Other Stages, Free Concerts, and New Entertainment Destination Fan Fair X At the
Music City Center Provides Fans More Ways Than Ever Before to Experience Nashville’s Signature Event

– Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out a record-setting
six weeks in advance of the 2013 CMA Music Festival! Demand for four-day ticket
packages means single night tickets will not be available for LP Field concerts, CMA announced today.

to LP Field sold faster than ever, but the good news for our fans is if you didn’t
get a ticket for LP Field there are nine other entertainment and music stages,
plus special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy,”
Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “And
with the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into
the new Music City Center – which we have dubbed Fan Fair X – local and regional
residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of
our most popular artists.”

Attendees can find free music throughout downtown Nashville
with non-stop performances. Lineups for the stages, including the Chevrolet™
Riverfront Park Stage, the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, Transitions
Performance Park, The Buckle Stage on Broadway, BMI Tailgate Party, and more will
be announced soon through CMA’s social networks!

CMA Music Festival’s
newest attraction is the AT&T U-Verse Fan Fair X (FFX) at the Music City Center
featuring three live entertainment stages with performances, celebrity Q&A
sessions, and more. Fans can play paparazzi and snap photos of the stars on the
Red Carpet, shop the Fan Fair X Marketplace, and discover Country memorabilia on display.

It all
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. 

FFX tickets are $10 a day
or $25 for four days
Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, children 12 and
under are admitted free. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com
or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) (price
includes handling fees). Visit CMAfest.com for details.  

Fair X is triple the size of what we had in the past and we are filling the space
with more entertainment, shopping, lifestyle exhibits, and a new area that is
being programmed just for children and families,” Moore said. “And we are
still offering all of our free events and concerts – from our kick off parade
to our Daily Concerts on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage.”

The Ultimate
Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, bringing 5,000 fans
to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. More than 40 years later, the legendary
festival has become the city’s signature event. In 2012, CMA Music Festival
attracted more than 71,000 daily visitors from every state and two dozen foreign countries.

The benefits
for Nashville are clear. Direct visitor spending for the event totals more than
$31 million annually according to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau,
and proceeds from the event are donated to support music education in public schools
on behalf of the artists who make appearances and perform at the Festival for
free. Since 2006, more than $7.6 million has been donated through CMA’s “Keep
the Music Playing” campaign.

In 2012, Kip Moore performed an acoustic
set at LP Field and a full performance on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. This
year, he has been added to the sold-out, star-packed lineup at LP Field. Several
legacy performers have been added as well including
Lee Greenwood,
Tracy Lawrence,  The Oak Ridge Boys,
and Randy Travis. Brett Eldredge;
Gloriana; Lorrie Morgan
and Pam Tillis; and The Oak Ridge
Boys are scheduled to perform the national anthem.

Artists previously
announced for LP Field include
Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan,
Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes,
Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert,
Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band
Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban,
and Zac Brown Band.

Now is
the time to experience CMA Music Festival. According to
Budget Travel Magazine, Nashville
is one of the Top 10 Best Budget Destinations and CMA Music Festival is “the”
time to visit. And
Conde Nast Traveler selected Nashville as
one of the Best Places to Go in 2013 citing easy access to “incredible live music.” 

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,
and Instagram.com/CMA_Country_Music_Association.

CMA Music
Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on
the ABC Television Network. This is the 10
th consecutive year that
the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music
festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced
Robert Deaton. 

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