NASHVILLE, May 16, 2012 – BMI will help make downtown Nashville’s beloved celebration of all things Country Music even bigger with the introduction of the BMI Tailgate Party at the 2012 CMA Music Festival, Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10. Located right off the Cumberland River outside LP Field, the new stage will feature BMI’s rising stars, songwriters behind the hits, honky tonk heroes and guitar gods, and serving as rowdy warm-ups before the nightly headliner shows at LP Field.
The BMI Tailgate Party will start each day of the Festival at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Thursday’s lineup kicks off with promising up-and-comer Brent Cobb, followed by two of Country’s most in-demand songwriters, the Peach Pickers – Dallas Davidson and Rhett Akins.
T H E B M I T A I L G A T E P A R T Y L I N E U P
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
The Peach Pickers
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Trent Summar & The New Row Mob
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Florida Georgia Line
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Hogslop String Band
World Famous Headliners
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About CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival, now in its 41st year, is an unparalleled music experience celebrating America's music. Taking place Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, this event brings the community together with fans from around the world. Last year, the event attracted more than 65,000 fans daily from all 50 states and 26 nations. The 2012 CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for an ABC Television Network television special to air later this summer. Four-day ticket packages are on sale and fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased through CMAfest.com or 1-800-CMA-FEST. Ticket prices are based on the level of seating at LP Field for the Nightly Concerts. Fans should order their tickets now to guarantee their place at the event USA Today named "the crown jewel of Country Music festivals" and the reigning winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010) LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year. For more information, visit CMAfest.com.