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CMA Music Fest Nightly Concerts sell out

Monday, April 29, 2013 – Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out a record-setting 6 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.

"Tickets 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," said 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 via social media.

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 and celebrity question and answer sessions. 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.

The festival starts 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 or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) (price includes handling fees). Visit for details.

"Fan 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 festival started in 1972 as Fan Fair, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. In 2012, CMA Music Festival attracted more than 71,000 daily visitors from every state and 2 dozen foreign countries.

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.

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