The Grand Ole Opry, Country music’s most famous show, will head into the middle of it all during 2014’s CMA Music Fest week with artist signings, a benefit auction, an Opry performance, and more, all in the heart of downtown Nashville.
Opry Originals Signings:
Opry Originals on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Broadway is set to host country favorites for artist signings and Opry backpack giveaways throughout the week.
Wednesday, June 4
12:00pm – 1:00pm Montgomery Gentry Signing Greatest Hits and Opry induction Hatch Show Print
1:30pm – 2:30pm Josh Thompson Signing Turn It Up
3:00pm – 4:00pm Scotty McCreery Signing See You Tonight
Thursday, June 5
11:30am – 12:30pm Love and Theft Signing self-titled CD
2:00pm – 3:00pm Josh Turner Signing his new book Man Stuff
Friday, June 6
11:30am – 12:30pm Craig Morgan Signing The Journey (Livin’ Hits)
2:00pm – 3:00pm Little Big Town Signing Tornado
3:30pm – 4:30pm Dustin Lynch Signing self-titled CD
Saturday, June 7
3:30pm – 4:30pm Lauren Alaina Signing Wildflower
Opry Originals signings require vouchers. A limited number of vouchers will be distributed to purchasers of the artists’ designated CD or book at Opry Originals. Fans should visit Opry Originals or opry.com/cmafest for details regarding when vouchers for each signing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
6th Annual Guitars of the Stars Auction / The Buckle Stage
Thursday, June 5, 4:00 p.m.
Mercury Nashville recording artist Scotty McCreery is scheduled to join as guest host with Bill Cody and perform as fans bid on one-of-a-kind guitars inspired and autographed by some of their favorite artists including The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Jimmy Dickens, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride, McCreery, the men of Nashville, Reba, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Young. All proceeds benefit the Opry Trust Fund.
BACKSTAGE At The Grand Ole Opry / CMA Close-Up Stage in Fan Fair X
Friday, June 6, 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Co-authors of the book BACKSTAGE At The Grand Ole Opry Dan Rogers and Brenda Colladay take fans on a virtual backstage tour of the Opry, sharing exclusive photographs and stories found in the new release. The presentation will be followed by a book signing at the Opry Originals booth inside Fan Fair X.
City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game — Saturday, June 7, 9:00am
The Grand Ole Opry takes on iHeart Radio in a friendly softball competition raising funds for City of Hope.
Opry at the Ryman Matinee – Saturday, June 7, 3:00pm
A special performance of the Opry at its most famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium, just steps away from all the action at CMA Music Festival.
The Opry’s Music Fest fun is set to kick off Tuesday, June 3 with two Opry performances featuring Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Terri Clark (10th Opry Anniversary), Jennifer Nettles, Oak Ridge Boys, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, and more as well as an Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana featuring Charlie Worsham and Chris Janson. Information and updates on all activities are available at 800-SEE-OPRY and opry.com/cmafest.