Goin To CMA Fest 2009

CMA Fest, CMA Festival, Country Music

Events listed are running all four days of the festival unless otherwise noted.

Chevy Sports Zone

Chevy Sports Zone - Thurs - Sat 11AM - 5PM, Sun 11AM - 4PM

  • DIY Network will be holding auditions for their next home improvement star for the show Stud Finder

Thursday June 11, 2009

  • 1:00 Turkey Calling Seminar w/ The Bone Collectors
  • 3:00 Archery Seminar w/ The Bone Collectors
  • 12 and 2 Bob Redfern's Outdoor Magazine Cooking Demonstration
  • 12:30 Field and Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge (1st Ave - Fort Nashboro) Celebrity Challenge
  • 11:30, 1:30, 3:30 Ultimate K9 Sports Show

Friday June 12, 2009

  • 11-12 Michael Waddell and David Blanton Meet and Greet
  • 1:00 Turkey Calling Seminar w/ The Bone Collectors
  • 2:00 Archery Seminar w/ The Bone Collectors
  • 3-4 Bone Collectors Meet and Greet
  • 4:00 Bob Redfern's Outdoor Magazine Cooking Demonstration
  • 12:00 Hunter's Safety & Education Seminar
  • 10:00 Field and Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge (1st Ave - Fort Nashboro) Regional Competition
  • 3:30 Outdoor Life Save A Stream Charity Pro Am (1st Ave - Fort Nashboro)
  • 11:30, 1:00 Ultimate K9 Sports Show
  • 3:30 Mahindra Tractors Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge

 

Saturday June 13, 2009

 

  • 2:00 Turkey Calling & Archery Seminar w/ The Bone Collectors
  • 1:00 Bob Redfern's Outdoor Magazine Cooking Demonstration
  • 11:00-12:00 and 4:00-5:00 FLW Pro Anglers Meet and Greet
  • 12:00 Performance by Daniel Lee Martin
  • 3:00 Hunter's Safety & Education Seminar
  • 11:30, 1:30, 3:30 Ultimate K9 Sports Show

Sunday June 14, 2009

  • 2-3 Bone Collectors Meet and Greet
  • 11:00-12:00 and 3:00-4:00 FLW Pro Anglers Meet and Greet
  • 1:00 Performance by Daniel Lee Martin
  • 12:00 Hunter's Safety & Education Seminar
  • 11:30 New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race, hosted by Michael Peterson

 

Outdoorsman Challenge

Field & Stream magazine will bring their Total Outdoorsman Challenge to the CMA Music Festival for two days of Sports ZStreet). 

On Thursday, June 11 (12:30 PM), Field & Stream will challenge the Country Music world to dethrone their three-time Total Outdoorsman Challenge Champion Paul Thompson in an outdoors skill competition.  Artists will compete against each other and Thompson to show off their hunting and fishing know-how.  The top scoring Artist will be featured in Field & Stream as Country Music's reigning Total Outdoorsman and the top three scoring artists will take home Diamond Archery bows. Participating artists include Bo Bice, Rhean Boyer, Dean Brody, Jason Brown, Matt Dame, Dan Evans, Daniel Lee Martin, Dave Robbins, Ronnie 'Cuz' Strickland, Rusty Tabor, Keni Thomas, Trent Willmon, and Mark Wills.

On Friday, June 12 (10:00 AM), 50 pre-qualified local sportsmen and sportswomen will compete in the Total Outdoorsman Challenge Regional event to move on to the National Championship, to be held in Springfield, Mo..

Outdoor Life Save-A-Stream Charity Pro-Am

County Artists and the Primos Hunting Pro Staff come together for a friendly outdoors competition at Fort Nashboro (First Avenue North at Church Street), Friday, June 12 (3:30 PM).  Daniel Lee Martin of The Sportsman Channel's Backstage & Backroads will host.

"Ultimate K9 Sports Show, presented by Waggin' Train Dog Treats"

The Ultimate K9 Sports Show, presented by Waggin' Train Dog Treats, will feature trainer John Misita and up to six world class K9 athletes participating in events including Dock Diving, High Jump, and K9 Frisbee. Fans will be invited to be a part of the show and will get the chance to meet the K9 stars afterwards and learn a few training secrets. All of  the "Ultimate K9 Sports Show" stars have been rescued or adopted from shelters all over the country. 

"Ultimate K9 Sports Show, presented by Waggin' Train Dog Treats" will be held Thursday, June 11 (11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM); Friday, June 12 (11:30 AM and 1:00 PM); Saturday, June 13 (11:30 Am, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM).

Mahindra Tractors Championship Bull Riding Challenge

The Mahindra Tractors Championship Bull Riding Challenge will return to the Sports Zone on Friday, June 12 (3:30PM). Artists and Championship Bull Riders (CBR) will compete for the best mechanical bull ride in the Sports Zone activity area.  Artists will be paired up with professional CBR athletes to compete against each other.

New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race, hosted by Michael Peterson

On Sunday, June 14 (11:30 AM), the Sports Zone will be filled with action-packed excitement as celebrities test their tractor-driving skills during the New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race hosted by Michael Peterson.

PlayStation® 3

Enjoy 20 PlayStation®3 gaming stations on board the PlayStation® Experience Tour with Country artist Jason Michael Carroll stopping by on Thursday, June 11(3:00 PM) to game with fans. By playing SingStar® Country, Sports Zone visitors can compete to win exclusive tickets to fan club parties. Visitors can stop by on Friday, June 12 to sing "Redneck Woman" for Gretchen Wilson fan club party passes, or they can give their rendition of "Kerosene" on Saturday, June 13 for passes to Miranda Lambert's party. Fans can also stop by the PlayStation ® Experiece Truck to find out how to win an autographed Kenny Chesney guitar being given away on Sunday, June 14

Other Sports Zone Activities

Sports Zone visitors can relax in massage chairs provided by Allstate Insurance and drive a NASCAR racing simulator courtesy of Nationwide Insurance. Other exhibitors include NOS Energy Drink, US Smokeless Tobacco, and Waggin' Train Dog Treats.

Fun zone

Thursday 9AM- 6PM, Fri-Sun 10AM - 6PM

 

FUN ZONE

Location:                   

Broadway between First Avenue South and Third Avenue South

Hours:  Thursday, June 11                            9:00 AM-6:00 PM

            Friday, June 12                                 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

            Saturday, June 13                             10:00 AM-6:00 PM

             Sunday, June 14                                10:00 AM-6:00 PM

The action-packed Fun Zone will keep families excited and busy for hours while they enjoy interactive games, activities, celebrity appearances, product samples, giveaways, and more.

BowTech Archery

The BowTech Interactive Archery Experience allows people of all ages the opportunity to experience archery in a safe, enclosed environment. Once at the event site, the trailer's three 8-foot windows open to create an observation area allowing spectators to view individuals shooting bows and hitting lifelike 3-D targets. Participants are greeted by instructors who provide one-on-one training ensuring an enjoyable "in-the-woods" experience.

DIY Network's "Stud Finder"

DIY Network is on a mission to find their next home improvement host in their DIY Network's Stud Finder search. DIY Network is searching nationwide to see who's got the right combination of skills and charisma. One lucky winner will walk away with the grand prize - their very own show on DIY Network.  There will be a live audition in DIY Network's tent in the Fun Zone during the CMA Music Festival for the chance to be DIY Network's new home improvement star.

Super 8 Motel

Super 8 will hosts an autograph signing with Super 8 sponsored top North American bull rider, Tyler Thomson, on Thursday, June 11, (11:00 AM-1:00 PM) and will have a register-to-win drawing for an autographed guitar. With the"Super 8 Top 8," attendees can vote at the Super 8 booth for their favorite performances from any of the CMA Music Festival concert stages. The top eight performances will be revealed at LP Field before the concert Sunday (June, 14).

Other Fun Zone Activities

Fans can also take the VaultTM Taste Challenge, practice their karaoke skills at the Tetley® Iced Tea area and stop by booths from others sponsors including Blue Bell Creameries, Dish Network, GEICO, Greased Lightning®, Honey Bunches of Oats, Martha White® Foods, Tennessee Lottery Education Corporation, Smoothie King,  Mahindra Tractors, USA, Roughstock.com, and Votre Vu® Paris·France.

Dr Pepper - McDonald's family zone

Thurs - Sat 11-5, Sun 11 - 4

Thursday - Sunday - 12:30-3:30 Arts and Crafts

Thursday - Jimmy Wayne will appear from 2PM - 3PM to collect instruments from fans for the "Keep the Music Playing" Nashville Alliance

Thursday, Friday and Sunday - Celebrity Chef Jon Ashton - 1:15PM

Thursday - Janet's Planet Stage Emcee - 2:15PM

Thursday and Sunday - Ronald McDonald - 2:20PM

Thursday 3:15 - Random House Celebrity Storytelling - Katie Armiger

Thursday 4PM - Grandbob

Friday - Saturday - Cupcake and Apron Decorating with Jon Ashton - Friday Guest Megan Munroe, Saturday Guest Sarah Darling

Friday 11:30 - Katie Chance

Friday 12:20 - Comedy and Magic of Sean T Hughes

Friday 2:15 - Random House Celebrity Storytelling - Dean Brody

Friday 3:15 - Conductor Jack and the Zinghoppers

Friday 4:00 - Taylor Ware

Saturday - 10:30 YWCA Celebrity Auction (see Charity/Other Events page for more info)

Saturday 4:00 - DIY Network's Deconstruction featuring Matt Blashaw

Sunday 11:00 and 2:15 - Bummkin Band

Sunday 11:30 - Dr Pepper - McDonald's Family Picnic - First 500 fans get a free lunch from the sponsors

Sunday 11:30 - Adam and the Couch Potatoes

Sunday - 1PM - 2010 Chevy Camaro Giveaway by Dr Pepper

Sunday 3:15 - Random House Celebrity Storytelling - Megan Mullins

Exhibitors - Cabbage Patch Kids, Carl Black Chevy, Davidson County Police and Sheriff Department, Dr. Pepper, McDonald's, First Act Musical Petting Zoo, Girl Scouts of America, Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Random House Publishing, Tennessee Aquarium, Vanderbilt EMT's

 

 

ABC block party

Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13
 
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.
 
Friday, June 12th

12:35pm -- Q&A Session:
Kimberly McCullough (Robin on "General Hospital")
Greg Vaughan (Lucky on "General Hospital")
 
1pm -- Autographs:
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli on "General Hospital")
Kimberly McCullough (Robin on "General Hospital")
Greg Vaughan (Lucky on "General Hospital")
Laura Wright (Carly on "General Hospital")

2pm -- ABC Memory Game:
Brandon Barash (Johnny on "General Hospital")
Bree Williamson (Jessica on "One Life to Live")

2:35pm -- Q&A Session:
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth on "General Hospital")
Bree Williamson (Jessica on "One Life to Live")

3pm -- Autographs:
Brandon Barash (Johnny on "General Hospital")
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth on "General Hospital")
Bree Williamson (Jessica on "One Life to Live")

3:15pm -- ABC Bingo:
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli on "General Hospital")
 
4:00 Chuck Wicks
 
4:20pm -- Q&A Session:
Kathy Brier (Marcie on "One Life to Live")
Kassie DePaiva (Blair on "One Life to Live")
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal on "All My Children")

4:30pm -- Divas of Daytime Performance:
Kathy Brier (Marcie on "One Life to Live")
Kassie DePaiva (Blair on "One Life to Live")
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal on "All My Children")

Saturday, June 13th

12pm -- ABC Memory Game:
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth on "General Hospital")
Laura Wright (Carly on "General Hospital")

12pm -- Autographs:
Kimberly McCullough (Robin on "General Hospital")
Greg Vaughan (Lucky on "General Hospital")
 
1pm -- Acoustic Corner Performance:
Kathy Brier (Marcie on "One Life to Live")
Kassie DePaiva (Blair on "One Life to Live")
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal on "All My Children")

1:50pm -- Q&A Session:
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli on "General Hospital")
Brandon Barash (Johnny on "General Hospital")
Laura Wright (Carly on "General Hospital")

2pm -- Autographs:
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli on "General Hospital")
Brandon Barash (Johnny on "General Hospital")
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth on "General Hospital")

2:30pm -- ABC Bingo:
Greg Vaughan (Lucky on "General Hospital")

2:55pm -- Divas of Daytime Performance:
Kathy Brier (Marcie on "One Life to Live")
Kassie DePaiva (Blair on "One Life to Live")
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal on "All My Children")

3pm -- Autographs:
Laura Wright (Carly on "General Hospital")
Bree Williamson (Jessica on "One Life to Live")
 
4pm -- Autographs:
Kathy Brier (Marcie on "One Life to Live")
Kassie DePaiva (Blair on "One Life to Live")
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal on "All My Children")