CMA HOSTS FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC “CMA FEST” TV PREMIERE VIEWING PARTY AT OLE RED IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE August 1, 2018 WHAT: “CMA Fest” television premiere viewing party, the Music Event of Summer WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Ole Red Nashville (300 Broadway) from 6-10 PM* 6:30 PM – Carly Pearce Performs, 7-10 PM “CMA Fest” Broadcast Premiere *Surprise guests and giveaways throughout the party! WHO: Hosted by The BIG 98’s Tige and Mari with a live performance by Carly Pearce Join us for the television premiere viewing party of “CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer, Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at Ole Red on Nashville’s famed Broadway (300 Broadway). The viewing party, hosted by The BIG 98’s Tige and Mari, will feature a special live performance by “CMA Fest” artist Carly Pearce, in addition to surprise guests and giveaways throughout the night. Entry is free of charge and all fans are invited to attend. “CMA Fest” broadcasts nationwide Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network, with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning as hosts. Filmed during Nashville’s 47th annual CMA Fest in June, the television special showcases 29 of music’s hottest acts as they hit the stage during the four-day festival. Catch performances by Jason Aldean, Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Brett Young. Special guest collaborations include Lauren Alaina with Brown, Julia Michaels with Urban, Morgan Wallen with Florida Georgia Line, and Dwight Yoakam with Bentley. Brown, Combs, Midland, Michaels, Pardi, Pearce and Wallen make their debut performances on the “CMA Fest” television special. This year marks the 15th consecutive year of the broadcast, a feat no other U.S. music festival has achieved. Thomas Rhett returns to host “CMA Fest” for a third year, and Ballerini returns for a second year. Both artists hosted “CMA Fest” in 2017. “CMA Fest” is executive produced by Robert Deaton. Press must RSVP by Monday, Aug. 6 at 12:00 PM/CT to MediaRSVP@cmaworld.com. Carly Pearce performs during the “CMA Fest” television premiere viewing party Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Ole Red Nashville.