NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are the best way to enjoy performances from today's hottest Country Music artists at an unbeatable price, creating an outstanding value for fans and families wanting to enjoy a great night of entertainment during Nashville's signature music event. 2011 CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event, which celebrates its 40th birthday since beginning as Fan Fair® in 1972, will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.
Beginning Saturday, April 16, at 11:00 AM/ET (10:00 AM/CT), tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts will go on sale for $35 (plus applicable handling fees) for general admission in the upper deck of LP Field. Fans can purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 1-(800)-745-3000. They can also purchase them through CMAfest.com or 1-(800)-CMA-FEST (262-3378).
"You simply cannot beat the value of a CMA Music Festival single ticket to the Nightly Concerts," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "Thirty-five dollars to enjoy a night filled with performances from today's superstars and rising talents is an unbelievable price. With such a low cost, we anticipate that these tickets well sell quickly, so fans interested should consider purchasing now."
Artists currently scheduled to appear at LP Field include (in alphabetical order):
Thursday, June 9: Jason Aldean, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band.
Friday, June 10: Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Ashton Shepherd, Keith Urban, and more to be announced soon.
Saturday, June 11: Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Josh Turner, and Chris Young.
Sunday, June 12: The Band Perry, the JaneDear girls, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and more to be announced.
Artists and schedules are subject to change. Additional artists will be announced soon.
A limited amount of on-site, pay parking ($10 per vehicle) will be available nightly at LP Field in Lots E and F, just across the Woodland Street Bridge. This parking lot is not available for pre-purchase. It is available for purchase on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis after 5:00 PM/CT on Thursday and Friday, June 9-10, and all day Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. Ample paid surface lots and parking garages are also available in downtown Nashville, conveniently accessible to LP Field via the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.
In addition to enjoying the music, attendees are also providing needed instruments and music education supplies for Nashville students. CMA Music Festival is a charitable event benefitting music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools through a partnership with the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. To date, more than $4.9 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies. The total also includes an annual endowment gift for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Words & Music program. The philanthropic program, titled "Keep the Music Playing," was founded in 2005 as a way for the CMA Music Festival and its participating artists to give back to the community.
For up-to-the-minute information about tickets, travel information, schedules, artist appearances and more, visit CMAfest.com, the official Internet home of CMA Music Festival. On CMAfest.com fans can buy tickets, sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news, watch helpful videos to make their CMA Music Festival experience better than ever, follow the CMA Facebook and Twitter feeds for more insider info and of course see the entire lineup of Country Music's biggest stars as they are announced for the event.
CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Premiere Radio Networks is the Official Radio Broadcaster. Chevrolet is the Official Ride of Country Music. Frito Lay is the Official Snack Food of CMA Music Festival. Gildan is the Official T-Shirt of CMA Music Festival. CMA is a proud supporter of DRIVE4COPD. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA.
For information, logos and downloadable photos, visit our media-only website, www.CMApress.com. Media outlets may also register on this site for media credentials to cover activities during 2011 CMA Music Festival.
SOURCE Country Music Association