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The Grand Ole Opry Offers Free “NextStage Plaza Party” To Kick Off CMA Fest Week

The Grand Ole Opry will showcase its Opry NextStage Class of 2019 during a free Opry NextStage Plaza Party to kick off  CMA Fest week on Tuesday, June 4. NextStage artists  Riley Green, Tegan Marie, Tenille Townes and  Travis Denning are set to perform beginning at 4:45 p.m. Each artist will also return to the Opry stage during CMA Fest Week; check for schedule updates.
Opry Plaza Party Performance Schedule:
4:45-5:15p        Tegan Marie
5:30-6:00p        Travis Denning
6:15-6:45p        Tenille Townes
8:50-9:20p        Riley Green
“We’re excited to have the Opry NextStage 2019 class together to kick off one of our most exciting weeks of the year,” said Opry General Manager Sally Williams. “Since tapping Riley, Tegan, Tenille, and Travis as artists on the rise last fall, we’ve continued to be wowed by each of them and the music they are delivering. It’ll be great to see them performing for Opry fans from around the world both on the Plaza and Opry stages.”
Opry members Carrie Underwood, Chris Janson, Travis Tritt, and Josh Turner will perform during two Opry shows that evening at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Other Opry performances scheduled for CMA Fest Week include shows on Thurs., June 6, Fri., June 7, and Sat., June 8. Among those on Opry shows later in the week are Charles Esten, Home Free, Joe Nichols, Oak Ridge Boys, Carly Pearce, Charley Pride, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Watson, and Chris Young. A Saturday matinee performance of Opry Country Classics features Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Pride, Don Schlitz, and more at the Ryman Auditorium.

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