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 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.
"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.
More news for Country Music Association
- 04/20/17: Rhett, Ballerini host CMA Fest on TV
- 11/04/16: Beyonce, Chicks performance proves controversial
- 11/02/16: Stapleton, Bentley win early CMA honors
- 11/02/16: Brooks takes CMA Entertainer of the Year
- 10/26/16: Travis sings at CMAs
- 10/25/16: Alabama, B&D, Gill, Jackson, Reba, Strait perform at CMAs
- 10/10/16: Underwood, Paisley, Church to perform at CMAs
- 10/07/16: CMA announces broadcast winners
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Moakler does it his way
Steve Moakler told the good-sized crowd that he had played just about every college there is in the area. Now, that would be quite a lot and probably a bit hyperbolic. But the point is he's trying to do it his way.
Without the benefits of commercial radio play or a label behind him, Moakler has benefitted from extraterrestrial radio playing his... »»»
Concert Review: Giddens captivates, engages
About the only thing wrong that Rhiannon Giddens did was play a too small 900-plus seat venue that sold out months in advance. Aside from that misstep of not allowing in even more of her fans, Giddens was captivating, engaging and certainly not afraid to continue as potent musical force, although she was far more overtly political.... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
For most artists, eight years is a fair amount of time in their careers. For Nikki Lane, eight years represents the entirety of her recorded history, and she's filled that relatively short time span with a highlight reel of impressive accomplishments, not the least of which would be actually... »»»
For The Avett Brothers, MerleFest is a coming home of sorts. This year's edition of the MerleFest "traditional-plus" music festival in Wilkesboro, N.C., the event's 30th anniversary, a milestone sure to be marked by many different special appearances and commemorations during the festival's four-day run, is no exception.... »»»
There's no more solid live bluegrass show than the Gibson Brothers. They play with great technical skill and crispness. Their harmonies are just what a brother act should be: sweet, true and never forced. Brothers Leigh and Eric Gibson surround themselves... »»»
For nearly a decade and a half, The Devil Makes Three has concocted an amazing blend of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, rockabilly and whatever happens to bubble to the surface, and applied it liberally to their songwriting ethic.... »»»
Hipsters may only consider checking out Bobby Bare's "Things Change" due to the participation of hot item Chris Stapleton, who sings on a remake of the old hit "Detroit City." Hopefully, though, they'll immediately recognize Bare's immense talent and stick around for the whole shooting match. Bare's no spring chicken anymore, but he sounds extremely good throughout this classic-sounding country effort.
Formed in 2014 in the far reaches of Sheridan, Wyo., a place well off the map as far as connectivity with the bigger marketplace is concerned, The Two Tracks make a sound that ought to be instantly engaging to anyone appreciative of a true down home delivery. Consequently, the band's sophomore offering, "Postcard Town," brings them as close to the mainstream as one might imagine. »»»
Being part of Steve Earle's backing band, The Dukes, would seem to some a baptism of fire. Yes, The Mastersons - specifically, the husband and wife team of Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore - not only survived but thrived, spinning off a solo career that's resulted in three excellent albums. "Transient Lullaby" affirms the promise shown early on, making them an obvious heir apparent to Gram and Emmylou, Johnny and June, Porter and Dolly. »»»
Road Less Traveled
A last name like Petite suggests a double entendre, not to mention a punch line for all kinds of cheap jokes. So imagine the surprise that comes with the first discovery of Sara Petite's songs and singing. Big, bold and brassy, she comes across like an artist with a timeless resume, a whirlwind of musical expression who creates an ageless sound prepped by cool and confidence. »»»