We all know there’s something to do in Nashville every single day, but that statement is especially true during CMA Music Festival Week. It’s like the whole city stops to celebrate together. There’s concerts, block parties, autograph signings and more to entertain this week in Nashville. Just take a look below at 6 more things to enjoy (listed alphabetically).
City of Hope Celebrity Softball
The 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge pits country stars against country stars in a fun softball game at First Tennessee Park Saturday morning, June 13. Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Charles Esten, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, and others will step up to the plate. The game benefits City of Hope’s live-saving mission to find cures and better treatments for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses.
CMT Music Awards
Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow will host this year’s annual CMT Music Awards, broadcasting live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena TODAY, June 10. Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, and Lady Antebellum are just some of the performers taking the stage for the event.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has autograph signings, concerts, and tour discounts for CMA Fest fans this week.
Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry welcomes the likes of Carrie Underwood, Tyler Farr, Scotty McCreery, Josh Turner, Jamie Lynn Spears, Darius Rucker, and many more to the stage this week and weekend.
Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam
Every year, on the eve of CMA Music Festival, Marty Stuart gathers some friends to jam late night at the Ryman Auditorium. Eric Church, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Webb, Charley Pride, Connie Smith, and more will join Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives TODAY, June 10.
The Outsiders Joint
Eric Church, yes the Eric Church, is opening a pop-up shop in East Nashville during CMA Music Festival. The store will offer rare and unique items like autographed concert posters, drum heads, vinyl, These Boots by Lucchese, and more. The proceeds from specialty items (not including the sales of Lucchese boots) will benefit the Chief Cares Fund.
Still need a little more?
Rayland Baxter, Michael McDonald, and Musicians Corner are just a handful of the music shows playing here outside of CMA Fest this weekend. Movies at the Schermerhorn start this week. The Kenny Rogers: Through the Years exhibit closes at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Also, there are plenty of art exhibits to view and historical attractions to see. And don’t forget about all the family fun attractions. There’s always something going on in Nashville. This weekend, there’s just a bit more. View more upcoming events via Visit Music City.