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2017 CMA Festival Day 4

By • Jun 12th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson The last day of the 2017 CMA Festival came to the feeling of bittersweet excitement.  It’s was a fun few days and with many more acts coming to the stages but also hated to see the festival come to an end. There seemed to be as many people inside the Music [...]



2017 CMA Festival Day 3

By • Jun 11th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson With Saturday, the third day of the 2017 CMA Festival came another day of great music and wonderful weather.  These four days in June is the most anticipated time of year for downtown Nashville.  With tens of thousands of people on the downtown streets, in the bars, and going in and [...]



2017 CMA Festival Day Two

By • Jun 10th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson The second day of the 2017 CMA Festival began as the previous day ended, with clear skies and beautiful weather.  Starting off the crowds were less than day one.  Must have been a good party the night before.  Another great lineup awaited the country music fans. The morning got kickoff quickly [...]



2017 CMA Festival Day One

By • Jun 8th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson Middle Tennessee is expecting a boom of humanity this weekend in the form of half a million people coming in the area.  With the CMA Music Festival, Bonnaroo, and the Nashville Predators playing for hockey’s most coveted prize, Lord Stanley’s Cup, Nashville is expected to be a fun and busy place [...]



Rocklahoma Day 3

By • May 29th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by Jennifer Reid What a difference a day can make! Blue skies and magnificent sunshine poured over the Rocklahoma grounds to welcome day 3! Kicking off the main stage was festival favorite Black Stone Cherry. Always ready to start the party the Kentucky boys immediately got the crowd’s blood flowing with “Me and Mary [...]



Rocklahoma Day 2

By • May 28th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by Jennifer Reid Morris Opening the River Spirit stage and heading East for their first appearance at Rocklahoma was Tempe’s own DED. Although new to the festival, the quartet is not new to the music scene. After leaving Epic records, and making a few name changes they have earned touring dates with Korn and [...]



ROCKLAHOMA 2017 is finally HERE!

By • May 27th, 2017 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Review by William Simpson It’s that time of year again Rocklahoma 2017 is HERE!  The bands started rolling in and the grounds began filling with fans.  The first thing you notice is the Hard Rock Casino side stage has been replaced by a new a new sponsor in River Spirit Casino on the second stage.  [...]



2016 CMA Music Festival Day 4

By • Jun 13th, 2016 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson I’m always a touch sad on the last day of CMA Music Festival but all the great people you meet and all the great music has to stop sometimes.  But before that end comes we have one more day of great music. Darryl Worley opened the last day of fun and [...]



2016 CMA Music Festival Day 3

By • Jun 12th, 2016 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson and Megan Simpson Day 3 of the 2016 CMA Music Festival started off beautifully with nice weather and a lot of good sunshine, although the forecast for later in the day was near 100 degrees.  Fan poured in the Fan Fair X building, the stages and onto Broadway.  There was a [...]



2016 CMA Music Festival Day 2

By • Jun 11th, 2016 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson and Pam Short The CMA Music Festival is a way for the artists to say thank you to the fans that support them and also let the fans say thank you to the artists.  It is also a showcase for new artists so the fans can see them and hear their [...]