CMA fest is nearly here, and Nashville is gearing up for four days of non-stop country music. But here’s a secret, the events in Nashville start before the official kick off happens in June 7. If you’re coming into town early, you can meet some of your favorite artists at the Music City Gives Back Concert at Ascend Park on Monday June 4.
The concert is free and benefits Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music school, which makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families. Rodney Atkins will take the stage for the eighth year as host. (I’m hosting too, so come say “Hi”!)
You can get up close and personal with your favorite stars by hitting the autograph signings, beginning at noon central time. There are four autograph booths to choose from and many artists to see.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. William Michael Morgan
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Teagan Marie
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Walker McGuire
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kalie Shorr
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Adam Doleac
CARL BLACK CHEVROLET
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Canaan Smith
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Adam Craig
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Jon Pardi & Justin Adams
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Radio Romance
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Rodney Atkins
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Dillon Carmichael
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Stephanie Quayle
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Uncle Si and the Sicotics
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Phil Vassar
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kip Moore
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Drew Baldridge
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Jay Allen
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hudson Moore
It’s all free!! The concert starts at 5 p.m. with Travis Denning, Drew Baldridge, and Ashley McBryde followed by headliners Big & Rich to close out the party.
If you can’t make it to town for the event, you can listen to the concert on “Country Roads” on TuneIn!