Chris Stapleton hosts meet and greet at The George Jones during CMA Fest

The 47th CMA Fest wrapped up on Sunday, June 10, concluding four days of performances across 11 stages in downtown Nashville. Throughout the weekend, country music fans gathered in Music City to not only see their favorite artists perform, but also to connect with these artists and others from all over the world with the same love for music. Wanting to connect with his fans even more, Chris Stapleton visited his pop-up shop at The George Jones on the last day of the festival to give fans a memorable ending to the weekend. The signing took place inside the George Jones Museum, located on the second level of the venue.

Fans of both George Jones and Chris Stapleton likely remember Stapleton’s cover of “Tennessee Whiskey,” which paid homage to the song made a hit by Jones in 1983. The George Jones, the entertainment venue dedicated to the country music legend, hosted the pop-up shop all CMA Fest weekend. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, fans could shop, eat, drink and enjoy the venue’s perfect view of Riverfront Stage. The store introduced fans to new merchandise and unique collections such as custom YETI coolers, Louisville Slugger bats and more.

Despite his weekend full of performances at the 2018 CMT Music Awards, CMA Fest and more, Stapleton met with fans and signed merchandise for nearly five hours. This is reminiscent of how CMA Fest began in 1972, when it was known as Fan Fair and featured artists hosting day-long autograph sessions and meet and greets. Now, CMA Fest attendees can purchase passes to a similar event called Fan Fair X.

While most country music fans had to purchase additional passes to interact with their favorite CMA Fest headliners, fans of Chris Stapleton were able to conclude their CMA Fest weekend with a free and unforgettable experience with the artist at The George Jones.

4th of July with a rooftop view: celebrate at The George Jones with fireworks, BBQ, live music, and more

No Independence Day is complete without fireworks, but in a city with so many options like Nashville, it can be hard to figure out the best place to watch the show. If you’re looking for a more elevated experience this 4th of July, The George Jones is offering guests the best view of the fireworks show from its rooftop bar during its annual 4th of July celebration.

On top of the four-story entertainment complex, you can spend your night sipping adult slushies, eating some quality BBQ, listening to live music, and enjoying the best view of the fireworks show overlooking Cumberland River.

In addition to this unforgettable view, The George Jones 4th of July celebration is going on all day, starting with Smokehouse BBQ lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and live music on all floors, all day until midnight. While many will spend the holiday throwing their own backyard parties, if you ask us, there’s no better way to spend your 4th of July than with the people you love, relaxing and listening to live music in a fun environment where everything from food, drinks and fireworks is taken care of for you.

You can get your tickets here, and if you’re looking for more of a VIP experience on the rooftop or main floor, check out the packages below. For questions regarding VIP seating, please contact

While the main floor general admission is open to the public for no additional cost, you can purchase VIP tables on the main floor starting at 5 p.m. to ensure your entire party, no matter the size, gets the most out of their visit. (Prices are as follows: eight-person table, $800 per table; six-person table, $600 per table; two-person table, $300 per table). These tickets include a personal area with seating (all ages permitted), in-and-out privileges, and an exclusive VIP server.

Also starting at 5 p.m., general admission on the rooftop is $50 per person (this doesn’t include access to the Rooftop rail). If you’re coming with a group you can purchase a four-person VIP Table (right behind the rooftop railing) for $400. Or, you can purchase seats directly on the rooftop railing for $200 each. The Rooftop VIP packages (all ages permitted) include the best views, in-and-out privileges, and an exclusive VIP server.

Making plans to attend The George Jones’ 4th of July celebration is the perfect way to ensure your holiday is well-rounded with festivities going on all day, from food and drink, to live music and a spectacular view of the fireworks show.

Chris Stapleton hosts pop-up store at The George Jones

Each year, CMA Fest brings country music fans together with their favorite artists. The George Jones is contributing to the spirit of the weekend by bringing fans closer to Chris Stapleton through an exclusive pop-up store, open only June 7–10 from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

After watching Stapleton’s performances at the 2018 CMT Music Awards and Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium on June 6, fans can visit the Grammy award-winning artist’s pop-up store at The George Jones’ downtown Nashville location and purchase unique finds such as exclusive merchandise, custom YETI coolers, Louisville Slugger bats and more.

In addition to its Smokehouse BBQ restaurant and rooftop view, The George Jones is home to the George Jones Museum, which highlights the life and career of George Jones, as well as his lasting effect on Nashville and country music history. In 2015, Stapleton celebrated the country music icon by covering “Tennessee Whiskey,” a song originally recorded by David Allen Coe but made a hit by George Jones in 1983. Stapleton’s cover boasts over 230 million views and connects the two artists with a modern twist.

Since releasing this cover, Stapleton has racked up numerous prestigious awards, including three Grammy awards (Best Country Album for From A Room: Volume 1, Best Country Song for “Broken Halos” and Best Country Solo Performance for “Either Way”), two CMA Awards (Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 1 and Male Vocalist of the Year) and three Billboard Music Awards (Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for From A Room: Volume 1). Following the success of his last two albums, certified platinum From A Room: Volume 1 and certified gold From A Room: Volume 2, Stapleton will be performing during CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 p.m. before hitting the road for his “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour.

Stapleton’s increasing prominence makes the news of this pop-up store even more exciting. Overlooking the CMA Fest Riverfront stage, The George Jones is central to all the action of CMA Fest, making it easy to get to for fans looking to show their pride in his well-deserved success throughout the weekend.


Photo Credit: Andy Barron

Take “The Grand Tour” of Nashville’s Best Rooftop Bars

Kickoff your tour of Nashville’s best rooftop bars at The George Jones

The George Jones

Photo courtesy of The George Jones

In George Jones fashion, start your “Grand Tour” of Music City’s best rooftop bars at the place named after the country music icon himself—The George Jones. Named one of Nashville’s best rooftop bars by CNN and Thrillist, this rooftop bar gives you the perfect introduction of the city. While surrounded by downtown skyline, The George Jones rooftop bar gives visitors an incredible view of the city. Directly overlooking the Cumberland River, Riverfront Park, and Nissan Stadium, the views simply cannot be beat. Guests can grab drinks, enjoy a bite to eat, or dance the night away—whatever it is, there’s plenty of room on this enormous rooftop. The space offers plenty of seating, a large dancefloor, and a lengthy bar. Whether it’s day or night, The George Jones’ rooftop bar is always full of energy.

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