Industry Events

September 1
9th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman in Nashville

September 9

  • 1st Mark Awards held at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles, after the one-day Production Music Conference
  • Songwriter contracts seminar at BMI Nashville from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. ($10 for Arts & Business Council members, $15 for non-members)

September 10-14
CCMA’s Country Music Week in Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 15-20
2015 Americanafest in Nashville, Tenn. The conference will again be held at the Hutton Hotel

September 18-19
iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

September 19-20
Music City Food + Wine Festival

September 24
WHO KNEW event

September 29
2015 SOURCE Awards at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at the Historic Municipal Auditorium in Nashville

September 29-October 1
IBMA Business Conference and the Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC

October 1

  • Live Nation Music Awards on Turner’s TNT and TBS
  • IBMA Awards in Raleigh, NC

October 2-3
Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC

October 11
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 45th Anniversary Dinner and Induction Ceremony at Nashville’s Music City Center

October 13
46th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m.

October 16
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame ceremony and concert at the Muskogee Civic Center

October 21
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge’s free 55th birthday bash on Broadway

October 27
CMA Awards final ballot ends 6:00 p.m. CT

November 1
2015 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

November 2
53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Omni Nashville

November 4
49th Annual CMA Awards

November 12
WHO KNEW event

November 19
SOURCE Holiday Bazaar; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT, at Roundabout Plaza Lobby

December 31
Nashville’s Jack Daniels Bash on Broadway with Kings of Leon


February 7-10
Country Radio Seminar 2016 at Nashville’s Omni Hotel

February 15
58th Annual Grammy Awards from the Staples Center on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

March 11-20
SXSW in Austin Texas (Interactive, March 11–15; Film, March 11–19; Music, March 15–20)

April 5-9
24th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

April 28-30
11th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

May 16-18
Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel