Monday, June 04, 2012

Your complete guide to Bucky Covington at CMA Fest 2012 (updated)

Bucky Covington, Rocky Covington (left) and Ducky Medlock (right) rocked the crowd at their first daytime CMA Fest performance; thanks to our very kind bud Happydays for the photo.

Going to CMA Fest this year?  Congratulations!  You'll have plenty of chances to see and hear Bucky Covington, and to enjoy his hot summer love song  "I Wanna Be That Feeling" live.  As a matter of fact, Bucky's Fest week is going to be so busy that we've put together this handy guide.

As we just saw, schedules can change in a heartbeat--we'll try to keep up! Here's a look at what's on the agenda as of post time:

Tuesday, June 5th

Bucky will participate in Celebrity Go-Go, a benefit for Hear the Music Live.  This star-studded racing/golfing event is happening at Grand Old Golf & Games (2444 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214) and limited registration is open now at the Celebrity Go-Go site.  (Hurry!)

A great shot from Bucky's very first Fan Club Party concert in 2009, taken by the talented Buckaholic--thanks for your generosity!

Wednesday, June 6th

11 am: Enjoy waving at Bucky and lots more of your country favorites as they ride in the CMA Fest Kick-Off Parade in downtown Nashville.  Music Row reports that the parade "will begin at 11 AM on Wed., June 6. The parade will start at 10th Avenue and end at Chevrolet Riverfront Park for the Chevrolet Block Party at 12:30 PM, which is free and open to the public."

8:30-10:30 pm (and beyond):  Bucky's Fan Club party gets underway at Whiskey Bent (directions).  The party itself is sold out, but on Monday, a press release announced that Bucky would be doing an open-to-the-public full band performance beginning at around 10:30 pm.  If you saw the stream of last year's rave-up, you know this is gonna be a blast--get there if you can!

Thursday, June 7th

If you were one of the fortunate fans who won autograph passes for Fan Fair Hall this year, please check your passes for Bucky's autograph session times. His booth is #739. For info on chances to win Fan Fair Hall passes in an on-site Convention Center giveaway, click here (.pdf).  All times subject to change.

Bucky will be signing autographs in Fan Fair Hall at the following times:
Bucky Covington: 10:00 AM to 12:00 pm (Booth 739, autograph ticket required)
Bucky Covington: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

(Booth 739, autograph ticket required)

Friday, June 8th

11:30 am:  Bucky is part of the sensational lineup at WSM's Durango Acoustic Corner at the Nashville Convention Center;  he'll perform a twenty-minute set at about 11:30 am, and the entire show will be broadacast live on  Tune in or log on!

Bucky will be appearing and/or signing autographs in Fan Fair Hall at the following times:

Bucky Covington: 11:30 AM to 11:50 AM  (Acoustic Corner)
Bucky Covington: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Booth 100 WSM , autograph ticket required)
Bucky Covington: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM  (Booth 739, autograph ticket required)

Saturday, June 9th

Bucky Covington, Tom Hurst and Steve Cook rocked the crowd at Riverfront Park during CMA Fest 2009; photo courtesy of our good friend Diver. Thanks again!

9 am: Bucky's busy day begins with a good game for a good cause;  he, along with Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and lots more celebrities will compete in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge. The game takes place at Greer Stadium  (534 Chestnut St. in Nashville),  and tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

1 pm:  Bucky will perform at the GAC Living Country Stage as part of The Lodge, an interactive event sponsored by GAC and HGTV.  Tickets for this event were given away in a May sweepstakes, but if you weren't among the lucky ones, you still have a chance; according to the press release, "Fans will also have an opportunity to win access to these signings and performances at the event and details about these opportunities will be posted on the GAC Facebook or Twitter page during CMA Music Fest week."

 Bucky will be signing autographs in Fan Fair Hall at the following time:
Bucky Covington: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM  (Booth 739, autograph ticket required)


5 pm:  Bucky and his band will rock the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Plaza ( Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Downtown Nashville).  This is a free show, and it's open to the public--a perfect way to cap off a great Fest.  Be there if you can!

Once again, all events are subject to change.  We'll try to edit and add as new info comes in, but it's a good idea to keep up with our friend Fran at Buckytown USA, the official CMA Twitter and the CMA Fest site for updates. Please feel free to add any news, corrections or recommendations in comments--we'd love to hear from you--and have a blast!

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