CMA Music Festival: Great Music . . . Off the Beaten Path

It’s CMA Music Festival week and the streets, stadium and stages are buzzing with activities. There's great music around every corner. In fact, you can duck into most any little dive bar or honky-tonk on Nashville’s historic Lower Broadway and hear great unsigned acts putting on fun, high-energy shows. But we’re sharing a few of our favorites here.

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A schedule of their performances during the 2013 CMA Music Festival is at the bottom of the page.

Michael Scott

Michael’s show is one of the most fun in downtown Nashville. Drawing from a playlist of contemporary and classic country and rock covers, along with an impressive collection of original tunes, Michael gets glasses in the air and boots on the dance floor every time. Learn more about Michael.

Bobby McClendon

The music does not stop when Bobby McClendon and his band hit the stage! And if you think you’re having fun dancing and drinking to his evening of hits, take a look at the stage—his band is having a ball! Learn more about Bobby.

Erin Holiman

Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re hearing a combination of Dottie West, Linda Ronstadt and Janis Joplin when pretty Erin Holiman sings. We're talking goose bumps, people!

Jeremy McComb & His Mighty Magical Extravaganza

Jeremy’s mix of country covers and incredible originals has built him an impressive fan following. Get there early to catch his entire show—it’s worth it. And be sure to say hi to bubbly, blond bartender Ally. She’s serving up the coldest Fireball shots in Nashville. Learn more about Jeremy.

Trevor Finlay and Biff Kapow

In the mood for something a little different? Go directly to a Biff Kapow show and check out Trevor Finlay. A lot of rock, a little country, a smattering of rockabilly and enough octane to practically blast him off the stage into outer space. Learn more about Trevor.

Great Music Off the Beaten Path
DateTimeArtistLocation
June46–10 p.m.Michael ScottTequila Cowboy
  6–10 p.m.Erin HolimanFull Moon Saloon
  10 p.m.–2 a.m.Michael ScottWhiskey Bent
 5Noon–3 p.m.Trevor Finlay and Biff KapowSilver Dollar Saloon
  2–6 p.m.Michael ScottTequila Cowboy
  10 p.m.–2 a.m.Bobby McClendonTequila Cowboy
 610 p.m.–2 a.m.Bobby McClendonTequila Cowboy
 71–3 p.m.Michael ScottHard Rock Cafe
  3–6 p.m.Michael ScottSilver Dollar Saloon
  6–10 p.m.Bobby McClendonWhiskey Bent
  6 – 10 p.m.Jeremy McCombThe Wheel
  6 p.m.–MidnightTrevor Finlay and Biff KapowSilver Dollar Saloon
 81 p.m.Michael ScottHard Rock Cafe
  3–6 p.m.Bobby McClendonWhiskey Bent
  10 p.m.–2 a.m.Michael ScottWhiskey Bent
  10 p.m.–2 a.m.Trevor Finlay and Biff KapowBootleggers

 

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