HGTV SERIES ‘A VERY BRADY RENOVATION’ INSPIRES NET TO HOST ‘A VERY BRADY’ LODGE AT CMA FEST IN NASHVILLE JUNE 6-9

Music, Film and Television Stars to Join Members of ‘The Brady Bunch’ Cast at Popular Venue

NEW YORK [May 16, 2019] A Very Brady Renovation, HGTV’s highly anticipated series that features the full-scale overhaul of the world-famous Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles, has inspired the network to transform its popular CMA Fest venue into the HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge. From Thursday, June 6, to Sunday, June 9, the HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge will offer fans the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ with live musical performances by top artists including Chris Young, Dierks Bentley and Old Dominion as well as by This Is Us star and singer Chrissy Metz and singer-songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson, who guest starred on The Brady Bunch in one of her first television roles. Stars of A Very Brady Renovation—including the legendary sitcom’s siblings Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan) and Susan Olsen (Cindy), as well as network stars Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords)—will make special appearances throughout the festival. Fans of The Brady Bunch will have the opportunity to chat with the famous TV family during a special Q&A session at the Lodge. In a nod to the groovy ‘70s style of The Brady Bunch, the network’s signature 3,500-square-foot venue will be decked out with sparkling disco balls, far-out beaded curtains and colorful retro furniture. Slated to premiere in September, A Very Brady Renovation will spotlight the show-stopping transformation of the Brady Bunch house.

“During our seven years at CMA Fest, we’ve welcomed thousands of visitors to the HGTV Lodge venue and offered an unparalleled, intimate concert experience for country music fans,” said Karen Bronzo, senior vice president, brand marketing and partnerships for HGTV. “This year, as the excitement for A Very Brady Renovation builds, we’re enhancing the fun of the Lodge experience. Fans will feel groovy and nostalgic when they see the original Brady cast alongside their favorite artists.”

The HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge also will host performances with many more country music stars, including Aaron Watson, Brandon Lay, Carly Pearce, Charlie Worsham, Danielle Bradbery, Devin Dawson, Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay, HARDY, Home Free, Jimmie Allen, King Calaway, Lauren Alaina, LOCASH, Michael Ray, Morgan Wallen, Scotty McCreery, Tenille Townes, Tucker Beathard, Tyler Rich and Walker Hayes. In addition, the Lodge will host a songwriters round with music publishing company Creative Nation, featuring writers Barry Dean, Kassi Ashton, Luke Laird and Steve Moakler. Country music personality Suzanne Alexander will serve as the emcee during the four-day event.

Conceived and produced by the award-winning experiential team at CNX, Condé Nast’s in-house agency, the two-story HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge is located in downtown Nashville just minutes from Nissan Stadium and features a unique fan experience with non-stop performances by more than two dozen top country artists.

For access to exclusive performances inside the HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge, fans must register for CMA Fest Fan Access at CMAfest.com/FanAccess and then enter the Ultimate Fan Experiences Drawing between Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET and Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET. All drawing participants will be notified by email and text on Friday, May 31, after 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET to log in to their Fan Access account to see if they’re a winner. All prizes must be claimed by Monday, June 3, at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET, or they will be awarded to another participant.

Fans can share their love of music and home by uploading photos of their experience at the HGTV Lodge on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat using #VeryBradyReno and #HGTVLodge. They also can jazz up their Instagram Stories with GIF stickers created just for the occasion. HGTV will post exclusive interviews via Instagram Stories with the artists, Brady Bunch cast and network stars throughout the festival.

For media who want to schedule interviews with the artists appearing at the HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge, CMA Media Guidelines specify that only credentialed journalists can conduct interviews onsite at CMA Fest. Media must contact the artist’s publicist and/or record label to set up interviews prior to arrival at CMA Fest. A list of publicist contacts will be shared on CMApress.com in the coming days. Please note that when arranging an artist interview, a scheduled location for the interview must be confirmed with the publicist. If you cannot interview the artist at the Lodge, then an alternative off-site location must be designated. For media interested in touring the Lodge or interviewing members of The Brady Bunch cast or HGTV talent, please contact Chelsey Riemann at chelsey_riemann@discovery.com and Amy Hammontree at amy_hammontree@discovery.com.

Schedule of Events* at HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge (All times CDT):

Thursday, June 6:
10 a.m.:           LOCASH
11 a.m.:           Eli Young Band
12 p.m.:           Jimmie Allen
1 p.m.:             King Calaway
2 p.m.:             Brandon Lay
3 p.m.:             Morgan Wallen
4 p.m.:             Lauren Alaina
5 p.m.:             Chris Young

Friday, June 7:
10 a.m.:           Scotty McCreery
11 a.m.:           Carly Pearce
12 p.m.:           HARDY
1 p.m.:             A Very Brady Chat: featuring Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Susan Olsen (Cindy)
2:30 p.m.:       Creative Nation Songwriters Round: featuring Barry Dean, Kassi Ashton, Luke Laird and Steve Moakler
4 p.m.:             Chrissy Metz
5 p.m.:             Old Dominion

Saturday, June 8:
11 a.m.:           Rita Wilson
12 p.m.:           Tenille Townes
1 p.m.:             Tucker Beathard
2 p.m.:             Dierks Bentley
3 p.m.:             Danielle Bradbery
4 p.m.:             Devin Dawson
5 p.m.:             Eric Paslay

Sunday, June 9:
10 a.m.:           Home Free
12 p.m.:           Charlie Worsham
1 p.m.:             Tyler Rich
2 p.m.:             Aaron Watson
3 p.m.:             Walker Hayes
4 p.m.:             Michael Ray

*All appearances and times subject to change without notice.

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About CMA Fest
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. In 2018, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.

ABOUT CNX
CNX is a full-service creative agency that leverages the unparalleled influence and editorial expertise of Condé Nast through advertising, brand strategy, casting and experiential capabilities. With access to a global footprint of 1 billion consumers, CNX is uniquely positioned to offer brands Condé Nast’s creative and data resources, and to unlock one-of-a-kind opportunities for partners. Clients include Discovery Inc, Comedy Central, Google, Urban Decay, Hasbro and many others.

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