Through three bustling blocks of Broadway, legions of ultimate fans know that The Buckle is where the excitement and thrills of CMA Music Festival come together.
With the backdrop of historic honkytonks on lower Broad, wall-to-wall activities at The Buckle will pique your curiosity and excitement, ramping up with every single step. You’ll pinball between scrumptious free food samples, one-of-a-kind trip giveaways, killer karaoke, cuddly canines, competitive games … and that is only scratching the surface!
Oh, and don’t forget about the music! The Buckle Stage will be alive with the sounds of the best ASCAP songwriters in the biz on Thursday and Sunday, and ABC TV personalities and musical guests on Friday and Saturday at the star-studded ABC Summer Block Party.
By the time you reach Riverfront Park, your hands – and your belly – will be full of goodies. And since The Buckle is open Thursday through Sunday, you can trek the magnificent journey over and over again!
Broadway, from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue
Thursday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Witness the genius of songwriting when ASCAP songwriters take to the stage to perform their hits on Thursday and Sunday from 11 AM - 4:30 PM
The ABC Summer Block Party returns to CMA Music Festival on Friday and Saturday
from 11 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: The Buckle Stage TIME: Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8: 11 AM - 4:30 PM
ABC returns to the 2013 CMA Festival with the ABC Summer Block Party. Look for the ABC tent in the center of The Buckle on Friday and Saturday from 11 AM - 4:30 PM. There will be special appearances by your favorite ABC stars, musical performances, signings, games, photos, free giveaways and much more! On Saturday, Nashville’s own Grilled Cheeserie Truck will be serving up sandwiches provided and inspired by ABC’s "The Chew." Be sure to check out the "Nashville" display of some memorabilia from ABC’s hit show at Fan Fair X.
LOCATION: The Buckle Stage TIME: Thursday, June 6: 5 PM - 6 PM
Bid on one-of-a-kind guitars inspired and autographed by some of your favorite country music stars including Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, Alan Jackson, Alabama, and many more! All proceeds benefit the Opry Trust Fund.
AT&T U-verse and Cisco Systems are keeping you cool at The Buckle this year in our air conditioned lounge. You can also check out all the latest AT&T U-verse apps, LG devices, and get prizes and rewards for using social media to tell all your friends what you’re up to at CMA Music Fest!
Experience grilling made simple as the BIC® Go Grilling! Team demonstrates the BIC® Multi-purpose Lighter and BIC® FlameDisk®. FlameDisk® is simple to use, heats up in 4 minutes and delivers great flavor -- without the hassle or mess of charcoal. Stop by to see for yourself and participate in a Grill Off Challenge or Plinko game for a chance to win prizes!
You don’t want to miss the excitement at the Carl Black Chevrolet booth, where fans can get a photo or autograph with the hottest Country artists for free – no ticket required! Check Facebook.com/CarlBlackNashville for a complete schedule of artist appearances.
The Diet Dew Pit Stop Tour is bringing the ultimate BBQ tailgate with FREE Diet Dew and delicious BBQ pulled pork samples from the on-site Diet Dew BBQ smoker, fun games and great giveaways! Stop by the Diet Dew Pit Stop experience and make sure to go to facebook.com/dietdew to see where the tour will stop next.
Gander Mountain is the place for everything outdoors! Come by, see and enter for your chance to win Elite Bassmaster angler and Gander Mountain Pro-Staffer, Dean Rojas' 2013 Skeeter FX 20 bass boat. Plus lots more including photos and appearances by HISTORY's hit TV series, "Swamp People."
Visit the Jelly Belly on Tour bus at the CMA Music Festival and try some of our newest flavors like our Snapple flavored jelly beans, Tabasco flavored jelly beans, and try to guess our Mystery Flavor! Spin the Beanboozled® Wheel and dare to taste.
Stop by the Martin Guitar Jam Tent and sign up to play on Martin's stage and get a chance to win a guitar, t-shirts, strings and more exciting prizes!
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Stop by the Wrangler Booth at Third Ave. and Broadway to participate in the Wrangler Western CMA Music Festival flyaway contest! Text CMAFEST to 877877 for details about how to enter.
Stop by the Bad Boy Buggies booth to see the latest off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles, such as the Recoil, Ambush, and Bad Boy Buggies XD! While you’re there, enter for a daily chance to win a Rocky apparel prize package to get geared up for the outdoors! Plus drop in for meet and greet sessions with the Bad Boy Buggies Pro Staff!
Since 1907 Blue Bell has been making the best ice cream in the country. Stop by the Blue Bell display for a free sample of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. We eat all we can and sell the rest!
Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's booth to enter for your chance to win a trip to California to see Brad Paisley in concert, sample nostalgic candy, and for fun photos opportunities!
You won't want to miss the Great American Food Truck where you'll find "Little Bits of Chicken Fried" and "Little Big Burgers."
HISTORY ® Cross-Country Cookout is back and bigger than ever at CMA Music Festival! Enjoy BBQ from the 80-foot Ultimate Smoker and Grill, classic backyard games, giveaways, and great HISTORY entertainment.
Participate in the Marine Corps pull-up challenge! It's your chance to show what you're made of and win prizes based on how many pull-ups you can achieve.
Stop by the NowPlayingNashville.com Booth in The Buckle each day of the CMA Music Festival for a special daily giveaway. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about this incredible organization and find out Where to Go and What to Do while visiting in Music City for CMA Fest!
Find a better you with Visionworks® in The Buckle! Stop by the Transitions® adaptive lenses™ and Visionworks tent for free vision screenings and to receive a special discount offer on Transitions lenses. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes, including a signed copy of Transitions lenses wearer Darius Rucker’s new CD.
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