Benefit Events Supplement CMA Music Fest Week

Country Weekly magazine is celebrating the kick-off to CMA Music Festival with a benefit concert featuring Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys, and Matt Stillwell at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville on June 5. All proceeds from the event will go towards Musicians On Call Nashville’s ongoing efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Middle Tennessee. Tickets are available now on the MOC website and begin at $15 for General Admission and go up to $350 for a VIP table for four including meet & greet passes.

Also, fans are now able to bid on unique auction items including a chance to sing “Dirt Road Anthem” on stage with Colt, who co-penned the No. 1 hit for Jason Aldean, plus a chance to hang with Colt backstage in the green room for the full VIP experience.

Doors open at 8 PM with music beginning at 9 PM. For more information on the event, ticket options, and auction items, please visit

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The Wildhorse Saloon will also be a hub of charitable activity during the Music Fest Week, with a series of shows to benefit causes such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Saddle Up! and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Darius Rucker will perform a benefit concert at the Wildhorse for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 4. Tickets start at $35.

Duo Thompson Square will team up with Randy Houser, rock-country band Parmalee and American Idol finalist Kristy Lee Cook for a June 7 show at the Wildhorse benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are $10.

Chris Cagle will perform at the Wildhorse on June 8 to benefit Saddle Up!, a therapeutic horseback riding program designed for physically and mentally challenged children in the Nashville area. Tickets start at $15.

The Chris Lane Band, Brent Cobb, Clayton Anderson, Brian Davis and the winner of the Wildhorse’s own band search competition, “Battle for the Saddle” (to be determined next week), will play June 9. The cover charge for those 13-21 is $12 and is $10 for those older than 21.

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