 8), and CMA Music Festival (June 9-12) scheduled. But first we have to survive the weekend. Here’s what’s happening starting today (6/3).
Friday, June 3
Country Throwdown Tour: 3 – 10 pm, The Woods at Fontanel. Featuring Willie Nelson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Jamey Johnson and more.
On TV: Ronnie Dunn, Entertainment Tonight (check local listings for time)
Video Premieres: Kenny Chesney’s “You And Tequila;” Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin’”
3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, hosted by SAE Institute: 6 pm, The Rutledge. Judges include Alan Shacklock, Ingrid Fletcher and Bernard Porter. Winning band will get studio time and radio exposure through Lightning 100. http://www.myspace.com/saebattleofthebands
Saturday, June 4
Joey + Rory’s 3rd Annual Bib & Buckle Fest: 4-8 pm, Pottsville, TN. http://www.bibandbucklefest.com
On TV: Old Crow Medicine Crow, The Marty Stuart Show (RFD-TV)
Sunday, June 5
On TV: “Nashville: The 20th Century in Photographs, Volume 3.” 7 pm, NPT. Series narrated by Bill Turner and features photographs of Nashville from the late ‘50s through the ‘70s. http://www.wnpt.net
On TV: Jack Ingram performs the national anthem of the NBA Championship series Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks. ABC, 7 pm CT.