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Single concert tickets soon available for CMA Fest

Monday, April 13, 2009 – Tickets to individual nightly stadium concerts at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville in June will start going on sale Saturday.

Tickets are $40 for reserved seats on the lower and club levels, and $30 for general admission in the upper deck of LP Field. "In these tough economic times, the single night ticket prices are really a bargain for music fans," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "The caliber of artists performing is unparalleled, and the price is unbeatable. It is a great evening of family entertainment."

Concerts are:
Thursday, June 11 - Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley
Friday, June 12 - Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band
Saturday, June 13 - Trace Adkins, Jack Ingram, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack
Sunday, June 14 - Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich and Taylor Swift

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