Can’t Miss Events at CMA Music Festival 2011

There is so much happening this year at Music Fest we wanted to take a minute and show you some of the off-stage highlights.  We’ve got stars from the first Music Fest, a dance contest, a book signing, birthday party, and tons for free stuff.  See y’all in Nashville!


  • CMA Music Festival 40thBirthday Party
    • Thursday, 6/9 at 3:00 in the Family Zone
    • Free mini Gigi’s Cupcakes to the first 500 fans.
    • 40 of the cupcakes are numbered, and recipients of the 40 numbered cupcakes get to choose a wrapped birthday gift from CMA.  All gifts are valued $25 to $500.
  • Grand Ole Opry’s Guitars of the Stars Auction
    • Bid on one-of-a-kind guitars from artists like Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and many more.  Be at the Family Zone on Friday at 4pm.
  • Gloriana’s “Wanna Take You Home” Dance Contest
    • Have you ever wanted to be in a Country Music video?  Well, here’s your chance.  Be at the Family at 5pm on Thursday.  Rising stars Gloriana are looking for fans to be in their upcoming video.  Get there early to get the details.


  • Shania Twain book signing
    • Tickets distributed outside Bridgestone Arena at 5th & Broadway side (near Lay’s Stage) beginning at 9AM Friday, 6/10.  Tickets distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to fans already possessing the book.
    • Fans must have a book in order to participate.
    • 1,000 wristbands will be distributed; an additional 500 “hopeful” tickets will be distributed.  “Hopefuls” are not guaranteed to get an autograph.
    • One autograph per fan.


  • Dolly Parton appearing in the Fan Fair® Hall
    • As one of the original artists that appeared at the very first Fan Fair, and in honor of the 40th anniversary of the event, one of Country Music’s finest returns to Music Fest to do a special meet and greet for a select 40 fans on Saturday from 12 noon to 1pm in Booth #701.  Stop by to say hi and snap a photo.  Look for chances to win one of the 40 meet-and-greet passes via CMA’s mobile program Thursday and Friday…


  • YWCA Celebrity Auction hosted by Martina McBride
    • Martina McBride returns to host this power-packed auction.  Items include a George Strait autographed hat, an autographed Reba microphone, tons of autographed CDs, posters and more!  Don’t miss this annual event Sunday, June 12 in the Family Zone from 11am-3:30pm.


  • Budweiser Clydesdales in the Power Zone
    • You’ve seen them kicking field goals and playing fetch with dogs in Super Bowl commercials.  Now you can see them up close and in real life.  These gentle giants will be in the all-new Power Zone located at 2nd Ave and Church St.
  • Music Row Walking Tour
    • Learn all about the history of Nashville’s Music Row on this self-guided tour from Belmont University.  Download it here:
  • Catch A Chevy
    • Need a taxi?  Catch a Chevy Cruze.  Look for Chevy Cruzes all over downtown Nashville.  They’ll have Chevy logos on them.  Flag them down and catch a ride to any downtown Music Fest venue.
  • Free iTunes download cards
    • Returning this year are those wonderful download cards that give you free downloads to tons of new and established artists appearing at the festival.  Get songs from your favorites and discover new favorites.  You can get them nightly at LP Field, from the Fun Team throughout the event and at all Info Booths.
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One Response to Can’t Miss Events at CMA Music Festival 2011

  1. Linda S says:

    HERRICK is at the Cadillac Ranch tonight…..they rock!!!

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