Goin To CMA Fest 2009

CMA Fest, CMA Festival, Country Music

Monday June 8, 2009

  • Lonestar & Friends Strike Out for the Kids - Hermitage Lanes - Scheduled to appear Chris Young, Buddy Jewell, Trent Tomlinson, and former "American Idol" finalist Bo Bice - Benefits St Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis $30 http://www.countrycares.org/ - SOLD OUT
  • Global Artist Party - The Stage on Lower Broadway - 6PM - Free - Performing: Kristy Lee Acres, the McClymonts, Peter McWhirter, George Canyon, Alex Robinson, Ashley Cooper, Colm Kirwan, Lucie Silvas
  • Sixwire & Lauren Lucas - 12th & Porter 7pm $5 cover

Tuesday June 9, 2009

  • Nashville Navy Show - Limelight - 5PM - Acoustic Performances by Jamie Fox, Wade Hayes, Memarie, Shane Thomas, Ally Cutter, David St. Romain, Jace Everett, Shannon Mock and Full Band Concert with Jeff Bates at 8:30 $15 http://www.jamiefoxmusic.com/
  • Opry Plaza Party - Grand Ole Opry - 5:30 - Performances by Jeffery Steele and Kate & Kacey http://www.opry.com/
  • Grand Ole Opry - Opry House - Scheduled to perform Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Charlie Daniels Band, Ricky Skaggs, and Lorrie Morgan 7PM and 9:30PM- http://www.opry.com/
  • AristoMedia Global Showcase - Second Fiddle on Lower Broadway - 3PM - Free - Hosted by Robert Reynolds, performances by Pierre Lory, Brianie and David Bradley, Tore Anderson, Rolf Fritschi, Dianna Corcoran and Codie Prevost
  • Loretta Johnson Memorial Concert "For the Love of the IFCO" - 6PM-9PM Performance and Appearances by Billy Yates, Charlie McCoy, Linda Davis, Buddy Jewell, Ty Herndon, Michael Peterson, Jimmie Van Zant, Steve Hall & Shotgun Red, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Deborah Allen, Baillie and the Boys, Annie Simms, Tommy Cash, David Church, and Moore & Moore. At the Nashville Palace, tickets $25-$30, contact tccountrymusic@aol.com, 740-974-9885
  • WKDF 103.3 Country Beach Party - The Stage - Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Darryl Worley Headlines and brings some friends to perform - $60 regular admission, $200 VIP admission which includes dinner, meet and greet and access to the VIP bar - Meet and Greet starts at 5:30, show at 7:00  http://www.103wkdf.com/ or http://www.cff.org/ - choose TN Chapter
  • Cadillac Ranch - Richard Jaymes - 9PM
  • Katie Armiger & KC Johns - 12th & Porter 7pm

Wednesday June 10, 2009

  • GAC Kickoff Breakfast  Curb Conservatory at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Wednesday, June 10 from 7:00 until 9:30 a.m (doors open at 6:30 a.m.).

    Join us for the 2009 GAC Kickoff Breakfast featuring a hearty country breakfast to start your day and acoustic performances and autograph signings by Darius Rucker, Emily West, Lane Turner, Eric Church, and more.  The event is hosted by Mark Wills.  $40, 4 ticket limit per customer  Tickets include breakfast, concert, admission to the museum, and autograph line entry to one of two groups.  Fans can choose either Group A which includes Darius Rucker, Emily West, and Lane Turner or Group B which includes Eric Church, Mark Wills, and Jesse Lee.  This event will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/

  • Jimmy Wayne Performance and Signing  - Country Music Hall of Fame - 1:30

  • City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge - Greer Stadium - 7PM - http://www.cityofhope.org/ or http://www.ticketmaster.com/ - Participating: Carrie Underwood, Chuck Wicks, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Josh Turner, Julianne Hough, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, members of the Tennessee Titans and many more                          Updated List (5/21/09): Adam Gregory, Carrie Underwood, Chuck Wicks, Cortland Finnegan- Titan, Craig Hentrich- Titan, Darius Rucker, Dean Brody, Jake Owen, Jason Michael Carroll, Jimmy Wayne, Joe Nichols, Josh Turner, Julianne Hough, Justin Moore, Keith Anderson, Keni Thomas, Luke Bryan, Mark Wills, Marty Roe, Michael Roos- Titan, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Houser, Trailer Choir, Two Foot Fred, Whitney Duncan, Chris Young

  • CMA Festival Kickoff Parade  - 2PM The CMA Fest Kick-Off Parade starts at 2pm June 10 on Lower Broadway. During which you will see: Rodney Atkins as Grand Marshal, Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Mandy Barnett, Bo Bice, Bomshel, NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, Caitlin & Will, Carter Twins, Jeff Cook, Brad Cotter, Sarah Darling, Due West, “The Biggest Loser’s” Dan Evans, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Halfway to Hazard, Heartland, Ty Herndon, Steve Holy, Jypsi, Kate & Kacey, Sammy Kershaw, Brenda Lee, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, The Lost Trailers, Justin Moore, Megan Munroe, Oak Ridge Boys, One Flew South, Michael Peterson, Collin Raye, NASCAR driver Robert Richardson, Ricochet, Rio Grand, Brady Seals, Sunny Sweeney, Trent Tomlinson, Trent Willmon, and Chris Young

  • CMA Block Party - Sommet Center -3PM 

3:05pm-3:25pm Trent Tomlinson
3:40pm-4:00pm LoCash Cowboys
4:15pm-4:35pm Jason Michael Carroll
4:50pm-5:10pm The Lost Trailers
5:25pm-5:45pm James Otto
6:00pm-6:20pm Emerson Drive
6:35pm-7:05pm Eric Church

7:15-7:50 Rodney Atkins

  • Country Weekly Fashion Show - Wildhorse Saloon - 12 Noon - Benefits Musicians on Call - Appearances by Keith Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Mark Wills, Katie Armiger, Chris Young, Adam Gregory, Trent Willmon, Emily West, Aaron Tippin & Thea Tippin, Sarah Buxton, Trent Tomlinson, Jennifer Hanson, Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys, Bo Bice, Joey + Rory, Whitney Duncan, The Roys, Crystal Shawanda, Megan Mullins, Justin Moore, Dean Brody, Mica Roberts, Carter’s Chord, Bomshel, Jypsi, LoCash Cowboys, Krista Marie, Love & Theft, Brad Cotter, Eric Durrance   Doors will open at 11:00 AM.
  • Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam - Ryman Auditorium - 10PM - Performances by Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, the Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith and Cherryholmes 

  • Wednesday Night Wags - Benefits Happy Tales Humane - The Factory, Franklin, TN - 12 Noon - 10PM - $20 for adults/$5 for kids/ 5 and under free - Songwriters will perform at the Frisky Berry Coffee Company - 12:45 - 1:15 Monica Perry, 1:30 - 2 Clare Dunn, 2:15 - 2:45 Kent Burnside, 3:45-4:15 Rachel Proctor, 4:30 - 5 Megan Conner, 5:15 - 5:45 Shannon Cain, 6 - 6:30 Jeremy Spillman, 6:45 - 7:15 Bart Allmond, 7:30 - 8 Dustin James - Performances at Jamison Hall: 4:15 - 5 Kristi Rose and Fats Kaplin, 5:15 - 6 Matt Jenkins and Marcel, 6:15 - 7 Joey and Rory with Tim Johnson, 7:15 - 8 Jimmy Hall with the Minor Kings, 8:30 Hank Williams III - http://www.wedensdaynightwags.com/   

  • The Countriest of the Country  - Silent Auction begins at 4:30, Show at 6PM - Texas Troubadour Theater - Benefits Christmas for the Children- Hosted by Billy Yates - Guest Appearances by Jeff Bates, Michael Peterson, Jimmy Fortune, Sunny Sweeney, George Ducas, Sherrie Austin, George Hamilton IV, George Hamilton V, The Broussards, Billy Ryan, David Kroll, Paul Overstreet, Kerry Kurt Phillips, and Wynn Varble - Ticket $25 - www.myspace.com/countriestofthecountry

  • CBR All-Star Shootout - Nashville Municipal Auditorium - 8PM - Tickets are $15, $35 and $55, 16 riders compete for the CBR All Star Shootout Champion, go to: www.cmafest.com/2009/entertainment/schedule_aroundtown.aspx?ev=1 to get a discount code for tickets for CMA Fest ticket holders

  • Benefit for Liz Martin - Douglas Corner - 7-11PM - $10 Lady Antebellum, Linda Davis, T. Graham Brown, Sarah Darling, and others

  • Alan Jackson 20th Anniversary Party - Cadillac Ranch - Free to all - Standing room only- Doors open at 6:30. Show at 8

Thursday June 11, 2009

  • Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson with Special Guest Justin Towne Earles - 8PM $25 in advance, $28 at the door  http://www.belcourt.org/
  • Darryl Worley Performance and Signing - Country Music Hall of Fame - 2:30PM
  • Opry Country Classics - 7PM - Opry House - Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Lynn Anderson http://www.opry.com/
  • Eric Church - Rutledge - 11PM
  • CMA After Party - 12th and Porter - 11PM - Mulch Brothers
  • R.O.P.E Super Spectular  - Al Menah Shriner's Temple - 3-10:30PM - Performers: Jean Shepard, Stonewall Jackson, Daryl Singletary, Mandy Barnett
  • XM Songwriters In the Round - Hard Rock Cafe - Benefits: Musicians On Call - $15 Advance, $20 at the door - Doors open at 10:30 - Bob DiPiero, Sarah Buxton, Gary Burr, Warren Brothers - http://www.hardrock.com/ - Choose Nashville then Events
  • Joe's Crab Shack Afterhours - hosted by Ty Herndon w/ Katie Armiger and others 11pm $35 (includes all you can eat buffet)
  • CMA Fest Kickoff Party - Rachel Williams, Rick Huckaby, Chris Hennessee, Megan Conner and Jimmy Fortune - Limelight -6PM

Friday June 12, 2009

  • Grand Ole Opry - Opry House - 7PM - Charlie Pride, Del McCoury, Pam Tillis http://www.opry.com/
  • ABC Hosts Annual Block Party - Hall of Fame Park, next to the Family Zone, Hosted by Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery on All My Children), appearances and performances by the Divas of Daytime Trio (Kathy Brier, Kassie DePavia and Bobbie Eakes), Bree Willamson, Thorston Kaye, Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Kimberly McCullough, Greg Vaughan, Laura Wright and Rebecca Herbst.  Musical performances by Love and Theft and Caitlin & Will on Friday and Sarah Buxton on Saturday.  Tryout the mini obstacle course provided by  ABC's Wipeout, trivia contests, country line dances, photo booth, free ABC souvenirs, free snow cones.
  • Jason Aldean Concert for the Cure - Wildhorse Saloon - to benefit Susan G Komen For the Cure - Luke Bryan will also appear, tickets available through http://www.ticketmaster.com/ Concert is after Aldeans performance at LP Field
  • Ty Herndon's Late Night Party at the Palace - Doors open at 8PM, Ty performs at 11PM.  Tickets are $10 and only sold at the door.
  • Eric Church - Rutledge - 11PM
  • Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction - Ryman Auditorium - 2PM - Bid on Epiphone Acoustic Guitars decorated by country stars and visual artists.  Stars confirmed to donate decorated guitars: Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Craig Morgan, Dolly Parton, Kelllie Pickler, Sugarland, Pam Tillis, Steve Wariner, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban
  • XM Songwriters In the Round - Hard Rock Cafe - Benefits: Musicians On Call - $15 Advance, $20 at the door - Doors open at 10:30PM - Jason Matthews, Luke Laird, James Slater, Karyn Rochelle, Jonathon Singleton - http://www.hardrock.com/ - Choose Nashville then Events
  • Matt Stillwell - Limelight - 11:30 - Signing Autographs after the show

Saturday June 13, 2009

  • Country Music Yard Sale - 8AM - Sommet Center    Country Music Memorabilia at yard sale prices http://www.solidnashville.com/
  • Songwriter Showcase - Joey and Rory - Country Music Hall of Fame 11:30AM
  • Opry at the Ryman - 3PM - Ryman Auditorium - Pam Tillis, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers http://www.opry.com/
  • Grand Ole Opry - Opry House - 7PM and 9:30PM - Charley Pride, Mel Tillis and Pam Tillis http://www.opry.com/
  • ABC Hosts Annual Block Party - Hall of Fame Park, next to the Family Zone, Hosted by Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery on All My Children), appearances and performances by the Divas of Daytime Trio (Kathy Brier, Kassie DePavia and Bobbie Eakes), Bree Willamson, Thorston Kaye, Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Kimberly McCullough, Greg Vaughan, Laura Wright and Rebecca Herbst.  Musical performances by Love and Theft and Caitlin & Will on Friday and Sarah Buxton on Saturday.  Tryout the mini obstacle course provided by  ABC's Wipeout, trivia contests, country line dances, photo booth, free ABC souvenirs, free snow cones.
  • Saturday Breakfast Show - BB Kings - Divas of Daytime Trio is performing
  • CMA Fan Social Sponsored by CMT - Secret Location, 3PM - 6PM - Free Concert and Autograph session.  Scheduled to appear: Lance Smith, Carter Twins, Eli Young Band, Emerson Drive, Gloriana, Holly Willams and Joey & Rory.  Visit http://www.cmt.com/ to get clues to find out more information and where the secret location is
  • Ty Herndon's Late Night Party at the Palace - Doors open at 8PM, Ty performs at 11PM.  Tickets are $10 and only sold at the door.
  • Eric Church - Rutledge - 11PM
  • Grand Ole Opry Fan Club Brunch - Opry House - 10:30-1PM -http://www.opry.com/
  • XM Songwriters In the Round - Hard Rock Cafe - Benefits: Musicians On Call - $15 Advance, $20 at the door - Doors open at 10:30 - Bobby Pinson, Brett James, Dallas Davidson, Leslie Satcher, Rhett Atkins - http://www.hardrock.com/ - Choose Nashville then Events
  • YWCA Celebrity Auction  - Hall of Fame Park - Hosted by Martina McBride - Free - Emcee Storme Warren - bid on one of a kind items donated by some of country's hottest stars - Registration 9AM, Grab Bag Sales 10AM, Auction 10:30 - 3PM - visit http://www.ywcanashville.com/ or call 615-269-9922 for more details
  • Wynonna and Naomi Judd - Judds Museum - 1PM - 3PM - Wristbands will be given out on the Thursday and Friday to be used for entrance to meet and get an autograph on Saturday.
  • Rachel Williams - Big Shotz - 12 Noon

sunday june 14, 2009

  • Banjo and Fiddle Demonstration - Country Music Hall of Fame - Matt Combs and Dave Talbot - 1PM
  • Little Big Town Ride For the Cure 30 mile charity ride from Harley Davidson in Nashville to Harley Davidson in Columbia
  • Pam Tillis - Wildhorse - 6PM
  • George Jones with the Conway Twitty Musical - Ryman Auditorium - 7:30PM
  • Sunday Mornin Country - Grand Ole Opry- 2:30 Hosted by: Brenda Lee - Featuring: The Whites, Linda Davis, Bill Anderson, Jean Shepard, The Fox Brothers, Charlie McCoy, George Hamilton IV, Margo Smith, Holly Watson, Cowboy Joe & The Babcocks, Stu Phillips, Nashville Edition, Casey Rives, Melanie Walker, Diane Sherrill, Beyond the Ashes, and The Country Chorale
  • Chuck Wicks Fan Appreciation Concert - benefiting the American Cancer Society - The Rutledge (directly behind the Sommet Center). 410 4th Ave South. Nashville, TN 37201 - Doors: 12:30pm - Showtime: 1:30pm -Tickets: $10

  • Rachel Williams - Old Navy - Opry Mills Mall - 1PM - 2PM