CMA Country Music Festival – Nashville – June 2014

Country Music’s Biggest Party

Join award winning singer- songwriter DIANNA CORCORAN for the Country Music Fan’s Ultimate TourDianna

Two-time Golden Guitar Winner Dianna Corcoran is one of Australian country music’s  most distinguished talents. She released her first album in 2003 and won the Australian Country Music Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year in ’04. Dianna’s 2nd release earned her 2nd Golden Guitar, the prestigious title of Female Artist of the Year at the ’08 Australian Country Music awards.

Dianna has been deployed 3 times with the Australian Defense Force to war zones to entertain the troops. She released her 3rd album in 2011 to rave reviews. It held the #1 position on the country charts for FIVE consecutive weeks, with it’s first single. The 2nd single, not only held #1 position on the Country Charts for 4 weeks, but also went to #1 on BigPond Music’s singles chart ahead of some the world’s biggest names.

Dianna was recently announced as Australian Country Music’s Independent Artist Of The Year. She took out the APRA/AMCOS Single of The Year and also won Female Vocalist Of the Year at the Southern Stars Australian Indi Country Music Awards. “Keep Breathing” scored 3 Nominations in the 2011 Jayco Country Music Awards of Australia.

CMA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL – 05-08 JUNE

Your 4 day pass includes
FOUR DAYS & NIGHTS OF LIVE MUSIC:
Reserved floor level seating at the night time concerts at the stadium; All-Star Lineups at LP Field, Riverfront Park, Bridgestone Arena Plaza, The Buckle Stage.

ENCOUNTERS & AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS:
Fan Fair® Hall features autograph sessions and pictures with the stars, plus interactive displays, lifestyle exhibits and Acoustic Corner performances.

SPECIAL ACCESS: Get stage-front at LP Field and Riverfront Park in the Fan Photo Lines, reserved for 4-day ticket holders; Ride the convenient courtesy shuttle between official Festival venues.

MORE: Outdoor themed areas with activities, freebies and more in the The Buckle, the Fan Alley, the Beach.

The bright lights of Nashville Broadway

The bright lights of Nashville Broadway

Day 1. May 30 – Australia – Los Angeles
Fly to Los Angeles where you will be met and transferred to the Hacienda Hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. You may like to do some bootscootin’ in the hotel’s Western Bar.

Day 2. May 31 – Los Angeles – Disneyland
A fun day as we head off to Disneyland. Enjoy the rides, see your favourite characters, soak up the atmosphere of ‘Main Street’ and the eight ‘lands’ of the magic kingdom.

Day 3. June 01 – LA to Memphis
We transfer to LA airport for our flight to Memphis, home of the Blues and the ‘Birthplace of Rock and Roll’. We’ll arrive mid afternoon and transfer to our downtown hotel. Tonight take a stroll down Beale Street where many musicians started their career.

Day 4. June 02 – Memphis
Today we tour Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley and his extended family. On our tour we visit the infamous ‘Jungle Room’ along with his trophy room which houses his collection of gold and platinum records. Our tour also includes admission to the museums with cars and aircraft collections and other memorabilia. We then move on to the Sun Studio Museum which was once a recording studio and where Elvis was discovered. Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins & Jerry Lee Lewis all recorded in the studio which is now Heritage listed. Then we visit the Rock & Soul Museum – a place which puts Gospel, Country, the Blues, Bluegrass and Soul music into perspective and shows how it not only shaped the Elvis sound but changed music forever.

Day 5. June 03 – Memphis
Today is at leisure; why not take a stroll through Memphis, or visit the famous Peabody Ducks, or nearby Mud Island to learn about the history of the mighty Mississippi River.

Day 6. June 04 – Memphis – Nashville
We set off for Nashville on our air-conditioned coach. We’ll stop on the way at the Casey Jones Museum and have a home cooked lunch in the Country Store. On arrival in Nashville enjoy a short tour of the city before checking in to the fabulous Gaylord Opryland Resort. The hotel features an exquisite indoor atrium with its own river and gentle waterfalls. This evening join Dianna for our exclusive cocktail party.

Day 7. June 05 – CMA Festival
Today is the first day of the CMA Country Music Festival. Meet in the lobby for the shuttle bus transfer downtown. Why not start at the Riverfront Park? Find a comfortable place, sit back and be entertained by some of Country’s best performers. Take a stroll along Broadway past the bars and restaurants in which many famous performers were discovered. Check your guide to see if your favourite performer is hosting an autograph session. This evening is the opening night of the 4 days of concerts and our reserved seats are right there on the field at the stadium. The performance begins at 7pm and is non stop until 11pm. You can join the shuttle back to the hotel, or stay in town and ‘whoop it up’.

Day 8. June 06 – CMA Festival
Take the shuttle downtown at your own pace today. Check your guide for performance times and autograph signing information. The Riverfront stages host some very talented new artists – well worth a visit. You will also have one included entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame which you can visit at any time during your stay in Nashville. This evening enjoy the big name stars at the second night of the Festival.

Day 9. June 07 – CMA Festival
Take the shuttle downtown at your own pace. Meet at 2.45pm at the Ryman Auditorium for the matinee session of the Grand Ole Opry. This famous radio show has been playing Country Music to America for over 80 years. Tonight there are more artists on show.

Day 10. June 08 – CMA Festival
Take the shuttle downtown at your own pace. This is the last day of the festival and your chance to do the things you haven’t got around to until now! Tonight’s show draws some huge stars so don’t miss out.

Day 11. June 09 – Jack Daniels Tour
Our tour this morning departs at 9.30 for Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniels. Tour the distillery, learn the secrets to making this fine Tennessee whisky and enjoy a private tasting and lunch here. We return to our hotel around 5pm. Tonight we’ll meet for informal farewell drinks.

Day 12. June 10 – Depart Nashville or extend your holiday (see below)
Transfer to Nashville Airport for our flight via LA.

Day 13. June 11 – In flight

Day 14. June 12 – Arrive Australia

Pictures courtesy Tennessee Dept of Tourist Development & CMA. Artists featured may not appear in 2014. Artist list not final at time of printing.City & Stage

Tour Price per person in A$ ex SYD or MEL

Twin Share  $7,990

Single supplement  $1,300

Tour Includes

  • Return Economy airfares – Sydney or Melbourne to Los Angeles/Memphis-Nashville –  including taxes
  • 2 nights in Los Angeles
  • 3 nights in Memphis
  • 6 nights in Nashville at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel
  • 4 day pass at CMA Music Fest in Nashville
  • Welcome dinner in Los Angeles
  • Visit to Disneyland
  • Visit to Graceland – including admission to Elvis’ car museum & aircraft collection.
  • Visit to the Rock & Soul Museum
  • Visit to Sun Studio
  • Entrance to the Casey Jones Museum
  • Lunch at the Casey Jones Country Store
  • Orientation tour of Nashville
  • Exclusive cocktail party in Nashville
  • Visit to the Grand Ole Opry
  • Entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery wLunch in Lynchburg
  • All transfers between airports and hotels
  • All travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Elite Special Event Tours travel wallet

Not included: Meals other than listed in itinerary, tips, drinks, personal items.

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Download the brochure here: CMA Music Festival 2014

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS TO NEW ORLEANS AND/OR LAS VEGAS

NEW ORLEANS & LAS VEGAS – 5 nights
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city known as ‘The Big Easy’ before heading to the bright lights, shows and shopping in Las Vegas.
Includes:

  • Flights Nashville-New Orleans-Las Vegas – Los Angeles
  • 3 nights in New Orleans
  • 2 nights in Las Vegas
  • New Orleans City tour and Riverboat Cruise, Plantation tour or Bayou tour
  • Transfers between airports and hotels

A$1290 pp twinshare A$490 sgl supp

NEW ORLEANS – 3 nights
Experience the unique food and culture of the South in New Orleans
Includes:

  • Flights Nashville – New Orleans – Los Angeles
  • 3 nights in New Orleans
  • New Orleans City tour and Riverboat Cruise, Plantation tour or Bayou tour
  • Transfers between airports and hotels

A$920 pp twinshare A$390 sgl supp

LAS VEGAS – 3 nights
Bright lights and fabulous shows, dining and casinos await in
glittering Vegas.
Includes:

  • Flights Nashville – Las Vegas – Los Angeles
  • 3 nights in Las Vegas
  • Transfers between airports and hotels

A$890 pp twinshare A$490 sgl supp

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