Charley Pride, Lila McCann Head Lineup For Riverfront Stages

Fan Fair gathers at the river for daytime shows.

NASHVILLE — Big name current country acts won't hit the stage 'til the sun goes down at this year's Fan Fair, but festival goers can hear veterans like Charley Pride and Vern Gosdin as well as up-and-comers such as Chris Cagle, Elbert West, Lila McCann, Eric Heatherly and Darryl Worley during the heat of the day.

To supplement the evening concerts staged by major record distribution groups at Adelphia Coliseum, the Country Music Association will present ongoing musical performances in Riverfront Park, on the banks of the Cumberland, beginning at 10 a.m. June 15-16 and at 11 a.m. June 17. In all the concerts will showcase more than 50 artists.

In special programming segments, Billy Block will present his Western Beat Show including performances by Radney Foster and Hayseed Dixie, and Nashville area station WMGC-AM (810) will present a Spanish language program with performances by Little Joe Y La Familia and Campanas de America, among others.

Fan Fair ticketholders will have free admission to the fenced-in park. A limited number of daily concert tickets, priced at $10, will be available at the gate.

The schedule for Riverfront Stage shows:

Friday, June 15

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: John Berry, the Great Divide, Elbert West, Billy Hoffman, Joe Stampley, Don Sepulveda, Sonny Burgess, Sherrié Austin, T. Graham Brown, Irene Kelley, LynnMarie, Don McLean, Charley Pride, Lane Brody and the Players.

  • 2-5 p.m.: Chris Cagle, Tyler England, Kristin Garner, Lila McCann, Neal McCoy, Leslie Satcher, Blake Shelton, South 65, Chalee Tennison, Cyndi Thompson and the Wilkinsons.

    Saturday, June 16

  • 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: "Western Beat Show" with Billy Block (host), Toni Catlin, Radney Foster, Hayseed Dixie, Pinmonkey.

  • 1:45-4:30 p.m.: Eric Heatherly, Sonya Isaacs, Sons of the Desert and Darryl Worley.

    Sunday, June 17

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Ralph Emery (host), the Blackwood Quartet, the Fox Brothers, David Frizzell, Vern

    Gosdin, Charlie Louvin, Stella Parton, Jeanne Pruett and Jett Williams.

  • 2:30-4:30 p.m.: "Fan Fair Presents Fiesta Nashville"

    Special guest Eva Tamargo Lemus ("Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald" from the NBC soap opera "Passions"), the Big Dogs, Cerrito, Citlaly, Grupo Misteria, Grupo Vida, Campanas de America, Little Joe y La Familia, Los Plebes de San Luis and Shannon Murray.