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Artist Signings. The Ryman Auditorium and Nashville Collection are hosting a series of artist signings featuring Kellie Pickler, Randy Travis, Thompson Station, Maggie Rose, and more. Fans must claim an artist signing voucher the day before in order to gain entry.
Eric Church Pop Up Store. Located at The Flying Saucer, a 1-mile walk from downtown Nashville, Eric Church’s Pop Up Store will feature exclusive festival merchandise and Eric’s signature boot line, These Boots by Lucchese. Open daily 11am – 8pm.
Chris Stapleton Pop Up Shop. Located at The George Jones on 2nd Avenue, Chris Stapleton’s Pop Up Shop will feature exclusive merchandise, show posters, and custom Louisville Slugger bats. Open daily 10am – 6pm.
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Adoption Rig. Located inside Fan Fair X at the Music City Center, you’ll find adorable adoptable dogs from the Nashville Humane Association. Find your new best friend!
Nashville Sounds. Nashville’s minor league baseball team hosts two home-stands this week. The Sounds #CrankItRed against the Reno Aces (Tue, 6/5 – Thu, 6/7) and against the Tacoma Rainiers (Fri, 6/8 – Mon, 6/11) at First Tennessee Park.
Maggie’s Bar. Netflix’s The Ranch will be bringing Maggie’s Bar to Broadway and 4th, giving fans a chance to take a load off.
Music City Marketplace. Browse a curated selection of gifts, home goods, and accessories from local favorites such as Ceri Hoover, Colonel Littleton, and Handmade Studio as well as Nash Collection. Located at 4th and Commerce.
Old Town Trolley Tours. Climb aboard and enjoy a fully narrated tour with 15 stops you can disembark along the way and enjoy Lower Broadway, Music Row, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Musicians Hall of Fame, Farmer’s Market, The Gulch, Frist Art Museum, Antique Archaeology, and more. You may hop on and hop off as many times as you like during the day! Purchase tickets HERE.
MONDAY, JUNE 4
Darius Rucker and Friends. Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Darius Rucker hosts a star-studded event with a diverse list of special guests. Purchase tickets HERE.
Music Gives Back. Rodney Atkins, Big & Rich, Ashley McBryde, Travis Denning, & Drew Baldridge will perform at this free concert at Ascend Amphitheater. This 8th annual event benefits the W.O. Smith Music School.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Grand Ole Opry Plaza Party. Country stars Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, and Brandon Ray will perform a free show on the Humana Stage at the Grand Opry Plaza in Music Valley.
Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience. You never know what special guests will show up to join award-winning songwriter Kendell Marvel on stage at Exit/In during his residency performances. Purchase tickets HERE.
NASH Country Kick-Off Party. Midland will headline this Musicians On Call benefit with special guests Radio Romance, Abby Anderson, and Brown & Gray at Cannery Ballroom. Purchase tickets HERE.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam. The 17th Annual Late Night Jam will feature Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives on stage at the Ryman Auditorium joined by special guests Margo Price, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, and more. Purchase tickets HERE.
Official CMT Music Awards Viewing Party. Watch the CMT Awards on the 23-ft video wall at Wildhorse Saloon. Little Big Town will host the fan-voted awards show live at Bridgestone Arena. The 2018 CMT Music Awards premieres live at 7pm and will air on CMT.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Nashville House Concerts. SiriusXM radio personality Storme Warren and Country artist Joe Demin host this monthly music variety show at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. Frankie Ballard and songwriter Gunnar Nyblad are scheduled to perform at this month’s concert that promises musical performances, imaginative interviews, and unpredictable fun. Purchase tickets HERE.
Ty Herndon & Friends. CMT’s Cody Alan hosts an evening with Ty Herndon & friends including Terri Clark, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, and more at Wildhorse Saloon. The Concert for Love and Acceptance is a benefit for GLAAD, bringing together musicians and celebrities for a night of entertainment and a good cause. Purchase tickets HERE.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
RaeLynn’s Ride on the Row. Work out with KrankFIT instructors and country starlet RaeLynn for one hour on Music Row. All proceeds will benefit the RaeLynn Diabetes Fund. Register HERE.
Deacon at The Franklin. ‘NASHVILLE’ actor Charles Esten takes to the stage at the Franklin Theatre and performs the songs of his character, Deacon Claybourne. Purchase tickets HERE.
Morning Show Live Broadcast. Bobby Bones is inviting fans to join in for a live broadcast of his award-winning morning show at the Ryman Auditorium. Guests scheduled include Chris Janson, Kassi Ashton and American Idol 2018 winner Maddie Poppe and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson.
Next Women of Country. CMT’s Leslie Fram hosts this showcase and discussion with artists involved in CMT’s Next Women of Country campaign that highlights new female country artists. Featured artists are Abby Anderson, Bailey Bryan, Ashley Campbell, Cassadee Pope, and The Sisterhood Band.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game. Bringing together country music’s brightest stars, television personalities, pro-athletes, and die-hard fans and supporters the 28th annual celebrity softball game adds a little friendly competition to raising funds and awareness in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. This year’s participants include: Lauren Alaina, Jay Cutler, Charles Esten, Trent Harmon, Naomi Judd, Tegan Marie, Marc Mariani, Si Robertson, Liz Rose, Drew & Jonathan Scott, are more. Purchase tickets HERE.
Opry Country Classics Matinee. Celebrate the songs that made Music City as sever guests sing their own hits as well as timeless favorites. Charley Pride, William Michael Morgan, Mandy Barnett, and more are scheduled to perform at this special matinee at Ryman Auditorium. Purchase tickets HERE.
Songwriter Session and Book Talk. Mississippi native Charlie Worsham will talk about his music and his new book, Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, and One Man’s Country Music Journey.