The Time Jumpers and Charlie Worsham will headline a free Nashville concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of both the CMA Awards and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Vince Gill will perform as part of The Time Jumpers and Patty Loveless will make an appearance during the band’s set.
Titled Forever Country Live presented by Southwest, the music begins at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Walk of Fame Park near the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The event will also offer food trucks, a pop-up exhibit detailing 50 years of the CMA Awards, opportunities to play instruments as part of a musical petting zoo, and other family-friendly activities. Additionally, the Country Music Hall of Fame will offer $5 off admission.
“The museum opened its doors in April 1967, almost 50 years ago,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “That same year the very first CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year was presented to Country Music Hall of Fame member Eddy Arnold. With a shared mission of preserving country music’s history and advancing its cultural importance, it is only fitting that we partner with the CMA to celebrate our half-century milestones with an evening of timeless music.”
“This free community concert underscores the rich traditions upheld by both organizations,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We hope guests will leave this event inspired by our shared legacy and excited about the future of Country Music.”
The event is the official launch of Country Music Month, celebrated in October. Festivities culminate Wednesday, Nov. 2, with the live, national broadcast of The 50th Annual CMA Awards on the ABC Television Network. The concert also kicks off the museum’s initiatives to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017.
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