While the 2018 CMA Music Festival may not have started until Thursday (June 7) this year, there were tons of other things going on surrounding country music’s biggest fest before it actually began. These concerts, meet and greets, and other special events are sometimes even better than what you’ll find throughout the four day downtown extravaganza, as you get even CLOSER to your favorite artists while helping out some really important non-profit organizations.
Lewis Brice‘s annual Lewispalooza 8 shut down the parking lot of Tin Roof Demonbreun last Tuesday (June 5) and some of his friends, family, and fellow artists came to perform and show support at the event. The 6-hour concert featured sets from not only Lewis himself, but also Lauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice. Additional performers throughout the evening included John Gurney, The Rebel Roads, Julia Cole, David Borne, Channing Wilson, Rob Snyder, Tyler Reeve, Walker McGuire, American Young and John Wesley Satterfield, which was followed by a late nite jam from Joe Denim, Rachel Holder, Tom O’Conner, Craig Wayne Boyd and Tim Montana and The Shrednecks.
Aside from the stellar performances, Lewispalooza 8 raised funds exceeding $14,000 for Hope Song, the non-profit using music to help bring cancer patients hope. Talk about an overall successful night!
Catch highlights from this year’s Lewispalooza below — we can’t wait to see what next year has in store!