SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

CMT.com tracked the biggest CMA Music Festival activities -- from the live shows to the after-hours events. Check out the week-long schedule from the 2008 CMA Music Festival.

Monday, June 2

6:00 PM
5th Annual CMA Global Artist Party
Location: The Stage on Broadway
Performers: TBD
Admission: Free
 
6:00 PM - 10 PM
3rd Annual Lonestar & Friends Strike Out for the Kids
Location: Hermitage Lanes
Tickets are now sold out.
 

Tuesday, June 3

7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Opry
Location: Opry House
Performers: Carrie Underwood, Montgomery Gentry, Oak Ridge Boys, Luke Bryan
Tickets Available.
 

Wednesday, June 4

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
CMA Information Booth Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
CMA Registration Begins
Location: Sommet Center
 
12:00 PM
18th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge
Location: Greer Stadium
Artists: Carrie Underwood, Chris Cagle, Chuck Wicks, Danielle Peck, Hollywood Yates "The Wolf" on American Gladiators II, Jake Owen, James Otto, Jamey Johnson, Jimmy Wayne, Keith Anderson, Kellie Pickler, Luke Bryan, Phil Vassar, Randy Houser, Sara Evans, Vince Gill
Tickets available at Ticketmaster
 
7:00 PM
Country Weekly Fashion Show Presented by Wrangler
Location: Wildhorse Saloon
Artists: Katie Armiger, Sarah Buxton, Charter's Chord, Christian Cane, Ashley Gearing, Adam Gregory, Jennifer Hanson, Marcel, CMT's Can You Duet Joey Martin, Lorrie Morgan, Erika Page-White, Danielle Peck, Mica Roberts, Phil Stacey, Crystal Shawanda, Fisher Stevenson, Trent Tomlinson, Jimmy Wayne, Emily West, Bryan White, Chuck Wicks, Trent Willmon, Blake Wise, NBC's American Gladiator Hollywood Yates, and Chris Young
Tickets available at Ticketmaster
 
7:00 PM
IFCO Fun Fest 2008
Location: Cadillac Ranch
Tickets available.
 
10:00 PM
Marty Stuart's 7th Annual Late Night Jam
Location: Ryman Auditorium
Performers: Marty Stuart & HFS, The Charlie Daniels Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gretchen Wilson, John Rich and Friends, Kathy Mattea, SteelDrivers, Sunny Sweeney, Mike Farris
Tickets available at Ticketmaster
 

Thursday, June 5

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Information Booth Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Registration Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall is Open
Location: Nashville Convention Center
 
10:00 AM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Ticket Distribution
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Ticket Distribution: for Eric Church and Emily West meet-and-greets
 
10:00 AM
Autograph Signing
Location: Country Music Hall of Fame
Appearing: Trisha Yearwood will sign copies of her latest CD, Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, and her new cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours in the museum store.
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greased Lightning Daytime Stages
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, Jason Michael Carroll, Luke Bryan and Chuck Wicks
 
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Acoustic Corner
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Performers: Jace Everett, Brandi Thornton, Rhonda Towns, Jimmy Kish the Flying Cowboy, Thom Shepherd, Ashlee Page, World's Greatest Fishing Band, Dennie Hall and Dan Colehour
 
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Chevy Plaza
Location: Sommet Center
Performers: Sonny Burgess, Sierra Hull, KingBilly, Lucky Bucks, Daniel Lee Martin, Mountain Heart, SteelDrivers and Dan Tyminski
 
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
Daytime Stage
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
Performers: Kyle Wyley, Shawna Russell, Jason Brown and Indian Rodeo
 
12:00 PM
Interview and Performance
Location: Country Music Hall of Fame
Performers: Kathy Mattea performs songs from her new CD, Coal, produced by Marty Stuart. The West Virginia native will discuss her new work, in which she explores her mining heritage.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Eric Church meet-and-greet
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
McDonald's - Dr. Pepper Mega Music Show
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Crystal Shawanda, Keith Anderson, Erika Jo, Mindy McCready, Phil Stacey, David Nail and Aaron Tippin
 
1:15 PM
Autograph Signing
Location: Country Music Hall of Fame
Appearing: Kathy Mattea will sign copies of her new CD, Coal, in the museum store.
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrangler Complete Country
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: The Bellamy Brothers, Heidi Newfield, Richie McDonald, Zac Brown, Carter's Chord and Mark Chesnutt
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Emily West meet-and-greet
 
3:00 PM
Autograph Signing
Location: Country Music Hall of Fame
Appearing: Trace Adkins will be signing copies of his new book, A Personal Stand in the museum store.
 
4:00 PM - 6;30 PM
Nashville Spotlight
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Adam Gregory, Eddy Raven, Andy Griggs, Danielle Peck, Tracy Byrd, Lee Brice and Emerson Drive
 
7:45 PM
VAULT Concert Stage
Location: LP Field
Performers: Jewel, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Sugarland and Taylor Swift
 
11:00 PM
CMA Music Festival After Hours presented by CMT
Location: Participating downtown clubs
 

Friday, June 6

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Information Booth Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Registration Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall is Open
Location: Nashville Convention Center
 
10:00 AM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Ticket Distribution
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Ticket Distribution: for Luke Bryan, Ashton Shepherd, Lady Antebellum and Diana DeGarmo meet-and-greets
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Luke Bryan meet-and-greet
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boot Scootin' Brunch
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Neal McCoy, Megan Mullins, Jeff Bates, Crossin Dixon, Jennifer Hanson and Jake Owen
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Ashton Shepherd meet-and-greet
 
11:00 AM - 4:40 PM
Chevy Plaza
Location: Sommet Center
Performers: The Clark Brothers, Hot Apple Pie, Cory Morrow, Gary Nichols, One Flew South, Julie Roberts, Keni Thomas and Michelle Wright
 
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Acoustic Corner
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Performers: Rachel Williams, TelluRide, Damon Smith, Austin Cody, Cowboy Joe & the Babcocks, Jenna von Oy, Marhsall Reign, Brooke Moton and Ben Gregg
 
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
Daytime Stage
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
Performers: Colt Ford, Bailey Grey, Ash Bowers and Jason Matthews
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Lady Antebellum meet-and-greet
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
McDonald's - Dr. Pepper Hooked on Music Show
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Rick Huckaby, Jypsi, Chris Young, The Lost Trailers, Sarah Johns and Lorrie Morgan
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrangler Positively Cool Country Show
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Jason Meadows, Dean Brody, Ashley Gearing, Heartland, Jeff Griffith with Joe Stampley, Emily West and Lonestar
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Diana DeGarmo meet-and-greet
 
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Totally Country Show
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Eric Church, Ashton Shepherd, The Road Hammers, James LeBlanc, Jeremy McComb, Star DeAzlan, Fisher Stevenson and Jack Ingram
 
7:45 PM
VAULT Concert Stage
Location: LP Field
Performers: Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Josh Turner and Carrie Underwood
 
11:00 PM
CMA Music Festival After Hours presented by CMT
Location: Participating downtown clubs
 

Saturday, June 7

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Information Booth Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Registration Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall is Open
Location: Nashville Convention Center
 
10:00 AM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Ticket Distribution
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Ticket Distribution: for the Final Four Duos from Can You Duet and Julianne Hough meet-and-greets
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Final Four Duo from Can You Duet meet-and-greet
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Country Jamboree
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Joe Nichols, Flynnville Train, Eli Young Band, Doug Stone, The Roys and Stephen Cochran
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Final Four Duo from Can You Duet meet-and-greet
 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
YWCA Celebrity Auction
Location: McDonald's - Dr. Pepper Family Zone
Appearing: Katie Armiger, NFL Tennessee Titans' Cortland Finnegan, Lady Antebellum, Sherry Lynn and Heidi Newfield
 
11:00 AM - 4:40 PM
Chevy Plaza
Location: Sommet Center
Performers: Deborah Allen, The Band of Heathens, The Greencards, Jedd Hughes, James Intveld, Noe Palma, Michael Peterson and Trent Summar
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CMA Music Festival BBQ Championship
Location: Chevy Sports Zone
 
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Acoustic Corner
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Performers: James Taylor Curtis, Chris Gray, Kassie DePaiva, Will Clements, Well Hungarians and Mustang Creek
 
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
Daytime Stage
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
Performers: Tommy Joe Wilson, Zane Lewis, The Wrights and Cody McCarver
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Final Four Duo from Can You Duet meet-and-greet
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lady Antebellum RockBand Competition
Location: Paradise Park Trailer Resort - 411 Broadway
Performers: Lady Antebellum and the CMT.com Out Rock the Band Sweepstakes Winner.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
McDonald's - Dr. Pepper Saturday in the Park
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Mel Tillis, Emma Mae Jacob, Jimmy Wayne, Trailer Choir, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and John Berry
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Final Four Duo from Can You Duet meet-and-greet
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Julianne Hough meet-and-greet
 
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wrangler Riverside Country Show
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Bo Bice, Katie Arminger, Whiskey Falls, Justin Moore, Jasmine Rae, Mark Wills, Trent Willmon, Ray Scott and Buddy Jewell
 
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Nashville City Limits
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Darryl Worley, Mica Roberts, Michael Martin Murphey, Billy Gilman, Minnie Murphy and Jeffrey Steele
 
7:45 PM
VAULT Concert Stage
Location: LP Field
Performers: Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Craig Morgan and Kenny Rogers
 
11:00 PM
CMA Music Festival After Hours presented by CMT
Location: Participating downtown clubs
 

Sunday, June 8

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Information Booth Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CMA Music Festival Registration Open
Location: Sommet Center
 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall is Open
Location: Nashville Convention Center
 
10:00 AM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Ticket Distribution
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Ticket Distribution: for Katie Cook and Lance Smith meet-and-greets
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Classic Country Show
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Con Hunley, Lane Brody, Mel McDaniel, Jimmy Fortune, Bill Anderson and Billy Yates
 
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Katie Cook meet-and-greet
 
11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Acoustic Corner
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Performers: Sage Keffer, Timothy Craig, Justin David, Todd O'Neill and Cash Creek
 
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Chevy Plaza
Location: Sommet Center
Performers: The Grascals, La Familia, Little Joe, Bobby Marquez, Augie Meyers, Chase Mitchell, Ruben Ramos, Charlie Rich Jr. and Riders In The Sky
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CMA Music Festival BBQ Championship - Judging and Awards Ceremony
Location: Chevy Sports Zone
 
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Daytime Stage
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
Performers: Gloriania, Two Timers, Brother Trouble and Brittini Black
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
McDonald's - Dr. Pepper Nashville Standard Time
Location: Riverfront Stage
Performers: Bryan White, Charlie Allen, Sunny Sweeney, Rockie Lynne, Whitney Duncan and The Oak Ridge Boys
 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
truTV Fan Fair Exhibit Hall Meet-and-Greet
Location: Nashville Convention Center
Appearing: Lance Smith meet-and-greet
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrangler Sunday In the South
Location: Riverfront Stage
Performers: Jamie O'Neal, Carolina Rain, Drew Davis Band, Laura Bryna, Rio Grand and Ty Herndon
 
4:00 PM - 6:25 PM
Riverfront Grand Finale
Location: Riverfront Park
Performers: Raul Malo, Rissi Palmer, T. Graham Brown, LoCash Cowboys, Greg Hanna, Cowboy Crush and Josh Gracin
 
7:45 PM
VAULT Concert Stage
Location: LP Field
Performers: Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, James Otto, Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam.