June 9, 2014: Sunday evening was a splendid finale to another Festival. Hard to believe it's over. Safe travels to everyone as you leave Music City. And a fond farewell to our BlueShoe clients—you're the best in the world. Watch your email for follow-ups from us, including a little survey about your stay in Nashville and your thoughts on the Festival. We'll also be sending renewal information.
The dates for next year's Festival are June 11-14, 2015. Renewals from our 2014 clients will take place in June and July and our packages will open for sale to the public in early August. We'll post the exact date here so check back.
June 8, 2014: Last night was a roller-coaster, wasn't it? The thunderstorm delayed the start of the concert and then rain tried to dampen everyone's spirits, but by the time Darius Rucker was opening up his pipes with a rousing rendition of Wagon Wheel, the storm was in retreat. I think everyone at LP Field joined in with Darius, particularly on the line, "rock me mama like the wind and the rain, rock me mama like a south-bound train."
Then the rain stopped and the evening finished magnificently with sets by Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban:
Photo by BlueShoe Nashville
So about this fickle Nashville weather: BlueShoe was sending Tweets about the delay of the concert and will do so again this evening, if there are issues. The forecast right now for the evening is partly cloudy, but NO RAIN. If that should change, and there are any important weather announcements, please check BlueShoe's Twitter stream.
You can follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/BlueShoe
(Last night, we were retweeting posts from the CMA regarding the concert delay.)
You can also follow the CMA directly on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CountryMusic
It's shaping up to be a grand finale tonight.
Here's the lineup:
Charlie Daniels Band
Zac Brown Band
June 6, 2014: Pinch yourself—you're in Nashville now! What do you think?
The rain and dampness were a bit dispiriting during the daytime events yesterday. But what was lacking weather-wise during the day was made up for bountifully at LP Field last night. Not only did it NOT rain, a balmy breeze blew in as the night progressed and it was just lovely. And then there was the music. What a stunner of an evening. For those coming to CMA Fest for the first time, I think you see why it's such an addictive event. Once you get a taste of the talent you'll experience during the Festival, it's hard not to come back.
Tonight promises to be equally entertaining. Here's the lineup for LP Field:
The Band Perry
Yes, you are indeed in Nashville now!
June 5, 2014: Rain, rain go away —it's opening day and night for the CMA Music Festival. The lineup at LP Field this evening includes Alabama, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, and Tim McGraw.
June 4, 2014: The Kickoff Concert for the CMA Music Festival begins at 11 a.m. today at Riverfront Stage. It's free and open to the public.
June 3, 2014: We are sold out of all our hotel/ticket packages, but we do have a pair of Premium Club Level Festival passes available and a few 4-day parking passes at LP Field. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
June 2, 2014: You can now see times for performances by particular artists at the various venues. The full CMA Music Festival schedule is here: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/schedule/
June 1, 2014: Downtown is abuzz with preparations and early crowds coming to Nashville for the shindig known as CMA Music Fest. This is the scene on Lower Broadway yesterday afternoon (notice the second floor balcony of Rippy's is full and girls are enjoying the sunshine and warmth in an open-air tour:
So what's in store for country music lovers? Let's begin with Wednesday: a free Kickoff Concert at Riverfront Stage starts at 11 a.m. on June 4 with Lindsay Ell, followed by Small Town Pistols, Morgan Evans, Tim Hicks, Brazibilly, The Grascals, Marshall Tucker Band, and Shooter Jennings & Waymore's Outlaws. You can see the full week's schedule here: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/schedule/.
May 22, 2014: A Premium Lower Level Section 134 package at the Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt has been released for sale. Please email email@example.com or call 615-383-3012 for details.
May 21, 2014: Beginning today you can sign up on the CMA website for a drawing being held for the autograph sessions. According to the CMA, a select few of the autograph sessions will require tickets that will be given out through a lottery system. Online registration for the drawing will be conducted May 21 to May 27. You can read the full details here.
May 16, 2014: Two Premium Club Level packages for two people each at the Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt are now available for booking online. Package is for 5 nights and includes complimentary breakfast and hotel parking. Seats will be in the Premium Club Level Section 233 Row T!
May 14, 2014: One package for 2 or 4 people at the 4-star Hutton Hotel in midtown (about 14 blocks from the music venues) has just become available. The Hutton offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown and back. Seats are in the Premium Lower Level Section 134!
May 14, 2014: Our downtown hotel packages are sold out, but we do have a few remaining packages for the midtown Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt. They're for five nights and include breakfast and complimentary parking. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-383-3012 for details.
May 12, 2014: We have a 2 or 4-person package at the Omni Hotel that has become available. Seats are excellent—Premium Lower Level Section 134. Please email email@example.com or call 615-383-3012 for details.
May 1, 2014: And then they were three... if you're looking for a hotel/ticket package to the 2014 CMA Music Festival, we're pleased to announce that we now have three available: one is for the downtown Hampton (five nights); one is for the new downtown Omni Hotel (four nights), and one is for the midtown Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt (five nights). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-383-3012 for details. Seats are quite wonderful, with choices for the Premium Club Level, Premium Lower Level, or Floor level. These (particularly the Hampton and the Omn packagesi) are rare offerings.
April 30, 2014: We're thinking Country! Today the CMA rolled out the lineup for the Festival's Riverfront Stage with a clever video filmed on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXpzaJAp8OU
And for those of you faithfully watching this page for updates on available packages, you're about to be rewarded! On May 1, we'll be listing two downtown hotel packages (one at the Omni and one at the downtown Hampton). Check back tomorrow for details!
April 17, 2014: Please check back for updates on available packages. We will post any new packages as they open up.
April 1, 2014: Inventory alert! Three packages remain for the Hutton Hotel. We have one 2-person package, one three-person package, and one four-person package. Seats for the 2-person package include your choice of Premium Club Level Section 234, Premium Lower Level Section 133 or 134, and Floor Level Section F or Section H. Seats for the 3-person package are in the Premium Lower Level Section 133 Row H (8th row). And, finally, seats for the four-person package include your choice of Premium Club Level Section 235 or Premium Lower Level Section 134. See a Virtual Tour of LP Field here.
SOLD OUT at The Hutton as of April 10.
March 19, 2014: You can now book your CMA Music Festival for 2, 3, or 4 people at the Hutton Hotel online.
March 19, 2014:Here's the big announcement for the LP Field lineup at this year's CMA Music Festival. Watch the video here: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/lineup/
Looking good, isn't it? Just so you know—there are always surprise performers at LP Field who are not announced prior to the Festival. So if you don't see your favorite here, don't despair. There's still a chance she (Carrie, Reba, Martina, or Taylor) could show up.
This is how we roll . . .
March 18, 2014: Big news for those still searching for a hotel/ticket package for the 2014 CMA Music Festival. BlueShoe has just updated its package prices with newly released packages. There's a robust range of offerings, from affortable 5-night family packages at the Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt to top-of-the line Gold Circle packages for two at the 4-Star Hutton Hotel. There are even two (but only two) packages available at the downtown Hampton (which puts you within walking distance of the music venues). Check out the details here: CMA Music Festival 2014 Package Prices. For those who have been waiting through a long, hard winter, for a springtime lift—here it is. A chance to come to Nashville in June for some of the best music you'll hear anywhere. Please email us at email@example.com for details or call 615-383-3012.
March 18, 2014: Florida Georgia Line added yesterday from the CMA Fest guessing game! And three new clues today, one of which points to Lady A.
Luke Bryan • Rascal Flatts • The Band Perry • Tim McGraw • Keith Urban • Hunter Hayes • Little Big Town • Blake Shelton • Miranda Lambert • Brad Paisley • Darius Rucker • Eric Church • Florida Georgia Line • Lady Antebellum
March 17, 2014: It's a cold and shivering Monday here in Nashville, but it's far from gray. Green is the mood as Music City celebrates St. Patrick's Day.
And here's our latest roster of guesses for the artist lineup at LP Field this June:
Luke Bryan • Rascal Flatts • The Band Perry • Tim McGraw • Keith Urban • Hunter Hayes • Little Big Town • Blake Shelton • Miranda Lambert • Brad Paisley • Eric Church
March 12, 2014: Availablilty for two Gold Circle packages for two people each is pending for the midtown 4-Star Hutton Hotel. Package is for 4 nights (arrival on Thursday, June 5 and checkout on Monday, June 9) and features a 2-room King Suite. Price is $1695.00 per person, based on double occupancy. Tax is included. The Hutton is approximately 14 blocks, or 1.25 miles from the music venues and a complimentary shuttle to downtown and back will be offered by the hotel. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or call 615-383-3012.
March 12, 2014: More clues have been released from the CMA on the lineup of artists for LP Field during the Music Festival and the BlueShoe-GumShoe #1 Detective Agency has released the results of its investigations thus far:
Luke Bryan • Rascal Flatts • The Band Perry • Tim McGraw • Keith Urban • Hunter Hayes • Little Big Town • Brad Paisley • Miranda Lambert? (we've not as confident about this last guess as the other ones)
March 6, 2014: Have you been playing the CMA's guessing game this week? Here at BlueShoe we have and thus far we've come up with five artists we think will be playing at LP Field during the Festival:
Luke Bryan • Rascal Flatts • The Band Perry • Tim McGraw • Keith Urban
March 6, 2014: The Gold Circle package for two at the Hampton (listed March 4) is no longer available, but we are adding a 4-person downtown Hampton package with Premium Lower Level seats in Section 134. The Hampton is within walking distance of the music venues and the package includes breakfast and features a room with two queen-sized beds.
March 5, 2014: We now have a three-person package at the downtown Hampton Inn to offer. It's for five nights, includes breakfast, and features Premium Lower Level seats in Section 133 Row H. Please email us at email@example.com for details or call 615-383-3012.
March 4, 2014: A rare offering—a Gold Circle 5-night package for two people at the downtown Hampton has become available! Seats are in Section D Row 37. Call BlueShoe at 615-383-3012 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
SOLD: March 6, 2014. Keep checking back for more packages.
March 3, 2014: BlueShoe's office will be closed today due to the ice storm we had in Nashville last night and the slippery road conditions. Winter seems reluctant to depart . . .
Feb. 28, 2014: On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, we'll post our available downtown hotel CMA Music Festival 2014 packages. At the moment we have packages at the downtown Courtyard Marriott and the downtown Hampton available but we're still working through names on our waiting list. Please check back on Tuesday for more information.
Jan. 7, 2014: We've turned the odometer onto a new year and the days are rolling toward Nashville's biggest event—the CMA Music Festival. Six months and counting until the stages at Riverfront and LP Field are lit up with great country performers. We expect the first CMA announcements of artists in February and as soon as we hear, we'll post the names. A lot of people are calllng and emailing about hotel/ticket package availability. At the moment we are sold out, but don't despair. We will likely have more to offer toward the end of next month. Please watch this page for updates about the Festival and our packages.
Dec. 16, 2013: Oh, happy, happy holidays! A few hotel/ticket packages have become available for the CMA Music Festival 2014. Please call 615-383-3012, or email us at email@example.com, for details.
Nov. 9, 2013: Inventory alert! We are sold out of our Hutton Hotel packages—for now. Please check back. We anticipate we'll have additional packages available after Thanksgiving. A notice will be posted here prior to the sale day for the new packages.
Sept. 25, 2013: Four-night packages for the four-star Hutton Hotel in midtown Nashville are available for the 2014 CMA Music Festival. Please call 615-383-3012 for more information. Prices can be viewed here.
August 14, 2013: Since we opened our sales on Monday, yhe response to our packages has been overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that we are backlogged on booking agreements and seat assignments.
August 12, 2013: Are you ready? At 2 p.m. Central Time, you'll be able to see our package prices (and book several of the choices directly online) here: CMA Music Festival 2014 BlueShoe Hotel/Ticket Packages. BOOK NOW
For those who have questions, please call us at 615-383-3012.
August 11, 2013: It's what you've been waiting for and it's almost here! BlueShoe's CMA Music Festival 2014 hotel/ticket packages will be unveiled tomorrow at 2 p.m Central Time. Featuring the best of the best, our packages include the 5-star Hermitage Hotel downtown, the Courtyard Marriott downtown, the Hampton Inn downtown, and the new Omni Music City Center, which is, of course, downtown as well. Midtown properties include the 4-star luxury Hutton Hotel and the Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt. A range of premium level seating, floor level, and Gold Circle will be available.
July 30, 2013: It's just about time! We are finishing up the renewals for our 2013 CMA Music Festival clients and will be preparing our 2014 packages for the public unveiling on August 12, 2013. Please check back next week for more details.
June 11, 2013: We're getting quite a few calls about booking for the CMA Fest 2014. We anticipate saleswill open to the public in early August; please be patient as we work through the renewals from our 2013 BlueShoe clients. We will have great packages in August including Gold Circle, Floor Level, Premium Lower, and Premium Club Level seats at The Hermitage Hotel downtown, the Courtyard Marriott downtown, the Hampton Inn downtown, the new Omni Hotel downtown, the Hutton Hotel in midtown, the Hilton Garden Inn in midtown, and the Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt in midtown as well. We'll post updates frequently so keep checking back on this page for the latest news. You can also follow us on Twitter (@BlueShoe).
June 10, 2013: It's hard to believe another Festival has come to an end. Safe travels to all our wonderful BlueShoe clients as you make your way home. Watch your email for information from us on renewing (or upgrading) your package for next year's CMA Music Festiva—scheduled for June 5-8, 2014. We'll complete the renewals before we open our sales to the public in early August. Keep the music playing!
June 6, 2013: It's the opening day of the CMA Music Festival 2013. If you're looking for a hotel room that is close to the action, we have had a couple of last-minute cancellations for a midtown hotel that is only 15 blocks (1.25 miles) from the Festival venues. Please call BlueShoe at 615-383-3012 for details.
May 31, 2013: The CMA has posted times of performances for the Festival next week: http://lineup.cmaworld.com/events/2013/06/06/
|Scenes from the 2012 CMA Music Festival Kickoff Parade. Copyright © 2012 BlueShoe Nashville.
May 26, 2013: Kick-Off Parade Announced for June 5 at 11 a.m.: Everything gets started with the Ninth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade on Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00 AM. The parade will make its way down Broadway from Tenth to First Avenue with Country Music superstar Kix Brooks serving as Grand Marshal. In addition to numerous Country Music artists and other celebrities riding in a wide variety of Chevrolet vehicles, the parade will feature the Keep the Music Playing All Stars Marching Band, which is made up of high school musicians representing several Metro Nashville Public Schools, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, balloons, and more.
Following the procession, the fun will kick into high gear with The Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party. Fans can gather at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage for the kick off with The Henningsens followed by Brazilbilly, The Lacs, The Cadillac Three, and headliner Joe Diffie.Lyndsey Highlander will perform the national anthem. Excerpted from the CMA's website.
May 1, 2013: The Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt package for four that we posted yesterday (on April 30) was sold that same afternoon. Any new available packages will be posted here in the coming weeks, so please check back.
April 30, 2013: Splendid news for those country music lovers who are looking high and low to find tickets and a hotel for the CMA Music Festival in June. We've just had a very nice package for four people become available. The seats are in the Premium Lower Level Section 135 Row R and they're aisle seats. The hotel is the midtown Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt and the room is a queen suite (featuring two queen-sized beds and a pullout sleeper sofa). The Hilton Garden is 12 blocks from the music venues and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown. Breakfast is included in the 5-night package. Please call 615-383-3012 for details. (SOLD--no longer available)
April 27, 2013: The Tennessean announces, "For the first time in the CMA Music Festival history, nightly concerts at LP Field have sold out six weeks before the June event is scheduled to begin."
March 30, 2013: BlueShoe's hotel/ticket packages are currently sold out; please check back with us after the middle of April. Cancellations may open up new inventory.
March 6, 2013: Winter is hanging on here in Nashville with a tenacity we just can't seem to shake. It's cold, gray, and raw. But one of the sure signs summer is on its way is the CMA's annual announcement that fleshes out the artist lineup at LP Field during the Music Festival. That announcement just hit the news and I wanted to share it with you. So, here goes. The 42nd Annual CMA Music Festival's nightly lineup will include the following:
Zac Brown Band, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift, Gary Allan, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Florida-Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton join the previously announced artists—Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and Lady Antebellum.
Feb. 5, 2013: A limited number of Gold Circle and Floor Level packages at the Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt will be available online today beginning at 2 p.m. Central Time.
Jan. 28, 2013: Looking for a hotel/ticket package for the 2013 CMA Music Festival? Please check back with us next week on Feb. 5, 2013 for our updated inventory. We are currently matching our last seats (all of them in premium areas, on the floor, or in the Gold Circle) with our remaining rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt.
Nov. 8, 2012: We're pleased to announce that for the first time BlueShoe Nashville will be partnering with the 4-Star Hutton Hotel in midtown Nashville for the 2013 CMA Music Festival. Accommodations featured in our 4-night hotel/ticket packages include 2-room king suites. Festival seating will be in the Gold Circle at LP Field for 2, 3 or 4 person packages. Customized gift certificates are available. Please call BlueShoe Nashville at 615-383-3012 for further information. Prices may be viewed on our CMA Fan Fair Prices page.
Nov. 5, 2012: And then there was one. We have one remaining package at the 5-star Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville. Please call 615-383-3012 for details. [Update at 5:48 p.m: The Hermitage Hotel is now sold out. We have one remaining package at the Courtyard Marriott downtown and several packages at the Hampton Inn downtown.]
Nov. 2, 2012: All of BlueShoe's hotel partners are located in either downtown within walking distance of the CMA Music Festival venues, or in the fashionable Vanderbilt/Midtown area, 12 to 15 blocks from the venues. To see the precise location of the hotels in relation to the music venues, visit this link at BlueShoe Nashville's Google map.
Oct. 31, 2012: It's a beautiful Halloween Day in Music City— clear, sunny, and crisp. Stay tune for a frighteningly wonderful unveiling of Gold Circle packages at our newest hotel partner, the Four-Star Hutton Hotel in midtown.
Oct. 10, 2012: Inventory alert! Two of our most popular hotels for the CMA Music Festival are about to sell out. Both are located downtown and within walking distance of the music venues. We have five remaining packages at the 5-star Hermitage Hotel, including two Gold Circle packages with seats in Section C Row 32 or Section E Row 18; we also have Hermitage packages with seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row B and Row C. At the Courtyard Marriott downtown, we have three remaining packages. Please call BlueShoe Nashville at 615-383-3012 for further details and to book.
Sept. 26, 2012: We're pleased to announce the addition of the splendid 4-star Hutton Hotel in midtown Nashville to our offerings for the 2013 CMA Music Festival.
Sept. 17, 2012: It's Country's Night to Rock. Don't miss ABC's 3-hour special on the 2012 CMA Music Festival tonight. Begins at 8 ET (7 Central). The lineup includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr. and Zac Brown Band.
Sept. 15, 2012: BlueShoe Nashville is pleased to debut its 2013 CMA Music Festival Hotel/Ticket packages featuring some of the best Festival seats and most exclusive hotels in Nashville. Please review our offerings on our Packages page. To find out about our Gold Circle packages, please call 615-383-3012.
Sept. 10, 2012: Our stellar 5-night packages for the CMA Music Festival 2013 will go on sale Sept. 15. Featured packages include Section 134 Row A, B, & C seats at the 5-Star Hermitage Hotel downtown, original Gold Circle (within the first 22 rows) pkgs. at the Hermitage, Gold Circle at the Courtyard Marriott downtown, and splendid Premium packages at the downtown Hampton, the midtown Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt, and the Guesthouse Inn Vanderbilt. More details will be posted shortly.
August 14, 2012: Thank you, everyone, for your patience as we work through the renewals from our 2012 clients. We'll soon announce the date when we'll be opening up our wonderful 2013 CMA Music Festival packages to the public. Hotels featured will be the 5-star Hermitage, the Courtyard Marriott downtown, the Hampton Inn downtown, the Hilton Garden Inn midtown, and the Guesthouse Inn midtown. Tickets will be among the very best, including premium club level, premium lower level, floor level, and Gold Circle.
June 12, 2012: It's hard to believe it's over. The 2012 CMA Music Festival is history, and among all the stellar acts, Nashville's weather during the past week has to be singled out for a performance unparalleled in the last ten years. Even the rain on Sunday came and went with impeccable timing (arriving in late afternoon and departing before the final concert at LP Field commenced. The well-mannered storm finished off with a grace note by leaving a cool breeze in its wake). So, hat's off to the weather. And many thanks to all our BlueShoe Nashville clients for making this a great year. We will be sending out information on the renewal process for the 2013 Festival in the next few weeks. Sales to the public for BlueShoe's hotel/ticket packages will become available in early August. Check back here for updates and more precise information.
June 6, 2012: Welcome to Music City and the beginning of the CMA Music Festival for 2012. According to the weather report, and from what I can see looking out the window, it's going to be a gorgeous day. The high is projected to be only 81 degrees F. Sunshine is everywhere and there is, according to the weather people, ZERO percent chance of precipitation. So enjoy yourself. You're been waiting a long time for this trip. Life is good, Nashville is smiling—and the guitars are warming up to knock your socks off.
May 31, 2012: New! Home2 Suites by Hilton is opening its doors tomorrow in midtown Nashville (1800 Division Street) and BlueShoe Nashville is pleased to be featuring this brand new property in its CMA Music Festival Packages for June 6 through June 11. Located approximately 12 blocks from the music venues downtown, the Home2 Suites is the latest hotel addition to the fashionable midtown area. Please call 615-383-3012 for details (limited availability).