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CMIL’s Guide to the 2014 CMA Music Festival

CMIL’s Guide to the 2014 CMA Music Festival

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Planning a trip to CMA Music Festival can be downright overwhelming. There’s SO MUCH to do and see and so little time! In addition to the official CMA Music Festival events, such as the AT&T U-Verse Fan Fair X, Riverstage concerts, and the nightly shows at LP Field, there are hundreds of other things going on including artist autograph sessions, fan club parties, and other special events like the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge.

To help make your planning easier, we’ve once again compiled the CountryMusicIsLove Guide to the CMA Music Festival. This list will continue to grow and as we get closer to the big event, so be sure to check back often.

Monday, June 2

3rd Annual Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-Am – Nashville Gun Club – The event will benefit the Tug McGraw Foundation and its efforts to improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Artists involved with the event include Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Craig Campbell, Kristy Lee Cook, Rhett Atkins, Colt Ford, Troy Gentry and more – For more information, click HERE

Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice – 4th Annual Fan Bash – Doors open at 2:00PM – Rocketown – Cost: $45 – includes lunch, door prizes, surprise souvenir, meet and greet opportunities and more – Purchase tickets HERE

Darius Rucker – 5th Annual ‘Darius and Friends’ Benefit Concert – 8:00 PM – Wildhorse Saloon – Cost: $35, VIP Tables: $100 – Lineup includes Clint Black, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square – All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Tickets on sale HERE

Tuesday, June 3

Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament – All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Lineup includes Colt Ford, Scott Hamilton, JT Hodges, Randy Houser, Tommy John, Charles Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Keifer Thompson and more

Carrie Underwood – Fan Club Party – Grand Ole Opry – CLOSED – Fan club members could RSVP HERE to enter to win a spot in the party – Last day to RSVP was April 20 – CLOSED

Craig Campbell – 2nd Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge – 4:00PM – Taking place at the corner of Demonbreun and 3rd Ave South, Downtown Nashville (behind the Listening Room Café) – Celebrity’s include Jerrod Niemann, Blackjack Billy, Lee Brice, Chase Rice, Parmalee, The Cadillac Three and many more – All proceeds to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation’s Colon Cancer Research

Clay Walker – Fifth Annual ‘Chords of Hope’ Concert – 7:00PM (Doors at 6:00) – 3rd and Lindsley – Cost: $35 General Admission, $100 VIP with meet & greet – Performance by Clay Walker, Dustin Lynch and Montgomery Gentry – Proceeds go to MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Purchase tickets HERE

Hot Nights At The Hall – The Henningsens – 7:00 PM – Country Music Hall of Fame Museum – Cost: Free to Museum members (memberships start at $40), Tickets $20 for non-members – Concert starts at 7:00PM, Doors open at 6:00PM – Autograph signings in Museum Store after show – For more information, click HERE

Craig Wiseman’s Stars for Second Harvest – 7:30 PM – Ryman Auditorium – Cost: $35-50 – Performances by Florida Georgia Line, Craig Wiseman, Tyler Farr, Luke Laird and David Lee Murphy and The Jugg Sisters of NashTrash Tours – Benefits Second Harvest – For more information, click HERE – Purchase tickets HERE

Wednesday, June 4

Casey James – Second Annual Frisbee Golf Tournament – 8:30 AM – Cost: $25 – The Children’s Theater at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt – Includes Frisbee, Kick Ball, Corn hole, and more – Fans will get preview of new Casey music – Proceeds to benefit the Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt – Tickets SOLD OUT –

Craig Morgan – Fan Club Party – 9:00AM – Music City Indoor Karting – Cost: General Admission $25, VIP $50 – General admission includes breakfast, concert and meet and greet, VIP includes breakfast, concert, one kart race and meet and greet – Tickets on sale HERE

The Highway Finds – 1:00PM – Hard Rock Cafe Nashville – Performances include Neal McCoy, Jamie Lynn Spears, Joel Crouse, Leah Turner and Parmalee

2014 CMT Music Awards – 8:00/7:00c – Co-hosted by – Performances by and more – Nominees include Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and more – To see the full list of nominees, click HERE – To vote for your favorite nominees, click HERE

Rodney Atkins – Fan Club Party – 8:00PM – Two Old Hippies – Cost: $10 – Includes an acoustic performance and Meet & Greet with Rodney & Rose Falcon, no food will be served but water/sodas will be provided – Tickets got on sale April 12 – For more information, click HERE

Marty Stuart‘s Late Night Jam – 10:00 PM – Ryman Auditorium – Cost: $35-50 – includes performance by Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives and many others – For more information, click HERE – Purchase tickets HERE

Thursday, June 5

Chevrolet Riverfront Stage – 10:00 AM – Gates open 45 minutes early for 4-day ticket holders – Cost: FREE – Lineup includes Big & Rich, Eric Paslay, Craig Campbell, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Love and Theft, and Cassadee Pope

HGTV Lodge – 10:00 AM – Fan Alley – will offer musical performances, autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station and a $5,000 cash giveaway – Performances and autographs by Rascal Flatts (10:00AM), Dierks Bentley (11:30AM), Kip Moore (12:45PM), Frankie Ballard (2:00PM), Eric Paslay (3:00PM), Josh Turner (4:00PM) – For more information, click HERE

Rascal Flatts – Exclusive Soundcheck Experience – RSVP for your chance to attend

Chris Young – Fan Club Party – General Jackson – Benefits Nashville School of the Arts – Includes full band performance by Chris, meet and greet, reserved seat, dinner buffet, and a gift – Students from the Nashville School of the Arts will also perform – Buy tickets HERE

Chris Janson – Fan Club Party – 11:00AM – Silver Dollar Saloon – Cost: VIP – $25 – VIP includes meet & greet – Special appearance by Stars of CMT’s Dog & Beth On The Hunt – Purchase tickets HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Josh Turner – 11:00AM – Josh Turner will sign his book, Man Stuff, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

Jana Kramer – Fan Club Party – 12:00PM – aVenue – Cost: $10 for general admission, $30 for t-shirt bundle – Includes first look at her brand new video, meet & greet, and a live acoustic performance – Ticket upgrade includes limited edition event tee, poster and “skip the line” entry into the venue – Purchase tickets HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Tyler Farr – 2:30AM – Tyler Farr will sign his album, Redneck Crazy, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

Show Dog – Universal Music and CountryMusicIsLove 2nd Annual Fan Appreciation Event – 3:00PM – Silver Dollar Saloon – Cost: General Admission – $10, VIP – $25 – Includes performances by Native Run, Joel Crouse, Krystal Keith, JT Hodges and Josh Thompson – VIP ticket includes exclusive gift bag and meet and greet with the artists – Purchase tickets HERE

Fifth Annual Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction – 4:00PM – CMA Music Fest Buckle Stage at 4th Ave. and Broadway – Fans have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind guitars inspired and autographed by country stars – Guitars signed by Luke Bryan, Jimmy Dickens, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, the men of ABC’s Nashville, Reba, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Young McCreery scheduled to perform and guest host with radio and TV personality Bill Cody – Proceeds go to The Opry Trust Fund

Gloriana – 4:00PM – aVenue Cost: $10 for general admission, $30 for VIP meet & greet bundle – Includes a live performance of new music, Gloriana tumbler, maurices tote bag – Ticket upgrade includes meet & greet, A’int Runnin’ Outta Summer EP and much more – Purchase tickets HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Kellie Pickler – 4:30PM – Kellie Pickler will sign her album, The Woman I Am, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

Ashley Monroe with Striking Matches – 5:00PM (Doors open 4:00PM) – 3rd and Lindsley – Cost: $15.00 – Purchase tickets HERE

BMI Tailgate Party – 5:15 PM – LP Field Parking Lot, near the South entrance – Cost: Free (parking available at LP for $15) – stage will feature a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters and artists – Performers include Sarah Haze (5:15), David Fanning (6:00), and Josh Thompson (6:50)

Nightly Show at LP Field – 6:30 PM – Lineup includes (in no particular order): Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw

Friday, June 6

Chevrolet Riverfront Stage – 10:00 AM – Gates open 45 minutes early for 4-day ticket holders – Cost: FREE – Lineup includes Craig Morgan, Danielle Bradbery, Parmalee, Dan + Shay, Chase Rice, Collin Raye, Kellie Pickler and Clay Walker

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Charley Pride – 10:00AM – Charley Pride will sign his album, Country Charley Pride/Pride of Country Music, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

Easton Corbin – Fan Club Party – Details TBA

HGTV Lodge – 11:00 AM – Fan Alley – will offer musical performances, autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station and a $5,000 cash giveaway – Performances and autographs by Jana Kramer (autographs only, 11:00AM), Dustin Lynch (12:00AM), Sara Evans (2:00PM), Charlie Worsham (3:00PM), Parmalee (4:00PM) – For more information, click HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Brenda Lee – 11:00AM – Brenda Lee will sign her album, The Definitive Collection, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Craig Morgan – 1:00PM – Craig Morgan will sign his album, The Journey: Livin’ Hits, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

Kristen Kelly – 2:00 PM – 3rd & Lindsley – Cost: $15 GA, $30 including fan club membership – Kristen will share new music – Includes appearances by Kimberly Kelly, Terra Bella, and Jon Webber – Purchase tickets HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Natalie Stovall – 3:00PM – Natalie Stovall will sign her EP in the Museum Store, following 3:00PM Performance at CMT Stage – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

BMI Tailgate Party – 5:15 PM – LP Field Parking Lot, near the South entrance – Cost: Free (parking available at LP for $15) – stage will feature a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters and artists – Performers include Michael Ray (5:15), Chase Bryant (6:00), and Blackjack Billy (6:50)

Nightly Show at LP Field – 6:30 PM – Lineup includes (in no particular order): Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry

Saturday, June 7

2013 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge – 9:00AM – Greer Stadium – Celebrities include Florida Georgia Line, Jamie Lynn Spears, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Ali Sweeney and more – Buy tickets HERE

Chevrolet Riverfront Stage – 10:00 AM – Gates open 45 minutes early for 4-day ticket holders – Cost: FREE – Lineup includes Billy Ray Cyrus, Frankie Ballard, Tyler Farr, LoCash Cowboys, The Swon Brothers, Jason Michael Carroll, Maggie Rose

Katie Armiger – 10:00AM – Sirius XM Theater Cost: $50 – Fans will help Armiger co-write a song – Ticket includes t-shirt – Event will be hosted by Buzz Brainard – Purchase tickets HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Brandy Clark – 10:30AM – Brandy Clark will sign her album, 12 Stories, in the Museum Store – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

HGTV Lodge – 11:00 AM – Fan Alley – will offer musical performances, autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station and a $5,000 cash giveaway – Performances and autographs by Brett Eldredge (11:00AM), Tyler Farr (2:00PM), Kristian Bush (3:00PM), Craig Morgan (autographs only, 4:00PM) – For more information, click HERE

Country Music Hall of Fame autograph signing with Lauren Alaina – 2:30PM – Lauren Alaina will sign her album, Wildflower, in the Museum Store, following 2:00PM Performance at CMT Stage – Product must be purchased from the Museum Store – For more info, click HERE

BMI Tailgate Party – 5:15 PM – LP Field Parking Lot, near the South entrance – Cost: Free (parking available at LP for $15) – stage will feature a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters and artists – Performers include Whiskey Jam (5:15), Chris Lane (6:00), and Brett Eldredge (6:50)

Nightly Show at LP Field – 6:30 PM – Lineup includes (in no particular order): Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Little Big Town

Sunday, June 8

Chuck Wicks – Fan Club Party – 9:00AM – Margaritaville – Cost: $40 – Includes breakfast buffet, signed special edition poster, acoustic concert by Chuck and meet & greet– Purchase tickets HERE

Chevrolet Riverfront Stage – 10:00 AM – Gates open 45 minutes early for 4-day ticket holders – Cost: FREE – Lineup includes Gloriana, Terri Clark, Colt Ford, Lonestar, Jon Pardi, David Nail, Uncle Kracker, Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan

HGTV Lodge – 11:00 AM – Fan Alley – will offer musical performances, autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station and a $5,000 cash giveaway – Performances and autographs by Chasin’ Crazy (10:00AM), Jon Pardi (12:00AM), Gloriana (1:00PM), Love and Theft (3:00PM), Parmalee (4:00PM) – For more information, click HERE

BMI Tailgate Party – 5:15 PM – LP Field Parking Lot, near the South entrance – Cost: Free (parking available at LP for $15) – stage will feature a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters and artists – Performers include Adam Craig (5:15), A Thousand Horses (6:00), and Natalie Stovall and the Drive (6:50)

Nightly Show at LP Field – 6:30 PM – Lineup includes (in no particular order): Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Zac Brown Band