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HGTV's celebrity lineup at the 2015 CMA Music
Festival will be the hottest ticket in Nashville when the network returns with its newly expanded Lodge venue - fresh from its mega debut at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. From Thursday, June 11 - Sunday, June 14, the HGTV Lodge offers Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music
Fan Experience, including live musical performances by popular Country Music
stars Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Darius
Rucker and a $4,000 cash giveaway. In addition, DIY Network's Alison Victoria, HGTV's David
Bromstad, and Great American Country's Suzanne Alexander
and Nan Kelley will co-host the live musical event throughout the week.
During the four-day Festival, fans can attend performances and signings by their favorite artists at the Lodge, including Kip Moore, Jana Kramer, Eric Paslay, Charles Esten, Thompson Square, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Turner, Brothers Osborne, Will Hoge, Casey James, Emi Sunshine, Ryan Kinder, Clare Bowen, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, Love and Theft, Kristian Bush, Lauren
Lynch and Michael Ray.
"The HGTV Lodge is back this year with a bigger and better experience for Country Music
fans," said Shannon Jamieson Driver, senior vice president, marketing and creative, HGTV and DIY Network. "Our venue is 40% larger than last year and hosts our biggest lineup of Country Music
stars to date—not to mention provides a cozy 'home' environment Festival-goers won't find anywhere else."
The 3,500 sq. ft. HGTV Lodge, conceived and produced by New York-based experiential + music agency Pop2Life and built by Murphy Productions, will feature an air-conditioned VIP lounge boasting 900 sq. ft. on the mezzanine, a one-of-a-kind stage experience and is centrally located in downtown Nashville, just minutes from LP Field. In addition, visitors can enter for the chance to win $500 cash in the #HGTVLodge Cash Giveaway—up to eight prizes awarded. No purchase necessary and open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 or older. The sweepstakes ends 6 p.m. CT on June 14, 2015. Void where prohibited.
HGTV knows that Festival goers are as passionate about Country Music
as the network's audience is about their homes. To encourage fans to share their love of music and home, fans can upload photos of their experience at The Lodge on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #LoveHGTV. The #lovehgtv hashtag is a part of HGTV's 2015 brand campaign, which asks viewers to share what they "love" about home by tagging photos with #hgtv and #lovehome.
For media who want to schedule interviews with the artists appearing at the HGTV Lodge, CMA Press Guidelines specifies that only credentialed journalists can conduct interviews onsite at the Festival. Media must contact the artist's publicist and/or record label to set up interviews prior to arrival at the CMA Music
Festival. A list of publicity contacts can be found at CMApress.com. Please note that when arranging an artist interview, a scheduled location for the interview must be confirmed with the publicist. If you cannot interview the artist at the Lodge, then an alternative off-site location must be designated. For media interested in touring the Lodge, please contact Rachael Jones at email@example.com.
Schedule of Events* at The Lodge by HGTV (All times CT):
Thursday, June 11:
11 a.m.: Kip Moore
12 p.m.: Jana Kramer/autographs only
1 p.m.: Eric Paslay
2 p.m.: Charles Esten, Star of ABC's "Nashville" performance
3 p.m.: Thompson Square
4 p.m.: Cole Swindell
5 p.m.: Kelsea Ballerini
Friday, June 12:
10 a.m.: Josh Turner
11 a.m.: Brothers Osborne
12 p.m.: Will Hoge performance
1 p.m.: Casey James
2 p.m.: Lady Antebellum
3 p.m.: Open House
4 p.m.: Zac Brown Band
Saturday, June 13:
10 a.m.: Emi Sunshine
11 a.m.: Ryan Kinder performance
12 p.m.: Open House
1 p.m.: Clare Bowen, Star of ABC's "Nashville" performance
2 p.m.: Tyler Farr
3 p.m.: Randy Houser
4 p.m.: Darius
5 p.m.: Open House
Sunday, June 14:
10 a.m. Love and Theft performance
11 a.m.: Kristian Bush performance
12 p.m.: Open House
1 p.m.: ASCAP Songwriters performance
2 p.m.: Lauren
3 p.m.: Dustin
4 p.m.: Michael Ray
*All performances and times subject to change without notice.