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2009 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL   -  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

CMT.com keeps you informed of the daily CMA Music Festival activities. Plan your fan fair experience around the following itinerary to insure you see the live shows, country stars, celebrities and more that will make this a memorable trip to Music City.
CMA Global Artist Party

CMA Global Artist Party - The Stage on Lower Broadway at 6 p.m.

Artists from around the globe are slated to perform including Australians Kristy Lee Acres, the McClymonts and Peter McWhirter. George Canyon and Alex J. Robinson will represent Canada alongside New Zealand's Ashley Cooper, Ireland's Colm Kirwan and Lucie Silvas of the UK. This show is free with preference given to four-day CMA Music Festival ticket holders.
AristoMedia Global Showcase

AristoMedia Global Showcase - Second Fiddle on Lower Broadway at 3 p.m.

Free show hosted by Robert Reynolds features up-and-coming artists from around the world including Pierre Lory of France, Brianie and David Bradley of the UK, Norway's Tore Anderson, Rolf Fritschi of Switzerland, Australia's Dianna Corcoran and Codie Prevost of Canada.
Grand Ole Opry Member Carrie Underwood

The Grand Ole Opry - Opry House at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The show that made country music famous celebrates the CMA Music Festival with a star-studded lineup including Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Lorrie Morgan and more. Visitors will need to purchase tickets for this event.
Montgomery Gentry at the 2008 Country Weekly Fashion Show

Third Annual Country Weekly Fashion Show - Wildhorse Saloon at Noon

This is where the runway meets rockin' country. Stars strut their stuff and perform their songs to benefit Musicians On Call, an organization which brings live and recorded music to patients at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Artists will be confirmed later. Tickets must be purchased for this event.
CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade Grand Marshall Rodney Atkins

CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade - 2 p.m.

Singer Rodney Atkins is the grand marshall of this year's kick-off parade which includes appearances by Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Mandy Barnett, Bo Bice, Bomshel, Caitlin & Will, the Carter Twins, Jeff Cook (Alabama), Brad Cotter, Sarah Darling, Due West, Dan Evans (The Biggest Loser), Colt Ford, the Grascals, Halfway to Hazard, Heartland, Ty Herndon, Steve Holy, Jypsi, Kate & Kacey, Sammy Kershaw, Brenda Lee, the LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, the Lost Trailers, Justin Moore, Megan Munroe, the Oak Ridge Boys, One Flew South, Michael Peterson, Collin Raye, Ricochet, Rio Grand, Brady Seals, Sunny Sweeney, Trent Tomlinson, Trent Willmon and Chris Young. NASCAR drivers Jeff Burton and Robert Richardson will also be featured.
CMA Music Festival Block Party performer Eric Church

CMA Music Festival Block Party - Sommet Center at 3 p.m.

Performers to include Trent Tomlinson, LoCash Cowboys, Jason Michael Carroll, The Lost Trailers, James Otto, Emerson Drive, Eric Church and Rodney Atkins.
Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge Player Carrie Underwood

City of Hope 19th Annual Celebrity Softball Challenge - Greer Stadium at 7 p.m.

Country music's hottest stars and other celebrities compete for nine innings in the name of charity. Artists confirmed so far include Carrie Underwood, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner and more. Fans will need to purchase tickets for this event.
Country Superstar Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson Concert- Cadillac Ranch at 8 p.m.

Free concert is open to the public but will be limited to 1,000 fans. Admission to the show will be on a first come, first served basis. Wristbands for entrance will be distributed at the front doors of Cadillac Ranch beginning at 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam

Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam - Ryman Auditorium at 10 p.m.

This is an annual event for nocturnal country music fans who enjoy true musicianship and impromptu performances. Look for performances by host Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, the Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith and bluegrass group Cherryholmes.
Riverfront Park Daytime Stage performer Gretchen Wilson

Riverfront Park Daytime Stage - Riverfront Park from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

This stage is free and open to the public. Artists scheduled to perform include Gretchen Wilson, the Bellamy Brothers, Diamond Rio, Neal McCoy, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Randy Rogers Band, Ashton Shepherd, Phil Vassar and Chuck Wicks.
Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center

Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Get autographs and photos as you meet the stars in person. Be sure to visit the CMT booth to meet your favorite artists, vote for the CMT Music Awards, pose for photos with the CMT Music Awards Buckle, purchase exclusive CMT Music Awards merchandise and more.
Caitlin & Will

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 10 a.m.

Meet and get autographs from Can You Duet winners Caitlin & Will.
Luke Bryan

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 11 a.m.

Meet and get autographs from country star Luke Bryan.
Jack Ingram

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 12 p.m.

Meet and get autographs from singer-songwriter Jack Ingram.
Lance Smith

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 1 p.m.

Meet and get autographs from CMT's own Lance Smith.
Naomi Judd

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 2 p.m.

Meet and get autographs from the legendary country star Naomi Judd.
Joey & Rory

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 3 p.m.

Meet and get autographs from newcomers Joey & Rory.
Julianne Hough

CMT Booth - Nashville Convention Center at 4 p.m.

Meet and get autographs from Dancing With the Stars alumn and country singer Julianne Hough.
Caitlin & Will

Chevy Music Stage - Sommet Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public. Artists scheduled to appear (in order) include Jeff Cook, Love & Theft, Steve Holy, Caitlin & Will, Danielle Peck, John Conlee, Trailor Choir, Kentucky Headhunters and Colt Ford.
Durango Acoustic Corner performer TelluRide

Durango Acoustic Corner - Nashville Convention Center from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Features performances by Jimmy Kish, John Carter, TelluRide, Razzy Bailey, KC Johns and Amanda Marsh.
Courthouse Park

Courthouse Park - Public Square from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public and features local bands, beer, food and more. Lineup will be announced later.
VAULT Concert Stage

VAULT Concert Stage - LP Field begins at 7:30 p.m.

The first of the nightly shows of the 2009 CMA Music Festival includes performances by country stars Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley. Plus, CMT will award one lucky section special CMT Music Awards buckles.
CMA Music Festival After Hours

CMA Music Festival After Hours - Downtown Clubs from 11 p.m. - Close

Enjoy late night music and specials at various downtown clubs. Plus, join CMT at The Stage (412 Broadway) and Paradise Park Trailer Resort (411 Broadway) for official CMT Music Awards pre-parties.
Riverfront Park Daytime Stage performer Eric Church

Riverfront Park Daytime Stage - Riverfront Park from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free outdoor show is open to the public and includes performances by John Anderson, Eric Church, Trent Willmon, Jeff Bates, Mark Wills, Randy Houser, the Oak Ridge Boys, Jamie O'Neal, Clay Walker, Bucky Covington and Aaron Tippin.
Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center

Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Come meet the stars, get autographs, photos and more. Be sure to visit the CMT booth to meet your favorite artists, vote for the CMT Music Awards, pose for photos with the CMT Music Awards Buckle, purchase exclusive CMT Music Awards merchandise and more.
Chevy Music Stage performer Julie Roberts

Chevy Music Stage - Sommet Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public. Lineup, in order of appearance, includes David Nail, Lee Brice, Dean Brody, Rhonda Vincent, Irish Showcase, Kate & Kacey, Julie Roberts and Cherryholmes.
Durango Acoustic Corner performer Rhonda Towns

Durango Acoustic Corner - Nashville Convention Center from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Features performances by Dan Evans, BroadBand, Don Campbell, Rachel Williams, Damon Smith, Rhonda Towns and Ben Gregg.
Courthouse Park

Courthouse Park - Public Square from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public and features local bands, beer, food and more. Lineup will be announced later.
VAULT Concert Stage performer Lady Antebellum

VAULT Concert Stage - LP Field at 8:00 p.m.

This show represents some of the hottest new stars to emerge in country music and includes fan-favorites Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band. Plus, CMT will award one lucky section special CMT Music Awards buckles.
CMA Music Festival After Hours

CMA Music Festival After Hours - Downtown Clubs from 11 p.m. - Close

Enjoy late night music and specials at various downtown clubs. Plus, join CMT at The Stage (412 Broadway) and Paradise Park Trailer Resort (411 Broadway) for official CMT Music Awards pre-parties.
Riverfront Park Daytime Stage performer Keith Anderson

Riverfront Park Daytime Stage - Riverfront Park from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

This free concert is open to the public and includes performances by Bill Anderson, Keith Anderson, Tracy Byrd, Jason Michael Carroll, the Lost Trailers, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan and Chris Young.
Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center

Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Get autographs and photos as you meet the stars in person. Be sure to visit the CMT booth to meet your favorite artists, vote for the CMT Music Awards, pose for photos with the CMT Music Awards Buckle, purchase exclusive CMT Music Awards merchandise and more.
Chevy Music Stage

Chevy Music Stage - Sommet Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public. Lineup, in order of appearance, includes Ty Herndon, Katie Armiger, Halfway to Hazzard, Cowboy Crush, Holly Williams, Jonathan Singleton, Carter's Chord, Justin Moore and Billy Dean.
Courthouse Park

Courthouse Park - Public Square from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public and features local bands, beer, food and more. Lineup will be announced later.
Martina McBride

YWCA Charity Auction - Family Fun Zone at 10:30 a.m.

Martina McBride hosts the YWCA Celebrity Auction which gives fans the opportunity to bid on memorabilia from their favorite country artists.
Durango Acoustic Corner performer Billy Gilman

Durango Acoustic Corner - Nashville Convention Center from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Features performances by Brian Stace, the Roys, Justin David, Divas of Daytime TV, Billy Gilman, John Arthur Martinez and Will Clements.
CMA Fan Social Sponsored by CMT featuring Joey and Rory

Third Annual CMA Fan Social Sponsored by CMT - Secret Location from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

This free concert and autograph session hosted by CMT's Lance Smith features Carter Twins, Eli Young Band, Emerson Drive, Gloriana, Holly Williams and Joey & Rory. But the location is a secret. Watch now for clues in our online video scavenger hunt to find the party. Get additional clues on your phone at m.cmt.com or online at Rhapsody and Verizon Wireless. Be a friend of CMT on MySpace and Facebook or follow us on Twitter for bonus clues.
VAULT Concert Stage performer Trace Adkins

VAULT Concert Stage - LP Field at 8 p.m.

Everything you love about country music can be experienced at this show. Soaring vocals, honest lyrics and raw power will rock the stadium with Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack and Martina McBride. Plus, CMT will award one lucky section special CMT Music Awards buckles.
CMA Music Festival After Hours

CMA Music Festival After Hours - Downtown Clubs from 11 p.m. - Close

Enjoy late night music and specials at various downtown clubs. Plus, join CMT at The Stage (412 Broadway) and Paradise Park Trailer Resort (411 Broadway) for official CMT Music Awards pre-parties.
Riverfront Park Daytime Stage performer Joe Nichols

Riverfront Park Daytime Stage - Riverfront Park from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

This show is free and open to the public and includes performances by Eli Young Band, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Gloriana, Josh Gracin, Jessica Harp, Joey & Rory, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, Restless Heart and Darryl Worley.
Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center

Exhibit Hall - Nashville Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Get autographs and photos as you meet the stars in person. Be sure to visit the CMT booth to meet your favorite artists, vote for the CMT Music Awards, pose for photos with the CMT Music Awards Buckle, purchase exclusive CMT Music Awards merchandise and more.
Chevy Music Stage

Chevy Music Stage - Sommet Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This outdoor show is free and open to the public. Lineup, in order of appearance, includes Emily West, the Carter Twins, Jypsi, The Grascals, Charlie Louvin, Blackberry Smoke, Bomshel and T. Graham Brown.
Durango Acoustic Corner performer Daniel Smith

Durango Acoustic Corner - Nashville Convention Center from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Features performances by Sage Keffer, Candice Crain, Daniel Smith, Timothy Craig and Miko Marks.
VAULT Concert Stage performer Taylor Swift

VAULT Concert Stage - LP Field at 8 p.m.

This show closes out the week with just the right balance of outlaw grit and youthful innocence. See singer-songwriters Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich, Taylor Swift and Jack Ingram. Plus, CMT will award one lucky section special CMT Music Awards buckles.
CMA Music Festival After Hours

CMA Music Festival After Hours - Downtown Clubs from 11 p.m. - Close

Enjoy late night music and specials at various downtown clubs. Plus, join CMT at The Stage (412 Broadway) and Paradise Park Trailer Resort (411 Broadway) for official CMT Music Awards pre-parties.