NASHVILLE – CMA Fest Fan Access presented by Budweiser gives festival-goers the chance to enter the Ultimate Fan Experiences Drawing, which includes the opportunity to win prizes, artist meet-and-greets inside Xfinity Fan Fair X, access to special performances and panels at the HGTV Lodge and more during the four-day festival Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.
Simply by registering for CMA Fest Fan Access presented by Budweiser, Country Music fans have a chance to win a trip for two to CMA Fest in 2020. Registrants will receive a QR code to scan throughout CMA Fest for even more chances to win prizes, including a trip for two to the 2019 CMA Awards. Four-day pass holders may associate the QR code located on their physical pass to scan faster.
CMA Fest offers fans one-of-a-kind opportunities to meet Country Music artists in person. Most meet-and-greet sessions are open to any attendee with admission to Xfinity Fan Fair X—fans can simply get in line for sessions once inside. Some select meet-and-greet sessions, as well as special performances in the HGTV Lodge and more, are only available to winners of the Ultimate Fan Experiences Drawing. For chances to win access to these opportunities, fans must enter the Ultimate Fan Experiences Drawing between Tuesday, May 28 (10:00 AM/CT) and Thursday, May 30 (10:00 AM/CT). All participants will be notified by email and text on Friday, May 31 after 10:00 AM/CT to log into their Fan Access account to see if they’re a winner. All prizes must be claimed by Monday, June 3 (12:00 PM/CT) or they will be awarded to another participant.
The complete schedule of meet-and-greets inside Xfinity Fan Fair X will be available on Tuesday, May 28 at CMAfest.com/FanFairX.
Now in its eighth consecutive year, the HGTV Lodge will once again welcome Country Music’s hottest stars to the network’s popular and unique venue at CMA Fest. The 3,500-square-foot HGTV Lodge will offer festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, featuring live performances by artists including Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Kassi Ashton, Tucker Beathard, Dierks Bentley, Danielle Bradbery, Devin Dawson, Barry Dean, Eli Young Band, HARDY, Walker Hayes, Home Free, King Calaway, Luke Laird, Brandon Lay, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Chrissy Metz, Steve Moakler, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Tenille Townes, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson, Rita Wilson, Charlie Worsham and Chris Young, as well as special appearances by HGTV’s Steve Ford (“Restored by the Fords”) and Jasmine Roth (“Hidden Potential”). Country Music personality Suzanne Alexander will serve as the HGTV Lodge emcee during the four-day event.
“We are thrilled to continue our unique partnership with HGTV to bring back the Lodge to CMA Fest for its eighth year,” says Damon Whiteside, CMA Chief Marketing Officer. “Our partnerships at the festival are focused on creating memorable fan experiences, and our fans have grown to love the HGTV Lodge each year, with its exciting performances, artist meet-and-greets, and one-of-a-kind panels.”
All stage lineups are available in the Official CMA Fest App. Additional lineups, Xfinity Fan Fair X activities and more will be announced in the coming weeks. All artist lineups are subject to change.
Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation.
Don’t miss a beat by staying connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, the Official CMA Fest App, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced.
A limited number of four-day passes for the nightly performances at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Single day tickets for Firestone Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater, in addition to single and four-day tickets for Xfinity Fan Fair X, are available at CMAfest.com.
The entire CMA Fest 2019 merchandise line is now available online at shop.cmafest.com. Show up ready to go by ordering official CMA Fest necessities like sunglasses, a water bottle, sunscreen, a waterproof blanket and more! Order by Tuesday, May 28 to receive in time for the festival. Fans will also be able to purchase official merchandise at several locations across the festival footprint in June.
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About CMA Fest
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. In 2018, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.
About the CMA Foundation
Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining high-quality music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has invested more than $25 million across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps, and community outreach organizations. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, proceeds from CMA Fest, the four-day-long music festival held annually in Nashville, are used to power the CMA Foundation’s social impact and unique model of giving.
Krista Dial, CMA
Manager, Media Relations
Chelsey Riemann, HGTV