ABC television will return to CMA Music Festival, hosting its Block Party and taping the annual primetime television special about the event.
CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air Mon., Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC. The special is a primetime postcard of all the best festival concert performances and behind-the-scenes stories with Country stars. This is the eighth time ABC will broadcast this special.
The ABC Summer Block Party at CMA Music Festival will be filled with appearances by stars from the network’s shows. Hosted by Bradford Anderson (General Hospital) the event will be held Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Broadway, featuring activities, games and exclusive screenings of some of ABC’s new fall pilots.
In addition, Q&A sessions and autograph signings will feature the stars of the upcoming series Nashville, including Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, and Sam Palladio. Also appearing will be General Hospital stars Steve Burton (“Jason Morgan”), Scott Reeves (“Dr. Steven Webber”), Brandon Barash (“Johnny Zacchara”), and Anderson (“Damian ‘The Jackal’ Spinelli”), who makeup the band Port Chuck.
Nashville’s own Grilled Cheeserie Truck will be on site with sandwiches inspired by ABC’s The Chew, and you never know who might turn up from the show.