The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade” will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 8, and will feature artists and celebrities riding down Broadway in a variety of Chevrolet vehicles including Corvettes and Silverados. The parade will start at 10th Avenue and end up at Chevrolet Riverfront Park.
Confirmed to participate in the parade is Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Sherrie Austin, Bo Bice, Bomshel, Ash Bowers, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Brice, Carter’s Chord, Dailey & Vincent, Sarah Darling, Billy Dean, Dirt Drifters, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Ashley Gearing, Andy Griggs, The Harters, Walker Hayes, Her & Kings County, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Buddy Jewell, Jason Jones, LoCash Cowboys, Lunabelles, Miss Willie Brown, The Roys, Daryle Singletary, Stealing Angels, Josh Thompson, Tiffany, Rhonda Vincent, and Mark Wills. Both The Oak Ridge Boys and Bill Anderson will serve as Grand Marshalls for the event. Following the parade, The Sixth Annual CMA Music Festival Chevrolet Block Party will take place at its new location this year, the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, with performers that can only be seen at the Block Party. Free and open to the public, the concert begins at 1:00 PM the lineup includes: Eli Young Band, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson, Uncle Kracker, and more.
The party leads up to the kick-off of CMA Fest at the Riverfront Stage on Thursday, June 9, when Gary Allan performs at 10AM. And the shows are free! Fans who attend will have an opportunity to tweet and win meet-and-greets with some of the artists performing on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage as well as VIP seating. Be sure to follow @Chevrolet on Twitter for the latest updates from the festival.
Artists scheduled to play the stage this year include Bill Anderson, Frankie Ballard, The Bellamy Brothers, Crystal Bowersox, Jason Michael Carroll, Roy Clark, Terri Clark, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brett Eldredge, Emerson Drive, Colt Ford, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brother, Steve Holy, Jack Ingram, Josh Kelley, Sammy Kershaw, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, Randy Montana, Craig Morgan, David Lee Murphy, David Nail, Troy Olsen, James Otto, Jake Owen, Randy Rogers Band, Sawyer Brown, Corey Smith, Steel Magnolia, Sunny Sweeney, Mel Tillis, Phil Vassar, James Wesley, Chuck Wicks, and Darryl Worley.