CMT Hosts Pickin’ Party

Four Miss America contestants will be making appearances Saturday (Oct. 29) at CMT’s open mike “pickin’ party” being held in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Fan Fest. The block party will allow musicians attending the bluegrass festival at the Nashville Convention Center to perform on the CMT Cross Country stage before a crowd at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Commerce Street. Free barbecue will be served to attendees wearing Fan Fest wristbands. Appearing at the free event will be Tara Burns (Miss Tennessee), Kristian Dambrino (Miss Mississippi), Tracey Brown (Miss Idaho) and Tina Marie Mares (Miss Washington). The event takes place 11 a.m.-3 p.m.