Even though we dodged morning showers and then sizzled in afternoon sun, Friday of the 45th Annual CMA Fest was AWESOME!!! We spent a majority of the day down at Riverfront Stages. We caught the tail end of Restless Heart (who’ve still got it), then we settled in for entertainment by Kellie Pickler (who looked and sounded amazing), Eric Paslay, and Charles Esten (that’s Deacon from Nashville).
Afterwards we hit-up Brett Eldredge’s fanclub party to see him perform an off-the-cuff set in front of a couple of hundred of his biggest fans.
We enjoyed delish chicken salad sandwiches from Bongo Java before heading down to LP field for a night of amazing concerts by the Oak Ridge Boys, with a Little Big Town surprise during “Elvira,” The Band Perry, Maddie and Tae, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, and Luke Bryan. Normally, Luke would’ve been our favorite of the night, but since his latest music isn’t our cup of tea, Zac Brown Band took the prize for best performances of the night…Thanks to a rousing rendition of “Chicken Fried” and a killer cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Overall, it was a great day that ended with a party! Off to Day 3 where we’ll be at Riverfront most of the day!!! Check out our photos here.
Slowly but surely the Fan Club Party announcements are coming in for CMA Fest. Check out the ones announced so far.
Tuesday, June 9th
Gary Allan – Rockettown – Doors at 4, Show at 5
Wednesday, June 10th
9:30AM – Chris Young – Grand Ole Opry House
10AM – Dan+ Shay – Avenue tix here
11AM – Scotty McCreery – Rocketown
12:00 Noon – Michelle Wright – Wildhorse Saloon Joe Nichols – The Listening Room
Thursday, June 11th 7AM – NRA Country’s 3rd annual Fan Club Party with Tyler Farr and Josh Dorr
11AM – George Jones Fan Club Party – George Jones Museum
11:30AM – Buddy Jewel – El Chico Mexican Restaurant
Montgomery Gentry – 3rd and Lindsley
Friday, June 12th
9AM – Mark Wills – Grand Ole Opry
The Band Perry – TBA
4Pm – Brett Eldredge – Avenue Tix here
Sunday, June 14th
12PM – Charlie Worsham – Avenue tix here