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CMA Fest Continues to Grow with Gildan Broadway Stage Lineup

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CMA Music Festival is proving to be the biggest summer concert destination for Country Music fans with the announcement of performers on the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe.

Located at the corner of Broadway and First Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Gildan Broadway Stage will operate Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 from 10:45 AM until approximately 4:30 PM/CT and features some of Country Music’s most exciting new faces along with familiar Festival favorites. The daily concerts are free and open to the public.

“We take great pride in CMA Music Festival being a place where fans can discover a new favorite act,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Nearly a dozen artists are making their Festival performance debut on the Gildan Broadway Stage, making it a great spot to hear something fresh.”

Performing on the Gildan Broadway Stage are Sammy Arriaga, Ryan Beaver, Craig Wayne Boyd, Courtney Cole, Ruthie Collins, Adam Craig, Jacob Davis, Cale Dodds, Ben Gallaher, Haley Georgia, Ryan Griffin, Levi Hummon, Brett Kissel, Jon Langston, Brandon Lay, Lucy Angel, MamaDear, Walker McGuire, Carly Pearce, Sister C, Cole Taylor, The Railers, Walker County, Waterloo Revival, and Carter Winter (artists and schedule subject to change).

Also performing on the Gildan Broadway Stage and making their Festival performance debuts are Benton Blount, Fort Defiance, Olivia Lane, Levon, Steve Moakler, Radio Romance, Jordan Rager, Runaway June, Rae Solomon, The Last Bandoleros, and Morgan Wallen.

Also making her Festival debut is Third Man Records’ Margo Price, who has been added to The Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park.

This year’s app is now available in the App store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the free stages throughout the Festival.

For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10 and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org, and will also be sold at their box office during the week of CMA Music Festival.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales for the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium and Fan Fair X benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

For upcoming announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Country Connection, CMA’s e-newsletter. Fans can also download the 2016 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone  or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their Festival experience.

 

Blake Shelton to Kick Off Music Fest at the Hall

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 9 to 12. All week, the museum will be packed with activities, presented by Comcast, beginning Monday, June 6, at 3 p.m. with a special appearance by superstar Blake Shelton. Hosted by museum editor Michael McCall, Shelton will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set.

In addition to Shelton’s appearance in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust, the museum will offer autograph signings, performances and special programs all week as well as a last chance to see the exhibition Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, closing June 12.

The museum is once again offering a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. Located inside of the Music City Center, Fan Fair X offers artist interactions, celebrity Q&A sessions, autographs, shopping and much more! The ticket, which includes museum admission (good for single day until December 31, 2016) and four-day access to Fan Fair X is $39.95 and can be purchased at the museum’s box office or online.

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Kristian Bush, The Swon Brothers, Drake White Emerson Drive & MORE Added to CMA Fest FREE Concerts

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Momentum continues to build for CMA Music Festival with the announcement of nearly 40 acts confirmed to perform during free daily concerts on The Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville.

Video screens are returning to The Park Stage to ensure everyone enjoys a close-up view of their favorite artists. Additionally, a new placement of the stage will allow fans to be even closer to the action during performances.
Country Music fans will enjoy hours of back-to-back performances starting Thursday, June 9th at 10:30 AM/CT featuring music from the genre’s hottest new hitmakers and crowd favorites each day until approximately 5:00 PM/CT. The daily concerts are free and open to the public.

“We consistently seek to improve the experience for fans at CMA Music Festival. This year The Park Stage will feature a new configuration to accompany the video walls and state of the art production,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “The Park Stage has always been a fan favorite and with this year’s lineup we are taking it to the next level.”

Artists performing on The Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park include: Lauren Alaina, Keith Anderson, Drew Baldridge, Tucker Beathard, Big Smo, Kristian Bush, Ashley Campbell, Chris Carmack, Jason Michael Carroll, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and the Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Lindsay Ell, Emerson Drive, Andy Griggs, Halfway to Hazard, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Jack Ingram, Ryan Kinder, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Native Run, Mo Pitney, RaeLynn, Julie Roberts, Maggie Rose, Lucie Silvas, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Swon Brothers, Josh Thompson, Tara Thompson, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, and Brett Young. Also joining the lineup with their debut performances at CMA Fest are Luke Combs, Crowder, Mickey Guyton, Aubrie Sellers, and The Sheepdogs.

Free daily concerts take place on five outdoor stages across the Festival footprint. Attendees can also enjoy the many lifestyle exhibits, which appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests. The concerts on The Park Stage offer fun for everyone and are easily accessed with a short walk from all Festival venues, including Fan Fair X where fans can enjoy more concerts, exhibits, a marketplace, live broadcasts, demonstrations, one-on-one interactions with artists during meet and greets in the state-of-the-art Music City Center.

For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10th and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org, and will also be sold at their box office during the week of CMA Music Festival.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales for the Nightly Concerts and Fan Fair X benefit music education reaching 1 million children across the United States. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

For upcoming talent announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com

Ray Stevens Set to Perform National Anthem at CMA Music Fest

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Multi-platinum selling country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens is set to kick-off the final night of concerts at CMA Music Fest when he performs the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 12.

In addition to Stevens, Sunday night’s lineup includes Exile, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

Stevens will perform the National Anthem at 7:25 PM CT.

For more information on Ray Stevens, visit www.raystevens.com or his official Facebook Page.

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