Grand Ole Opry Hosts Events For CMA Music Festival Week
June 3, 2011 at 6:50 AM (PT)
The GRAND OLE OPRY in NASHVILLE is hosting several events during the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which takes place JUNE 7th through 12th. Two OPRY shows on TUESDAY, JUNE 7th featuring CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MARTINA McBRIDE, DARIUS RUCKER, OAK RIDGE BOYS, JIMMY DICKENS, BILL ANDERSON and JERROD NIEMANN are already sold out. Fans can still attend a party with NIEMANN and EDENS EDGE on the OPRY PLAZA PARTY that evening at 5p (CT).
Tickets are still available for other OPRY performances, including FRIDAY, JUNE 10th, when “American Idol” winner SCOTTY McCREERY and runner-up LAUREN ALAINA will make their GRAND OLE OPRY debuts. Among others on the Opry that night are BILLY RAY CYRUS and RANDY TRAVIS, who will be signing copies of his CD “25th Anniversary Celebration” in THE OPRY SHOP before the show.
The 3rd Annual GUITARS OF THE STARS BENEFIT AUCTION, set for THURSDAY, JUNE 9th at 4p (CT) in HALL OF FAME PARK, will feature free performances by STEVE WARINER and JOSH THOMPSON and will include guitars created or inspired by UNDERWOOD, RASCAL FLATTS, LADY ANTEBELLUM, and more. WARINER and THOMPSON will also spend part of their day greeting fans at OPRY ORIGINALS at the corner of the 3rd and Broadway in DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, as will a host of other stars throughout the week, including CRAIG MORGAN, MEL TILLIS and MARK WILLS.
Updates to the OPRY’s schedule and more information is available at www.opry.com/cmafest/.