Industry Events

September 21-22
iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena and the Las Vegas Festival Grounds

September 22
Music Expo conference hosted by SAE Institute

September 22-23
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival at Franklin, Tennessee’s Harlinsdale Farm

September 25
16th SOURCE Hall of Fame Awards at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in the Historic Municipal Auditorium

September 25-29
IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina

September 27

  • IBMA Awards Show at 7:30 p.m. ET in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • CMA Country Christmas taping at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville

September 30-October 2

October 3-November 1
Nashville Jewish Film Festival

October 9
2018 American Music Awards broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC

October 15
40th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee

October 16
49th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University

October 17
CMT Artists of the Year at 8 p.m. ET

October 23
CMA final round ballot closes at 6:00 p.m. CT

October 28
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame gala at Nashville’s Music City Center

October 29
Music Row Storytellers benefit for the Music Health Alliance at the Wellspire Center [invite only]

November 7
8th Annual Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) Honors Gala set at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville

November 12
56th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel’s Grand Ballroom [invitation only]

November 14
52nd Annual CMA Awards, live from Bridgestone Arena on ABC at 7 p.m. CT

December 8
Nashville’s 34th annual Symphony Ball at Schermerhorn Symphony Center


February 8
2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute at the Los Angeles Convention Center

February 10
61st Annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center

February 13-15
Country Radio Seminar 2019 (CRS) at the Omni Nashville

April 7
54th ACM Awards broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS

May 2-4
ASCAP’s 14th annual “I Create Music” EXPO at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

May 30-June 1
International Country Music Conference at Belmont University in Nashville

June 13-16
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

October 3-12
50th NashFilm Fest