Saturday, June 6, 2015

CMA Music Festival to Kick Off With Free Concert All Day June 10

            NASHVILLE – The day before gates open to the 2015 CMA Music Festival, CMA is throwing a free kick-off concert all day June 10 at the foot of Broadway to get Nashville and every fan that flocks to Music City for the "ultimate country music fan experience" into the spirit of the Festival.

            CMA has announced the performers for the CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage featuring SiriusXM popular show, "Highway Finds". The event, curated by SiriusXM and hosted by "The Highway’s" on-air talent, will occur from 10:15 a.m.-7 p.m. June 10 (Wednesday).

             “The CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert has been extremely popular with our fans and adds another day of free music to the event,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is just another way we can thank the local fans for supporting the Festival while also welcoming Country Music fans from around the country and world to Nashville.”

            The Kick-Off Concert will feature performances by A Thousand Horses, Greg Bates, Annie Bosko, Ruthie Collins, Jessie James Decker, Clare Dunn, Haley Georgia, Haley & Michaels, Sonia Leigh, LoCash, Jackson Michelson, Logan Mize, Jess Moskaluke, Old Dominion, James Otto, Outshyne, Parmalee, Carly Pearce, Adam Sanders, Canaan Smith, Dallas Smith, and Sundy Best.

Clare Dunn (Photo by Carlos Ruiz provided by Country Music Association)

            The CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert will occur at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, located at the foot of Broadway at First Avenue. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. for the general public.

            CMA has also announced this year’s "National Anthem" singers for the 2015 CMA Music Festival. Katie Armiger will perform the "National Anthem" on Thursday, June 11 at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. Each night a special guest will be performing the "National Anthem" at the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Thursday night it will be Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, followed by Restless Heart on Friday, Kellie Pickler on Saturday, and Lee Greenwood on Sunday.

            Festival-goers can visit for the complete schedule.

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