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HGTV Returns to CMA Music Festival with Star-Studded Lineup

HGTV Returns to CMA Music Festival with Star-Studded Lineup

HGTV's star-studded lineup at CMA Music Fest 2014 will be the hottest ticket in town when the network returns to the Nashville event with its hugely popular venue The Lodge. From Thursday, June 5-Sunday, June 8, HGTV's The Lodge offers festival-goers the ultimate country music fan experience, including live musical performances by popular country music stars Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Kip Moore, as well as autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station and a $5,000 cash giveaway.

During the four-day festival, fans can catch a concert by their favorite artists at The Lodge, including Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Josh Turner, Dustin Lynch, Sara Evans, Charlie Worsham, Parmalee, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kristan Bush, Craig Morgan, Chasin' Crazy, John Pardi, Glorianna and Love and Theft. Jana Kramer also will be on hand for autograph signings. For admission to The Lodge, fans must RSVP register in advance at CMAfest.com from May 21 - May 27 for the chance to obtain a wristband.

"Last year, we were overwhelmed with positive comments from fans who enjoyed the HGTV Lodge experience and it offered us a chance to connect face-to-face with a new audience," said Shannon Jamieson Driver, senior Vice president, marketing and creative, HGTV and DIY Network. "We're back this year with another amazing lineup of country music stars and a unique 'home' setting that festival-goers won't see anywhere else at the event."

The 2,400-square-foot HGTV Lodge, conceived and produced by New York-based experiential + music agency Pop2Life and built by National Barn Company, also offers visitors a chance to recharge their electronic devices at the Brother vs. Brother Lounge, named for the hit HGTV home renovation competition series that premieres on Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and stars the popular Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. In addition, visitors can enter for the chance to win $5,000 cash in the #LOVEHGTV Cash Giveaway. 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 4 p.m. CT on June 8, 2014. 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 and Instagram at #lovehgtv and #lovemusic. The #lovehgtv hashtag is a part of HGTV's 2014 brand campaign, which asks viewers to share what they "love" about home by tagging photos with #hgtv and #lovehome.

Schedule of Events* at The Lodge by HGTV (All times CT):

Thursday, June 5:
10 a.m.: Rascal Flatts performance + autographs
11:30 a.m.: Dierks Bentley performance + autographs
12:45 p.m.: Kip Moore performance + autographs
2 p.m.: Frankie Ballard performance + autographs
3 p.m.: Eric Paslay performance + autographs
4 p.m.: Josh Turner performance + autographs

Friday, June 6:
11 a.m.: Jana Kramer/autographs only
12 p.m.: Dustin Lynch performance + autographs
2 p.m.: Sara Evans performance + autographs
3 p.m.: Charlie Worsham performance + autographs
4 p.m.: Parmalee performance + autographs

Saturday, June 7:
11 a.m.: Brett Eldredge performance + autographs
2 p.m.: Tyler Farr performance + autographs
3 p.m.: Kristian Bush performance + autographs
4 p.m.: Craig Morgan + autographs

Sunday, June 8:
10 a.m. Chasin' Crazy, performance + autographs
12 p.m.: John Pardi performance + autographs
1 p.m.: Gloriana performance + autographs
3 p.m.: Love and Theft performance + autographs

*All performances and times subject to change without notice.

About HGTV

America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

About CMA Music Festival: The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. More than 40 years later, the now legendary Festival has become the city's signature music event. In 2014, CMA Music Festival will hose visitors from every state and 21 foreign countries. CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE ©2014 Business Wire


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