Industry Events

August 16
CMA Fest, The Music Event of Summer will air (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC

August 21
Solar Eclipse

August 22
The SOURCE Hall of Fame Awards at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at the Municipal Auditorium

August 23

  • 11th annual ACM Honors at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
  • Grammy final round entries close online

August 24
51st Annual CMA Awards second round voting closes at 6:00 p.m. CT

September 11
18th Annual Miller Harris Golf Tournament at the Temple Hills Country Club in Franklin TN

September 13
Americana’s 16th Annual Honors & Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium

September 15
Last day to join Recording Academy to receive first ballot

September 15-17
Music City Food + Wine Festival

September 19
ASCAP Christian Awards at the Franklin Theater in Franklin, Tennessee

September 26-30
IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass in Raleigh, N.C.

September 28
IBMA Awards Show at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C. at 7:30 p.m.

September 23-24
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival at the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin

October 17
48th annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville

October 22
48th Annual GMA Dove Awards air on TBN

October 23
47th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at the Music City Center

October 24
51st Annual CMA Awards final round voting closes at 6:00 p.m. CT

October 29
Grammy first ballot due

November 5
SESAC’s Nashville Music Awards ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (invitation-only)

November 8
CMA Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC

November 14
7th Annual NATD Honors Gala at the Hermitage Hotel

November 15
Last day to join Recording Academy to receive final ballot

November 16
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Cox Convention Center

November 28
Grammy Awards nominations announced

December 21
Grammy final ballot due



January 17-20
Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico

January 28
60th annual Grammy Awards at New York City’s Madison Square Garden

January 29
Hats Off for High Hopes, feat. Jonathan Cain of Journey & Friends at 7pm, Ryman Auditorium

February 5-7
Country Radio Seminar 2018

May 14-17
Music Biz at the Omni Nashville Hotel

June 7-10

  • CMA Music Festival
  • Bonnaroo