The Grand Ole Opry will head to the middle of the action during CMA Music Festival June 6-9 with a benefit auction, artist signings, an Opry performance and more, all in the heart of downtown Nashville.
The Fifth Annual Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction will take place June 6 at 5:00 p.m. at the CMA Music Fest Buckle Stage at 4th Ave. and Broadway downtown. Nashville visual artists have contributed one-of-a-kind guitars both inspired and autographed by country favorites including Alabama, Alan Jackson, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, as well as the cast of Nashville.
Steve Wariner and Nashville’s Jonathan Jackson will perform, with radio and TV personality Bill Cody serving as host. The event is open to the public, and all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Opry Trust Fund, which assists members of the country music community in need.
Fans will be able to meet and receive autographs from some of their favorite stars at Opry Originals on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Broadway beginning June 5. Among artists scheduled to appear are Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Casey James, Craig Morgan, Oak Ridge Boys, Mel Tillis, and Mark Wills.
An Opry at the Ryman Matinee is set for Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m. Among those scheduled to perform are the Oak Ridge Boys, Joey + Rory, and Mark Wills. Among the artists scheduled for Opry performances at the Grand Ole Opry House during CMA Fest week are Lauren Alaina, Roy Clark, Kree Harrison, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, Mel Tillis, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, and Carrie Underwood.
Tickets and information are available at 800-SEE-OPRY and opry.com.