The Grand Ole Opry Festival Tickets

Our Ticketing System

USA CMA Music Festival Ticketing Information 2014 – for artists appearing at Ole Opry:
If you are the primary contact for your show, you should have received information regarding accessing your Artist Portal and Artist Comps, please contact Virginia if you have not received this information.

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Accessing the Artist Portal

If you are the primary contact for your show please go to the Artist Login area.
Enter the email address you used for the 2014 U.S.  registration website into the LOST PASSWORD section.

A new and unique password will be sent to your email address. This will be your password for throughout the duration of the CMA Music City Festival.

If you’re looking for information on how to buy tickets, then check out our Ticketing Info.

Still stuck? Got a question? Contact us with any queries.

How To Take Part

In a nutshell, anyone can be in the CMA Festival – we are what’s called an open access festival. So if you follow the registration process, meet the deadlines and pay the registration fee then you’re in!

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At the moment the 2014 Fringe Festival is in full swing. So this is your chance to get out into the city and see what all this year’s artists have produced.

Be inspired, shocked, disgusted, surprised, entertained, challenged, provoked – and then make sure you register for next year’s festival so you can be part of it all.

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How to be part of the Festival

The best way to stay in touch with what’s happening is to sign up to our email newsletter called The Fix. We send it out once a month and will let you know all about deadlines, the registration process, applying to be part of the Fringe Hub and so much more. During the festival The Fix goes out more often and is choc-a-block with all things Fringe.

For those of you just itching to get started on your show for 2015 – and we do recommend you start thinking about it sooner rather than later – here is a very rough guide to the process:

Venue option A:

You can apply to be programmed into a venue at the Festival Hub in Nashville, Tennesee.

Expressions of Interest for the 2014 Festival Hub program are now closed.

  • Venue option B: Source your own venue.
  • Fringe has collated a list of potential venues, which is a great place to start. Of course you can source a venue anywhere; it does not have to be from this list. Don’t hesitate to contact USA CMA Music Opry for advice on which venues to approach for your event or Opry schedule 2014.

Please note that the relationship with the venue is between artist / producer and the venue, not USA CMA. It is highly recommended that you get confirmation of your agreement from your venue in writing. Download a sample contract here (this is provided as a guide only to help confirm your venue relationship). There are many resources available to artists searching for a suitable venue, one useful website is Creative Spaces.

2. Register online

Registrations for the 2014 Nashville, Tennessee Festival will open in early May 2015.
Once registrations have opened, you can create a login on our registration site (currently disabled as registrations are not open at this time) and fill in all the details about you and your show or event.

3. Sign on the dotted line

Once all the registration details are complete you need to pop into the office (special arrangements can be made if you are not based in USA) so that you can sign the Participants Agreement.

4. Cough up the cash

In 2014 the Artist Registration fees were:
Free events: $220
One-off (i.e. 1 date) ticketed events: $220
Ticketed Events: $300

We’ll confirm the registration fee for next year’s festival in early 2010.

Your registration fee covers a whole lot of administrative, ticketing and marketing costs, as well as ongoing support and advice, that are going to make doing a CMA music Grand Ole show an absolute dream for you and a fantastic experience for your audience.

Find out what you get for your registration fee on the Artist Resources page.

Still got questions?

Don’t forget to check out the other areas in the For Artists section of this website and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for then get in touch with us:

info at or give us a call

Wanna take part but you’re not an artist, director or producer?

That’s OK. There are still heaps of ways that you can be involved:

Volunteer – If you’d like to get your foot in the door and gain invaluable ‘on-the-ground’ experience then volunteering could be for you.
Internships – America Fringe provides several opportunities every year for interns to become a part of the festival team. Internships are unpaid and in a range of different areas.

Jobs – Each year our team swells from a measly 5 core staff to a whopping 40 people help us out and so do sometimes. Make sure you sign up for our email newsletter The Fix if you want to be kept informed about when jobs are available.

Fringe Dweller – If you want to stay in the know about all things Fringe and you like the idea of freebies, prizes, special events, competitions and a whole lot more then you should definitely become a Fringe Dweller.

Partners – Melbourne Fringe couldn’t do it all without our amazing partners. Partners provide in-kind support in the form of services and goods for free and they provide us with financial support. If you’re interested in supporting Melbourne Fringe in this way then we’d love to talk to you.

Venues – Our artists are always looking for new, interesting and unusual places to perform. If you manage a venue or a space and want to get in on some America Fringe Festival action then we’d be keen to hear more.