If the non-stop music and activities of the festival isn't enough to keep you entertained then lucky for you NowPlayingNashville.com has created this handy calendar widget with all the other happenings going on in Music City. Everything from comedy shows to food and wine to museums. If you get bored, you've got problems!
Celebrating its 11th year, Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam not only welcomes fans to CMA Music Festival, but also raises money for MusiCares, which provides assistance for music professionals in times of need, plus CMA's Keep the Music Playing education program. The Late Night Jam, which takes place June 6 at 10:00PM, features an eclectic and intriguing mix of artists including Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith & The Sundowners, Wynonna, Roger McGuinn, Stonewall Jackson and The Chuck Wagon gang.
The CMT Music Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, honor the best Country Music videos of the year and feature performances by Country's stars including Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band and more. Country superstar Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell host the 2012 show. Catch it all LIVE June 6 on CMT. For voting, ticket information and event details visit: CMT.com
Join Country Music fans to help City of Hope Strike Out Cancer! Country stars go head-to-head Saturday, June 9, at 9:00AM at Greer Stadium – home of the Nashville Sounds! Stars confirmed to play include Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, David Nail, James Otto, Robin Meade (CNN), and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton, with more confirmations expected soon. To date, the Celebrity Softball Challenge has raised more than $2 million benefitting City of Hope's life-saving mission to find cures and better treatments for cancer and a host of other devastating diseases. Details and Tickets
Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum during the 2012 CMA Music Festival for Live from the Museum Store Signings, Presented by CMT! Get autographs from your favorite artists including Kellie Pickler, Josh Thompson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood, Casey James, Love and Theft, Tracy Lawrence, Lee Brice, Joanna Smith, Charley Pride and others! Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org for details. Details
No trip to Nashville is complete without a visit to the show that made country music famous, the Grand Ole Opry! Tuesday, June 5 choose from two shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM featuring performances from Carrie Underwood, Easton Corbin, the Oak Ridge Boys, and more. Plus, enjoy a free Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana with live music including Easton Corbin. And don't miss the Opry at the Ryman matinee Saturday, June 9 at 3:00 PM with Kellie Pickler, Wynonna and more! Details and Tickets
Cruise Downtown Nashville in style! Test drive the newest cars and
trucks from Chevrolet at the Chevy
Ride and Drive.
LOCATION: Fourth Avenue North (near Fan Alley)
Need to get to one of the Festival
event sites fast? Flag down one of
several specially marked Chevrolet
Malibus and tell the driver where to
LOCATION: Around Downtown Nashville
The sixth annual CMA Music Festival Fan Social Presented by CMT is the gathering of fans and homage to their online activity. It’s your chance to come out from behind the screen and be a part of the scene. See acoustic performances by Aaron Lewis, Love and Theft, Kix Brooks, and Sunny Sweeney -- all for free. Saturday from 3 PM - 6 PM.
LOCATION: IT'S A SECRET! Follow @CountryMusic and @FollowCMT on Twitter for clues.
From Country Music artists to artistic expressions, just a short walk or drive down Broadway is the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville's premiere art museum. Festival attendees can visit free of charge June 3-10 when you show your CMA Music Festival credentials. Open Sundays from 1-5:30 PM and Monday-Saturday from 10 AM-5:30 PM (with hours extended until 9 PM Thursday and Friday evenings). Single night ticket holders may also show their ticket stubs to gain free admission to the Frist Center during the period of the promotion.
LOCATION: 919 Broadway
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