CMA Music Fest’s Fan Fair X Gets Title Sponsor, Reveals Artist of The Day

Fan Fair X ATTAT&T will return for the fourth time to the CMA Music Festival, this year as title sponsor of Fan Fair X. The technology company will also install special network equipment in and around the Music City Center, Lower Broadway, Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field for better connectivity to its network.

The AT&T U-Verse Fan Fair X will offer 353,000 square feet of artist booths, a marketplace, interactive experiences, lifestyle exhibits, activities for children, an auction, and three stages (outlined below) for activities Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14 (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Venue doors open at 9:00 a.m. Friday through Sunday, June 12-14; 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11.

Each morning, a different Artist of the Day is planned to take to the CMA Close Up Stage (outlined below). They will autograph an item that will be immediately auctioned from the stage to benefit the CMA Foundation.

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X is free to all CMA Music Festival LP Field ticket holders. Individual tickets are $10 per day. Cost is $25 for a four-day pass, or $35 for a four-day pass including one general admission into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for 2015 is available at CMAfest.com. The latter is available at countrymusichalloffame.org/cmafest2015.

Artist of the Day
Thursday (June 11) – Little Big Town, ribbon cutting at 9:15 a.m. and Q&A at 10:15 a.m.
Friday (June 12) – Hunter Hayes
Saturday (June 13)– Chris Young
Sunday (June 14) – Darius Rucker

CMA Close Up Stage (superstar panels and more; growing from 600 to more than 800 seats this year; Between programming, fans will be treated to the CMA Prize Wheel offering opportunities to win Ultimate Fan Experiences)

A complete list of panels and performances is available at CMAfest.com, but in addition to the Artist of the Day programs each morning some of the highlights include:

  • A panel with the 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Jim Ed Brown and The Oak Ridge Boys
  • CMA Songwriters Series featuring Sara Evans
  • Kristian Bush and Friends
  • American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
  • Q&A with Kellie Pickler
  • Jim Halsey Starmaker Panel: starring Roy Clark and special guests
  • Singer and star of ABC’s Nashville, Charles Esten
  • SESAC Songwriters
  • A discussion with stars of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Celebrating female songwriters, the Song Suffragettes with special guest Jamie O’Neal

AT&T U-verse Showcase Stage (acoustic performances by rising talent and established stars)
Lauren Alaina, Katie Armiger, Craig Campbell, Amber Carrington, Kristy Lee Cook, Joel Crouse, Jessie James Decker, Travis Denning, Eric Dodd, Cale Dodds, Elizabeth Huett, Savannah Keyes, Ryan Kinder, Love and Theft, Rachele Lynae, Dustin Lynch, MamaDear, Kristen Merlin, Katie Ohh, Angaleena Presley, Rainey Qualley, Ray Scott, Sister C, The Railers, and Aaron Watson

Durango Music Spot (performances programmed by storied powerhouse radio station WSM-AM)
Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Rex Allen, Jr., Bill Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Baillie & The Boys, David Ball, Moe Bandy, Bobby Bare, Mandy Barnett, Bellamy Brothers, John Berry, Savannah Berry, Jim Ed Brown, T Graham Brown, Paulette Carlson, Helen Cornelius, Sarah Darling, Narvel Felts, Janie Fricke, David Frizzell, Steve & Rudy Gatlin, Mickey Gilley, Teea Goans, Marty Haggard, Wade Hayes, Ken Mellons, Kelly Lang, Ronnie McDowell, Moore & Moore, Lee Roy Parnell, Eddy Raven, Charlie Rich, Jr., Sammy Sadler, Sarah Dunn Band, Jeannie Seely, Ashton Shepherd, TG Sheppard, Daryle Singletary, Doug Stone, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, The Auctioneers, The Roys, Leroy Van Dyke, Leona Williams, Mark Wills, and Billy Yates

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