CMA Music Fest gets underway
Thursday, June 6, 2013
– The CMA Music Festival got underway today as Lady Antebellum cut the ribbon on the Fan Fair X experience.
Lady A followed the ceremony with a performance and Q&A inside. Sara Evans opened the Riverfront Stage performances, the first of dozens of performances throughout the day at 10 different concerts.
The performances conclude with the LP Field concert. Performers are The Oak Ridge Boys, Tracy Lawrence, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, the Zac Brown Band and Taylor Swift and will be taped for the Aug. 12 ABC-TV special.
The festival continues through Sunday.
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