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2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL FILLED WITH FREE LIVE MUSIC


2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL FILLED WITH FREE LIVE MUSIC

Weeklong CMA Social Network Giveaways Provide Fans Chance to Win
Tickets in Rows 1-5 to Sold-Out LP Field Nightly Concerts

NASHVILLE – The
2013 CMA Music Festival will take over downtown Nashville
Thursday through
Sunday, June 6-9
, with six free stages in the outdoor
footprint and countless activities.
Tickets for the Nightly
Concerts at LP Field sold out a record-setting six weeks in advance of the 2013
Festival, but fans will still have innumerable opportunities to watch Country
Music’s best and brightest perform at CMA Music Festival. Performance lineups
for the previously announced Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and Bud Light Stage at
the Bridgestone Arena Plaza are available for fans to view at
CMAfest.com, but those schedules
merely scratch the surface of what fans can experience throughout the four-day Festival.
Downtown
Nashville will be full of unique fan experiences, including free outdoor areas
offering everything from autograph signings, meet-and-greets, cell phone charging
stations, product demonstrations, auctions, giveaways, and more. All outdoor spaces
are free and open to the public. These areas include:

Transitions Performance Park

New
in 2013, Transitions® adaptive lenses – the Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™
– will host Transitions Performance Park where fans can get an enhanced view
of the CMA Music Festival by checking out the sights atop Transitions’ two-story
viewing platform. Fans will be able to test the Transitions family of products,
look through customized viewfinders, and star in their own professional photo
shoot – complete with a set, crew, props, and a photographer.
In
addition, Transitions Performance Park will be filled with other fun activities.
Come relax in oversized eyewear cabanas providing protection from the sun and
grab a variety of eye-healthy snacks, all while enjoying free concerts on the
Transitions Performance Park Stage. The legendary
Marshall Tucker
Band
will make their first-ever CMA Music Festival appearance and
kick things off on
Thursday, June 6 at 11:00 AM. Other artists participating
in the daily concerts include (alphabetical order; artists and schedule subject
to change):           
Thursday, June 6: Ash Bowers, Tim Dugger, Flynnville Train, Marshall Tucker
Band,
Old Dominion, Chad Warrix, Holly Williams, and Jon Wolfe
Friday, June 7: The Cleverlys, Due West, Clare Dunn, Hudson Moore,
Danielle Peck, Julie Roberts, Gwen Sebastian,
and Phoenix Stone
Saturday, June 8: Jeff Bates, The Cadillac Three, Cowboy Troy, Jaida
Dreyer, Morgan Frazier, Old Southern Moonshine Revival, Frank Ortega,
and The Stickers
Sunday, June 9: Blackjack Billy, The Brothers Road, Kristy Lee Cook,
High Valley, Carly Pearce, Stephanie Quayle, Sweetwater Rain,
and A Thousand Horses
Transitions
Performance Park is located in the Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun between Fourth
and Fifth Avenues. The park is free and open to the public from 10:00 AM–6:00
PM
Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 7 and from 10:00 AM–5:00
PM on
Sunday, June 9.
The Buckle
Covering
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.
The
Buckle Stage will host a variety of free performances and activities beginning
with concerts presented by ASCAP on
Thursday, June 6 and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 AM–4:30
PM. Performers include (alphabetical order; artists and schedule subject to change):
Thursday, June 6: Brent Anderson, Brian Burke, Karli Chayne,
Steven Clawson, Clare Dunn, Josh Grider, Curtis Grimes, Austin Jenckes, Cody Johnson,
Michaelis, Dylan Scott, Madeleine Slate, Two Story Road, Allison Veltz, Zane Williams,
and Trent Willmon
Sunday, June 9: Chris Cavanaugh,
Corey Crowder, Kalisa Ewing, Victoria Ghost, Adam Hambrick, JT Harding, Kris Hitchcock,
Camaron Ochs, Brent Rupard, SaraBeth Taite,
and Hailey Whitters
On
Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, the ABC Television
Network returns to the CMA Music Festival with the ABC Summer Block Party. There
will be special appearances by ABC fan favorites including
Jason Thompson and Nancy Lee Grahn (“General Hospital”)
and
Chef Carla Hall (“The Chew”), musical performances, autograph signings,
games, photos, free giveaways and much more! On Saturday, Nashville’s own Grilled
Cheeserie Truck will be serving up free grilled cheese sandwiches inspired by
ABC’s “The Chew.”
In addition to these special events,
The Buckle will play host to wall-to-wall activities including The History Channel’s
“Cross-Country Cookout” and appearances by the stars of the network’s hit
TV series “Swamp People” in both The History Channel and Gander Mountain booths.
Fans can pinball between scrumptious free food samples, one-of-a-kind trip giveaways,
killer karaoke, competitive games, and more from other exhibitors including AT&T
U-verse, Bad Boy Buggies, BIC FlameDisc, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Carl Black Chevrolet,
Cracker Barrel, Diet Mountain Dew, GAC, Jelly Belly, U.S. Marines, Martin Guitars,
Transitions, and Wrangler.
The Buckle is located on Broadway from
First to Fourth Avenues. The area is open to the public from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 7 and from 10:00 AM–5:00
PM on
Sunday, June 9.
Fan Alley
If
CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, then Fan Alley
is where that experience gets cranked up to the maximum level!
Tucked
into the area in front of the magical Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Fan Alley
welcomes its namesake (the fans!) into a warm community where memories will be
shared and friendships made. 
The Chevrolet Roadhouse
Stage in Fan Alley will feature daily concerts with two dozen of Country’s best
rising talent from Noon–3:00 PM each day. Hit-maker
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
will kick off the performances with other additional performances from
(alphabetical order; artists and schedule subject to change):
Thursday, June 6: Kenny Foster, Friends of Lola, Johnson,Pete Kennedy, Lisa
Matassa,
and Sundy Best
Friday, June 7: Tyler Barham,
Eric Lee Beddingfield, Weston Burt, Courtney Cole, Striking Matches,
and Carrie Zaruba
Saturday, June 8: Dakota Bradley, Brianna De Alba, Lyndsey
Highlander, Rachel Holder, Kingston,
and Austin Webb
Sunday, June 9: Cerrito, Zach Lockwood, Joanna Mosca, Josh Mullins, and Pierce Avenue
Lipton
Iced Tea will host a “tea” ball competition for prizes while offering up samples
of the brand’s refreshing iced tea flavors. Fan Alley will also offer exciting
experiences for fans over 21. Jack Daniel’s will offer free mobile distillery
tours, trivia games, and opportunities to purchase merchandise. Team Cocktail
will be serving up tasty cocktails, awesome apparel, artist autograph signings,
and the opportunity to win a Caribbean cruise for two.
Fan Alley is located
in front of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Fourth Avenue South. The area
is open from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 7 and from 10:00
AM–5:00 PM on
Sunday, June 9.
BMI Tailgate Party
Returning
to the CMA Music Festival for a second year is the
BMI Tailgate Party. Located right
off the Cumberland River outside LP Field, the stage will feature a strong selection
of BMI’s songwriters, artists, and
DJ Du warming up the audience
before they enter LP Field for the Nightly Concerts beginning at 4:30 PM.
Performers
at the BMI Tailgate Party include (alphabetical order; artists and schedule subject to change):
Thursday, June 6: Joel Crouse, Joey Hyde, and Thomas Rhett
Friday, June 7: Lindsay Ell, David Fanning, and Josh Thompson
Saturday, June 8: Native Run, Jon Pardi, and Westbound Rangers
Sunday, June 9: Brazilbilly, Curious Band, and The Railers
Ninth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade and Eighth Annual CMA Music
Festival Block Party
Everything gets started
with the Ninth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade on
Wednesday, June
5
at 11:00 AM. The parade will make its way down Broadway from Tenth to
First Avenue with Country Music superstar
Kix Brooks serving as Grand
Marshal
. In addition to numerous Country Music artists and other
celebrities riding in a wide variety of Chevrolet vehicles, the parade will feature
the Keep the Music Playing All Stars Marching Band, which is made up of high school
musicians representing several Metro Nashville Public Schools, the world-famous
Budweiser Clydesdales, balloons, and more.
Following the procession,
the fun will kick into high gear with The Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Block
Party. Fans can gather at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage for the kick off with
The Henningsens followed by Brazilbilly, The Lacs, The Cadillac Three,
and headliner Joe Diffie. Lyndsey Highlander will perform the national anthem.
CMA Social Media Ticket Giveaways
Despite tickets
to the LP Field Nightly Concert series being sold out, fans can win their way
into the best seats in the house for CMA Music Festival’s star-studded showcases.
Between
Monday, May 27 and Friday, May 31, CMA will give away a pair of tickets
each day across the organization’s social media channels starting with fifth
row seats through Google+ on Monday; followed by fourth row tickets via Instagram
Tuesday; third row seats via Pinterest Wednesday; second row seats Thursday via
Twitter; and culminating with front-row seats Friday via Facebook. In addition,
CMA will run a weeklong contest during the same window to give away 50 pairs of
passes to the all-new AT&T® U-verse® Fan Fair X experience at Music City
Center. Full details on how to enter can be found at
Blog.CMAfest.com beginning Monday, May 27. And for access
to CMA Music Festival details, news alerts and special promotions, fans should
connect with CMA across all digital platforms.
With 11 total stages
and many free lifestyle exhibits to explore throughout the Festival footprint
in Nashville, CMA Music Festival is a fantastic, family-friendly entertainment
value. It all officially kicks off
Thursday, June 6 with “Lady A Day
at FFX” featuring
Lady Antebellum performing, signing autographs,
and cutting the ribbon when Fan Fair X officially opens to fans. Fan Fair X is
free to four-day ticket holders, but tickets to this exciting new attraction are
available to fans for $10 a day or $25 for four days
Thursday through Sunday,
June 6-9
, with children 12 and younger admitted for free.
Daily
and Four-Day tickets for AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X are available through Ticketmaster
at Ticketmaster.com, the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST
(262-3378), or onsite at the registration area of Fan Fair X (price includes handling fees).
Additionally,
four-day tickets to the
2014 CMA Music Festival, held June 5-8,
2014, went on sale nationwide
Monday, May 20, at Ticketmaster.com and 1-800-CMA-FEST.
Fans will also be able to purchase 2014 CMA Music Festival tickets at this year’s
event by visiting the . Following four years of consecutive LP Field sellouts,
fans are encouraged to buy early for best-available seating. Visit
CMAfest.com for details.
Fans
can stay in the loop by visiting
CMAfest.com, the official
website of CMA Music Festival, where they can sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news.
Fans can also connect with CMA at
Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Pinterest.com/CMAworld, and Instagram.com/CMA_Country_Music_Association.
“If You See Something, Say Something” at CMA Music Festival
At
CMA Music Festival, the safety of our attendees, artists, staff, and volunteers
is of utmost importance. Therefore, CMA will be utilizing the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” program to
raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism-related crime and the importance
of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. 
All
of those in attendance at CMA Music Festival are asked to be vigilant in reporting
suspicious behavior and situations and are encouraged to text
ALERT (space) and the
LOCATION of the suspicious activity to 66937. There will also
be a special Festival law enforcement phone number posted throughout the event
area for attendees to call to report suspicious activity. See
CMAfest.com for more information.

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