June is the month for country music lovers to ensure they are in Nashville, particularly during the four-day Fan Fair, when the Country Music Association lines up a feast of four big concerts and numerous other events to add up to Country Music's biggest party. Created in 1972, the CMA week is something special because the big names of country music go all out to meet the fans, happily posing for photographs and signing autographs as they wander through the event and activity venues.
The Fair is all about pleasing the fans - some artists have been known to sign autographs for 23 hours non-stop - who flock to Nashville in their tens of thousands for the nightly concerts and all-day non-stop music at Riverfront Park. In addition, new up-and-coming artists are showcased and festival-goers are given the chance to be the first to see tomorrow's stars in concert. Festival-goers are encouraged to extend a visit to the festival for a few days and take some time taking in the city once the festival wraps up. Four day passes are available, though sell out quickly.
Venue: Various throughout downtown
Date: 5 - 8 June 2014